Dave flew down from BVI and spent the weekend inspecting the AnTiki raft with the Search and Rescue authority from St Maarten. He went over ( and under) every inch of the raft and found her in remarkably good shape.
Apart from a couple of extra rachet straps to add strength to a joint aft, she passed with flying colours.
Well – a bit of attention to the Guara boxes, which is in hand. A master joiner called Kristian Seibt has agreed to do it and I suspect he came via Mervin. These names are just names, but I am beginning to realise that there is something in the air on that Island of St Maarten. Let’s call it generosity, camaraderie, friendship of the highest order.
Or they want to get rid of The Old Man of The Sea and his old drain pipe contraption as quick as possible.
( I hope Anthony’s not reading this!)
This picture of Anthony and Dave leaning against a container surveying the raft brought a tear to my eye. Took me straight back to Valle Gran Rey a year ago.