Tuesday, May 17, 2011


It figures that after everything else, we would get becalmed 3-4 days from our destination. However, we left Hawaii with a large supply of diesel fuel, so, for now, it is "Mr Perkins to the Rescue!".

There isn't even enough wind, with us motoring, to keep our big genoa full (it is built too heavily). So we may actually break down and put up our 'Code Zero'--an even bigger 3oz Dacron roller furling sail. This is the sail that rescued us in the 8 days of calm on our way to Ecuador.

However, we have serious 'barn syndrome' now. After seeing the difference in arrival time when dividing the miles to go by 5.5-6 knots vs 3-4 knots, it may be hard to get Dave to turn the engine off.
Sherry & Dave
Headed South for French Polynesia

At 5/16/2011 5:12 PM (utc) our position was 07°28.55'S 146°33.27'W

No comments:

Post a Comment