The whole idea with sailing around the world is to live slow, enjoy the moment and try to find some harmony in life- isn’t it? Well- we are sailing around the world but we must do something wrong because we always manage to put our self in a position when we have tight dead-lines and stressful days!
The trip over here took it´s toll on the boat; the major things was a damage on two of the bulkheads and we took in water in starboard engine room.
The damage on the bulkheads caused a chain reaction and some of the interior inside the boat “moved” by the pressure of the big waves we experienced. This was a big concern of mine but after 14 hours of work yesterday Bay Dreamer is now back in her original state- but better and stronger!
At 09.00 yesterday morning we tied up just next to a place called Harbour House Marina Shop on Grand Cayman. We are actually literally 5 meters from a huge marina shop wish made everything so much easier than for instance compared to try to fix thing in a shitty country such as Panama or Colombia. The staff working in the shop is super friendly and helpful- proper professionals!
I have no skills what so ever when it comes to wood-work, boat structure and fiberglass but I was lucky and run into an older man called Mr Vinston while I was in the marina store looking for material. Mr Vinston started build his first boat in the age of 12 and has done just that ever sense. After a visit onboard miss Bay Dreamer Mr Vinston sorted me out wit a a list of what material I needed, instructions how to repair it and he even lent me some of his tools!
Thank you Mr Vinston for coming to our aid! You are an angel!
The water in the engine rome came from the engine hatch, It was leaking all over and because of the big waves constantly flushing us it filled up enough water to make our bilge-pumps start a couple of time everyday! It worried me a lot meanwhile we where out there on the open ocean but also this problem is all sorted now! With my new bad-ass fiberglass skills I did some repairs to some joints and we also changed the rubber sealing of the hatch- she should be 100% ok now!
Anna worked her but of yesterday and we still have a couple of hours more of har work a head of us before our Brazilian friends arrives to Cayman Island!
Over and out- back to work!
15.25 Bay Dreamer is now back in her normal state: