L'Eau Commotion Westabout

An (other) attempt to sail non stop Westabout around the world

Vessel Name: L'Eau Commotion
Vessel Make/Model: Northshore 38
Hailing Port: Brisbane Australia
Crew: Bill Hatfield
18 July 2018 | 940 Miles East of Mataiva
17 July 2018 | 1035 Miles East of Mataiva
16 July 2018 | 1140 Miles East of Mataiva
15 July 2018 | 1235 Miles East of Mataiva
13 July 2018 | 1410 Miles East of Mataiva
13 July 2018 | 1500 Miles East of Mataiva
12 July 2018 | 1610 Miles East of Mataiva
11 July 2018 | 1710 Miles East of Mataiva
10 July 2018 | 1745 Miles East of Mataiva
09 July 2018 | 1860 Miles East of Mataiva
09 July 2018 | 1915 Miles East of Mataiva
08 July 2018 | 1950 Miles East of Mataiva
08 July 2018 | 2030 Miles East of Mataiva
06 July 2018 | 2120 Miles East of Mataiva
06 July 2018 | 2225 Miles East of Mataiva
05 July 2018 | 2350 Miles East of Mataiva
04 July 2018 | 2480 Miles East of Mataiva
02 July 2018 | 2661 Miles East of Mataiva
02 July 2018 | 2675 Miles East of Mataiva
01 July 2018 | 2764 Miles to Mataiva
Recent Blog Posts
18 July 2018 | 940 Miles East of Mataiva

Underway Again

9:00pm Tuesday 17th July 2018 ( UTC-9 )

17 July 2018 | 1035 Miles East of Mataiva

A Change of Tack

9:00pm Monday 16th July 2018 ( UTC-9 )

16 July 2018 | 1140 Miles East of Mataiva

Slow & Steady

8:00pm Sunday 14th July 2018 ( UTC-9 )

15 July 2018 | 1235 Miles East of Mataiva

Semi Submersed Container Collisions.

9:00pm Saturday 14th July 2018 ( UTC-9 )

13 July 2018 | 1410 Miles East of Mataiva

Q & A

3:00pm Friday 13th July 2018 ( UTC-8 )

13 July 2018 | 1500 Miles East of Mataiva

Picking Up The Pace

10:00pm Thursday 12th July 2018 ( UTC-8 )

Rolling Along

12 August 2017 | 190 Miles West of Coffin Bay
Yes the wind did gradually swing round to the Northwest a few hours before dawn which was duly noted and ignored. What's an hour or two next year matter when the precious comfortable ones right now engulf you in their warm embrace. But of course if the course is to the West and I'm making miles to the East reality reluctantly predominated; but at least between ignorance and predominance a much appreciated brew was inserted. Going about and shaking out the main in the 10 or 12 knots was easy. Just getting up was the hard bit. Time for some experimentation with the 12v reverse osmosis Desalinator. Dire warnings are issued about the destructiveness of any oil at all and also the dangers of silt, so in a commercial harbour such as Scarborough it was unthinkable to test run the apparatus. Now though in the still oil free waters of The Great Australian Bight and with the windmill pumping out the Amps to make Jay Weatherill proud now was the time. With a steady goosh- gaw the machine sputtered back into life with the water flavoured, how shall we say, with what once was. Naturally any life forms larger than a molecule of salt will not pass through the membranes and will live, then die, on it's surface. The application on shutdown of Sodium Metabisulphite will obviate this but also can cause another problem of corrosion of the stainless pump components in the resultant oxygen starved salt water. Because of this the application was not done. So, the resultant product. Fresh with hints of seafood cocktail and a salty tang that only a sailor could love. But drinkable and life sustaining?Yes!Yes!Yes!
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