Tuesday, May 09, 2006

We caught the first fish

26deg07.960N 124deg43.736W 21:52

Another great day at sea, and to top it off, we caught a small tuna at sunset. We have experienced lighter winds from the North today, so light that we dropped the big Genoa and replaced it with a lighter drifter sail. We still haven't experienced the NE trade winds, but according to our latest grib file (weather forecast), we should see it later tonight or early tomorrow morning. We are sailing a bit West of our track, but as soon as we hit the trades, we will sail more or less due South. Our big flexible water tank on deck hasn't really performed like we thought it would and today we discovered a leak at the seam. The thing is that we have so much water, so after filling all the tanks, we dropped our clothes and had a shower in the cockpit, and we still have over half the flexible tank left. The good thing is that since we emptied it some, we could tie of the leaky spot. We are really trying to conserve power, since the overcast sky and light winds are not good for the solar panel and wind generator. Now it is time for me to hit the sack, since H�kan's watch is coming up next. We takes turn sleeping up in the bow, since it is a bit more private and the person on watch don't really need to be concern about waking the other person up accidentally.

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Blogger John F. Hughes said...

Hi, Fred!

I have just returned from China and was glad to see all the progress that you and Håken have made on your voyage.

I was also glad to see that you are trying the 66444 watch system that we had discussed. It is a good one.

I wish you a good voyage and happy sailing. Let me know if I can be of any help.

Best personal regards,

9:47 AM  

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