On our way
14 August 2012 | 1805 to go to the SF Light Bucket
(from Bob) Are the Paccup and Spot sites following us?
Every once and a while we will go through a sqall and get a pleasant fresh water rinse, but invariably after that a wave will come over the bow and fill our cushions with salt water. This gives a wet but that doesn't dry. I am considering driving from the low side to try to avoid the salt water bath.
We are learning to drive the boat better. There is an elusive 8 kont groove, but O can oly stay in it for a few moments before it drops down to 7.5. 7.5 will give us 6.5 on the VMG. It feels good to rack up 19 VMG miles in a 3 hour shift.
There was a game we played during Children's hour on the way to Hawaii. It starts like this "You might be an ocean racer if ...". Here is an ending for that. ... you have dreams after a passage and wake up and look out the window and see trees and have anxiety that you might be aground, or wake up and wonder who is flying the spinnaker and who is driving, and do they know where they are going. And all this is about the house you are sleeping in.
There seems to be a diesel leak. I think it is the inspection port on the starboard fuel tank. When we run th emoto, we are using that tank, so hopefully the leak will subside and we will start using the port tank as the other one empties.
We made 145 miles in the last 24 hours. It feels like a pretty good pace, but when looking at Expedition, it looks like we barely started. our heading is 0 to 45, and 45 is the rhumb line to SF, so VMG is pretty good. I wonder if we will see the high and it's tranquil seas.