Since the wind and seas were so calm tonight, Ahab decided it would be a great time to have the autopilot fail. Some screw backed out and the whole chain dropped off. Luckily this happened at about 10:45pm.
Good to have a farm-raised skipper aboard who found all the pieces in the bilge. David stayed up and hand steered, while learning new adult words from Ahab. I was in charge of the paper towels.
All has been repaired on board. Auto is now back online, and skipper just took his third shower of the day. Let’s just hope we don’t lose the water maker tomorrow!
🙂 wishing you a calm and uneventful evening