FROM 1-26. Through the Barn Door

Oct 27, 2005 - 0900hrs UTC

0900hrs 27 Oct 2005 UTC 37’43”S 020’15”E Ref 492

DB dmg 130 very fishy! And it seems the solar panel has died – we’re investigating. This could be the real showstopper – we’ve got just enough diesel to keep up the charge if we get very lucky. We’ll be down to 1 Tx/day, while the engine running, water making etc. Will advise later.

Ed: satphone call from Alex at 0930UTC

Yep, the solar panel has decided to die.  Pete working on it.  The junction box has leaked and a major diode has fried.  End result is that we are down to a single update a day and only when the engine is running…. At least we are in the Indian Ocean now!

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