As expected Al didn't sleep, until 4.00am when Tooty came running across the roof and down the cratch cover and in.. It was at this point we were found to be leaning to port and the water levels had dropped about 20cm. Del got out and untied the ropes a little, but it was going to be a 'look at in the morning' thing..
At daylight we could hear the pitter patter of the rain on the roof, at least that should help the water levels. When the rain stopped for a bit Del could see Mark struggling with his rudder. It had gone down on something and lifted it up and off of the skeg. After a lot of messing about and some help
from a boater with an underwater camera, there was no option but for Mark to get in and help Del locate the lower bearing..
It felt a good job well done with only a bit of touching up to do on the paintwork..
We could see a bit of sunshine trying to peep through so set off to the Big Lock on the system.
After this lock we got water, just a splash and go for Derwent6, and we set off again.
Wow! You two always get in on all the excitement! I never knew the tiller could come unstuck like Mark's did so it is good to know about this. One more thing to watch out for on the way...glad your lovely kitty came home and your moorings are splendid. No one else around for miles it appears either.
Solar panels should be sorted by the second week in July and then I shall be off towards Rugby and making my way to the T & M.
Love to you both,
Hi Jaq, I know, never a dull moment!! We've had some super moorings so far. Glad everything is coming together and you'll be off soon. Safe cruising and see you on our way back xxx
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