Just a quick update
11 June 2011 | 18.5N; 148W
Nothing fancy here -- just a quick one to let you know we are doing well. We passed under 500 nm to go this morn, so the bulls eye is out on Hilo. We are working to keep the boat as low as possible to reduce the amount of time we may have to be on the other gybe. Skies are (finally) sunny and the main thing to watch out for are the squalls at night. Last night was nothing short of incredible under the full moon. There is nothing like being on the open sea under a full moon. The 'waves' aren't really waves but rather huge dunes of moving water! They are huge!! They are 12-15' high and fortunately they are big and rolly.
We had one more main slug come undone. So this afternoon we went to a 3rd reef so I could sew new webbing onto the slug/sail. But there is no more webbing! So hopefully that will be the last of the main slug repair -- at least until we can get to Hilo for more webbing.
We are running a full main during the day and a 2nd reef at night (to accommodate the squalls). That seems to work pretty good. Going to weather to put the reef in or shake it out is always a bit nerve wracking as we watch the apparent wind increase by 20k or more!!!