Marina Taina has been our neighborhood for the past month. We have stayed longer than planned, but have thoroughly enjoyed every day. Projects have been completed, “old” cruising friends re-connected, and new friends made. Continue reading
There is a well-known aphorism in the sailing community that goes: “Cruising is working on your boat in exotic locations.” For us, this has been true for the past three weeks as a couple of important pieces of equipment broke, and one piece of equipment needed attention. We mentioned in our last post that we discovered a broken engine mount as we left Kauehi Atoll. A broken engine mount doesn’t stop the boat from sailing, but it makes using the engine for propulsion (when needed) very problematic because of the possibility of damage from a misaligned drive train.