Digiboat's "Product Testing"
Sat 26 Nov 2011 03:00
Slow going still with no wind. A tease of wind after sunrise yesterday morning had all the sails up and motors off - but only lasted half an hour. Fortunately we had a 3kn current boost most of the day, so spent the time measuring all the remaining fuel (we have 8 tanks of mostly unknown sizes) by pumping from each tank into jerry cans then emptying into another tank. Then we did emperical consumption rate measurements - which we're much worse news than when we'd previously done this ear;ly last year. Good news is we do have enough fuel to motor the rest of the way, bad news is not if we motor too quickly!
Need wind - and fish.
Making water now after a pipe fitting blowout decided to flush our bilges with our remaining fresh water..
Believe I aged again yesterday, I've done that nearly 50 times now. This was the first time not in the presence of westerners - and without beer.