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Tuesday evening
Alan
06/08/2010, Gulf Stream Off Fla

Despite the NE wind at 18 knots we are in the Gulf Stream, For the last 4 hours we've been doing well over 9 knots SOG with boat speed around 6.5. Rock and Roll. Clear skies and no moon. cheers a

3 AM Watch - June 8th 2010
Alan
06/08/2010, 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..

06/08/2010 | Captn Ron
15 pound Mahi! Nice. Word has it there are a lot of them running in the stream now.
On the road again
Alan
06/06/2010, Bahamas Grand Banks

After 5 weeks up north it took me a few days to get back into cruise mode. It's a long way from the farm. We left Coral Harbour at 8 am and motored aro8nd the island to get fuek. After getting fuel in Lyford Cay we left around 11:30 and headed out to the Northwest Passage. No wind, flat seas.. motoring all day. There is just 3 of us aboard this time so we're all dong 3 hours on 6 hours off. We caught 3 fish today. One a 15 lb Dorado and 2 Baracuda. The 'cudas we let go. We should be just south of Freeport by morning, on plan.

06/07/2010 | perry
ahoy mate
been following your adventures.
talked to peggy and sent her the liink.
keep the wind at your back

ph

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