Topic: Generator

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

1-6. Below 50S

Feb 22, 2005 - 0018hrs UTC

0018hrs 22 Feb 2005 UTC 47’08”S 120’05”W Map Ref 75 4266nm

Yesterday was not a good day, all things considered. We worked most of the day on the generator trying to eliminate possible causes of the failure. First, of course, the need to unpack the starboard q’berth to get at … Continue reading

1-27. Indian Ocean Examiner

Nov 01, 2005 - 2250hrs UTC

2250hrs 01 Nov 2005 UTC 39’24”S 032’36”E Ref 511

Story of a watch – 01/1500-1800: Grey overcast with light, barely visible diaphanous mist over the water. Black petrels plus a small grey one and a lone, twin tailed tern milling around. The watch started with the storm jibA very … Continue reading

1-30. To abeam Cape Leeuwin

Nov 28, 2005 - 2327hrs UTC

2327hrs 28 Nov 2005 UTC 46’16”S 107’07”E Ref 598

most of you would recognise the bright green rather slimy seaweed that grows along the waterline of jettys and harbour walls and boats. we now have it growing on deck in all the spots where water collects. the makings, perhaps … Continue reading