S/V Adventure

Follow the O'Neil family, sailing in their Catalina 42, on their 2-year sabbatical to see the Pacific coast of the US, Mexico, and Central America, Galapagos, the South Pacific, and New Zealand.

08 June 2012 | Home
05 June 2012 | 100 miles to the Farallons!
02 June 2012 | 475 miles off the coast
31 May 2012 | 579 miles to go
30 May 2012 | 694 miles to go
30 May 2012 | 800 miles to go
29 May 2012 | 915 miles off California
28 May 2012 | Past halfway between Hawaii and SF
27 May 2012 | Past halfway between Hawaii and SF
26 May 2012 | Halfway between Hawaii and SF
24 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
23 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
22 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
21 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
20 May 2012 | Pacific Gyre
16 May 2012 | Pacific Gyre
16 May 2012 | Pacific
18 September 2011 | Home
07 September 2011 | Crossing the southern tip of the big island
05 September 2011 | Pacific

Guest blog entry

20 May 2012 | Pacific Gyre
Ron
Ha ha! Sean is letting me (Ron) tell the TRUE story by being the guest blogger today! First, everything Sean has told you already is a lie! No seriously, he is doing really well today. We officially declared today to be Sean's spa day. That means he's not allowed to fix anything. We couldn't stop him from fixing a block on the whisker pole, but otherwise he didn't do much, which is GREAT for us :-).

So today is shower day. We get a nice hot shower every other day. Everyone gets their own gallon of water and just enough privacy to get all squeaky clean. Scott commented that we really should be showering every third day because we really don't have that much water. But it's been hot, so Sean convinced Scott that we should be doing this every other day. Scott conceded with the comment "Okay, fine Sean, I'll shower with everyone". Of course, I came back with "uhh, that didn't sound right" and we chuckled for a bit.

So about the block repair job Sean directed us to do. A few hours later AFTER we finished creating an innovative solution with the duct tape and spare block, Sean calls us "hey guys, come check this out". And, there is another traveler just to the side of the broken block with the EXACT SAME BLOCK on it. All we had to do was slide that one off and replace it on the long traveler, and we would have been done. Instead, we rigged this elaborate block. It's working great, though, so we're unlikely to do the easy repair.

We cut the motor sometime around noon and have been sailing between 3-5 knots all afternoon. We actually are on our originally planned course sailing with just the genoa. We were able to furl and unfurl it without trouble.
Comments
Vessel Name: Adventure
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 42
Hailing Port: Marina Bay, Richmond CA
Crew: The O'Neil Family
About: Sean (Captain and Line Man) Kathy (Helmswoman and Cook) Tara - 12 years old at trip start, Casey - 11 years old at trip start (Crew and Students)
Extra: We're on a three-year sabbatical from the daily grind to see the Pacific coast of the US, Mexico, Central America and the South Pacific and stopping at New Zealand.
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S/V Adventure

Who: The O'Neil Family
Port: Marina Bay, Richmond CA