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All jobs done
05/31/2012, St. Peter's inlet

We have completed all our little jobs to get the Hawk back to 100%. Hawk did very well on her first passage of the season, with nothing broken.

The only significant thing was that we must have had some slime growing on the top of the starboard water tank over the winter. The water coming out of the taps was clean, but the water filters before the tap were clogging up with organic looking stuff. So, we dumped the water out of both tanks, cleaned them, went on the dock for a couple hours and flushed them and then refilled them. The filters now look good as I pump water thru them. Otherwise we just had the routine first passage maintenance and jobs - change the filters on the engine, check the hydraulic level on the autopilot, and laundry.

We will probably sit at anchor here for another week or so. It's still a spring weather pattern here in Nova Scotia with a lot of easterly winds. And I have good Skype here, which is useful as I have a few tasks to complete related to being on the investigative panel for the Ensenada race incident.

05/31/2012 | Peter Passano
Evan...I heard that you were on the panel for the Fallalon tragedy but not the Ensenada Race. Interesting work. Has there been any conclusions drawn to either events? Send me a link if you have one. Fair winds, Pete
06/05/2012 | Heather Derek and Grant
The 20 kt cruising speed of a freighter, is that enough to do the kind of damage seen, or did the boat go through the prop of the other ship? Without the engine block and keel located (as they would have been by the divers that went down, if the boat had hit the cliff at the end of the island), the freighter scenario seems likelier, but seriously, does no one know for sure what giant vessels were moving in that area at that time? That's actually what's worrying me -- bad enough that a collision would take place (breakdown in watchkeeping or communications), but that there's no one who actually would know what large shipping was near that location at that specific time, that makes the spine crawl.

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