December 29, 2018
Noon Position: 46 20S 20 20E
Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 5
Wind(t/tws): SWxW 17 – 20
Sea(t/ft): nw 8
Sky: Overcast after rain
10ths Cloud Cover: 10
Cabin Temp(f): 54
Water Temp(f): 46
Relative Humidity(%): 86
Sail: Full working jib. Waiting for wind to come west. Was on poled out headsails by 1400.
Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 150
Miles since departure: 11,701
Avg. Miles/Day: 136
Long day; short post.
Several hours of moderate rain this morning. Tried to catch with my main cover system. Caught little. Drains are in the wrong place with main down. Lost best bucket over side. Spilled half of catch. Drank other half. Didn’t die; so, that’s good. But need to figure better system and soon. In hindsight, likely trying to catch in a rough Force 7, decks awash, isn’t best.
In rain all morning. Discovered that my foulies have lost their waterproofness. And that a sailor’s waterlogged hands are pretty ugly.
Both water transfer containers broken. Fixed in afternoon, one with tape, the other with a bolt and plastic washers on each side.
The downhaul I replaced on the hydrogenerator two days ago chafed through today. My fault. I ran it as per the manual, this instead of the way my unique install requires. Fixed. Charging again.
Clear afternoon. Laid wet things out to dry. Two hours of sun is all we got.
Can of soup for dinner.