New Crew


Ah. New crew. New things to cover in fur! Fair winds and following seas πŸ™‚
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Need Crew

Need up to three crew:Sydney, Australia to Cairns, Australia. Depart Sydney late April. Leisurely trip.Cairns, Australia to Indonesia, Island hopping in Indonesia with Sail 2 Indonesia rally. Depart Cairns July 15.Catalina 42 MK IICaptain (me) 30,000+ nm open ocean cruising experience.Contact winchgrinder4@gmail.com
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SV Val update

SV Val update: Captain Nick and crew transferred to rescue boat Nemesis. Approximately 200 nm from Sydney harbor. ETA midnight tonight if sea conditions do not deteriorate further. Have heard from OCC port captain. Am now POC for Sydney Harbor Police. Have offered Reboot to house Nick and crew while they unwind. Don t think my offer has made it to Nemesis yet so waiting for reply.My contact information: +61 (0) 476 768 335Rebootagent@gmail.comhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPV_Nemesis.Fair winds and following seas ☺
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Noises

One of the things I could never understand about people I would bring on as crew was their indifference to noises. To me noise is everything. Something rolling around? Go find it and re-secure it. Why? Not only is the noise “Chinese water torture” to me, but it frequently means something is wrong or has broken loose. That brings me to tonight. We have had several rain showers tonight. I can hear water sloshing around. I know its not the bilge. It turns out that with Reboot s current trim we are slightly bow down. The water is (was) trapped in the channel around the companion-way. When I went up into the cockpit I disturbed the trim enough so it drained. Yes, on me! Fair winds and following seas πŸ™‚
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Maintenance hell

What a day. This morning one of the crew was pumping the toilet into the holding tank. Pop. The holding tank fitting came loose and the tank emptied into the bilge. Hours of disassembly, cleaning, discovering additional problems (e.g. the mascerator pump has failed.) We don t know where to buy parts in American Samoa. It is Sunday so there is nothing open and no one to ask.With the entire pullman berth area open we decided to address the shower sump pump. We got it working after cleaning it but it is no longer strong enough to prime itself. Another part to find.We noticed that the bilge pump was running. Since we had been dumping salt water into the bilge to clean it this was not surprising. Until we realized that no water was coming out of the pump!What a day.Fair winds and following seas πŸ™‚
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Via Inmarsat:

Join us as virtual crew! Are you following our journey? Text your name and email to 00 870 776 411 146. After we arrive and have internet we will send you a virtual crew certificate for your wall. Do it before we “cross the line” and we will include a virtual “shellback” certificate too. But wait, there is more! Just kidding. You can follow our track at http://www.sailboatreboot.com. Fair winds and following seas πŸ™‚ 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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