The Delivery Guy

John delivers new catamarans mostly from Cape Town, South Africa, to various destinations around the world - follow his next trip from London, United Kingdom to Fort Lauderdale, USA.

11 December 2012 | North Atlantic
08 December 2012 | North Atlantic
01 December 2012 | North Atlantic
23 November 2012 | North Atlantic
14 November 2012 | North Atlantic
05 November 2012 | North Atlantic
03 November 2012 | North Atlantic
29 October 2012 | North Atlantic
26 October 2012 | North Atlantic
23 October 2012 | Sines, Portugal
06 October 2012 | Brighton, UK
26 September 2012 | London
13 September 2012 | Cape Town
21 August 2012 | Indian Ocean
15 August 2012 | Indian Ocean
07 August 2012 | Nosi Be, Madagascar
29 July 2012 | Mozambique Chanel
27 July 2012 | Richards Bay, South Africa
05 June 2012 | St George's Harbour, Bermuda
28 May 2012 | North Atlantic

Change of Time

06 December 2007
John
Today is a double happy hour! Well, what it actually is, is a day we put our clocks back another hour as we have changed time zones again. Six o'clock becomes five o'clock due to us passing the 22 degree 30 min. west meridian. We are thus now 2 hours behind UTC/GMT and 4 hours behind SAST (South African Standard Time). We have another two time zones to go as Tortola (and the rest of the Caribbean) is six hours behind SAST.

Last nights 'Fish Florentine' turned out quite well except there was no spinach. We did purchase some in Cape Town but somewhere along the line it went walkies - actually, it is most likely still in my freezer at home or has exploded in the back of my car - hopefully the former! So, Terry, like all good fellows from 'Down Under', made an adjustment to his recipe and used sliced potato instead. Then, to compensate for the change in our diet, he actually baked two loaves of bread today. One was a plain white and the other a cheese loaf. There was nothing left of the cheese loaf a half hour after it came out of the oven!

We had the spinnaker up most of today as we had some fairly constant winds out of the east with no rain squalls. Unfortunately we cannot keep it up permanently as we need to charge our batteries every six hours - they are just not keeping their charge! I am in contact with our Cape Town office and the factory to try and sort the problem out, but it looks like we will be using up all our diesel to get to Tortola.

Jack (AA3GZ), who runs the Maritime Mobile Net I am reporting to, reports that it was -10degC in Pennsylvania last night. We, on the other hand, have been having an average of 28 degrees C for the past few days. It looks like it will get hotter as we get up to the equator and into the Caribbean with a lot more humidity.

Not too much further to report today, so greetings to all out there from the four of us aboard Moorings 46#A1040.
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Vessel Name: Ultima Life
Vessel Make/Model: Majestic 53
Hailing Port: Cape Town
Crew: John
About:
John Titterton has sailed over 350 000 nm in the years he has been delivering sailing vessels. He has sailed the Mediterranean Sea, South and North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Pacific with a bit of the Indian Ocean thrown in for luck! This blog follows his deliveries as they occur. [...]
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