Day 5 -Fix-up day

Blue Note
Marco M.
Sun 10 May 2015 16:34
Date:  Sunday 10/05/14 - Time:  12:30 EDT
Position 28:48.134N  69:53.703W
COG 340M SOG 5.9kt, Wind 135T 11 kt,
Temperatures: Air 30C, Sea 22.2C, Humidity 68%
Barometer: 1016 mB
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 126 NM
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 133 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 701 NM
Time since departure: 5d 0h 12m
Average Speed since departure: 5.78  kt
Average VMG since departure:   5.71  kt
Average VMG speed last 24h:   5.53  kt
Intention: sail to Chesapeake Bay
Distance to End on rhumb line: 581 NM
ETA: Thursday May 14, 2015

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 the wind was below 7 kts and we were motoring and used the time for several little fix-up work on Blue Note
But at sunset  it come back so I had dinner under a dark clear sky full of star with no engine sound.

List of yesterday and today fix-up work:
  • Replaced old lazy-jack that had some bad chafing and were rigged in a strange way making it impossible to store them away while raising the sail. The new one are installed according to attached diagram and can be easily folded near the mast before raising the sail.
  • Adjusted height  of new bilge switch from bottom of bilge. Before was too low and while the boat was heeling the switch once triggered was not turning himself off.
  • Cleaned and lubed one of the two rod holding up the fore hatch
  • Fixed with plastic epoxy cover of the foot windlass switch that had cracked 

At 2:00 am today we passed the mid-way point.
As for today sailing the spinnaker is out again and sailing on broad reach with 12-14 kts of wind.

Another beautiful day of sailing on the Atlantic


Schematic of how the new lazy-jack are rigged