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2017 , June: Repairs continue
The preparation of the boat advances with great steps, all would be almost ready, but an accident of manipulation of the engine, force Iris to launch out in mechanic ! It means to dismount it, because it filled of sea water. At this time there, discovered of a mechanical strangeness : it’s also full of cooling’s liquid . It is thus necessary to dismount it completely, take it out from the boat and take it at the mecano. Solutions are found to take out the engin with assistance of Claude and some nice indonesian. The engin arrives at the mechanic workshop.
Few days later, the 15th June, come from Martinique Aurore and Mickael, they’re going to stay until the end of August, for the first Aeleutheria’s travel with Sirkus Laut.
Before the big departure, some more small things to do, without cunting the engin, that put end to end, form a rather consequent list !
Iris and Aurore start to clean the hold driving, and then attack to do again silicone of boats’s ports with true Sikaflex, silicone great airtight, favourite material of sailors ! The « Sika »(among other material), is not on Batam island, it’s necessary to make one gone return to Singapour, it means to take the ferry, to change of country, it’s possible in a full day.
It’s the first time Aurore make the airflight of a port and manipulate this chimical and delicate material…A disaster, it will be necessary to do all again !
But still, Aurore take along the cable of the sounder until the tiller, inside the cockpit, where will be installed the screen of reading on a small table of wood, will be also use for the shelf for navigation’s maps, and for the compass. Mika deal with restarting the both engin yamaha 15 horses. One will be sold or exchanged against a dinghy. Iris restore the teak door of the boat was rotting : Sikaflex, sandpapering and varnish (7 coats for outside !)
One day, new of the workshop where is the engine : it should be taken along to a big chinese mechanic workshop in Nagoya, the city to 20km from here, to test it. To find a car to transport it was not so simple, especially for a women. But finally, William, a indonesian who have a stand at the market, find a small pick-up to rent with driver, no choice ! Arrived at Nagoya, we learn that the following day the majority of shops, also this workshop, close during 10 days, it’s hollidays of the end of Ramadan !
Verdict for parts of the engine : it necessary to buy 4 liners and segments, and to bring back one liner at the big workshop to test the pistons. All that, with the hollidays at the middle, it’s synonym of waiting. But there is manythings to do ! First, to find parts engine. Iris thought to go in Malesia, cause in Singapour, the prices are too much expensive. Finally, it’s Remi who orders its at U .S.A , delivered at Singapour for defying prices any competition !
The reality is that is very complicated to do everything end to end, many times because it misses some equipment, or it’s not the good one. Hollidays don’t help us …
Go back to the list of things to do, and progress, in bulk :
- Mika carry out plans to make manufacture davits by the Boudit’s factory, an indonesian Iris’s friend. It’s a gantry installed in the back boat, wich is used to fix the solar panels.
- Some gone return are made with the yamaha store for parts engin of the dinghy. Engine oil, anode, propiler. We must go back two times, it’s not models good.
- Besides, a big progress for the future life on board : Aeleutheria has a dinghy ! It’s Joeff, an Australian manufacturer of dinghy(at exorbitant prices), not fare away from here, who has found it to us, a second hand for a reasonable price. The sale of one of the both dinghy’s engine is going to refund it. It’s a nice big dinghy, with fund aluminium, which unfortunately is not perfect, it flees already where it was restuck. Joeff will go back to try to make it well…
- We’ve also found the big cable wich missed to connect the electric anchor winch.
June finishes. The hope is to leave in one week to Malaisia, to obtain a sailing permit . It’s a request of Jotun stores to honour their partnership with Sirkus Laut.This one consists in providing free the paint to careen the boat, this for unlimited period !
Then, go back to Batam quickly to recover the paint(with sailing permit!), and to set out again in Malaysia to careen, because over there it’s really sheaper to take out the boat out of water. In this next week, we need to connect anchor winch, the VHF, the sounder and the autopilot. To repair the tank with diesel fuel, to connect the tank with sweet water, to prepare the rigging and fitting to sail.To make manufacture davits, to sell one yamaha engin.
And for sure : to go to seek parts of the engine of the boat in Singapour, and the engine in Nagoya at the chinese mechanic workshop. To reassemble it, to seal off the hold engine, and there, we’ll be able to leave. Vast program !
As much to say that time ago to be bored these next days in board of Aeleutheria.