Monday we left Kühlungsborn Marina. Was not a lot of wind announced so we intended to try to anchor in front of a beautiful beach. Not yet south sea but you need to start slowly.
For BBQ fish was on the menu. Some preparations and optimistic starting into our fishing career.
Me too. But without a fish nearby my rivets on my fishing rod broke. So I fixed this and started my fishing career as well.
Codfish is supposed to be around here. So we read about how to catch some and prepared our fishing rod as described with respective bait which we held close to the ground (which is in the baltic sea seldom far away).
And: without success. So our grill stayed empty:
Ok, not really, for “the very unlikely case of” we were prepared with some meat.
Not prepared were we with the second night. There was some more wind announced, around 20 kn. Our anchor was stable located, so maybe some shaking and a not 100% sleep.
But around midnight I realised a wet floor, opend a floor flap and almost up to it was salt water. Not good. So we pumped it empty and tried to find the source. It was somehow clear, that there are not a lot of possibilites on a steel yacht. Basically the only area was were the anchor chain is stowed. The pump has no problem bringing the water out. But I guess you can imagine, it was a sleeples night.
Then today some drying and cleaning.
Eventually it was clear. Water coming over board (and there was a lot due to the weather situation) wasn’t able to get out of the anchor compartment because the outlet was blocked. Here you can see the soup the anchor was in and it was actually up to almost the top before I started to put it out (before/after).
And here the reason why baltic sea water was able to use our guest room.
Bad luck? No, I don’t think so. I need to get better in checking all details. It’s really different to a living house, where you need to keep things decent but you don’t need to check everything all the time. On a sailing boat it is crucial.