We got it done! After “wasting” eleven days in Cartagena because of a huge electrical problem caused by one of the jacks on the ship, Herbie is back on the road again!
Domi had to take out several parts within the engine bay a third but very last time today. He installed the new generator, regulator and electronic ignition.
On February 8, we came to Colombia. First we had to wait for Herbie’s vessel which was more than two weeks delayed. Later on we spent eleven more days for the repairs.
On the port we got introduced to “the best automotive electrician in Cartagena”, they said. He’ll get us back on the road on the very same day, they promised.
Finally it took him eleven to locate, repair and exchange the broken parts, even though Domi did most of the work by removing the old parts and installing the new ones.
Everyday we had to go through countless difficulties, but by the sweat of our brows we coped with all of them. And finally we got him back. Herbie lives and can move on.
At this point we want to say thank all of you for your moral support and helpful advises. And special thanks to our dear friends Friedrich, Andreas and Florian from Europe!
Now we’re hoping that Herbie’s ocean carrier will make amends for what he and we were going through. They should pay at least for all the repairs and expenses. We’ll let you know if the shipping company was willing to compensate for our loss.