In the mean time, we sailed in three days from Vanua Balavu to the mainland, escorted by Atla. We arrived safely in Vuda Marina, where we spend a few days together. The days in Vuda we used to inquire about the possibilities and made some arrangements to have the rudder and other damages repaired. Coming week we will be in Denarau Marina, where Acapella is on the hard. A new rudder will be made on the spot.
To order a new rudder from Jefa in Denmark, will take 5 weeks production time and a couple of weeks delivery. Now, hopefully, we will have a custom made rudder in one week time.
Here you can have a look at our video (with English subtitles), about the emergency repair of the rudder.
Acapella on the Rocks, the movie.
We want to thank everybody for all the heartwarming replies and good wishes after we wrote our last blog about our stranding with the Acapella. We really needed that. We are good and look forward to our next adventures.