Oct 062011

Sooo.. We’re still hanging out in Boulogne waiting for useful winds to move over to the UK. Tomorrow is looking good so far!

Today I took a looooong bike ride out into the suburbs to find large sized heat-shrink tubes. It’s always difficult when you are in an unfamiliar harbour to find specialized stuff like that, but I was lucky to have the first guy I asked about it recommend the right place to get it.

So now I have enclosed the connectors for the bow-thruster controller in silicon and shrink-tubes. I was a little suspicious of those connectors when I installed them, they looked not so good in a marine environment. And last legs failure proved that right. But now they should be pretty much unpenetrable even if we get major amounts of water in the sail locker.