Category Archives: NZ 2013

Internatational Dateline

In just about 1 hour we will cross the international dateline and our longitude will go from east of Greenwich to west of Greenwich. After a bit of discussion in the salon, we figured out that this will mean we … Continue reading

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Cleared Out to Papaeete

Roger, Steve’s friend and our third for the voyage to Tahiti arrived Friday night and we scheduled our clearance for Saturday at 10 AM. On nights before a passage, I don’t sleep particularly well and this time was no exception … Continue reading

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Finally made it out of Ship Despair and down to Marsden Cove. Buffalo Nickel (Val and Stan) pulled in before we left and were getting ready to do their fuelish thing. Problem was that the fuel truck broke down and, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Trawler Capsize

Steve Dashew just put up a post with video that analyzes the capsize of a trawler in monstrous seas. While we have never been in seas remotely like the ones in the video, we did see 20 plus footers on … Continue reading

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