Topic: Watermaker

1-5. Mid Pacific to Heading South

Feb 12, 2005 - 0054hrs UTC │45’35”S 143’15”W 3129nm

0054hrs 12 Feb 2005 UTC 45’35”S 143’15”W Map Ref 59 3129nm

Now past half way in all distance categories – Sydney and Hobart. Still about 1600 miles and a lot of water and time before we get to the Pacific high off the Chilean coast and can dive south to … Continue reading

1-5. Mid Pacific to Heading South

Feb 14, 2005 - 0243hrsUTC

0243hrs 14 Feb 2005 UTC 45’49”S 138’10”W Map Ref 62 3422nm

We are sitting under the ridge that has been chasing us for the last couple of days. Not much wind, from the south, full main and #1, rolling and slatting a bit but some forward progress. Wind should come … Continue reading

1-20. Belmore and Pete swims

Sep 17, 2005 - 0345hrs UTC │Pete's Swim

Pete’s Swim: (I will add to this as we think of more) What happened: We are not sure how the boat came to gybe. I think that we had used the electric autopilot to tack after we put the reef in and – as often happens – the actuator arm had disconnected from the tiller so the boat was not under the control of either autopilot. … Continue reading

1-30. To abeam Cape Leeuwin

Nov 23, 2005 - 1930hrs UTC

1930hrs 23 Nov 2005 UTC 44’59”S 089’59”E Ref 578

for the last few days we have been running the line between the tight low pressure systems to the south and the ridging high to the north west and getting some loverly westerlies. the wind has swung to the sw … Continue reading