Doug Faunt (n6tqs) wrote,
Doug Faunt

Sailing south

1645Z (and ships time) 26 Oct 32 NW of La Palma, Canary Islands
We left Madeira Monday morning, and have been sailing more-or-less south ever since.
But there'll be no stop at the Canaries.

We've made a different sail out of our extra canvas, this time a fore top/course studding sail, sort of.
It's the Captain's birthday today, so we're having something special for dinner, but the cook is tired of being asked what, so I don't know yet.

I now have the magnetic brake on the starboard windlass working as advertised, with parts I picked up in Funchal. And the fog signal/PA system switch is installed, so we can easily generate bell-like fog signals if appropriate. I also fixed a fan for one of my shipmates (it turned out to be a fan I'd bought when I came on board last season, and has been used by several other crew since).

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