More cruisers had arrived during the past few days.
After meeting a couple and their crew on an expensive new European luxury Beneteau yacht, Bob felt better about the breakdowns. They had a myriad of failures which included stainless fittings coming off the mast head, broken winches, failed electrics and even hull delamination after a two day upwind sail into fresh trade winds: that was after paying $1.5m euros!!
Up the mast this morning, where Bob discovered the forestay wire coming adrift: only 6 of the 19 threads were holding it in place. Thank goodness it didn’t detach whilst we were out on the water.