9 June 2005 – Day 11
Managed to fix the problem I’ve been having with the wind vane (remember – the wind vane allows me set a course then leave the boat to steer). Typically I don’t need to use the weather vane just now as the wind has built up behind the Quest II and I’m travelling very fast!! When I reach latitude 51 and longitude 30 I’ll change course and aim for the Flemish Cap, which is 300 miles off Newfoundland.
Oh no… engine trouble again! The engine, which I need to build power in the battery, is running for about 5 minutes and then dying. Oh God… will these problems never stop? I need to spend some time on the engine to try to figure out what’s happened. Watch this space for further news!