12:30 today we lifted anchor and set sails after a big shopping in
providencia and now we are with 5 knots on course to guna yala (san
blas). weather is great and easy.
this morning at 5am we dropped anchor in front of ISLA STA CATALINA in
80 miles left to reach providencia island! we are still sailing between
8 -9 knots and will reach our „little jamaica“ tonight.
first 100 miles are done and we finally got the deserved wind 25knots
eastnortheast and we are running on course with up to 10knots of speed.
great sailing with rough seas….thats what stahlratte likes:)
We have left the beautifull port antonio this morning 10am and after 4 hours
motoring eastwards we are under full sails sailing around the eastern tip of
jamaica. The weather is great and everything is relaxed!
it took 28hours to sail from santiago to port antonio where we arrived
yesterday evening at 10pm. bar was still open so we welcomed ourselfes
to this place with a couple of „mudslides“ now waiting for authorities
so we are allowed to leave the ship and marina. — Von logbook steelrat
am 6/26/2015 06:31:00 vorm. unter “ Logbook – Stahlratte “ eingestellt
After almost 4 weeks repairs and maintenance in CIENFUEGOS we had a 5
days sail against the winds to santiago de cuba where we arrived the day
before yesterday. today we are leaving santiago in the afternoon to sail
the 100miles to port antonio/jamaica. The 2 cracks in the cylinderheads
could be provisionally welded in cienfuegos. one of the two seems to be
gvood and tight but one is still not tight at all, but engine runs on
her 4 cylinders and so we will easily reach cartagena where the new made
cylinderheads are waiting for us.
Yesterday morning 10am we dropped anchor in the bay of cienfuegos in front of the marina marlin. The last 90nm we had to motorsail against a strong not predicted wind. Not very good for our engine as we have found out that we have a crack in one of the cylinderheads. Especially bad as there is no spareparts existing anymore, so now we are hoping to get this fixed here in cuba in a provisional way and at the same time we have ordered to manufacture 2 new cylinderheads in cartagena. Our travelplans have changed now: we had to cancel the tour mexico–cuba–mexico and instead we will do this here !
15.june leaving cienfuegos, sailing through jardines de la reina
20.june arriving to santiago de cuba
23.june leaving santiago de cuba for port antonio/jamaica
24.june arriving port antonio/jamaica
28.june leavivng port antonio/jamaica for providencia/colombia
06.july arriving to providencia/colombia
FLYER BROKE AGAIN LAST NIGHT…FIGURED OUT THAT ALL THE ORIGINAL THREADS
MADE IN HONKKONG ARE KILLED BY UV RAYS AND SO WE DID THE AMAZING WORK
AND RESEWED ALL SEWINGS TO MAKE SUURE THIS SAIL IS NOT GOING TO FAIL
AGAIN….WAS NOT THAT EASY ALL THESE KILOMETERS OF THREAD WITH THE
WE ARE NOW 80NM SOUTH OF GRAND CAYMAN AT THE LATITUDE OF
JAMAICA…..STRANGE SwELL IS COMING FROM THE EAST:)
WE ARE 50 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PROVIDENCIA….WIND IS MODERATE AND WE ARE UNDER FULL SAILS AFTER A REPAIR OF FLYER-SAIL….5 KNOTS NORTH COURSE