Leela Year Five - Heading to the Pacific

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
13 July 2019 | San Christobal, Galapagos
09 July 2019 | Wreck Bay, San Christobal, Galapagos.
06 July 2019 | 200nm ENE of San Christobal, Galapagos
02 July 2019 | N Pacific Ocean
30 June 2019 | 200nm south of Panama City
24 June 2019 | Vista Mar Marina, Panama

Playtime Over

23 May 2018 | Bonaire
We have been diving like crazy the past few days - thank goodness for Nitrox..... (the picture is a basket star at night).

Now it is work time. For your amusement the following list is our week. It is a work in progress and will get longer and it doesn't include sailing to another country. Anyway, we are ready to move on and looking forward to seeing friends and family but it is going to be quite a week first.

Curacao Stack

1 - Today

1.1 - Change prop anode

1.2 - Clean hull & prop*

1.3 - Clean dinghy bottom

1.4 - Check whisker pole behind fwd shrouds

1.5 - Get dive tanks filled

1.5.1 - Discuss remaining dives on card

1.6 - Visit with Ralph and Monica

1.7 - Visit Kim White

1.8 - Town trip

1.8.1 - Clear out

1.8.2 - Check in with Digicel re phone card and strange messages

1.8.3 - Get batteries for transmitters changed

1.8.4 - Shop for veg

1.8.5 - Shop for pressies

1.9 - Fill fuel tank and gas and water

2 - Before arrival

2.1 - Flush holding tank

3 - Misc

3.1 - Car rental Curacao, Luna Park 50 flemin body shop

3.2 - Clear in. Customs Immigration

3.3 - Wash and stow dive gear

4 - Admin

4.1 - Check supermarkets for GF goods

4.2 - Provide boat combo to marina

4.3 - Create checklist for marina periodic checks

4.4 - Inventory

4.4.1 - Clothes

4.4.2 - Contact lenses

4.4.3 - Eye drops

4.4.4 - Drugs

4.4.5 - Medications

4.4.6 - Batteries

4.4.7 - Below-waterline hoses

4.4.8 - Spare lines

4.4.9 - Spares (what's on board only)

4.4.9.1 - Engine

4.4.9.2 - Electronics

4.4.9.3 - Rigging

4.4.9.4 - Plumbing

4.4.10 - Pipework requirements for watermaker inlet mod

4.4.11 - Consumables

4.4.12 - Foods

5 - Dinghy

5.1 - Tefgel dinghy motor pins

5.2 - Wash, flush and stow dinghy motor
Run carburator dry
5.3 - Check dinghy for leaks

5.4 - Deflate and stow dinghy
Where?
6 - Engine

6.1 - Run engine at 2800 for 10mins

6.2 - Check drop anode wiring

6.3 - Drain and replace fuel filters

6.4 - Clean engine and aux strainers

6.5 - Clean and cover instruments

7 - Interior

7.1 - Empty, clean and turn off refrigerator

7.2 - Top up water tanks and chlorinate

7.3 - Clean drains

7.4 - Pickle watermaker

7.5 - Decommission head

7.6 - Remove Seagull filter

7.7 - Clean interior

7.8 - Cover portlights and hatches

7.9 - Close through hulls except drains

8 - Exterior

8.1 - Bag up propeller

8.2 - Remove and stow sails*

8.3 - Remove, wash and stow all running rigging*

8.3.1 - Measure Genoa sheets and traveller lines

8.4 - Clean and stow barbeque

8.5 - Replace and stow hydraulic backstay

8.6 - Rinse, remove and stow canvas

8.7 - Remove and stow bimini solar

8.8 - Remove davit solar panels

8.9 - Secure one solar panel in cockpit

8.10 - Move all deck stowed items below

8.11 - Wash and stow wheel

8.12 - Double up docklines

9 - Launder and pack clothes, towels, bedding etc.

10 - Pack for Europe

11 - Move to hotel

12 - Book airport taxi
Comments
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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