Day 5 - Head still Clogged:
Date: Sunday 12/21/14 - Time: 14:20 UTC|
Position 13:49.749N 36:42.903W
COG 255M SOG 6.0kt, Wind 72T 12 kt,
Temperatures: Air 26.9C, Sea 23.1C
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 151 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 113 NM
Sailed distance since departure:753.9 NM
Time since departure: 5d 1h 30m
Average Speed since departure: 6.13 kt
Average VMG since departure: 5.21 kt
Intention: sail to Virgin Gorda
Distance to End on rhumb line: 1617 NM
ETA: Friday January 2, 2015 @ 13:00 UTC
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):
Yesterday afternoon was spent trying to unclogged the hose going from the head to the anti-syphone.
We tried (unsuccessfully) with:
The conclusion is that in the 1.5" hose there is too much of
calcification builds up that a short obstruction (like a lemon
seed) might have just caused the clog.
Meantime, the skipper demonstrated to the crew the proper and
safe way to relieve themselves in absence of a function head:
Crew is thrilled to had such a unique experience in the middle
of the Atlantic !!
Beside head-related issues. The sail is great with a last 24
sailed distance of xxx NM.
The "Green Bucket Deposit" - Note the use of life jacket with harness tied to boat and the ready to use toilet paper.
Note also for for a real deposit is probably better not to use the the crotch strap (and to remove pants)
The "Direct Deposit" option. Note again the safety life jacket and harness.
It is recommended not to use the crotch strap for a real deposit.
Note also the intense _expression_ to mimic the deposit concentration.
Different view of the "Direct Deposit" option.
Note the wash-down green hose ready to be used for post deposit cleaning.
Again: crotch strap should be avoid for real deposit.