Day 11: Repairs

Halfway on our route to Barbedos, and sailing in light and moderate wind and wave conditions, some repairs have to be made. In especially, our main GPS system is troubling us. We lose GPS signals from time to time, and we are not happy to realize that our GPS position output was not always accurate. Luckily, we have sailors on board who know how to use a screwdriver and how to read the repair and maintenance manuals of our extensive electronic marine equipment. This includes two plotters with for additional displays, integrated radar, AIS, navtex, VHF radio, speed and wind measurement – we even measure sea temperature. Just in case - like now - we have several backup navigational GPS devices, including three waterproof rugged ipads and iphones with navionics charts, as well as two robust
garmin handheld devices equipped with garmin charts. Thus, we will not completely have to rely on the sextant one crew member brought with him 😉