As we left Fowey and were just about to hoist the sails our poor engine failed again. We tried in vain to get her started but with no success. I contacted Plymouth yacht haven and All Boat Services to arrange a berth and tow in.
It was a great sail into the historic Naval port of Plymouth. It was a shame that it was marred by this engine failure.
Once alongside we had the engineers making a start whilst we got Tikka ready for visitors.
We had our 2 new crew members, Kerrie Shenton Bamblett and solo round the world record holder, Jeanne Socrates join us and later Alastair (Action for Children ) with local Action for Children services staff and a reporter from the Plymouth Herald.
Wednesday came around and our fuel snag was still there. We replaced the bleed screw but still no joy. We eventually traced it to dirty fuel again and so drained, cleaned and refuelled Tikka. With clean fuel a good bleed and help from marine engineer Lloyd, we were ready to go again.