After exchanging e-mails and photos during the last two days of our broken furling unit, with the manufacturer – Profurl in France, they have offered to replace the unit under warranty. It’s good to know they stand behind their product. Now, I just hope they can deliver the replacement unit quickly. We also have to return the defective unit back to the manufacturer. We can’t sail practically until the unit is replaced, so we’re anxious to have the work done.
The new laptop is on its way and won’t arrive until Monday. So, we were planning to stay at least that long here anyway. We’re still waiting on a basic maintenance kit I ordered two weeks ago here in Bequia. They claim its been in customs for two days now. The kit will help repair one of our two fresh water pumps which has been leaking.
Meanwhile, its time to do some basic maintenance on the engines. So, I’m going to take advantage of our time here to do that work, and a few other odd jobs. Internet has been pretty good here this week, so we are definitely getting plenty of communications and computer stuff done! Speaking of which, here is my latest 360 Panorama – of our favorite beach in the Caribbean: Macaroni Beach in Mustique (from our visit there last week – added photos in that post):
Macaroni Beach, Mustique – St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Grenadines
The title of this post is an old adage – you really do spend a lot of time repairing your boat as you cruise. But, the locations you do the work in certainly makes up for it! The process of finding, ordering, and having parts delivered is actually more challenging than most repair jobs. Hopefully I don’t find I’m wrong about that someday.