The Adventures of SV Mulan

09 October 2010 | Vancouver
14 September 2010 | Semiahmoo Marina, Blaine, WA
12 September 2010
12 September 2010
12 September 2010
11 September 2010 | 145 miles from Cape Flattery
10 September 2010
06 September 2010
04 September 2010
03 September 2010
01 September 2010
29 August 2010
27 August 2010 | still in the pacific
26 August 2010 | The pacific
24 August 2010 | heading NW!
20 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu
16 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu
15 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu
12 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu
12 August 2010 | Hawaii YC, Honolulu

news from the amp impaired

12 April 2010 | Still North of the Equator
No news, as we are amp impaired. We unearthed a recharging problem on the primary alternator, the little Honda generator decided not to pretend to do its normal shore power impersonation, and the spare alternator may have a future as a spare anchor. Anyways, as we ran out of wind at about 7d north, use of the engine was required, and some (well lots, actually) sleuthing came up with a jury rigged solution to get amps into the battery. Hopefully we can keep them there, allowing us to use the radio etc. The past couple of days we have been dodging squalls, but not intentionally, as they usually provide a great wind boost (25kts or so) that helps propel one southwards. Unfortunately we don't have enough diesel to motor the remaining miles to the equator and beyond to where the reliable winds are, so we are for ever watching the skies for the new eco-propulsion opportunity. If you do the math from the lat position, you will realize we are 244 miles from the equator, which may or may not take us 2 more days. The GPS tells us we are 1100 miles from Hiva Oa. Find it on Google Earth! Cheers, Team Mulan
Vessel Name: Mulan
Vessel Make/Model: Grand Soleil 39
Hailing Port: Vancouver, Canada
Crew: The Parr Family
About: Susan - Captain; Andrew - First Officer; Jack - Bosun & Cruise Director; Sam - Communications Officer; Max - Purser
Extra: Don't dream it - do it. The sailing adventure of the Parr family aboard SV Mulan.

SV Mulan

Who: The Parr Family
Port: Vancouver, Canada