going again to Tahiti; again and can you have a gooseneck without a goose
We are on our away again, again. Let us explain. We had another problem on the way over that we did not disclose out of embarrassment about us and our boat; the hydraulics did not work. Hydraulics tighten and loosen our backstay and boom vang. The backstay was especially important because it holds up the mast; very important in the heavy weather we had.
After the very competant
locals, Roy and Munroe in
All was well,despite very light winds, until David woke Tony to point out that the goose neck was broken. Now, to your question, do you have to have a goose to have a goose neck, the answer is no; so don't worry we are only carrying dead poultry to eat. The gooseneck connects the boom to the mast. So...given we were near the most southerly of the Hawaiian Islands, The Big Island curiously called Hawaii, (we had been on Ohau in Honolulu), we pulled in at 6pm Wed at Honokohau Harbor. (It is on the southcoast)
In the meantime Munroe
mentioned on the phone that the new hydraulic pack showed up and his partner,
Early this morning Sam saw a small freighter with oriental writing on it, ahead. We watched it pass within 100 yards. For a few moments as it seemed to turn towards us, I wondered about their intentions,(sounds like a potential father in law) but they were honorable.
It is midday and the boat is very quiet as nearly everyone is catching up on some of their deprived sleep.
Good news; generator and engine have been working fine. Thank you generator and engine gods.
Back in the saddle; no,
wrong metaphor; streaking (with some clothes to protect against sun) south to