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Day 11 and only 457nm to Hanalei

This has been an uneventful passage thus far. Uneventful is as good as it gets! The only glitch has been the leaking swimstep hatch which the manufacturer just adjusted the day before our departure. Obviously that didn’t work! They say they will come to Hawaii to make it right. Stay tuned. The weather was calm …

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End of the Line

9/2 0800 position 22-13N 159-30W. At anchor in Hanalei Bay in 30 feet, sand bottom. As the mighty Starr entered Hanalei Bay yesterday morning we could see pal Mitch Haynie tow in surfing on his foiling board on the reef at the entrance to the bay. Lori told me by email that he’d be out there …

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Land Ho!

9/1 0600 position 22-28N 159-12W. Wind NE@9 knots. Seas 3 feet. 21 miles from Hanalei. When I came on watch at 1AM this morning I could just see the loom of Honolulu’s lights off to the south. We never did see any lights on Kauai. Dawn broke this morning when we were still thirty miles …

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Meteor!

This is Noodle’s 8/31 blog post: “0600 position 25-17N 156-31W. Wind E@4kts. Seas 2 feet. 245 miles to Hanalei. I’m sure Fred’s advice on the lures was correct, but when the ocean is full of mahi mahi, and not ahi, mahi is what you catch. We put an ahi lure out and caught three more …

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Day 11 and only 457nm to Hanalei

This has been an uneventful passage thus far. Uneventful is as good as it gets! The only glitch has been the leaking swimstep hatch which the manufacturer just adjusted the day before our departure. Obviously that didn’t work! They say they will come to Hawaii to make it right. Stay tuned. The weather was calm …

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Day 11 and only 457nm to Hanalei

This has been an uneventful passage thus far. Uneventful is as good as it gets! The only glitch has been the leaking swimstep hatch which the manufacturer just adjusted the day before our departure. Obviously that didn’t work! They say they will come to Hawaii to make it right. Stay tuned. The weather was calm …

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Green Flash

8/30 0600 position 27-55N 153-50W. Wind E@4kts. Seas flat. 457 miles from Hanalei. Yesterday morning we decided it was time to bust out the fishing gear again and snag something for dinner. Within an hour we had landed two mahi mahi. The first went into the freezer. We threw the second one back and put …

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Water Temperature

One of the aspects of voyaging that I most enjoy is observing the subtle changes in environmental conditions as the vessel moves across the ocean. Upon assuming the watch on “Starr” we make logbook entries including date, time, position, total miles, speed, course, engine RPM, fuel burn rate, and alternator charging rate. We also record …

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Headwinds

This is Noodle’s 8/29 blog post: “0600 position 30-26N 151-05W. Wind NW@3kts. Seas 2 feet and confused. The forecast showed that the southwesterly headwinds we experienced yesterday morning would be light and short lived. They were neither. The wind slowly increased as the day progressed, and after dark last night it was up near twenty …

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Don, you stink like fish!

I finished my 0100 watch and was soundly sleeping when at 0500 this morning Sharry nudged me awake and said to me “god you smell fishy!” On my pillow was a flying fish! It’s getting warm here so last night we opened our leeward porthole which is only 6”x12”. Somehow this flying fish flew thru …

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