Aug 25 - Sailing with friends

Our sea trials with the autopilot didn't go so well. It seems the previously diagnosed "healthy" motor and solenoid have packed it in, so now we're back to looking at an entirely new pump unit as finding a new replacement solenoid and fixing the pump itself just wouldn't be cost effective. After spending another night at Ko Naka Yai, we picked up Bruce & Alene (Migration) and John & Sue (Ocelot) and had a delightful sail up to Ko Phanak, dropped the hook to enjoy the scenery and go for a short swim (very strong current) and sail back to Ao Po. With a favorable current, Infini was doing 7-8+ knots in her inaugural sail after refit and romped along just loving the conditions. What a great afternoon! We took a mooring just outside Ao Po Marina for the night, and I have a 0800 meeting with our Simrad rep tomorrow morning.
Top Pic: M, Jon & Sue. Bottom: M & Alene at the bow.

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