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

Salty dogs

04 June 2013 | 07 14.9'N:166 04.5'E, 296 nm from Majuro
David C
Weather update:

Present position:07 deg 14.9' N 166 deg 4.9' E COG: 090 deg SOG: 5.4 kts Estimated position 24hours:07 deg 15.8' N 168 deg 22.4' E Baro:29.74, last 24hr range: 29.68-77 Wind:NE 18 kts, last 24hr we have seen the wind shift E>ENE>NE 10-20kts, we had a couple hours of 10-12, but now back to 15+ Seas:3 M, and have also shifted to NE, bringing them more onto our port beam; thank goodness for the para-vane stabilizers Clouds:40% scattered cumulus

Summary: 296nm to Majuro.

No big news. No ships seen in the last 3 days. Just long distance released a nice fish on the 30W rig. Had Dave turn the boat around as we were close to being spooled and fish must have turned, gotten some slack and poof. Will keep trying.

Salt is a part of this experience. With spray from wind and waves, everything is covered with salt. As you hold on to the rails to walk up and down the deck, crystals cover ones hands. Any minor cut will talk to you. Clothes don't dry well as they get salt spray when hanging outside. I do see a possibility for marketing pure North Pacific sea salt in small quantities for many dollars. Maybe for scruffing one's rough areas. We can set up a stand at Nordstroms. It is a wonder that any electrical equipment still functions. The difference in quality of stainless steel fittings becomes readily apparent. A4 or 316 is rust proof. A2 or 304 does not do as well. I now better understand the quest for good quality stainless while running around Mong Kok.

Everything else is status quo. Mahi in coconut-lime with a hint of fish sauce was pretty good. Got a dutch oven in Pohnpei and will try to make crusty bread if it will rise and stay risen in the bounce. Don't know if it is the bounding main as in "sailing, sailing over the" but that is about as good a description as any.

Less than 3 days to Majuro.
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

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