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Mike Perham - Still Making Repairs in Panama

Boats and Sailing By DON WINNER for - Mike Perham, the 17 year-old vying to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world alone and unassisted, is still in Panama and making repairs to his boat the As you can see in the image he found a broken "jaw tooth shackle" in his rigging, and it would have been unsafe to continue the voyage without first having that repaired. The part arrives today, shipped via overnight pouch from the United States. Mechanics are also working out some lingering problems with the motor. After replacing a fuel pump the motor now runs, but after awhile it begins to vibrate so they will be working on that as well today. Mike is now hoping to transit the Panama Canal on Wednesday, 15 July 2009, and then to head out into the Caribbean to begin his trek towards his home in England. Here's a video Mike shot from high on the mast of his boat:

Mike Perham Fixing Rigging on the
Mike Perham Fixing Rigging on the

Copyright 2009 by Don Winner for Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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