Faule Haut has got a new windlass.
Faule Haut’s windlass broke a few weeks ago. That caused a lot of inconveniences because I had to use my spare anchor which only had a rope of 23 m. With that one I could only anchor in shallow waters.
I finally bought a new windlass here at Opua, New Zealand. It took me a few days to dismount the old one, close the holes, reinforce the place with fiberglass and install it. l could not paint the fiberglass yet because it has to cure for a few days. I didn’t want to wait that long. I will paint it later.
Here is the result.
Im happy that I can anchor again in deeper water.
I changed my cruising plan. I will skip Australia.
My next destination will be New Caledonia.
I still have places available on board.
Skipper Ingo on Faule Haut.