Doug Faunt (n6tqs) wrote,
Doug Faunt
n6tqs

Mon 11 April 19:45Z- Bermuida is on.

We had multiple fuel leaks from one of the engines last night, so there was much to do.
And the wind backs and picked up. W have 5 foot seas and 15-20 knots of wind, so we're motor-sailing at 10 knots due north. with a 15 degree heel, starboard tack, close hauled, braced sharp under all fore-and=aft sails and the main and fore courses and topsails. the position is 28 25'N 068 54'W

The increased speed means we caught a fairly large mahi-mahi and had very fresh sashimi. We knew they were out there, since they've been chasing the many flying fish we've seen, but our lure was moving too slow.

It'll be easier for me to post after I make some configuration changes while on shore. Note that I won't see any comments until we're tied up and I can get ashore.

update 0454Z 12 Apr
The seas have moderaqted- n no whitecaps and the foredeck is dry. Moving around is still work.
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