El Jefe started the journey south from NJ and stayed the night in Virginia Beach after a full day run. Captain John Lewis at the helm, running 28-30 knots in a fairly decent ocean.
Day 2 the plan was to make Southport or further. However, Captain John sent me a text message early a.m. indicating an alarm was sounding on the boat. The alarm was due to an error code indicating the Glendinning electronic controls at the helm were having issues. After trying to reboot the system the controls shut down and required use of the backup controls. The back up controls saved the day so onward towards Southport.
Just South of Diamond Shoals the wind kicked up and the seas turned nasty. The decision was made to cut the run short and head for Beaufort which also is the home port for Jarrett Bay Boat works. They make killer boats and have some folks that might be able to help diagnose the electronic controls.
Around 4pm El Jefe arrives in Beaufort to tie up for the night. The good news is the boat is tied up. Bad news is the backup controls have now failed. Talked with Captain John and he has Glendinning overnighting new processors, a service tech on the line and taking care of business. I'm hoping we get good news in the morning!