Slow Ride

Adventures of our DE38

03 August 2015
02 February 2015 | Otaio Bay New Zealand
19 January 2015 | Opua, NZ
15 December 2014 | Opua, NZ
14 December 2014 | Opua NZ
12 December 2014 | Opua
09 February 2014 | Pago Pago
25 January 2014 | Pago Pago, AM. Samoa
25 January 2014 | Pago Pago
23 January 2014 | Am. Samoa
22 January 2014 | Pago Pago Am. Samoa
08 December 2012 | Marina La Cruz
08 December 2012 | 20 miles off the coast of Mazatlan
25 November 2012 | mazatlan
20 November 2012 | Mazatlan, Mexico
14 November 2012 | Mexico
01 November 2012 | Cabo
31 October 2012 | Cabo San Lucas
29 October 2012 | Rounding Cape Baja
23 October 2012 | Mexico

Leaving Vanuatu

03 August 2015
Getting ready to leave Port Vila. Our paper work is sent to Fiji and clearance papers sent to Vanuatu Customs. The water tanks are full and we will get our duty free fuel after we clear out. We are hoping the weather window stays open long enough to get to Fiji some 500 miles away. We plan to leave on Saturday. If you have Google earth you can see where we have been by clicking on the map....


02 February 2015 | Otaio Bay New Zealand
Boat chore day. Heading to Russell tomorrow so we can be in town for Waitangi Day on Friday. Starts Thursday night with a free concert followed by a festival all day Friday. Waitangi day is a public holiday held each year on 6 February to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document, on that date in 1840. Going for a full moon hike tonight. Maybe we'll see or at least hear some Kiwi birds.

Rewired the instrument panel again. Got the oil alarm to work but the fuel gauge, water gauge and fuel shut switch still does not work. I have a new fuel gauge and will buy a new temp sender and fuel shut off switch when we get into Russell tomorrow. The outboard issue (overheating) was just a clogged intake screen. I have ordered new impeller just to have one on hand. Just to tell you........


19 January 2015 | Opua, NZ
Our inflatable kayak found a good home. Had it listed on TradeMe and there was a bidding war. Got twice what we wanted and it turns out the guy who bought it was only 3 boats away from us!

Julie completed the starboard side pin rails and the butterfly hatch today. Sanded and oiled. So much easier with a sander.
Vessel Name: Slow Ride
Vessel Make/Model: Downeast 38 Cutter
Hailing Port: Ventura CA
Crew: Michael Sturn and Julie Goss
Slow Ride's Photos - 4th of July
Photos 1 to 17 of 17 | Sailing (Main)
Cruzin about 5 knots with just the headsail
Beautiful day...
Flying colors
Sunrise over Anacapa
Captain, Crew and cabinboy
Sunset over Santa Cruz
Fishi cleaning.
AHHHHHH, the great CG anchor sucking mooring ball
Fish cleaning
Dorf goes shark fishing
Oh say can you sea
Close call, I had the right of way, learn
Thanks all
35 Photos
Created 17 March 2009