Friday, November 6, 2009

A nice calm day in the Southern Ocean


Looks like a Cold front coming from the South met a Warm front from North not too far from us today. The result was a foggy day with intermittent drizzle, light winds and fairly calm sea. The wind didn't die down completely as I feared it would and we managed to keep moving at a leisurely 6 kts on a beam reach. The preventer rigged at Fremantle proved its utility as now even in light winds with a quartering sea  the boom does not thrash and the boat keeps moving. I had tried rigging it up during the earlier leg but ended up without much success and a mangled snatch block! The flaw in my arrangement was pointed out by Jon Sanders, a veteran at Solo circumnavigations, at Fremantle and looks like he was spot on!

          A sedate day, some quick cook Rissoto for dinner followed by a movie on the laptop. A far cry from being hosted by Pip & John last Friday to a dinner of gourmet Pizzas at a fancy place in Perth followed by a nice drive through the King's Park Botanical garden!  

4 comments:

Rashmi said...

Enjoy the calmness. Bye

Vishrut said...

how does one get replies to his queries here???

how do u charge ur laptop??

Indian Navy Solo Circumnavigation said...

[Vishrut]
I charge my laptop using an inverter onboard that gives me a 230 V supply. The inverter & other eqpt runs on four storage batteries that I need to charge using a diesel generator on board or an alternator fitted on the engine.

chatty said...

thank god for the calmness...6 Kts is making you go on..good you worked out the 'preventor' don't you wish you had it rigged in your earlier leg...