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Small flying fish and squid had to be picked off the deck each morning






Squalls surrounding the boat you never knew which one would move towards the boat


Doldrums (not oil but reflections of the clouds)







 

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Great pics, Simon. And congrats on a successful crossing. What was your sleep schedule like on this cruise?
 

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Land Ho. First sighting of land Hiva Oa







Dinner




This Cruise ship came in so on went the good shirt and shorts and I joined them on the island tour. There was no head count.












Even here TV rules






Time to leave the harbour

 

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Great pics, Simon. And congrats on a successful crossing. What was your sleep schedule like on this cruise?
When I needed sleep, I set the radar alarm. I got good regular sleep except if there was traffic or squalls as these set off the alarm and there was no point sleeping then.
 

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Beautiful photos... ;) How did the Dutchman Boom Brake work out on the trip for you??
 

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Hi SD. even though on one occasion it ripped a block off the toe rail in a down wind jibe I would recomend one to everyone. Maybe should not be used as a preventer a lighter line would have saved the block and the break would have slowed the boom down.
 

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Need better backing plates for the blocks. :)

Hi SD. even though on one occasion it ripped a block off the toe rail in a down wind jibe I would recomend one to everyone. Maybe should not be used as a preventer a lighter line would have saved the block and the break would have slowed the boom down.
 

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Nice post Simon, Thanks and congratulations on your successful journey.
 

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Nice, looking forward to more. How long to punch through the doldrums?
Charles, I had to deal with the doldrums twice north of 00,00.00 I believe at the point I crossed it, was at its thinnest at about 80 miles; so about 10hrs at 6 knots the current runs at about 1.5 knots.
 

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Beautiful pictures, Simon, that was one hell of a trip you did there, memories for a lifetime, I'm sure.

Keep 'em comin'!
 
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