Month: September 2016

sept-28th-blog

32 24 n129 56 wHeading of 80 degreesWe are currently experiencing increased wind and swell that is coming south from Alaska. The trade wind shift has occurred with it now coming from the north allowing us to get more sail up. The swell is still coming from the northeast, the direction we are heading, so …

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sept-26th-blog

It is Monday evening and after almost 2 days of gale force winds and big seas things are beginning to die down. The only good news has been that the wind has been from the north. When it comes from any direction but the northeast we can use the sails for stability and motorsailing. Speed …

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sept-23-blog

Our 13th day at sea. A weather pattern has developed. At night the wind and seas die down some allowing us to make 5 knots at the same rpm with reduced fuel consumption. During the day it is the same bashing into the usual head seas and the trade winds at 3.0-3.9 knots burning 1.7 …

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september-21-blog

Large head seas and strong trade winds coming from the northeast hitting us directly on the bow continue to slow our progress. The weather report says things are supposed to die down tomorrow. We have our fingers crossed. Currently burning 1.7 gph at 3.2 knots. Very slow! After losing our expensive fishing lures we decided …

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