Our position is...

 

     21 degrees 16 minutes North, 26 degrees 43 minutes West. We are going 6.4 knots under spinnaker and are on a course of 274 degrees true. The wind is 10-13 knots app. off the stb. quarter. We have 20% cloud cover and it is 79.2 degrees down below. Today was just about the opposite of yesterday in the fact that today started out rough and has gotten calmer as the day has progressed. Last night was the climax with 20 gusting 25 which wouldn't really be bad, especially with Immanuel's weight, but the seas were particularly rough in relation to the wind. To make things worse when we had decided to turn on the engine to try to lessen the roll it would not start. So we all did not sleep very well to say the least. Today we pulled out an incredible amount of an oil and fuel mixture from the oil sump that amounted to most of two large jerry cans worth or about 30 liters and our engine is supposed to have only ten liters of oil. While rolling and rocking my dad took the rocker cover off and found that the mechanics in the Canary Islands had neglected to screw the return fuel line all the way onto the injector. So fuel had leaked out of the return fuel line/injector connection flooding the engine and oil reservoir with diesel. After my dad changed the oil the engine would still not start and for a while we thought our engine was not going to start at all. My dad eventually deduced the problem to be in the exhaust,  it was possible that it was full of fuel, and eventually, by disconnecting the exhaust hose temporarily, my dad got the engine to start again. The engine appears to be working great again but we have no need for it as we're costing along under spinnaker. The only life we have seen today is one solitary tern.

         

Sincerely,

Robby

 

IMMANUEL

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