BANGORANG!

29 July 2016 | Neah Bay, WA
29 July 2016 | Neah Bay
28 July 2016
27 July 2016
26 July 2016 | 400 miles West of Washington
24 July 2016 | On top of the High
22 July 2016 | ~800 miles west of Washington
21 July 2016
19 July 2016 | Somewhere parallel to Oregon
18 July 2016 | 1030.7 hPa
17 July 2016
17 July 2016
15 July 2016
14 July 2016
13 July 2016 | 450 miles North of Hawaii
12 July 2016 | 300 miles north of Oahu
11 July 2016

HI-WA day 6

15 July 2016
Colin
Today we are enjoying glorious sailing conditions. It is sunny, sort of warm and we are making 7-8 kts close reaching in 12-14 kts breeze with light seas - Pura Vida! Yesterday however was no muy bueno: light winds, rain squalls and engine troubles... Because of the light winds, we were motorsailing quite a bit. To save fuel, we only run one engine at a time and alternate. It's a little slower, but uses half the fuel and half the wear/tear on the running gear. Anyway, when starting the port engine I noticed no raw water discharge in the exhaust. We got the water running again by revving the engine briefly, thinking the water pump had lost it's prime, but now we had considerable white smoke (steam?) in the exhaust. The last time that happened my raw water strainer was full of jellyfish and the smoke stank of cooked jellies. This time it turned out to be a busted impeller in the raw water pump. Because of my engine/bulkhead configuration it is easier to swap out the whole water pump than change the impeller. So once that job was done today, everything looks good on the port engine. I'm relieved, since we have some motoring ahead of us as we approach the calms of the Pacific High.

Otherwise, all is well on board. We are making excellent progress on our passage, no serious dramas or adverse weather and all my repairs from Honolulu seem to be holding together. Also, thanks to Wendy, we are eating very well. Last night she made carnitas that were amazing! Hoping to make landfall around the first of August.
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Vessel Name: Bangorang
Hailing Port: Ventura, CA
Crew: Colin, Wendy and Skid
Extra: Urban Dictionary: Bangorang - The word from the film "Hook" meaning, basically, awesome!
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