4th Attempt Ends
Kiwi Spirit II heads for St. Augustine. It is not what we wanted to hear. It's a bitter disappointment, I know. Never in over my 100,000 sea miles have I had so much go wrong so soon. Major problems include: loss of bilge pumps, loss of two starboard side hydro generators so necessary for power. In addition diesel fuel leaks into bilges and fresh water system failure. I could sail on but I don't believe we have a chance of making it. I will have a more detailed report once I reach St. Augustine sometime between Christmas and New Years.