We pushed to get to Carnarvon and tucked into Shark Bay before the swell increased to 3.5 metres. Saw this marine warning posted by an old Tassy mate which made us glad we did, though don’t think 50 ft is realistic.
Todays maintenance project was to fix the autopilot drive which is mounted on the starboard wheel. It called time a mile out of Carnarvon. Turned out to be a $60 belt problem rather than a $600 drive motor issue. Both are common problems that we anticipated so we have spares onboard.
Our neighbors Frank and Ros are from Perth but winter in their 40′ Grainger catamaran ‘Endless Dreams’ up North every year. They took us to the pub last night and we will join them at the club tonight.