Long Beach to Cost Rica
Sailing with Dummies (California to Texas, Day 14)
Monday, June 22, 2009
We spent the morning and afternoon at dock today. It rained lightly most of the morning and quit around noon for three hours. Then it started again.
We put up a new radome and now have radar again. Repaired the chafed rope holding a radar reflector so now it might not fall. Painted some marks on the anchor chain so we can see how deep it is in the water. Fixed the generator so we can run the air conditioner. Repaired the lifelines so we might not fall overboard. Remounted the teak seat in the front right of the boat so we can sit there and relax. Replaced the halyard clip so the rope wouldn’t flail around in the wind. Ate a bunch of cake for energy.
We also got 4 large trash bags of laundry done.
At 6:30 the welders showed up and welded the broken ¾” aluminum. Then we reassembled the front end of the boat and filled up with diesel.
By 9:00pm we were heading out to sea. And at 10:00 we put up the sails and were sailing at 9-10 knots in smooth waters with a nice quartering wind under the stars.
Bacon, eggs (over easy), and tuna-fish sandwich. And we ran out of cake!