Huzzah Cruising the Pacific

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Pounding out the final miles

26 October 2016 | Passage to Hawaii
Gerry
For the last day and a half, we've been beating into 20-25 knots of wind and large seas. We are 330 miles South of Hawaii now. More than two-thousand miles have passed under the keel since we departed Bora Bora 16 days ago. Our mainsail is double-reefed and our genoa is triple-reefed to keep Huzzah's speed in check. Blasting over 6 to 8 foot waves is really hard on Huzzah, so we try to limit our speed to 6.5 knots. We routinely crash into North Pacific waves that likely originated in some nameless storm hundreds of miles to the East of us, sending seawater across her decks, and too often into the cockpit. Life below is difficult. The boat lurches every which direction, making even the simplest move difficult. The hatches are sealed, so the 85 degree temperatures is extra humid. It's a difficult and uncomfortable situation, but my sailing mates Dave and Scott are awesome - and we will get 'er done! Cheers!
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Vessel Name: Huzzah
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau 45.2 built in '99 for the BVI Charter fleet. Purchased in 2011 in Seattle, and began an extensive re-fit.
Hailing Port: Gig Harbor, WA
Crew: Gerry & Jody Gilbert
About: Retired professionals living the dream. Gerry & friends do the ocean passages, wife Jody & the kids fly in for the cruising. Departed the PNW for Mexico & So. Pacific September 2015, Returned to Gig Harbor July 2017 .
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Huzzah \(ˌ)hə-ˈzä\ : an exclamation of joy, applause, appreciation — or shout of acclaim. Huzzah may be categorized with such interjections as hoorah and hooray. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), in the 17th and 18th centuries it was identified as a sailor's cheer or [...]
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