Underway

We have ben underway for several days from Nuku-Hiva. The winds have been very light and midday it has been very hot. With the cap shrouds and the forestay not yet replaced we have been babying the rig. This has been frustrating as some days we have only made 59 NM. But as Davyd always reminds us: Err on the side of caution.We have gotten much better at light air sailing. In only 8 or 9 knots of wind we are able to get Reboot up to 4 knots SOG. Not bad.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Planned Departure Nuku-Hiva

The rig is on. Fuel is full. We will put the sails back on this afternoon. After a long, frustrating, fun stay it is time to go. We will be off Rangiroa tomorrow morning if all works out.
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New rigging

We motored last night from Hiva-Oa to Nuku-Hiva. It was a crummy trip. Rain on and off. Beam seas all the way. With the broken rig the constant noise of the guy ropes stretching and slacking had my nerves on edge. We expected 24 hours but with slightly following seas we made it in 19. That was a great relief. We did diacover that one of the blocks had shattered but held together until we made it in. We areived in a blinding rainstorm just to add a little extra drama. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SailboatRacing-Rebootusa60493/~3/Bdp2lbniCJE/new-rigging.html