moored at the cruiser pier in port antonio/jamaica

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

moored in the marina of SANTIAGO de CUBA

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.

on anchor in the bay of CIENFUEGOS/ CUBA

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

4.) under full sails to CIENFUEGOS/ CUBA

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
ROCKING SHIP!
WE ARE NOW 80NM SOUTH OF GRAND CAYMAN AT THE LATITUDE OF
JAMAICA…..STRANGE SwELL IS COMING FROM THE EAST:)

under full sails to CIENFUEGOS/ CUBA

WE ARE UNDER FULL SAILS HEADING FOR CIENFUEGOS/CUBA. SEA IS CALM A A LIGHT
BREEZE ALLOWS US A SPEED OF 4 KNOTS…..EVERYTHING IS PRETTY WELL OUT HERE:)