Month: July 2016

July 31 blog

You know you have been staying too long in one spot when you name the fish that have taken up residence under your boat. Fred, the nurse shark, has been with us for about 5 days now. We like to go swimming everyday in the crystal clear warm water. I always let Jordan, my crew …

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july-22-blog

Arrived Majuro safely. Had 12 hours of motoring at 3 knots. We had to slow down to time our arrival at the entrance of the pass through the coral into the lagoon for daylight. They bring very large ships into the lagoon here so it was very well marked but like most passes in this …

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july-19-blog

Wind and seas continue to be hitting us directly on the bow. Fortunate they are relatively light winds at 10-15 knots and only 3 foot seas but it still slows us down at least a knot and increases fuel consumption by about 13%. Should arrive in Majuro tomorrow. The weather has really changed as we …

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july-18-blog

As we approach Majuro the weather has taken a turn for the worse. Actually we have been very lucky up until now. The weather we are currently experiencing is normal for this area. The trade winds and swell are directly on our bow decreasing speed and increasing fuel consumption. This is the reason boats don’t …

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july-17th-blog

Our battery problems continue. The remaining batteries are not being charged properly. There is a digital controller that controls the whole charging process called a Balmar Max Charge MC-624. There are the 8 batteries that make up the “house” bank in addition to thruster batteries, and engine and generator start batteries to be monitored and …

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july-15th-blog

Zooming along at 6.1 knots burning 1.3 gph. Must be the favorable counter Equatorial current pushing us along because we even have 5 ft seas from the northeast hitting us almost on the nose and we are still maintaining this speed. No wind today so no sails to stabilize us so we are just rocking …

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July 13th blog

I have gotten some requests for pictures of the systems on the boat. Below is the pilothouse helm. You will note space for two MFDs (multi function displays). Here my radar, chart plotter, trip computer depth sounder are all shown. I can split the screen multiple ways if I want to use a couple of …

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