Wayne Vaney seriously injured (broken windsteering)

The new year did not start particularly great. Our usually so reliable wind vane Wayne Vaney no longer works, the rudder shaft is broken–we can’t repair it on board. The electric auto pilot is unreliable when running permamently and it also drains the batteries (the solar panels don’t work well in this grey weather), so we have to manually steer almost 24 hours a day (we only use the auto pilot for meals together and to get short breaks). We’re coping better with the situation than we feared at first and are heading towards our destination in good daily runs. A few rays of sunshine would be good for the batteries as well as for the morale of the crew.

1 comment

  1. Mirjana says:

    Hold on there, best of luck!
    Mirjana & Tim

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