Monday, April 25, 2011

Also from the Captain...

Also 4 days ago...

The sailing is going well but I'm tired of the motion.  Tomorrow noon is the half way point.  I can't seem to get the vane to work so I'm relying on the Ahelm - hope it holds out.  Weird gear failure - there's a little knob thing on a short bit of stainless wire rope on the furling gear.  It's used to guide the sail edge into the foil on the headstay - so it just flops about except when you're raising a sail.  Anyway, I went forward and it's gone!  the wire bit is shredded.  Why???  Anyway, it's not really critical but I'll need to get another.

In the meantime, I flog south.