Yacht Sweet Waters

48 Ft Lello Blue Ocean Cruising Yacht

22 August 2015 | Hout Bay
05 August 2015 | Mossel Bay
03 August 2015 | Mossel Bay
27 July 2015
27 July 2015
10 July 2015
09 July 2015 | Mossel Bay
10 June 2015 | Mossel BAy
21 March 2015 | Mossel Bay
23 February 2015 | Mossel Bay
14 February 2015 | Mossel Bay
13 February 2015 | Between Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay
12 February 2015 | Opposite Tsitsikama forests
09 February 2015 | Port Elizabeth
30 January 2015 | East London
27 January 2015 | Durban
19 January 2015 | Richards Bay

Hout Bay

22 August 2015 | Hout Bay
Arrived in Hout Bay 04h30 this morning. Engine running beautifully and now run in. Did some Fabulous sailing from Danger Point to Cape Point in 12-25 knots from astern with our Bollejan Genoa. Hung around our hull speed of 8,8 knots and even reached 10,4 going down one of those 3, 5 meter swells we had, Messy seas where the Indian ocean meets the Atlantic. Passed the most Southerly part of Africa and crossed into the Atlantic. Dolphins, whales and Albatros en route. More pics will follow.

Passage plan from Mossel Bay to Cape Town

05 August 2015 | Mossel Bay
By Izak
Our passage plan from Mossel Bay to Cape Town with all contingencies plotted. This coastline has so many attractions. We must get to Cape Town soon as there are three projects waiting for attention.

Header tank installed and tested!

03 August 2015 | Mossel Bay
We completed testing of the tank today, and the result is a resounding success. Front and back temperatures on the engine have equaled out completely. Overall temperature at peak performance does not exceed 90 degrees C - textbook. One tip: - careful of modern thermostats. The cheap ones do not open on time and the expensive ones that do re rated too high. The result is that the heating cycle is unbalanced and this is not good for this kind of system. Recovery and equalization takes so long that damage cannot be ruled out. Drilling holes in the thermostat does not assist in any way. One thing that occurred to us was to put a paddle fan on the alternator as that will run air over the outside of the tank bottom. Not necessary as the tank performs so well that one might even be running a bit cool at low revs. Well done Manie!

Trailer to our movie

27 July 2015

Panama to Oz passage Plan

27 July 2015

RSA to Panama passage plan

27 July 2015
Dept Cape Town Oct / Nov 16
Vessel Name: Yacht Sweet Waters
Vessel Make/Model: Lello 48
Hailing Port: Durban
Crew: Izak Labuschagne
Izak (Skip). Been Sailing 40 years, charter captain for over 22 years of that. Done all sorts of stuff in between (www.izak.co.za). Like all yachties, a jack of all trades having done refits on Sweet Waters and even converted Navy patrol vessels. [...]
Route plan: - Richards Bay to Cape Town via East London & Mossel Bay, then to St Helena Island in the middle of the Atlantic, then to Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, Panama, Pacific Go check our progress on the map below. For now, we are in Cape Town, pursuing work opportunities to [...]
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/sweetwaters/
Yacht Sweet Waters's Photos - Main
Some pics of the trip from Richards Bay to Durban to East London to Port Elizabeth, past Plettenberg Bay to Mossel Bay.
19 Photos
Created 9 July 2015
Last days befor departure
4 Photos
Created 19 January 2015
21 Photos
Created 17 May 2012

Yacht Sweet Waters

Who: Izak Labuschagne
Port: Durban
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