The bow thruster started playing games with me in Santa Cruz. It was basically dead. As it is the most powerful 12V system we have on board – drawing 650A while in operation – I have highest respect on the same.

My investigation now revealed that simply a cable has fallen off the connector plug towards the controller sitting underneath the relays. The cable lug was still inside the plug and hard to get out but the bare cable hanging next to it. With the help and good advice from Ulli (SY Christina) we managed to reconnect and got the system back alive.

One less on the list! βœ…

Fair winds…

PS: Upon arrival in Puerto Calero I got great support from the “marineros”, who helped me to secure the boat safely at the pontoon. Manouvering without the bow thruster is a chapter in itself…