I would just like to put on record our thanks to Jim Hamilton at Lewmar who has been working hard to get together all the parts we need to fix our steering system. Unfortunately issues with shipment and freight have resulted in delivery dates going backwards and we now learn that we will not receive the parts until the 30th!
So having taken the precaution of having a second set of bearings flown in from Toronto (delivered next day!) we have rebuilt the steering system using the damaged parts.
Whitlock steering has a reputation for being extremely strong, we hope that repuation is well founded!
We leave at first light tomorrow to get back in the game!