Adventures of Orcinius

11 September 2015 | HOME - Vancouver WA
24 August 2015 | 46 11.4'N:123 51.4'W, Port of Astoria Marina
22 August 2015 | 46 42.0'N:132 09,4'W, 330 West of CR Bouy, Astoria
21 August 2015 | 46 41.8'N:136 13.8'W, 500 West of Astoria
20 August 2015 | 46 22.82'N:140 28.00'W, East end of High
20 August 2015 | 46 22.80'N:140 28.32'W, Middle of High Same as Fish
20 August 2015 | 46 22.79'N:140 28.57'W, Middle of High
20 August 2015 | 46 22.7'N:140 30.2'W, 675 Miles West of CR
20 August 2015 | 45 57.6'N:144 54.0'W, East End of the High
18 August 2015 | 44 38.2'N:147 57.0'W, 1000 NM to Astoria
18 August 2015 | 43 31.0'N:150 28.0'W, 1126 NM to Astoria
17 August 2015 | 41 40.1'N:153 00.1'W, 1200 miles West of Astoria
16 August 2015 | 39 30.1'N:154 53.1'W, West end of the North Pacific High
15 August 2015 | 37 34.5'N:156 00.0'W, 1011 North of Oahu
15 August 2015 | 37 04.5'N:156 23.0'W, 983 North of Oahu
14 August 2015 | 34 12.3'N:157 26.1'W, 800 North of Oahu
13 August 2015 | 31 50.0'N:158 06.5'W, 650 North of Oahu
12 August 2015 | 29 02.0'N:158 51.0'W, 330 North of Oahu
11 August 2015 | 26 32.0'N:158 59.0'W, 330 North of Oahu
09 August 2015 | 23 44.1'N:158 49.4'W, 140 N of Oahu

Shake 'em Out

12 August 2015 | 29 02.0'N:158 51.0'W, 330 North of Oahu
29 02N 158 51W

Autopilot Wind Vane Mode is Sweet

Last night we made one sail change to accomodate the local squalls. We put in a double reef in the main

and left the gib at full so the on watch person could just make an adjustment to the gib if confronted

with squall. The wind was out of the East so we set up the wind vane mode for 60 degrees off and we

followed the wind all night long. In order to keep on a due north course all we had to do was change

the vane mode up or down 5 to stay heading North. Once it was set and the sails set for the maximum

speed at the angle off we made very good time and ended up the day with a gain of 153 miles. The

average true wind was 14 knots with an apparant of 18. SWEET! Only one pisser.... darn alarm goes off

every time the wind has a steady shift of 10 or 20 degrees based on the autopilot. Just anoying and I

can't seem to find where to stop it.

Ok I go on watch at midnight Z time with Malo and after making sure all is good I try to get some

additional sleep until 0300Z when Malo wakes me and on I go and to bed he goes. I don't actually go to

bed but lay on the sette' in the salon for my shuteye. Well last night I cured an incessent squeek in

my navigation chair. Had to tear it completely off the helm station and greese up both ends. Now that

has created a greater problem. One call catapult.... hit a wave and sling me from one end to the

other. Got to watch not to break a rib.

At dawn I shook out one of the two reefs and pushed our speed up a bit and then around lunch we shook

out the second so today we have been a fullsail, or as much sail as we have for this angle on the wind.

Well so far we are three for three in the fish category. Caught a Mahi Mahi every day and two today but

after tail ropping it, it slipped it slipknot and got away before it had secumed. Lucky day for the

fish. Tonight is KoKonda... i.e. Fiji style ceviche done the Mosese way without coconut milk. He

sayes the coconut milk is used to make it more palatable to the Palangies.... white folk.

All for now.

Ta Ta!

Vessel Name: ORCINIUS
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 440
Hailing Port: Vancouver, Washington
Crew: John LeDoux & Lisa Danger
Sailing since the mid 90's. Prior to this trip, 4 sailing adventures from Vancouver WA to the San Juan and Gulf Islands in the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Bought ORCINIUS in West Palm Beach Fl in April 2010. Sailed her South through the Panama Canal and back up the West coast to home port. [...]
Extra: Lisa is the real captain. I have never been at the helm when docking or anchoring, she has a great touch to docking.
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Who: John LeDoux & Lisa Danger
Port: Vancouver, Washington