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Sailng on Windwanderer.
No Photos 13th Dec 2013
Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th, Friday 13th December 2013.

Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th, Friday 13th,  December 2013

Well the days are just rolling on, man have we been busy.

Customs is still giving us a hard time, they came to the boat with a list of Customs Brokers that we have to contact one and employ them to arrange a Temporary Importation.

Ok so it looks like the fight is still on, The Captain rings a few to see what it involves and most have said yeah we can arrange it but it will take a good week to organise, as you can imagine this did not go down well.

We finally manage to find one guy that will race with it, so fingers crossed we can get moving by Tuesday next week.

But it’s all coming with a cost, an obscene amount of money to pay him, they have to contact quarantine again and maybe come and have another inspection, or just accept our letter that it’s all been sighted, but even though we had to pay them $300. The first time we still will have to pay another $49 even if they come to the boat or not, we may or may not have to have the boat valued that is still ongoing, but the good news we may be able to leave without it all being finalised and each port we sail into we will have to contact them till its finalised. This we can handle if it means we can leave, we so want to be home for Christmas and man are we cutting it fine.

The water maker is all fixed and we are hoping it’s working we cannot test it here as the water is not real clean so once we are in the ocean again we can give it a good run and fingers crossed it will work fine.

The AIS is up and running again, after we downloaded new software so fingers crossed no more near collision with big ships and they should be able to see us and we them.

The Transmission is all back together and working fine, he even fixed our hot water so it should heat up while the engine is running, but man we almost had to sell our souls to pay the bill.

And this old tub of ours is taking on a new look once again, I have been flat out scrubbing, cleaning and oiling all the timber trims once again, she will never look like showroom condition but it sure is an improvement.

Well tomorrow is another day.

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