Swingin' on a Star

Ship's log for the circumnavigating Saint Francis 50 catamaran, "Swingin on a Star".

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01 July 2009 | Two Dog Beach
30 June 2009 | Mecharchar
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28 June 2009 | Ulong
27 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
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15 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
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13 June 2009 | Ngerutable
25 May 2009 | Yacht Harbor
30 April 2009 | Malakal
29 April 2009 | Koror
28 April 2009 | Malakal
27 April 2009 | Malakal

Marking the Chain

04 June 2007 | FKG Dock
Randy
We hauled all of the primary anchor chain out on the dock today to mark it off. I've though about getting an automatic chain counter. They look really slick. Press the down button on the windlass and get a digital readout of how much chain you have out. How cool is that? Unfortunately everyone I've talked to that has one is fairly non plussed.

We decided to spray paint our chain fluorescent orange every 25 feet with unique markings every 100 feet. We also found these cool little chain markers at Island Water World so we're using those with the paint. The markers are colored so we have created a scheme that allows you to tell exactly how much chain is out by just reading the markers.

It seems like such a simple thing but the first time we anchored with the new set up we both were so happy to be able to tell exactly what we had out. I must say that the paint is a lot more visible than the markers but then again the paint won't last forever and the markers look like they might.
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Vessel Name: Swingin on a Star
Vessel Make/Model: Saint Francis 50
Hailing Port: Las Vegas, NV
Crew: Randy & Hideko Abernethy
About: Randy, Hideko and Roq
Home Page: http://swinginonastar.com
Swingin on a Star's Photos - Swingin on a Star (Main)
Selected photos of Swingin' on a Star at anchor.
7 Photos
Created 18 September 2007
31 Photos
Created 15 September 2007
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