Day 2 - 1 lost lure - 2 lost fish
Tue 10 May 2016 16:31
Date: Tuesday 10/05/16 - Time: 12:00 EDT|
Position 22:36.443N 66:40.74W
COG 331T SOG 7.0kt, Wind 110T 14 kt,
Temperatures: Air 29 C, Sea 25.1 C
Barometer: 1017 hPa
Last 24h Sailed Distance: 131
Last 24h Decrease Distance on rhumb line: 146 NM
Sailed distance since departure: 148 NM
Time since departure: 2d 2h 0m
Average Speed since departure: 5.65 kt
Average VMG since departure: 5.53 kt
Average VMG speed last 24h: 6.09 kt
Intention: sail to Chesapeake.
Distance to End on rhumb line: 991 NM
ETA: Tuesday May 17, 2016 @ 22:00
Detailed Track (50 is the maximum number of point, i.e. once the last point reaches 50, the last point always is 50):
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Last night we had few squalls that washed down well the cockpit and deck and brought, as often happen, some suddenly change of wind speed from
high wind (25 kt) to calm.
But since this morning we are having a steady tread wind at 14-15 kts on a beam reach sailing around 7 kts.
We wanted to taste some Mahi Mahi so we seriously set a new lure in the water.
About an hour later the typical zeeezzz sound signed a fish. Unfortunately it lasted only 5 seconds and then the line when slack.
Upon retrial we discovered that the lure was gone and the 80 lb line broken.
Disappointed, we set again a similar lure in the water. Another hour later again zeeeezzzzeee.
Stronger that before. We furled in the jib. The line was still zeeeeeee. I increased the friction and it finally stopped.
The rod was seriously bend and afraid I had tied the friction too much I release it a bit (this was the mistake it cost us the fish)
All suddenly zeeeee again and then the rod when slack. Almost near all line was in the water.
We started retrieving line and soon realized the fish was gone.
But at least this time the lure was still there. So it's back in the water for one more try.
Jon with the mandatory Blue Note reading