FROM 2-9. Greenland-N.Atlantic-Falmouth

5256 02941

Had a last despairing joust with the engine. I’m afraid it’s a head job and I just don’t have the tools out here – valve compressors and the like – so we’ll live without it for the time being. Pity.

Dave C, if you are reading this in Falmouth (Izz – cd you ring him pse?) it would be good to be able to get the engine out to fix it because I also want to change the stern gland, which leaks like a sydney shower. If he could find us somewhere to do lift it, I’d be grateful.

One more beasting – at least – to go, over night and tomoz, then maybe time to get out the kites. Keep em crossed. Red and angry hands now just pinkish so something’s working.

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