Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day 7

No wind today.  And maybe none tomorrow.  Staying put until wind comes up again.
The Sonrisa net said “no wind” for the next couple of days, so we stayed put and completed more tasks.

Dick figured out how and why water was getting in the boat. It was the bilge-pump outflow hose. The ½-inch fitting is about 10 inches above the water line - no problem in relatively calm water. But in bigger seas, water comes in. The permanent fix is to install a one-way valve which we don’t have. Temporary solution: push a piece of sponge into the opening from the outside.

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