Leela Year Six - Across the Pacific

Well.... to our own surprise here we are

16 November 2019 | Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva
07 November 2019 | Baie Marquisienne, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Archipelago, French Polynesia
05 November 2019 | Baie Marquisienne, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Archipelago, French Polynesia
03 November 2019 | Nuku Hiva
30 October 2019 | Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Archipelago, French Polynesia
20 October 2019 | Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Archipelago, French Polynesia
11 October 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia
05 October 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia
15 September 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia
13 September 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia
07 September 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia
03 September 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia
27 August 2019 | S Pacific Ocean
23 August 2019 | Nuku Hiva
20 August 2019 | Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia
13 August 2019 | On passage S. Pacific
08 August 2019 | On passage S. Pacific
30 July 2019 | Puerto Aroya, Galapagos
24 July 2019 | Galapagos
17 July 2019 | Isla San Christobal, Galapagos

Groundhog Day.......

24 November 2017 | Sint Maarten
No. This is not us STILL out of the water in St Kitts. It is us out of the water in St Maarten.... I guess that is progress of sorts. The new stuffing box worked fine but after launch we discovered a leak in the tubing that carries the centerboard cable. The leak was very small but well below waterline and not something you would want to get suddenly worse. So, back on the hard for a repair job. While we were waiting we replaced our decrepit Schaefer genoa furling system with a nice new Furlex number. It certainly looks prettier. Time will tell if it works better.

This has been a tough mobilization. We have been ploughing through boat lists for a month now and are only just getting to the point that we can see daylight. I know we are in so much better shape than so many others but we are still pretty worn down at this point. Anyway we have escaped to a hotel for a few days of AC while the boat is in the slings so that should freshen us up a bit before we (hopefully) head out to sea early next week with a nicely refurbished boat - new interior varnish, new stuffing box, new ablative, new furling system, new shore charger, repaired solar system, repaired head, new emergency backstay adjuster, new stbd running light, new speed sensor - and a gently smoldering credit card....
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Vessel Name: Leela
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 38.8
Hailing Port: Portsmouth, NH
Crew: Graham and Janaki
About:
We are a Brit and an Australian now based in the wonderful community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We have a delightful home there but a couple of years ago we began to feel a bit over-domesticated so we thought we would buy another boat and head south. [...]
Extra:
Leela, a Bristol 38.8 has turned out to be a wonderful cruising boat for us. Some might find it a little cramped by modern standards but it feels like just the right balance of living space and storage to us. She sails like a dream. She is remarkably well balanced and is comfortable in pretty [...]
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