MangoandMe

14 December 2012
30 June 2012 | ASCENSION ISLAND
30 June 2012 | ASCENSION ISLAND
04 June 2012
28 May 2012 | St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
28 May 2012 | St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
25 May 2012 | Riviera Beach, Florida
23 May 2012 | Riviera Marina, Riviera Beach FL
23 May 2012 | Riviera Beach Marina, Riviera Beach, Florida
19 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
18 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
17 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
16 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
15 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
14 May 2012 | En route to Florida
13 May 2012 | Destination:Riviera Beach Marina, Riviera Beach, Florida
12 May 2012 | Destination:Florida
11 May 2012 | On the way to the Caribbean

BATTLING THE INDIAN OCEAN

15 September 2011 | On the way to RODRIGUEZ
david
Another day is closing toward night as I make my way across this confoundedly confused Indian Ocean. Today brought high winds that hovered near 30 knots all day. Again, I balanced between going faster (less banging, get there sooner) but risking broaching - thats when the boat gets out of control down a face of a wave and suddenly swerves. It's that swerve that has been the undoing of some sailors. So again, I have, because of the increased wave size and wind today, put out another warp, a long line towed behind, to act as a brake in case she starts to take off down the face of these immense swells. Additionally, because I have a rotating wing mast, I have 'detuned' it so that its not acting like a sail but instead allowing the wind simply past it. I have turned slightly north to lessen the side swipping incidents and will return south when things calm. I pray for better conditions tomorrow-yesterday's weather forecast indicates such.
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Vessel Name: Shearwater
Vessel Make/Model: CONSER 47 Racer/Cruiser Catamaran
Hailing Port: West Palm Beach Florida
Crew: MANGO AND ME
About:
Mango is a smart, funny, sensitive and totally unique wheaton/sheepdog. . He is my partner on this patently undoglike voyage but remains cheerful about the whole affair. [...]
Extra: Shearwater is a 47 foot, very sleek and light catamaran. She is part of a fleet of 11 that were built - its a sister ship of Shearwater that holds the unofficial speed record. 31 knots! Of the this fleet, only one has flipped...so we are on the side of good odds!
Shearwater's Photos - Main
Lesley, Kelly, John, Karol and David successfully transit the canal....a few misc shots
27 Photos
Created 13 March 2010
2 Photos
Created 12 June 2009

Who: MANGO AND ME
Port: West Palm Beach Florida