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Somes Island with Peter, Caroline - 25 Jan 2015

posted 26 Jan 2015, 22:08 by Geoff Head   [ updated 15 May 2016, 19:45 ]
Beautiful day sailing in the harbour with Peter, Caroline and Graciela.

10 knot southerly winds, clear skies, calm sea.

Used Genoa 1 and Mainsail and sailed to Matiu/Somes Island. Put anchor down and had a swim and afternoon tea. Cleaned the outside of the hull with cloth and noticed the flange had fallen off and water had been getting into the stern locker. Peter and I bailed out the locker and did a temporary repair to the flange. 
On return there was no wind at all so had to motor home. After a while suddenly noticed cabin was filling with smoke and fumes. Checked the engine but no visible problems. Later inspection by Travis on Monday revealed a leaking exhaust pipe. Will be repaired this week.