MangoandMe

14 December 2012
30 June 2012 | ASCENSION ISLAND
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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

OUT OF REACH OF THE NEXT SWESTER!

12 November 2011 | 500 MILES FROM SOUTH AFRICA
david
Another sunny, bright, calm day. Very light winds of under 6 knots cause me to now motor.

Last night....much ship traffic(5 tankers passed me)...some answer my calls some dont. The lazy ones dont as they are required by law to note in the log every call that they answer. But for the little boat in front of them and its vulnerable captain...its quite unnerving not knowing if they have seen the corresponding little dot on their radar.

Yesterday, through a big messy transfer of fuel from spare tanks to main tanks, a big dollop went into the starboard berth leaving it reeking with diesel fumes and a big clean up operation. But(the silver lining!)....what this overflow mess did tell me is that the tanks are now full(my guages are broken)and...thankfully, it seems I have been underestimating how much fuel I have been using.

Up ahead is a SWester brewing. On Sunday it will bring up to 40 knot winds to the coast and into the 30's out to sea. But this time, thankfully, Im out of range....by my estimation, it wont reach Shearwater before it dies. Let it die quickly and mercilessly!

Ok, notes from the sea.

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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