Thanks to our local crew guy Angelo we got really good help fast. The guys are hard at work, tests were done and the problem identified as a clogged pump inlet in the distributor pump. So now we are on our way again, after just one day of repairs. (and an inactive Sunday).
So we started our crossing towards Cape Verde. But the squally weather, with its frequent calms that require motoring, we soon realized that we had an engine problem. With each squall the engine lost more power, and this time it wasn’t because of clogged filters.
So we have had to go to shore to seek an engineer to fix it. We are now in Recife in northern Brazil.
A small comfort in all this is that we caught a nice 4 kg Dorade just outside Recife. So we got a tasty lunch!
Update: The crew for this journey has now been filled. Europe here we come !!
We are planning a crossing from Salvador, Brazil to Santa Cruz, Tenerife, with a stop-over in the Cape Verde islands. These two legs will be 15-18 days and 6-8 days respective. The only cost is your share of food costs.
The schedule is roughly from first week in May to mid June. We are currently 3 in the crew on this trip, so there is room for a few more!
See the crewing info page for the usual info.