The Manneken Trip

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Arnaud Maldague

Moored Sailboat Becoming Livable, Even For Birds

Date: March 26, 2019
Approximate GPS Location: (15.66°N, 89.00°W)

Maldague finally got batteries installed, although power was still delayed while waiting for the battery charger. With the batteries came running water since the water pump was fully functional. The solar panels were supposed to have arrived on the 18th.

The next task is to install the lights, make sure the ventilation system works and to connect the toilet pump.

Maldague explains that a new boom is being constructed for the sail since the last one broke in two after a strong sail swing under the previous owner. A welder will fashion it from pieces of the previous boom and pieces salvaged from junkyard boats.

In other news, two beautiful yellow, black and white birds have made their home in Maldague's anchor hatch. Maldague had no choice but to remove the nest but not long after, the birds had constructed another nest near the front sail furler which obviously also had to be removed.

Maldague is currently working on getting his sailboat, Tsamaya, sea-worthy and, once so, plans to continue his human-powered journey from Belize by sailboat, across the Caribbean to the country of Guyana.


update history

The Manneken Trip

After 18 Days at Sea, Land At Last

July 01, 2020 // The Manneken Trip
The Manneken Trip

Maldague Back at Sea, Heading for Saint Martin

June 17, 2020 // The Manneken Trip
The Manneken Trip

Stuck in Jamaica; COVID-19 Shuts Down the Caribbean

April 03, 2020 // The Manneken Trip
The Manneken Trip

Maldague Sets His Sights on the Dominican Republic

March 20, 2020 // The Manneken Trip



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