Around The World Voyage : Commentary : Leg 4

May 29, 2002

Distance made good last 24 hours- 162 miles "
Average speed last 24 hours 6.8
1833 RPM
Fuel burned last 24 hours 92 gallons (including generator)
Fuel remaining 744 by Flow Scan
Range at current speed with remaining fuel using data from last 24 hours-
1,310 nm
Distance remaining to Acapulco 1,053 nm
Course 304m
ER temp 113 F

You see, it pays to complain. The lumpiness of the seas has settled down since my last report and the comfort level has gone up. The weather report that we got from Jim today shows conditions evolving towards calm in the next few days. The unsettling part of Jim’s report was that the season’s first tropical depression has developed about 1500 miles north of us and that storm (ALMA) is soon to be classified as a hurricane. ALMA will move north and won’t affect us, but…. The breeding has begun….

It is a beautiful night with the nearly full moon reflecting off of the water. Up ahead however a BIG rainsquall is coming. It is an undulating mass on the radar screen. There is also a ship approaching which will pass 1.5 miles off our port side according to the MARPA. I just hope that the ship doesn’t disappear into the squall mass (although that can be somewhat rectified by playing with the “rain” setting)

Now much later..Ship passed. Squall passed. All is well aboard NORDHAVN. My watch is over. Good night.

 

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