SV Tanga

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21 November 2015 | Vuda Point Marina, Fiji Islands
03 November 2015 | Savu Savu, Fiji
23 October 2015 | Savu Savu, Fiji
29 June 2015 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
12 June 2015 | Musket Cove Marina, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
19 September 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai, Fiji
05 September 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
17 August 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
26 July 2014 | Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji
06 July 2014 | Nananu-i-ra Island, Viti Levu, Fiji
04 July 2014 | Nananu-i-ra Island, Viti Levu, Fiji
01 July 2014 | 17 23.614S:177 '47.72E
30 June 2014 | Port Denarau Marina, Fiji
25 June 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai, Fiji
29 May 2014 | Port Denerau Marina, Fiji
21 May 2014 | Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
19 May 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai, Fiji
23 April 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
08 April 2014 | Port Denarau Marina, Fiji
05 March 2014 | Vuda Marina, Fiji

Home sweet home

23 April 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
After leaving Vuda Marina, where we spent cyclone season, we motored across the big bay, over to Port Denarau Marina. We had a list of things that we wanted to upgrade on Tanga and Marshall Sails at Port Denarau was the place to do this. We had them sew our sun protecting strip back on our Jib sail. The sun strip had been barely hanging on and parts of it had been flapping in the wind for over a year, so it was time to get that fixed. We also had them replace the entire leech end on the mainsail. Now, our sails are good to go for, hopefully, several more years.

New customized cockpit cushions were made and more importantly, attention was given to our bimini. We knew the windows on the bimini needed replaced because they were foggy and scratched up, but we didn't realize just how bad they were until the new windows were installed. Wow...what a difference!! We can see crystal clear out of the front and side of the bimini now! Then, we had snap down black sun screens made to go over all the windows on the bimini, giving us more shade in the cockpit area. The very last item that was installed is what we call our "black cape". It’s a black sun screen that attaches to the back of the bimini and extends out over the rest of the cockpit, giving us even more shade and more enjoyment in our outside living space. It took about 2 weeks for all the work to be completed and by that time, we were done with living on the dock, living on land and more than ready to be on the water again.

Promptly the next morning, after our morning coffee, we started the motor and threw the dock lines. We had a nice motor (since there was no wind) over to our usual home at Musket Cove. We haven't seen our home base in over 4 months, so it was great to pull up to a mooring ball, hop in the dink and go ashore to see our local friends (bartenders Josie, Va and a few others) at the Island Bar. We have been here at Musket Cove for about a week now, doing what we usually do: snorkel, swim, go out to the surf break, and now have added the occasional afternoon Farkle and Boche Ball Tournament to the mix. We will be here for another week and then head back to Port Denarau to pick up my brother and sister-in-law. They are coming out to Fiji for a week adventure aboard Tanga!

The other day, when we were anchored at Namotu Island for the day, we had an amazing dolphin experience. Now, we have had dolphins play along at Tanga's bow when we are sailing and we have seen dolphins from the dinghy, at a distance, but this entounter was a first for us. We were on our way back to Tanga, riding along in the dinghy, when a group of dolphins swam right up to us and played at the bow of the dinghy! They stayed with us for about a minute before swimming away. Truely a great experience for us!

Vessel Name: Tanga
Vessel Make/Model: Morgan OutIsland 415
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Tom and Monica
About: Hi and welcome to our website. We are beginning our new journey in life of sailing around the world. Please follow along with us in our new adventures.
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Our 3rd year spent in Fiji.
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