Date: Friday, 19 November 2010
Preparations are on-going ahead of the race which starts on Sunday 21
November at 14:00 UTC (same time as GMT).
We are in the final stages of loading all of the non-perishable food stuffs
including drinks. The water-maker is working well and a new ‘Seagull’ water
filter was installed today to make the water almost perfect!
All of the yacht’s batteries had to be replaced on Thursday as they had
come to the end of their useful life: no chances can be taken on this
Testing of the satellite phone has taken place today and this will ensure
that the ‘mailasail.com’ email address is working in addition to receiving
weather information from the same provider. We have still to test the SSB
radio/email/weather system: testing later this evening all being well.
The weather has been beautiful today with bright sunshine and 27 degrees
centigrade – much warmer than the weather back in Ireland!
More diary entries to follow over the forthcoming days and weeks which will
hopefully include some photos.
All the best from the crew of ‘Ocean Hobo’.
Today’s dairy entry has been uploaded using the satellite