Yesterday, after clearing customs we made great time headed northbound. The waters were calm and we put on 73 NM.
We snuggled into our planned anchorage and we had taco salad. I am sorry I did not take a picture of it but suffice it to say it was tasty. There was a weather alert for Sunday for wind on Georgia Strait but Predict wind showed 20-25 knots se we waited for a bit for it to subside and headed out. We got hammered! We quickly turned around and are now back in Northwest Harbor. We have a few weather days planned in so it is not an issue other than cleaning up the boats and nursing Tonia back to a normal color -- I guess she was a shade of white with terror and green with seasickness. What does that make? Puce?
We had a captains meeting and reviewed the wind forecast and we have decided to move out at 3:30 AM tomorrow as there is a 7 hour window of calm between 3:30 and 11:00 AM. We will be out of Strait of Georgia just in time for it to suck again (well that is the plan). We will then have a 3-4 hour delay to wait for Seymore Narrows to achieve slack tide before we can move on.
When we returned Matt discovered he broke a water line and dumped 75% of his fresh water in the bilge. He did a quick fix and now will need to run the water maker as we run tomorrow to replenish.
They call it an adventure for a reason.
Time: 10 h 47 m ( 07:35 to 18:22 ) Distance: 75.14 nm
Fuel: 19.92 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.85 GPH Fuel Economy: 3.77 NM/G
Avg Speed: 7.60 kn Max Speed: 10.89 kn
Engine Runtime Start: 2558.70 Hours Runtime End: 2569.00 Hours Fuel: 19.92 Gallons Fuel Rate: 1.85 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 6.58 GPH Avg RPM: 1249.39 Max RPM: 1634.75 Avg Oil Pressure: 51.81 Low Oil Pressure: 1.16 Avg Temperature: 181.34 Max Temperature: 194.00