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01 November 2009 | Cairns

Update 3rd June

02 June 2008 | 22 05'S:170 06'W, Pacific, heading to Vanuatu
Chris Bone
Hi Readers :) Are there any readers I wonder, hope so! We have 277 miles to go to Efate in Vanuatu and are about 300 miles east of New Caledonia. After a bit of a shaky start with a few engine problems we have not had any mechanical failures for awhile now and are gaining confidence in the boat. One of the early problems was the diesel return line coming undone, which resulted in 100 litres of diesel pumping into the bilges. Luckily we had another 100 litres in Jerry cans and there is plenty of wind at the moment. The Autopilot has been working really well, not a hitch so far in some quite difficult conditions (quartering sea and 25 knots). All the systems are working at the moment, though the satphone data transfer is tediously slow. We are eating like kings, thanks to Mel and James who have been turning out gourmet meals daily :) MahiMahi green Thai curry last night and home made soup for lunch soon :) We are very glad to have bought a pressure cooker, which is saving gas and producing some lovely quick stews. The added advantage of course is that it can leap off the stove and not spill it's contents. Just caught 2 nice small yellow fin Tuna, Mel is salivating and will have it turned into sushimi before it's cooled down at this rate. Jessica is having a go at the filiting today.
Vessel Name: Magic Roundabout, Cat Knapp & Anna Rose
Vessel Make/Model: Sweden Yachts 34, Anna Rose '43 yacht
Hailing Port: Whangarei, NZ
Crew: Chris Bone, Irene Llabres, Katherine Rainone, Anna Pohl
Permanant skipper Chris is a professional yacht skipper and runs a yacht delivery company- Pacific Yacht Deliveries. He has been an environmental activist for many years, including 2 years as a skipper for Greenpeace on the yacht Vega. [...]
The long term use of Magic Roundabout was donated to OceansWatch to carry out Marine conservation and provide humanitarian aid to the coastal communities in the Pacific. OceansWatch has set up an ongoing training system for yachties and divers to monitor reef health throughout the Pacific using the [...]
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Magic Roundabout, Cat Knapp & Anna Rose's Photos - Main
OceansWatch team sailing to Opua
16 Photos
Created 14 June 2009
Work on the Magic Roundabout and departure from Whangarei
15 Photos
Created 8 June 2009
Pics of the 2009 project crew
4 Photos
Created 9 February 2009
A selection of pictures from our 2008 Vanuatu project
10 Photos
Created 1 August 2008
Reef Check training with Reef Check Australia in the Ha'apais April 2008
12 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 13 June 2008
Delivery to Vanuatu
2 Photos
Created 12 June 2008

Oceanswatch Expeditions

Who: Chris Bone, Irene Llabres, Katherine Rainone, Anna Pohl
Port: Whangarei, NZ

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