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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Aborted Naniamo Delivery

We were part way to Naniamo for the start the 2011 Van Isle 360 when our 24v alternator pulley blew up making a loud sound.  We decided to turn around and head back to Anacortes where we have access to our regular mechanic plus a machine shop.  We should be back in Anacortes before midnight Thursday!

Other crew will have to fill in for us at the skippers meeting tomorrow in Naniamo -- hopefully we can get this fixed quickly and be on our way.  Kind of an unsettling way to start a big trip, but at the same time I am glad it happened here and not offshore!

More tomorrow...