After check up of the tender of our first
voyage, we find some weak points on the Metzeler : strange after 15 years!
Decision o buy a new 10 ft Zodiac.
On going ;
Revamp the two Outboards engines (Yamaha 5Cs et Evinrude 2HP),
cleaning & housekeeping.
|August 25th 2003
||Here is THE date. To many things to do, and
some bad surprises such as re-cut the main, check the genoa length to
fit the new roller, by a new tender, etc etc etc...then take care of
the children for next year. All these to explain that we postpone the
departure to August 25th! Same date as for our first trip to Antarctica in
It did work, so we go again same. We shouldn't be superstitious....
it gives bad luck!
The program then evolved , less stoppages more sailing
for the first year. we cancel the trip to Patagonia before the big jump to
Antarctica, just to spend Christmas in Mejillones cove. Anyway, Patagonia
is on the program of the way back to home from Puerto Montt.