|Here we go - Floy and Joe USA flag a flying!|
Lee Clothes worked well.
|Another awesome John pic - he should take pics for a living|
We lost our bow light lens to the waves. After two days, we could already see corrosion to the exposed fixture. I took a cheap solar yard light that I had onboard and colored the lens green and red with sharpies but it only lasted two nights before the elements got to it. Someone suggested on SSB to use the dinghy bow light. Unfortunately we don't have one. Even if we did, it would probably have been in the dinghy storage - strapped upside down on the foredeck so impossible to access while underway. Another Caliber lost their bow light lens as well. We are currently looking for a buy one get one free deal on bow light lens but something tells me that is going to be hard to come by. Actually we have ordered an encapsulated LED bow light from Marine Beam.
|Good in theory but not really made for sea|
|One of many bruises|
**Ladies, fyi- if you want to lose weight, sail down with your boat vs flying in. The Gulf Stream crossing and passage south diet is sure to take off some lbs.
Secondary anchor was secure with 3/8 stainless steel through bolt -that locked the anchor in place - It's gone. At some point it must have come undone somewhere (even though Tom really cranked it down tight) or sheared off. We tied it down with a line for the rest of the trip.
Chafe on headsail sheets from staysail rigging.
Chafe on dodger from preventer line. We will be rigging preventer differently in the future. Possibly looking at boom break.
|:( chafe piece needed and should have been part of design|
|Looking good, feeling good|
|Stove is level! I repeat, stove is level, everything else is heeling.|
Watches. We ran three hour watches at night. 2100-000 Tom, 0000-300 Sabrina, 300-600 John, 600-900 Tom. I would get up at 6:30 ish to do daily position report and then the morning 7:15 SSB radio check in. I would make coffee and breakfast and listen to Cruiseheimers. During the day, watches were loose depending on who was awake, who needed a nap and such. However we always had someone at the helm. Tom made most of our lunches. AT 1800 I will listen to Chris Parker's weather report on the Doo-Dah net and then all the check ins. We didn't have to check in but sometimes I did. Dinner was sometimes before the Doo-Dah net and other times after. We usually set the sail plan for the night after dinner. Tom and I would generally take naps after dinner.
|Hello? Major Tom?|
|Breakfast frittata was a huge hit|
|Fucarewe Tribe cruising along|