Category Archives: South Pacific 2013

May 25 21 33S 155 21 W

May 25 25 21 S 155 21W Yesterdays noon to noon run was 233 nautical which translates to a 9.7 knot average for the period. Distance traveled as of 0800 today is 1815 nautical. Current weather is scattered clouds, barometer … Continue reading

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May 25 23 39S 158 35 W

May 25 23 39S 158 35 W At 0800 this morning, Iron Lady is 1584 nautical out of Whangarei and roughly 600 from Papeete. Assuming current rate of progress, see should make Papaeete Monday afternoon. Current conditions are as follows. … Continue reading

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May 23 25 52S 162 16W

TIme is 0900. Iron Lady is currently 1365 miles out of Whangarei and out the front window, Papeete is about 3 days away. Barometer is 1021 and rising, winds are WNW at a gentle 10 knots, scattered clouds and the … Continue reading

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May 22 – 27 18 S 164 51W

1200 position is 2 18 S 164 51 W. COG 046. 228 Nautical noon to noon run or 9.5 knots average. Barometer 1019 steady, winds NW 20 to 25. Seas 2 to 3 meters from the NW and confused. Sky … Continue reading

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May 21 – 29 29 S 169 10 W

Thought I would delve in to the topic of weather a bit. We have all kinds of resources available to us – a professional router, weather fax, and grub files from a variety of sources. It turns out, however, that … Continue reading

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May 20 31 degrees 04 S 172 Degrees 36 W

The above is our noon position as of May 20, 2013. Current distance out of Whangarei is 706 nautical yielding an average daily run just shy of 240 nautical or 10 knots. Engine revs 1650, fuel burn about 5.7 GPH … Continue reading

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Lines on Papaeete

After roughly 11 days at sea and 2251 nautical miles from Whangarei NZ to Papeete Tahiti, Iron Lady is resting comfortably at Marina Taina. I have been doing posts during our transit and Steve Dashew was kind enough to put … Continue reading

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Fuelishness

Meanwhile back at Ship Despair, FPB 64 Tiger showed up today and our two gals were parked across the way from each other. Time to bunker the tanks as Tiger is headed off to Fiji and we are headed off … Continue reading

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