MV Shearwater

08 September 2013 | Kitchen Table
06 September 2013 | Admiralty Inlet
06 September 2013 | Mid Pacific
06 September 2013 | Off Oregon coast
06 September 2013 | Neah Bay
05 September 2013 | 47 42.7'N:125 27.6'W, 50nm from Wa entrance
04 September 2013 | 45 44.9'N:127 41.5'W, 197nm from Wa entrance
03 September 2013 | 43 51.3'N:130 07.0'W, 350nm from Wa entrance
02 September 2013 | 42 18.2'N:132 43.2'W, 498nm from Wa
01 September 2013 | 40 47.1'N:135 11.7'W, 636 nm from Wa
31 August 2013 | 40 23'N:138 20'W, 754 nm from Wa
30 August 2013 | 39 42.4'N:141 25.8'W, 882nm from Wa
29 August 2013 | 38 50.3'N:144 27.3'W, 1021nm from Wa
28 August 2013 | 37 18.7'N:146 40.4'W, 1160 nm from Wa
27 August 2013 | 34 41.2'N:148 30.1'W, 1292 nm from Wa
26 August 2013 | 34 11.0'N:150 23.5'W, 1420 nm from Wa
25 August 2013 | 32 25.1'N:152 21.8'W, 1565nm from Wa
24 August 2013 | 27 25.9'N:153 57.0'W, 1706 nm from Wa
23 August 2013 | 27 25.9'N:153 57.0'W, 1893 nm from Wa
23 August 2013 | 24 57.9'N:154 31.8'W, NE of Hawaii

Long Distance Release

18 May 2013 | 05 30'N:140 30'E, 1049 miles from Pohnpei
`David C
COG 90 deg SOG 6.7 kts Sea state 1-2 meter gentle long period swell Sky pt Cloudy Baro 29.80 After a bumpy morning yesterday the wind died and the sea became beautiful. Waves have an amplitude measured from crest to trough which is the 1-2 meter measurement above. They also have a period defined as crest to crest. A short period is undesireable as the boat crashes up and down in a movement commonly known as "hobbyhorsing." A long period is really comfortable and highly desired. It is like gliding over a gentle country road surveying the scenery in a 360 degree vista. Flying fish are common as are shearwaters gliding over the glassy swells.

To most fisherman, a long distance release is a euphemism for losing a fish before removing the hook. Yesterday I had my personal longest distance release. Put a bigger feather on a 50W reel holding aapprox 300 yds of 80 lb test line with the striking drag set for 24 lbs. In the mid afternoon, I was preparing dinner and when I emerged in the cockpit I noted the rod was bent but not bobbing. On closer inspection, all the line was empty from the reel, save for the knot holding it onto the spool. After some effort to reel it all in, I noted that the line had parted by the connection to the leader, saving me all the line but releasing what was probably a marlin or very large tuna. Conservation at its finest. I rerigged with a smaller feather in in a short time we hooked two tuna simultaneously, long distance releasing one and landing the other which will be dinner tonight. "If a tree falls in the forest???"

The ocean has maintained its benign state and this morning is a pleasure. Wade and Roger are up at the bow surveying the ocean, Dave N is at the helm and I am typing from the pilothouse setee with a lovely view of water. Wish you were all here.
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Vessel Name: Shearwater
Vessel Make/Model: Seahorse Marine Diesel duck 462
Hailing Port: Avatiu, Cook Islands
Crew: Dave C, Dave N, Roger R, Wade B John M, Mark R
Shearwater's Photos - Main
9 Photos
Created 11 June 2013
11 Photos
Created 31 May 2013
Different colors of the ocean
15 Photos
Created 27 May 2013
17 Photos
Created 11 May 2013
Selected pics from trip official photographer and videographer
10 Photos
Created 28 April 2013
7 Photos
Created 24 April 2013
Fun with hydraulics
6 Photos
Created 12 April 2013
Crew trying on survival suits
4 Photos
Created 11 April 2013
From Build to Hong Kong
6 Photos
Created 24 March 2013

Who: Dave C, Dave N, Roger R, Wade B John M, Mark R
Port: Avatiu, Cook Islands