Monday, November 10, 2014

Spanish Wells Bahamas

 October 14th  we untied and pulled out of The Jarrett Bay Boat Yard after several weeks delay, all onboard Anna Mae breathed a heavy sigh of relief. At last on our way south to Charleston South Carolina.

The trip down was bumpy due to a stabilizer issue…

Bill reconnected the tie rod end to the cylinder and used some lock tight to ensure it would not loosen again. He changed out the valving on the starboard side fin but the symptoms did not change which ruled out this was the source of the problem.  

We managed to get a couple of Trac Stabilizer Specialists onboard. The specialists looked into the main computer. After taking off the cover plate the symptoms came and went with torque being applied to the housing. They determined there was an abnormality in the brain of the main computer and took the coding from our main computer, recoded a new computer to match and sent it to us. Bill installed the new computer and control pad. Anna Mae has been motoring smoothly ever since. 

The Charleston City Marina was our home for a couple of weeks. We managed to visit and catch up with fellow Nordhavn owners, tour plantations, eat wonderful food, shopped the various boutiques and markets, enjoying every minute.

Bridget admiring her fish

Happy to report our travels further south where uneventful, except for the marlin we brought aboard. Currently we are anchored at Meeks point, a mile off Spanish Wells Harbor. The water is very shallow, allowing us to enter only at high tide. Happy to report clearing Customs was uneventful. The water is beautiful, the fish are plentiful and life is good aboard Anna Mae.

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