It was a blur, just like the photo; though I do remember repairing the windlass before our departure. We were starting to get the warning signs, it was becoming intermittent again . The engineer at the manufacturer had advised me rightly, that small pieces of metal could interfere and give those symptoms. Bingo! There you have it again, exactly what I found when I opened it, one can only hope that it will last another 2 years before we have to do it again as this one is a pain to repair… Indeed, this job gives you a rib massage, but not the good kind! While we had the tools out, we measured the gooseneck in order to install a stainless steel sleeve once we find the right tubing.
And yes we have stuff breaking too on Letitgo, in fact one of the most used and sun exposed hatch lever gave way the other day. We exchanged it for one rarely used and added it to the list of Panama’s future purchases.
While on our dinghy ride back from the fish market, we passed by one of those machines, pure torture if you ask us… This one is just like the Bouvet- Guinea race , we learned that somebody else is crazy enough to go from Spain to Cancun, let us introduce you to the most economical way to cross an ocean and on your own!