Our diesel fuel tank began a slow leak. The tank was built to conform to the curved hull and the leak was on the hull side, so I couldn’t get to it for a repair.
This all took place as we sailed near Martinique, so we stopped there and had a new tank built.
As you approach a foreign country, it’s normal to fly a courtesy flag of that country at your spreaders. Martinique is French, so Marie raised the French courteous flag.
It took about two weeks for the tank to be built and installed, and it rained almost steadily the whole time!
I had brought a small chess set from home, so Les and I played a lot of chess to kill time. Les and I were evenly matched and had some exciting games.