3 AM Watch - June 8th 2010
08 June 2010 | 28nN 79W
Still motoring north. We've covered over 220 nm since we left on Sunday. Winds have been fairly light and variable. We've dodged a number of high energy thunder storms so far. One last night that we made a large circle trying to let the storm pass before heading north. Massive storms that lit up the night. Tonight the winds have out of the north at around 12kts, with a prediction of clocking around to the E, then clock around to the S to SW to W. The strategy is to parralel the GS until the winds clock around to the west then head for the Gulf Stream. We should pick up a little more speed then. So far I had to replace a length of tubing that connects the potable water system to the manifold after losing 60 gallons of water from the bow tank. Monday morning I had to replace the raw water pump because the engine over heated. Tomorrows chore is to try and repair the macerator. It works but leaks. This trip has been far different from the last ones due to the fact there are only 3 of us here. The sleep patterns are way different. Trying to keep up with the fix em up chores and still doing a 3 hour watch and then trying to get some sleep. This will probably be the last long passage for UNABATED for awhile..