This morning at 7:00 we started crossing the Gulf Stream bound for the Bahamas and we were back at Key Biscayne by 10:00. Our crossings must be jinxed - no kidding. Remember the aborted crossing to Nova Scotia when the engine overheated? Nothing so dramatic this time. We lost stabilizer oil pressure, had to turn the stabilizers off and were rolling pretty uncomfortably in 3-4 foot swells. We decided to turn around, repair the stabilizers and try again another day.
We feel badly for Rick and Lynnie. They turned Rickshaw around and came back with us to wait again in Hurricane Harbor.
At the moment, Norm is waiting for the engine room to cool down from 100 degrees and then he'll figure out what the problem is and what we need to do about it. More news then.
It's Time To Go - After 5+ weeks here in our beloved Castine, it is time to go. We have monitored the storms, checked the weather, and Red Head is prepped for passage. We'...
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