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I am standing mid-watch. Although overcast the moon is shining through and we can see occasional stars. Reboot is making 6 knots and rocking gently in 3 foot seas. We are under the influnce of the south equatorial current. Last night when we were drifting the bow was pointed east (toward the current) while we drifted with the current (west). Wild. Today I realized that the weather is similar to the Gulf Stream. Perhaps that is because the conditions are similar – a flow of warm water with cooler water on both sides. It only took a week to figure it out. I am so quick! The Boobies continue to ride along. Rookie has wacked them when they land on the solar panel. They have moved to the bow. B. F. Skinner would be proud of them. I can hear their calls as they search for dinner. My watch is over but I am wide awake so I am standing Davyd s watch. The two principal states on a long passage are boredom and exhaustion. Davyd had an exhausting watch early this morning. This is my way of glving
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GPS fix Lat: S 4 47 25 Long: W 96 33 41 Time: 07:42:35 UTC Date: 29-02-2016 Altitude: 8 m Velocity: 0 km/h Accuracy Horiz: +/- 16 m Vert: +/- 32 m Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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A very long night Becalmed. Rain. 6 foot seas. A very uncomfortable situation. At sunrise got some wind. Moving again. Everything and everone is wet. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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Another day of skuding witk occaslonai rain. The up side is we are making decent time. The water temperature is 81 f and the air temperature is 79 f. It makes it warm inside Reboot. Today s entertainment was two birds. We think they were boobies. One took up residence on the solar paneis. The second arrived about 1/2 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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Another day of skuding witk occaslonai rain. The up side is we are making decent time. The water temperature is 81 f and the air temperature is 79 f. It makes it warm inside Reboot. Today s entertainment was two birds. We think they were boobies. One took up residence on the solar paneis. The second arrived about 1/2 hour later and was rebuffed. He took up residence on the bow. It was fun watching them land. They would “shoot the break,” line up for a down wind final, drop the gear and land To the music of “danger zone”. “Wheels down, flaps down, hook down, all down.” “Call the ball.” “Roger ball.” “Ball ~ ramp – deck.” Unfortunately the approach camera was inoperative. Next time. After some time we chased the bird off the solar panel. We then had to wash the panei. When the bird returnd we tried to chase it off. I don t know who was more surprised when Rookie poked him with the boat hook! he got the message and left for good. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is
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A long rainy day. Mostly a continous heavy mirt with periods of actual rain. We are in battery conservation mode as the solar panels are not doing much charging. We could run the engine but that uses fuel. My preference is to arrive at our destination with full fuel tanks. That way they are available in an emergency. We are at S 03* 50 W 92* 59 doing about 5 knots under overcast skys. It is 3 am local and I, Captain Roger, am standing watch. XO has just arrived in the cockpit for head butts and has now curled up next to me. Rookie came off watch an hour ago and is sleeping in the cockpit. Davyd is asleep below. The watches on Reboot are of variable length. From 10 pm to 4 am they are 2 hours long with 3 hour “shoulder” watches and 4 hour watches during the day. We find the short night watches easier to stand. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite
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It has been over a week since we have seen or heard another vessel. It is a big ocean!. We have also been disappointed with our fishing. Despite 24/7 trolling we have not had a bite in over a week. Rookie (aka Mike) thinks it might be the el nino effect. The birds have been following us. We thought that meant fish but instead they have been spotting our lure. Another overcast and squally morning. 2888 nm to go. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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Into every life sone rain must fall. Today it was the front head overflowing. Enough said. The wind moderated at dawn. We put up the full main and jib. We rocked at 7 knots most of the day. Davyd spotted a sea turtle. He was about 100 yards from Reboot and then was gone. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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With current wind can not get south without back tracking. Need shift to east. We are slogging along in skud and occasional rain. Not much fun. Losing average speed but still above 100 nm per day. Waves on beam and light wind means lots of rocking. On a positive note 3004 nm to go. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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Skud running all day. Dawn wind 6 knots. We got up to 4 knots with apparent wind shifted all the way to thebow. Could not turn south west for more consistent trades without going into irons. We sighted a whale and a pod of juvenile dolphins. We took advantage of the light air and flat seas to do a load of laundry. High temps spawned squals with winds to 20 knots and rain. Waves kicked up to 5 feet. Was able to head west but course SW was very rough. Tonigit beautiful sky with some residual squalls around Reboot. We go into the night with 50% jib and no main at 5.5 knots. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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