Sorry its been a while since I updated but suffice to say we have made progress to N Devon but since then progressed has stalled due to work commitments. Anyway here is the update from Aberystwyth to Padstow (but ended up going nowhere).
So we left Aberystwyth early evening with a view to making Ramsey sound by the 11am the next morning. By the way the marina is lovely at Aberystwyth if you are passing John and Mike are a cracking couple of guys there.
The view looking back to Aberystwyth and the coastline was amazing. So we set off under power as there was very light winds and very calm seas.
We were making good progress until I got an engine overheat light come up on the display.
So a quick check of the filter on the engine sea cock showed a small amount of weed in the filter but nothing that would be too serious. Anyway after letting the engine cool we tried again and the same happened.
Net result a PAN PAN PAN into the coast guard for an RNLI tow back to Aberystwyth. 🙁
Well that naturally meant some beers in the pub frequented by the RNLI boys to show our appreciation.
So next morning and after some investigation and a tool set very kindly loaned to me by the gentleman on the boat next door the root cause of the problem was found.
Broken off parts from a previous replaced sea water lift pump trapped in the sea water heat exchanger and housings. Which resulted in a scale up of the exchanger and the bell housing on the end.
So an eventually started our sail for lands end…… prt 4 to come