Wednesday 20 June 2012
01°33.23'N Long: 144°17.29'W 200 - 250 NM south of measurable wind
NM from Honolulu
Motoring, heading 350T at 5.0 kts Cabin Temperature: 92
deg F Humidity: 62%
Yesterday afternoon we finally crossed the
equator (under power of course) and celebrated with a bottle of sparkling cider
(as Veuve Cliquot was in short supply).
With any luck, we should be at
the halfway point and into the NE trade winds the day after tomorrow. The
second half of the trip will go a lot faster than the first half and we can go
back to using the windvane for steering. It would be an understatement to say
we are all tired of hand steering.
We've been closely monitoring fuel
consumption and now estimate that we will be ok. We seem to be doing a lot
better than I thought we would.
Water remains a concern. We started out
with less than we should have, and the passage is going slower than planned, so
we're trying our best to conserve. A little rain would really
Anyone following my postings closely may have observed that, in
spite of my statement to the contrary, the cabin temperature has been steadily
climbing. And this is true. Fortunately, nighttime temperatures are bucking
this trend and I actually felt a bit cold during the midnight watch.
and nights have been very clear and we've yet to even see a rain
In the fishing department, we tried to fool the fish by
disguising the lure with a piece of garbage bag, but the fish were on to our
ways and continued to avoid the lure like a teenager avoiding their