Then the problems started. First, the new wind instruments stopped working. Then we decided to start the generator, our pride and joy, also recently installed. Id been looking forward to a cruising life of luxury, as a generator meant Id be able to cool down the fridge whenever I liked instead of once a day for one hour. The generator would also run the new and highly efficient water maker. But alas, when Simon pressed the start button, the generator coughed and wheezed like an asthmatic old man. I was tempted to pass it my inhaler. After a few more coughs, it burst into life. Was there ever such a sweet sound? Seconds later, it lapsed into a prolonged stutter and stopped with a choked cough. This happened two more times. With no generator, we couldnt use the water maker so now, it was decision time. We decided to jibe and turn towards home.