We woke up excited today. Heading to Charleston, SC today and will get to have dinner with our old friend Kris Rocanella tonight.
We caught another beautiful sunrise and then went to pull the anchor up. The windlass worked then died. Craig ended up hand cranking the anchor up. Not fun. But that was enough to convince us that we needed to do something to get this issue resolved once and for all.
Since we were heading to Charleston, SC we called St. Bart’s Yachts, another Beneteau dealer. I spoke to the owner Chuck and explained the issue we were having. He told us to come right in and he would have his team take a look.
When we got close to Charleston, we called Chuck and he gave us directions into the marina, had a T open and 3 people waiting on the dock to meet us. They were on board in minutes and quickly diagnosed the problem as a loose wire on a relay in the engine. They fixed that, and voila…problem resolved! I can’t say enough great things about everyone at St. Barts. They were super accommodating!!
It started pouring and so rather then head out to explore Charleston, we had time to throw in some laundry and clean up the boat before Kris and her boyfriend Ali came over to pick us up. We had a GREAT time catching up with Kris and getting to know Ali. A very fun night and we can’t wait to see them again (soon I hope!!).
Lessons Learned and Daily Rundown
- McClellanville, SC (M430) to Charleston, SC (M469.3)
- 39.3 NM covered
- Anchor’s up 7:30 and tied up at 1:30