New Jib

It was quiet this morning and I had help so we got the new jib out of the bag and up on the forestay. It is an ocean jib so it was really stiff. Even though Neil Pryde has made earlier jibs there is always that moment when you wonder if it will fit. And yes it did. It looks very nice all furled up. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Happy New Year

A quiet couple of days. I didn t make it to Sydney as planned. Ended up celebrating on the Brisbane River. Since it was a weekend I expected to see a lot of boats but it was surprisingly quiet. That is good because every boat that goes past wakes Reboot. An uncomfortable PITA.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Quiet morning – tuning the rig


If you have been following my blog you know that I replaced all of Reboot s standing rigging in the past couple of months. I used swageless terminals (Hi-Mod) and discovered that after a few days of sailing they need to be re-tightened. At least the first couple of times while they set. For 7 of the cables this is not a problem. The fittings are out in the open, easy to see and tighten. But the last fitting is the headstay. The turnbuckle and fitting are under the furler. After a week of 20 knot winds we finally got a morning of calm. We took advantage of it to disassemble the furler, check the headstay (which was tight) and put it all back together. We then got out the Loos and static tuned the entire rig We should be ready for our planned departure for North Tonga (Vava u) tomorrow. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Via Inmarsat:

Quiet day of steady progress. Winds at 20 – 24 knots have meant a rolling boat. 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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