Powering up

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Wed 10 Apr 2013 00:12
05 19 15 S 107 35 13 W
The wind has held strong all day.Did charge batteries and make water this morning but no shower as yet.Worked on the Duogen; in and out of the water with no sucess untill I remembered Peter Anderson giving me a spare cylinder for the pins.I changed to the new one and we now have plenty of free electricity.We also seem to have at last found the west going current and now making 8.5knt on 7.3 knt boatspeed.Sun is setting now so will reduce sail shortly.A problem of crossing time zones is that sunset varies from between 17 45 hrs and 19 15 hrs.No ships seen nor for that matter airoplanes either.