Duplicat's Diary

Oops!
by Rick at 19:18:57, 2017-10-14 (day 1259)
Inspection this morning and we've found that one of the bolts on the boom (that we replaced in Panama) has failed. We've taken the main down for now and are doing 5-6knots under gennaker alone. We'll arrive in Minerva tomorrow and then we can drop the sail off and get to it better to fix. We may need to straighten out some twist in the universal joint, but I think we can fix it.

It's turned into a gorgeous day. Sun it out, hardly any clouds and very warm. A relief after last night's watches!