TIME: 2016/04/01 13:07
COMMENT: Beach House – En Route – Galapagos Islands; Day 4- 176 nm
We sailed most of the last 24 hours but the wind went too south, so we\’re motoring for now. It\’s predicted to go back to the SE where we can sail again
but it may get too light. In any event, we should be at Wreck Bay, San Cristobal Island the Galapagos by tomorrow afternoon and we\’ll do a full report there. The big assist on this trip has been the strong current – up to 2.5 knots pushing in the right direction for the most part.
Last night when we were rolling up our mainsail, the \”down haul\” line cover again came undone from my repair and it\’s jammed so I can\’t fully lower the main till I replace the line which I\’ll do with Nikki\’s help when she\’s up and about. No big worries however. A bit more of a concern is our oil leaks.
I\’m pretty sure it\’s just the oil pan screws which need to be tightened, but we\’ll see when we get into port. We\’ve gone through a gallon of oil on the port engine and less on the starboard engine. There is no gasket and a \”form a gasket\” type material was used. It may be leaking?
Oh the joys of dealing with engine oil!….:-) We keep an eye on it and every several hours turn the engine off, let them cool and check and fill oil as necessary.
All is well, it\’s just normal stuff for a long distance boat.
Scott and Nikki