Our position is...
20 degrees 49 minutes North, 29 degrees 10 minutes West. We are going 6.7 knots under spinnaker and are on a course of 274 degrees true. The wind is 13 knots app from the NNE. We have 70% cloud cover and it is 80.2 degrees down below. A line of medium level and somewhat dark clouds has been slowly covering the sky all day. This morning my dad checked the oil in the engine just to make sure that no more fuel had leaked in. Well... he found that our oil was once again full of a liquid that turned out to be salt water. It looks as if yesterday it wasn't just fuel in our oil. Salt water is really really bad in an engine and can seize and rust it out if you don't get the water out asap. My dad sourced where the water was coming in from and it turns out that the cooling water was getting past the anti-siphon loop and into the pistons and from there into the bearings and the sump. The big problem is that we only have enough oil for three oil changes and, to make sure that all the water is out of the engine, it takes at least a couple oil changes so we will only have one change left if water continues to enter the engine. We aren't too worried, though, because my dad disconnected and plugged the problem hose. While the engine is running there is no risk of the water entering the engine so, when we need the engine again, my dad will simply need to hook up the hose again. Every day our view consists solely of sky and water. Sky and water. Sky and water. Sky and water. This afternoon we were inspected by a curious red billed tropic bird.
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