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26 April 2013 | HAWAII
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Well, it took us 28 days to cross the Pacific from Mexico to Honolulu! We didn't break any records, but we sure did have a grand adventure!!! My Dad and I set sail from Barra De Navidad, on board his 36' Catamaran SUNJET.
We ended up motor-sailing a few days to find some wind... which eventually turned into a downwind sail. The trip would have been very enjoyable, but our Autopilot belt broke and we had cross-seas most of the trip. The large cross-seas were really hard on the ol' boat... it sounded like a war zone with all the pounding on the hulls and center cabin section.

We saw whales breaching, porpoise, dolphins and boobies. We didn't see much of anything else... no boats, no ships, no planes, no trash and very little flying fish. We did have a large squid jump onboard, but not much else.

Once the autopilot was out of commission, things got really tiring... 2 hours on and 2 hours off, steering, sleeping and eating... that was about it!!! oh! and fixing equipment that would die at the worst times!

We are happy we got to share in such a cool adventure together!
I'll be posting photos and a video soon! Stay Tuned! (I'm working in Alaska again... brrrr... it's cold up here!)
Vessel Name: JUNESSA
Vessel Make/Model: 28' Bristol Channel Cutter (BCC)
Hailing Port: Anchorage, Alaska
Crew: Rick Peterson
About: JUNESSA has a few new crew members! My lovely wife, Terri, who is eager to go cruising as a family! Taylor, our teenager, and Jenna our youngest and Pixie the wonder dog.
This is my very first boat!!!! Nothing like starting out with the best Blue Water Cruiser money can buy! The BCC was designed by Lyle Hess and made famous by Lin & Larry Pardey as they documented in books, videos and dvd's their sailing adventures on board their homebuilt BCC 'Taleisin'. My [...]
JUNESSA's Photos - (Main)
Working and Playing on the Big Island of Hawaii ALOHA!
24 Photos
Created 20 January 2009
Working on bottom and interior.
9 Photos
Created 9 January 2009
4 Photos
Created 12 April 2007
Here's a few shots of prepping the boat for the long ride NORTH to Gig Harbor, Wa. It took about 5 hours to prep and load her up.
5 Photos
Created 8 April 2007
Here's a few shots of my 1985 28 foot Bristol Channel Cutter (BCC) built in Vancouver, BC. She's a full keel fiberglass hull with teak and mahogany wood throughout. She's powered by a Volvo 28hp diesel.
4 Photos
Created 7 April 2007
I had a great day learning how to sail my BCC. The learning curve was a little steeper than I had anticipated. The day ended pretty crappy... I couldn't get the engine out of gear and I plowed into the back side of a large powerboat in the slip next to me. OUCH!
6 Photos
Created 7 April 2007
This was the first day on board Junessa. I looked in every corner on board and climbed to the top of the mast! I had Chinese food and Corona Beer then feel asleep to some beautiful candle light and music.
4 Photos
Created 4 April 2007
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