MONGO back in Kahului, Maui after dismasting. Thanks to the US Coast Guard for towing us back into port!
Unfortunately, MONGO has dismasted and is back in Kahului Harbor after being rescued by the Coast Guard. I have borrowed a 4-horse out board engine, outboard engine bracket and have erected a jury rig using my old boom. I will motor sail for Lahaina tomorrow using two storm jibs and will be accompanied by the Valiant 32 Horizon, whom I met in Hilo.
The resurrection of MONGO begins. Boom has been set as a jury rig and I have bolted on a 4-horse outboard for the move to Lahaina, where I will re-rig. Thanks to Zach from s/v Horizon for the engine and Lars, commodore of Lahaina Yacht Club for the OB mount.
I have found a mast in Lahaina that i'm going to buy and am planning to re-fit, repair and re-rig the boat while on a mooring in Lahaina. MONGO is going to be resurrected and the journey is far from over!
More to come very soon.