Adventures of Orcinius

11 September 2015 | HOME - Vancouver WA
24 August 2015 | 46 11.4'N:123 51.4'W, Port of Astoria Marina
22 August 2015 | 46 42.0'N:132 09,4'W, 330 West of CR Bouy, Astoria
21 August 2015 | 46 41.8'N:136 13.8'W, 500 West of Astoria
20 August 2015 | 46 22.82'N:140 28.00'W, East end of High
20 August 2015 | 46 22.80'N:140 28.32'W, Middle of High Same as Fish
20 August 2015 | 46 22.79'N:140 28.57'W, Middle of High
20 August 2015 | 46 22.7'N:140 30.2'W, 675 Miles West of CR
20 August 2015 | 45 57.6'N:144 54.0'W, East End of the High
18 August 2015 | 44 38.2'N:147 57.0'W, 1000 NM to Astoria
18 August 2015 | 43 31.0'N:150 28.0'W, 1126 NM to Astoria
17 August 2015 | 41 40.1'N:153 00.1'W, 1200 miles West of Astoria
16 August 2015 | 39 30.1'N:154 53.1'W, West end of the North Pacific High
15 August 2015 | 37 34.5'N:156 00.0'W, 1011 North of Oahu
15 August 2015 | 37 04.5'N:156 23.0'W, 983 North of Oahu
14 August 2015 | 34 12.3'N:157 26.1'W, 800 North of Oahu
13 August 2015 | 31 50.0'N:158 06.5'W, 650 North of Oahu
12 August 2015 | 29 02.0'N:158 51.0'W, 330 North of Oahu
11 August 2015 | 26 32.0'N:158 59.0'W, 330 North of Oahu
09 August 2015 | 23 44.1'N:158 49.4'W, 140 N of Oahu

So close yet so far - Wind Controls Everything

16 April 2012 | 12 06'S:122 25'W, 14th Day out of Galapagos - 2300 miles under our belt, 960 to go
John
So Lisa and I have been going round and round about how many days at sea so far. She likes to count starting with the 2nd and I look at a day as being a 24 hour period. Likewise she likes to think of the time as in local from sun-up to sun-down whereas I think of the time in terms of Universal Time Coordinated or UTC or what used to be known as Grenwich Mean Time and in military terms Zulu time. I still look at the day time as being sun-up to sun-down but my clock looks at it based on UTC. So as we move further and further West, sunrise and sunset slide a little further back on the UTC time. As we crossed the 120th West meridian we actually slid into the Pacific Time zone and so as it happens we are in the same time zone as everyone back home. Today we are at the 122nd meridian and just about due South of the Longitude of Home. For all you in that range, look due South over the horizon and wave at us because tomorrow we will be due South of Astoria or Neah Bay. Anywa y, Lisa finally conceeded to changing her daily clock to cooincide with a Longitudinal time zone. Now her shift is from 2100 to 0100 local, mine is from 0900 to 1300 utc and no, one of us is still on watch.

As you might be able to guess, things were very slow last night. During my shift, I never saw the wind above about 10 kts and for a couple of hours it was down to 6. Six knots of wind only pushes this heavy boat along at about 1.5-2 kts. That is slow. One good thing is we crossed the magic 1000 miles to go and as I write this we are down to 968. Our weather files indicate we have two days of very low winds. Might be lucky to peak out at 16kts for brief periods. So we decided to try one more sail configuration. Today we set the main full on the starboard tac and then deployed the asymetrical spinnaker tacked to the starboard bow and clewed to the port sheet. Wind has climbed up to about 16kts and we are sleigh riding the waves with the wind at our back at 8 kts over water pointed directly at Hiva Oa. A new gremlin popped up last night about dinner time. The inverter/charger would not invert and give us any 110vac to run the microwave. We had shut down the generator about a half hour before with the voltage showing 13.9 on the batteries but the charger section showed it was in fault. Well when we tried to invert the DC to AC, the panel showed the battery voltage down to 11.6volts. I suspect the unit went stupid for a brief time so I turned off all power to the inverter/charger including the battery connection as a means of hard resetting the unit. When I tuned it back on and set it to invert, yep it worked. I am going to spend some time this afternoon checking all the battery connection and make sure they are all tight. First thing first though, making bread. Brauts on the barby and need some buns. All for now. John & Lisa
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Vessel Name: ORCINIUS
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 440
Hailing Port: Vancouver, Washington
Crew: John LeDoux & Lisa Danger
About:
Sailing since the mid 90's. Prior to this trip, 4 sailing adventures from Vancouver WA to the San Juan and Gulf Islands in the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Bought ORCINIUS in West Palm Beach Fl in April 2010. Sailed her South through the Panama Canal and back up the West coast to home port. [...]
Extra: Lisa is the real captain. I have never been at the helm when docking or anchoring, she has a great touch to docking.
Home Page: www.orcinius.com
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