Day 5 marquesas

Moxie - Beck Family Adventure
Mike, Denise, Asia and Aranya Beck
Thu 24 Apr 2014 19:29
05.03.07S 101.27.5W
24 April 2014 noon LT
Run 164, wind SE9, COG 263 speed 5.8

Ceviche for lunch today prepared yesterday with fresh dorado and red onion cured in lime juice, shame we forgot to buy fresh coriander.

Flying fish 4, squid 8
Skipjack tuna 2

Massive improvement in speed as the wind came around a touch more towards the stern And we got the gennaker out at about 10:30am we instantly added 2 knots and were getting on at 8.5 to 9 in 14 knots. Were...

Yes that is until the repair I made in Galapogas failed, the problem was that no one had stainless steel rivets and actually no one even had the right size alloy ones. The best I could do was use undersized diameter alloy rivets and hope for the best. Result, lifespan of repair <3 hours, unless I can figure out another temp fix we now have 2250 miles to sail downwind with no spinnaker. Bugger! Plus with the halyard flying directly From the masthead chafe set in and cut through the line so we need to rerun a masthead halyard, Somehow I don't think that is happening at sea. Rigging fractional anchor for spinnaker halyard to the top of the shrouds might work but I have concerns about entanglement with the genoa. The other thing that will work is 20 knots of wind!

Mike, Denise, Asia and Aranya Beck
SV Moxie