s/v Sand Dollar

12 November 2007 | Opua, New Zealand
11 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
10 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
09 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
08 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
07 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
06 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
05 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
04 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
03 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
02 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
01 November 2007 | Vuda Point Marina, Fiji
31 October 2007 | Vuda Point Marina, Fiji
29 October 2007 | Vuda Point Marina, Fiji
27 October 2007 | Navadra Island, Fiji
26 October 2007 | Mana Island, Fiji
25 October 2007 | Mana Island, Fiji
24 October 2007 | Musket Cove, Fiji
23 October 2007 | Musket Cove, Fiji

Sunday, August 12, 2007 - Day 1 of Passage: Smooth Sailing

12 August 2007 | En Route to Suwarrow Atoll, Northern Cook Islands
Don
The wind has been consistently at 12-15 knots making for pleasant sailing and adequate speed to make Suwarrow by Tuesday. The noon- to-noon distance was 121 miles for an average speed of 5.0 kts. The sea is a bit lumpy but not uncomfortable as long as I maintain boat speed to minimize rolling.

A huge fish was hooked at daybreak, probably a yellowfin tuna. True to form, I lost him near the boat when the 100 lb test monofilament leader parted as the fish made one last attempt at escape and dragged the line across the windvane self-steering apparatus. I then decided to change the leader to 400 lb stainless steel cable. Lures are expensive and in limited supply. There was no other action the rest of the day. It would sure be nice to arrive at my destination with tuna fillets to distribute among the fleet which usually means a couple of dinner invitations.
Comments
Vessel Name: Sand Dollar
Vessel Make/Model: Crealock 34 by Pacific Seacraft
Hailing Port: Beaux Arts, WA
Crew: Don Pratten
About: No crew at present time
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