After lengthy deliberation and hestation I finally took the definite steps to order a Hydrovane wind steering assembly. Awfully pricy, but very much worth it once i set sail. next year.

There is an endless list of jobs and purchases still to do, but I guess anyone who is in the process of preparing for that lifetime long sailing trip will be familiar with that. At least there is no time pressure, as i still have over a year before it's time to cast off.

I'm not so good with electronics, and not an expert on the engine. So when i Started it up, after the winter, yesterday. I was happy the engine was running smoothly, but ... what about the cooling water? It just refused to keep on flowing. Grrrr. I Hate that, and as i had other appointments, i needed to break off my search for the defect. To be continued ....