Problems and Fixes

December 29, 2018

Day 86

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

Bar(mb): 1007+

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.

Nice sunset.

Can of soup for dinner.

3 Comments on “Problems and Fixes

  1. Congratulations on Cape Good Hope passage! 18.47 E.
    Now, Australia and Cape Leeuwin 115° E, only another 95 degrees of long east.
    Please look after your hands, they look pretty rough.
    Sail Figure 8 on!

  2. Persist! It is the definition of Mo and you Randall! Man those are some ugly hands….. just sayin…

  3. You know that on the tracker your boat and Cape Hoorn fit on a single screen already? At least virtually you’re already in sight of closing the first circle – keep pushing on!

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