Before a long passage the boat needs to be thoroughly checked and prepared:
We have checked the rigg and changed the headsails to have the big genoa downwind (and repaired some seams as we were at it). Then the Yanmar got some attention: we cleaned the sea strainers, changed the engine oil, new coolant and yesterday a new impeller. Some engineer at Yanmar thought it was a fun idea to have the impeller on the hidden backside of the engine. Christian already cut an inspection hole to be able to reach it all after we bought Pitufa, but you can still either look in to see the damn thing, OR get a hand in. Only one hand at a time of course… Well, we managed somehow and cleaning the bilge afterwards was of course also a messy business ;-)

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