Almost there

Gudrun V
Axel Busch
Sat 15 Sep 2012 10:03
Saturday, 2012-09-15, 0:00 UTC-10, 19:41.850S 169:31.510W, COG 280, SOG 5.6, Wind 25-30kn SE

Waves are between 2 and 2.5m now, sometimes a little more, sometimes they break over the boat - very wet. The boat rolls a lot, bounces on the wave tops like a rubber duck. Not really comfortable. The autopilot thought so too and started acting up an hour ago - "No Data" on the display. Means connection problems, a wire must have come loose with all the rolling. So I took the panels down and fiddled with the wires to the compass. My favorite thing! :-)

Looks like it was the ground wire. Seems to work now. I guess I can't complain, that's what you get when you change the unit in the middle of the ocean. Have to spend some more time on it at the mooring, but first I have to find the right cable connectors, mine are too big and don't sit well.

I'm taking a roundabout way to Niue to "waste time" at sea, and the genoa is almost completely furled in. Don't want to get close to the island while it's still dark. But I should be ok now. Should have a little nap, too.

Only 45nm to go. Yay!