Preparing to sail 700 nautical miles to Thailand, Yosh went to check the prop.... IT"S BROKEN!!!
In this episode, our folding Autoprop is broken, again! Anchored in a protected bay, Yosh was going over the boat and preparing for the journey ahead when he discovered the Autoprop had a loose blade. This is the same problem that happened causing us to be adrift at sea for 10 days. Lucky we had learnt our lesson from when this problem first happened and we carry a spare fixed blade prop. In remote Indonesia, in some far out murky water bay, Yosh removes the rudder and changes our Sailboat propeller...
In this episode, we are still over 100 nautical miles from land with a broken prop. We have spent 3 days now trying to sail back to the safety of land so we can complete the repairs to our Autoprop. With little wind, no way of motoring and a current against us, this task is becoming extremely challenging. However, calm weather are days filled with beautiful sunshine. It is easy to forget that we are having boat problems and we are trying to reach somewhere...
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