Maintenance hell

What a day. This morning one of the crew was pumping the toilet into the holding tank. Pop. The holding tank fitting came loose and the tank emptied into the bilge. Hours of disassembly, cleaning, discovering additional problems (e.g. the mascerator pump has failed.) We don t know where to buy parts in American Samoa. It is Sunday so there is nothing open and no one to ask.With the entire pullman berth area open we decided to address the shower sump pump. We got it working after cleaning it but it is no longer strong enough to prime itself. Another part to find.We noticed that the bilge pump was running. Since we had been dumping salt water into the bilge to clean it this was not surprising. Until we realized that no water was coming out of the pump!What a day.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SailboatRacing-Rebootusa60493/~3/RR04HdKGUHY/maintenance-hell.html

Transit – Bora Bora to Pago Pago

The second or third worst transit in my experience with Reboot. Not really dangerous, just frustrating. Left Bora Bora with a good weather window for the 1100 nm transit. We actually traveled 1375 nm to avoid motu, islands, and running away from bad weather. Not to mention being becalmed for a couple of days. Ah, the cruising life.Fair winds and following sea
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SailboatRacing-Rebootusa60493/~3/LfcJjueKKjk/transit-bora-bora-to-pago-pago.html

Via Inmarsat:

After 2 days of bad weather including 40 knot winds we have pretty skies and moderate waves. 138 nm to Amer Samoa. Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SailboatRacing-Rebootusa60493/~3/ocrerJr4pIs/via-inmarsat_14.html