I will be sending a more organized description of the trip preparation and discussion points, but for the moment, this news flash –
Last night I secured a spare engine for Madness.
For the offshore team, this means a source of spare parts to bring. This will make offshore travel safer by helping to ensure the time at sea is not extended unduly, or that we run out of power for lights, radar, autopilot, fridge etc.
For the extended stay crew, it is insurance against wasting our valuable time in the tropics trying to find parts or repower should the existing engine fail.