Day 34 Shelter in Gairloch 07/07/16

I was warned by our grumpy neighbour (see Day 33 blog) that the harbour master would not be happy with 4 yachts being rafted up and we would be moved first thing in the morning. The harbour master was a friendly chap that was pleased to see us safely in his harbour, he was very interested in our challenge and the work that Action for Children do and said we were welcome to stay for as long as we wanted.  

Yesterday we had a problem with the depth indications. The instrument was reading 0.0m for the last 20 miles. We did some fault diagnosis using a portable radio set to AM and confirmed that there was power to the echo sounder and it was transmitting. All cables and joints looked fine so we can only assume the indicator is at fault or there is something under the boat stopping the signal. 

Fortunately the original echo sounder for the boat is still fitted and in working condition. So we have charts, chartplotter,  old echo sounder and lead line, once the wind and sea state has calmed Tikka and her crew will continue heading South, promoting the work that Action for Children do and trying to help some of the most disadvantaged children in our country have a better chance in life. Next stop Plocton.

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Author: stevepointon

I'm sailing around the UK with family and friends onboard our yacht, Tikka, to raise awareness and money for " Action for Children "

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