Solo from Marmaris to Kas

Marmaris to Kas 104 NM

After Matt left the boat in Marmaris I took her back to Kas on my own. I made three stops: Ecincik, Karacaoeren and Yesilkoy and got in some good sailing in what was a fairly uneventful trip. While anchored in Yesilkoy I woke up after an afternoon nap to discover that a small motorboat had tied onto my anchor buoy. Four Turks were sitting onboard drinking beer! I shouted to them ‘hey you are tied onto my anchor buoy’. They smiled and waved back ‘good afternoon captain’! Obviously not understanding me. I tried a bit more shouting to no avail. Eventually they left and a quick snorkel revealed that they had unset my anchor, so I had to haul it up, motor around and reset it. This time tying back to the shore, which was a bit of a tricky exercise single handed!

Coming back into Kas about 1 mile out the engine temperature alarm went off. A quick check down below revealed that the fan belt was competently shredded. So I had to stop the engine, roll out the foresail and sail her back to the marina. I sailed her in till I was about level with C pontoon then turned on the motor to get me onto the fuel berth where I needed to pump out. Then I had to wait till the engine had cooled down again and motored back to my berth on B pontoon, getting her in just before the temperature alarm came on again.

Shredded fan belt!

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