The Case of the Missing Water Maker

Spent this morning waiting around for snagging to be done, went shopping for supplies, and then took the boat out for a test drive. Basically need to get to know the systems and teach Valeria how to steer, so as we motored up and down the coast just outside Sables with Valeria at the helm I ran up the generator and tried to get the Water Maker to work but it was having none of it; a job for later.

Back alongside for dinner and  some passage planning. Can’t get into St Giles Croix de Vie at a reasonoble time due to the tide so will try Port Joinville on Ile de Yeu.  Don’t answer their phone though.


“The Captain” says thanks for the wine and the hat guys and girls at TDJ.



I didn’t get to keep the hat though, only one Captain here !!!!

Spent the last couple of hours of the day searching for the Water Maker; it is not where the User Manual put it, or any of the valves and filters. Finally found it in one of the engine spaces, and sure enough the sea water inlet was shut.  The little tap in the bottom left ……

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Will give it a go tomorrow, bet you can’t wait.

Sailing south ….

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