Too much noise so we attached to a buoy in the next little bay. Very quiet, had some dinner and sleep.
Next morning plan to go back to Portofino, put air into the tender and ready to go.
Except the engine was completely blocked, no way to turn it.
Then came the boat of the Guardia Costiere telling us that we cannot attach to a buoy. Told them, engine problem. They could not help or tow us. Hardly any wind, so we tried to sail to the next port.
Speed 0,002 kn. In the end put the outboard on the dinghy, tied it to the side of the boat and pulled slowly yo Santa Margherita. We called them and the came out to pull us to a berth. The port was destroyed in October and work going on. So the port very empty.
Started to take the front of the engine apart. Looks like bearing gone on the seawater pump. Called Volvo dealer in next port Rapallo (totally destroyed in October). The mechanics came and found the same, took the pump with them for repair. Hope to get it back in a day or two.
Helene went to take some pictures and here they are.
Morning of the 17th the mechanics arrived with the renovated pump. 30 min. installation and everything working again.
Ready to go to new adventures.
|Arriving in the evening at Portofino and overnighting in the next bay|
|Roy et sa trotinette|