June 25, 2012
We were ready to leave the harbor around 10 a.m. but the ignition problem reared it’s ugly head again. Brian tried everything he had done last time but nothing worked so we asked the Port Police officer if he knew of an electrical engineer who could help us. He made a phone call and in 15 minutes a guy was with us but in the meantime, Brian had got it going, he had given the solenoid a tapping. The electrical engineer went away to try and get us another solenoid and came back and showed Brian how to hot wire it to start the engine in an emergency. This knowledge was worth the 50 TL he charged us. We left the harbor at 12.15 p.m. and headed towards Bozu Buku with a swelly sea and the wind on the nose. We anchored at the bottom of the bay but there was a swell coming in making the boat roll from side to side, not comfortable. The windlass control stopped working and we had to use the control on the binnacle next to the steering wheel – what next ! We decided to move on two miles further up the coast to Serce and we anchored on the left hand side of the bay swinging on the anchor and ended an eventful day having a nice BBQ.
Serce - 36 34 N 28 02 E