Thursday, April 23, 2009

Back in the MODE

Well, I am out of VZ. We made a fairly fast and easy passage from Porlamar to St Thomas. Boat averaged 6.5 knots the entire way with 8-9 during the 2nd day when the wind veered and saes flattened.

Having been a mono hull type for years the bridge deck slap was a bit unnerving at first. Times it sounded like a bomb was going off when a particularly large wave would break between the hulls. Other than the slap I really liked the way the boat performed considering the entire trip was a beat and we were hard on the wind the entire time in order to make the USVIs.

Dave and John did good jobs standing there watches and despite the fact I could not get the starboard motor going in VZ all went well.

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