Voyages

These are the voyages of the sailing vessel, Wings.

13 July 2018 | Pension Tiare Nui
05 July 2018 | Raiatea Carenage, Raiatea
03 July 2018 | Apooiti Bay, Raiatea, French Polynesia
01 July 2018 | Tapuamu Bay
30 June 2018 | Pension Tiare Nui
27 June 2018 | Raiatea, French Polynesia
25 June 2018 | Bora Bora Yacht Club mooring field, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
24 June 2018 | Raiatea, French Polynesia
23 June 2018
12 June 2018 | Avatiu Harbor, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
10 June 2018 | Avatiu Harbor, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
08 June 2018 | Avatiu Harbor, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
07 June 2018 | Avatiu Harbor, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
31 May 2018 | Uturoa
29 May 2018 | Uturoa, Raiatea
27 May 2018
24 May 2018 | Pension Tiare Nui
23 May 2018 | Pension Tiare Nui
22 May 2018 | Penion Tiare Nui
22 May 2018 | Pension Tiare Nui

Progress

22 May 2018 | Penion Tiare Nui
Better Bill
We've done quite well the past few days but that's resulted in our being so exhausted that a beer, dinner, and bed were all that we could manage. Nevertheless, Wings is beginning to look like a boat that's getting ready to sail over the Pacific for a week.

We've gotten most of the tasks done but a few remain to stymie us. The propane leak hasn't been fixed, for example, and the wind speed system is still out. Conni's furious about that, but I can't imagine how we'll fix it. I received an email today that after we returned the masthead unit for repair, they couldn't reproduce the problem and returned it to us untouched. There's not much else but the cable and there's just no way for me to fix that out here. I think that I'll look for a wireless one.

We know that the fridge does work, it will start. The main sail is installed but wind stopped the final batten install. Conni finished cleaning the plastic windows in the dodger so they're clear again. I've got to buy lumber and cut and fit the wood that we use to attach our Jerry jugs of extra fuel and water. I bought SS U bolts for the purpose but the wood that I cut and fit in Mexico many years ago is completely shot.

We've had terrible trouble updating our C80 charts. The C80 is the main chart plotter at the helm, and it's old, now. The Navionics website at which one selects and purchases chart updates is not well designed and I've been in Chats with Navionics techs for days now. Each tech adds some other layer of information to help, but "Nora" provided what proved to be THE key yesterday: she told me how to select the chart area that we need. Done! We now have charts for the trip and we've checked that they do show the detail that we need for the areas of interest to us. I'd like to thank the persistent techs at Navionics for continuing to help us with this task, especially Ariana C, who worked with me for an hour on Friday. Thanks to you all.

Conni had work to do yesterday so we got a later-than-usual start. I tried to buy the needed lumber but it was "Whit Monday" here, a public holiday: nothing open. Still, we did manage to complete a lot of small chores that needed completion before we departed but the heat and many days of continuous work took their tolls. We were in bed by 1900!
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Vessel Name: Wings
Vessel Make/Model: Passport 40
Hailing Port: Anchorage, Alaska
Crew: William Ennis and Constance Livsey
About: We've been married since 1991, and both retired from our respective jobs (teacher and attorney) after long careers. We live in the most exotic of the United States: Alaska. We cruise on Wings for half the year, enjoying our home state the other part of the year.
Extra:
We've sailed Wings Southward from Alaska since August, 2010. We joined the BajaHaha from SoCal to Mexico in 2012. We joined the Pacific Puddle Jump in 2013 and crossed the Pacific Ocean. Wings "over-summered" in French Polynesia. We continued our journey through western French Polynesia, [...]
Home Page: http://svwings.com
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