Monthly Archives: February 2019

Part 4: We made it to Cabedelo!

14th February: At 2:30 in the night Dieter realized that the V-belt of the right engine was broken, so he turned the left engine on. In the morning Claudi repaired the V-belt with Dieter's help.      Unfortunately, there was nearly no wind at all and we had a sea like a mirror! We couldn't really…
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Part 3: celebration of crossing the equator

When Claudi got up on the 12th February she detected a rainbow. We had the same procedure like the last days: with 10-12 knots of wind we could stop one engine that was running. In the afternoon at 17 o'clock the sky became dark again and we had an enormous shower that lasted around 25 minutes. Actually,…
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Part 2: Our first squall after one week… ;o)

In the morning of 7th February we made only 3 knots. This was too slow for the Autopilot and it went out of the rudder. We got a warning message to our plotter and I didn't want to  wake Dieter up so I hurried up to push a button on the plotter to stop the…
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Part 1: First 3 days of the crossing

Before we start telling you details about the crossing we like to give a general overview about our life on board: we have to admit that 14 days in total on board were not easy. Charly and Niklas did well although they could have needed some more diversification on the boat's life. For Dieter it…
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