We leave Opatija and cruise some of the Northern Croatian islands – Krk – Prvic – Rab and cruise the infamous Velebitski Canal which features in almost every severe weather warning in Croatia! In Rab, we moored at the ACI Marina Rab – a very small marina with some dodgy depths and tiny access! We refuelled before entering the marina. In Rab we did some more maintenance.
The Volvo engine got it’s first service by the best engineers we have ever seen – they were immaculate with protection of the boat, laying down covers and taking extreme care.
Ed did the first service on the generator – no mechanical problems but he discovered a shaved fuel line and repositioned it.
Ed was in constant touch with Parker Marine and dismantled the whole watermaker under their remote supervision.
The most serious issue in Rab was that we smelt a strong smell of melted plastic and discovered that the fuses and fuse holders on the battery installation had burnt out! In communication with Keto they confirmed they had used the cables and fuse holders supplied with the equipment from Sterling – but decided that this was insufficient for our installation and we needed to upgrade all the cabling. Ed made a temporary repair with locally sourced cables and Keto would make up a new permanent set and send them out to us.