Position Report: February 25, 2016

February 25, 2016

Position: 7º 37.8′ N 99º 1.464′ E
Arrived at Ko Lanta after a very boisterous day sail. The wind was gusting to 30 knots and we were holding on tight for much of the sail. Convivia just purred though, proving once again that the boat is almost always stronger than the crew 🙂

I think I have narrowed our engine trouble down to a faulty sensor. I’ve put a thermocouple in a number of places around the engine and found nothing above 140°, even in the fresh water reservoir. I think we might have a small airlock in the tube leading to the temp sensor. As a safety measure I finally connected the high temp alarm that I bought in 2011 before leaving the Bay Area.

We rewarded ourselves for all the hard work today by going out to eat and our first Tuk Tuk ride. It turned out to be one of the more expensive meals we have eaten in the last several months (US$36 with drinks) but it was hands down the best Thai food I’ve ever had, go figure. Tomorrow we will hit up the gorgeous looking produce stands and see what else the island has to offer.

All is well.

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