Boat trouble at Peter Island
On Saturday, March 24th, we left Norman Island and sailed to Peter Island. We stocked up on ice at the marina and waited to get our dinghy motor replace by the Footloose chase boat. The throttle broke and we had two speeds – full speed backwards or full speed forward. The Footloose chase boat arrived promptly and changed the outboard motor. Then we headed to a beach in the next bay over and discovered that our windlass didn’t work! The windlass is the motor that lowers and raises anchor – so no anchoring for us! We backtracked to Great Harbor on Peter Island where we could get a mooring (one of those balls you tie up to) and waited for the chase boat again! This time the chase boat took longer so we took advantage of the time to swim to shore (after waiting for a four foot barracuda to clear the waters!) and play on the beach. We had a great dinner on the boat of game hens and the chase boat arrived at about 7pm. They replaced the alternator belt on our motor and did some other stuff and we were back in business. That night at Great Harbor we caught a bunch of fish that liked chicken bones!