TIME: 2016/09/08 02:43
COMMENT: Beach House – MOORED – Bay Tapuamu – Isle Tahaa – Leeward Islands
We finally got our parts and after great difficulty getting off the dock (pinned by 20 knots of wind), we went out with Robin the mechanic and tested everything. At first, we thought we had a dead battery on one engine, but that turned out not to be the case. Once underway, friends Pete and Sue Wolcott on \”Kiapa Nui\” went sailing by and gave us a thumbs up on the engines.
So far, all appears to be going well and to give it a good 4 hour test run. Nikki and I motored completely around the island of Tahaa where we are now moored for the night. We\’re so far behind schedule, we suspect we\’ll sail off to Bora Bora tomorrow which we are now watching the sunset over as I write!
It\’s about 25 miles and will give our new gooseneck a good work out and of course we\’ll check the engines thoroughly before we depart.
I\’ll write up in the \”big blog\” exactly what we think happened, but suffice it to say, they didn\’t install the motors correctly in alignment with the transmissions which caused a lot of vibration and stuff just broke and came loose. This seems to now all be in good order including our two new oil seals in the upper parts of the transmissions.
Whew! Good to be in a calm spot, enjoying the remains of the day.
More when we get to Bora Bora and if internet allows we\’ll get one or two more Photo/Ship\’s Main Blogs out before we depart for Suwarrow in the Cook Islands.
That will be about a 3-4 day sail.
Scott and Nikki