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30 October 2009

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...

...or, Engine Woes in Cartagena. Here at dock in Cartagena, we thought we had found the (single) problem with the engine - a (fixable) leak in a heat exchanger. Said leak was welded and pressure-tested at a local marine engine place, reinstalled on the boat... and there was still coolant in the bilge. Wild Tigris - checking the bilge Sean visiting the bilge. Wild Tigris - engine debugging Engine repair guy (no claustrophobia here.) Much messy engine debugging later, it was determined that there are unrepairable weaknesses in multiple parts of the cooling system, and we'll need to replace a number of parts. Precisely how, or how long it will take, remains yet to be seen. In the meantime, the endless list of boat maintenance tasks is keeping us busy. Schedule updates when we have 'em... Wild Tigris - a provisioning run Results of a beverage restocking run.