Sounds like you lucked out in your breakdown location.
awesomest of guardian angels evvvaaahhhh!! they guide me and bird and bubba to where we need to be, and is deeply appreciated.
once my cruise for repairs is complete i can run my cruise for pleasure..lol i am enjoying this adventure completely--even the breakdowns, and i am thankful my breakdowns are educational and in the best places possible for finding new bits and pieces for this boat.
as well as finding friends who i am able to help in various ways, as well as vice versa. we all meet for a reason.
some of the adventures i have enjoyed have been humorous and some scary, but it is all a part of the lifestyle i chose, so i best find reason for enjoyment of it, ye think?? i am not changing my lifestyle fro lack or a fridge or breakdown of a lil thing like engine or whatever....i find the part and continue...is fun and challenging and worth it.
i think some over prep because of a fear of whatever thy may fear out here..unknown, sharks, whales, half sunken containers.. pirates, sirens, mermaids, failure, whatever.....once the reason for delay is dealt with, going is really easy.
my reason was that i loved my work and wasnt ready to leave it and go.. once i didnt have that, it was easy to haul out and sail south.