Tag Archives: Maintenance

Engine problems resolved and now in Rimini

Having been unimpressed with Ortano, we decided to leave after breakfast. We bled the system again to ensure that there was no air in the fuel as the engine was still very hot when we did it the night before. … Continue reading

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The engine saga continues

Having spent a lovely couple of days in the Tremiti Islands exploring both on foot and by dinghy (outboard still working, Scoob), we also took every opportunity to cool off in the turquoise waters. We even managed to snorkel down … Continue reading

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Update on transmission problems and chilling in Vieste

As you know, the mechanic was due to arrive on Sunday morning (yesterday) so we had a quick breakfast as previous experience has shown that people tend to turn up in the middle of eating! However, by midday there was … Continue reading

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Not quite to Tremiti

All was going swimmingly. We left Bari around 2.30pm on Monday with some wind from the NE so we were able to truly motorsail. With the engine on and the lift from the wind, we were able to touch 7 … Continue reading

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Still in Brindisi

Having spent a windy 5 days on the Town Quay in Brindisi, we motored round to the marina early on Sunday morning. It was great to be in the middle of town and for free but we had run out … Continue reading

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In Malta for a few more days…

The original plan was to leave Malta tomorrow (Sunday) to take advantage of favourable winds and sail north to Syracuse in Sicily. However, the jobs list, whilst significantly smaller, is not yet complete and the shops we need aren’t open … Continue reading

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The beginning of the adventure – sort of!

I arrived late on Tuesday evening, having waited for the plane to disembark (too many passengers in passport control) then waited for the luggage (no explanation) and finally for a taxi! By the time I got to the boat, it … Continue reading

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A short but profitable visit

We had decided that we needed to go out to Malta at the end of Feb to check on Nimmie but, more importantly, to get some new electronics fitted. We had bought a transmitting AIS (Automatic identification System) at the Southampton … Continue reading

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New season, new gear

We haven’t managed to get back to the boat since we ‘winterised’ her at the end of September. Life in the UK has got in the way but she has been admirably looked after by Peter, our caretaker. We have … Continue reading

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Good to be back, again

The flight in from Luton was only 30 mins late, courtesy of the French Air Traffic Comtrollers, so with the summer schedule this meant that we were at the boat just before midnight and asleep about 15 mins later! The … Continue reading

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