Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Curacao to St Maarten via Bonaire..

We (me and John) moved lastnight/morning to Bonaire, no wind so Mercedes power..
Looks like friday wind will show up, so we will go to SXM then, probably 4 or 5 days sailing..

Looking forward for the next few days of sailing and new adventures! / Swedish J and Grattis pa fodelsedagen mamma!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Moving to Bonaire to night/morrow

snorkeling at wreck Caracasbay....  very very nice

Rob at the 15hp, Sib in front. Very new experiance Rob told me later, driving a planing dinghy...

Back on Spaanse Water.. (no) wind problems..

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Propshaft from Holland...

Prop shaft arrived in good condition, and is been put in now, hope to get in the water this afternoon..
Maybe sailing tomorrow, not sure who is coming jet.. Rough night..

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Prop shaft cut in 2, Condor almost fully painted sides...

Ha, did not plan to fully paint the Condor, but had the paint and the time, so 'off white' looks good on the boat again..
Prop shaft was different koekie.. The engine side of the prop shaft was not to be freed of a cone shaped metal holding device... The, not anymore so good, shaft was bent at the prop end heavily, so it had to get out for straightening, and cutless bearing also did not come out, so we decided to cut the prop shaft and fit a new one. So no splash Monday, probably Wednesday because Tuesday they do not work..
Winds (normally always 20-25knots NE-E-sometimes even SE) are gone on Wednesday for the rest of the week, no good for sailing. Pitty, plans now are... wait and see

Friday, November 11, 2011

Popshaft problems and some more painting, transome and sides (a bit)

No rest.. long day's.. Monday back in water

Rain, the plastic cutless bearing wont come out, I chisel down (got stuck and broken of inside..). Need to get more tools..
Then the transom to be done, small hole in the keel (wtf?) to repair and then try to do part of the sides to..
Because we need to be sailing Wednesday after dark work goes on inside the Condor, not enough space.. Paint cans everywhere etcetc..
Make Condor ready to beat up the wind for 7 days, yeah, no problem...

Ribs hurt, so help comes flying in Tuesday to sail to SXM...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

RIP Tim, the dog run over by car.. Painting bottom almost done..

Dogs get run over a lot here, now suddenly Tim is not there any more.. pitty. The Condor is doing fine, the base paint and filler actios are ready, so just 2 layers of antifouling to be done.. back in water monday or wednesday and the quick move to St Maarten, probably sailing thursday...
Other pictures are of Carlos's collin Archer..