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Iceland Trip - Day 1 - At sea


N 51.95110°, E 01.30166°


Stressful! No more than 10 minutes after leaving home, we hadn't yet even fuelled up, and I felt a strange 'lightening' of the throttle. It took virtually no pressure to depress it and was slow to return.

I immediately suspected a broken return spring and a tilt of the cab at our lunch stop proved this to be the case. The main return spring had just plain disappeared.

We managed to find a Halfords where a helpful assistant pointed out they usually have boxes of them but seemed to be out of stock.

The search put us behind time and left a pretty anxious last 50 miles or so run to port, during which we clocked 58mph at times (tail wind assisted). Anyway, a bit sweaty and stressed we made it and at the port found ourselves behind a nicely converted fire engine based German truck.

On the boat now but still no throttle spring - will scour the ship for a candidate...

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