log of SV Passage for 2005

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  GMT lat long CSM speed dir knots dir height % hPa ↑ or ↓  
03-03-05 2030 2117'N 15750'W 108 7 var 3-10 NW 5-8' 20 1015   We're off @ 1030 HST
03-04-05 0420 2105N 15715W
motor sailed
var 3-10     0 1017 +2 Dropped hook in Lono, Molokai 
                          18'deep/mud/80' scope
03-16-05 2330         340 16 N 3-5 10 1015 -2 Heading to Kaunakakai - single reef
03-17-05 0100 2105N 15702W 90 7 N-NE 15 1-3 NE 30 1016 +1 Glorious broad reach to Kaunakakai
                          16'deep/mud/100' scope - 2 anchors
03-18-05 0415     131   SE 11 N 3 30 1016 0 Left for Big Island
        127-137 4-6 SE 8-11 N 3   1016 0 Pleasant sail thru Lanai, Maui, Kahoolawe
        155 5-7 NE 18 NW 3-5 30 1015 -1 Alenuehaha uncomfortable not unbearable
03-18-05 2200 1940N 15602W     NE 8-10     30 1014 -1 Arrived Honokohau (Kona) noon HST
    1958N 15620W drifting NE 18 NW 10 50 1012 -2 Received VHF call from SV Nepenthe
                          They lost headstay & engine won't start
        308 7 NE 18-22 NW 8-10 70 1012 0 We headed back out to offer help
03-19-05 0030 1955N 15621W 130 2-2.5 NE 18-22 NW 10 70 1012 0 Met SV Nepenthe - jury rigged staysail
03-19-05 0230 1951N 15618W 135 4 NE 12-18 NW 6-10   1013 +1 Got their engine running - following us in
03-19-05 0900 1940N 15602W     NE 8-10 NW 3-8   1013 0 Arrived Honokohau - again
04-10-05 0330 1911N 15555W 180 5 W 2-4 S 2 90 1017 0 6.5 hr motorsail to Milolii, Big Island
04-10-05 2000 1910N 15555W 180 5 NNW 10 NW 1 0 1016 0 Motored to Honomalino/25' sand
04-11-05 2220     214 6.4 SSW 1.5-2 NW 1 100 vog 1016 0 Left Big Island for Fanning
04-12-05 0317 1839N 15604W 190 8.2 E 22 E 10 20 1014 0 Dbl reef, 50% jib, sloppy seas
04-13-05 0315 1606N 15712W 190 7.5 ENE 18 conf 8-10 40 1011 0 Sloppy confused seas.  Uncomfortable
04-14-05 0308 1343N 15806W 195 6.5 E 22 conf 8-10 50 1011 0 Unchanged wind/sea/sails
04-15-05 0306 1119N 15855W 190 6.2 ENE 24 conf 10 15 1010 0 Jib 30%
04-16-05 0315 0858N 15848W 160 5.2 ENE 20 E 10 100 1009 0 Seas less confused - improving
04-17-05 0308 0654N 15804W 175 6 ENE 19 E 4 10 1010 0 Seas greatly improved
04-18-05 0315 0444N 15832W 225 5.5 E 20 NE 4 10 1010 0 Squall X 1 hr w/ gusts to 37 kts
                          Sheared bolt on autopilot - fixed
                          Sheared bold on goosneck - jib alone
04-18-05 1645 0357N 15907W 240 3.5-4 ESE 12 E 2 25 1010 0 Land sighted
04-18-05 2330 0352N 15922W     SE 10     10 1019 ++ CQR in 16' mud Fanning lagoon
06-07-05 2130     180 4-5 E 15 N 2 10 1011   Left Fanning for Penrhyn w/full main
06-07-05 2300         E 15-18 E 4 30 1011 0 Single reefed main, furled 30% genoa
06-08-05 0315 0315N 15907W 170 6 ENE 14 E 6 50 1009 -2 Unchanged wind/sea/sails
06-09-05 ~2000     120 6 ENE 22-32 E 6-8 100 1007 -2 Squall X 1 hr w/ gusts to 32 kts
06-09-95 0336 0137N 15919W 80 3.5 SSE 8 NE 6 90 1008 +1 Making easting
06-10-05 0320 0137N 15811W 180 5.3 SE 12 SE 3 90 1009 -1 Same sails
06-11-05 0121 0000 15803W 154 5.9 SE 11 E 3 30 1009 0 Crossed equator.  Great sailing.
06-11-05 0328 0010S 15758W 160 6.2 E 11 E 3 30 1009 0 Great conditions
06-12-05 0325 0217S 15730W 180 4.8 E 8 NE 3 10 1009 0 Full genoa trying to maintain weigh
06-12-05 0400                       Motorsailing
06-12-05 1600                       Resumed sailing with full genoa
06-13-05 0320 0406S 15723W 170 5.8 E 13 SE 6 10 1009 0 Partly furled genoa
06-14-05 0320 0617S 15725W 180 6.8 E 18 E 6 50 1008 -1 Heavy rain earlier.  Motorsailed 2 hrs.
06-15-05 0330 0841S 15758W 207 5 E 10 E 4 20 1009 +1 Full main.  Rolly seas.  25 mi to Penrhyn.
06-15-05 0415 0844S 15800W 207 6-7 ENE 8-9 E 4       Furled jib.  Motorsailing in.  20 mi out.
06-15-05 0730 0858S 15805W     E 2-3       1011 +2 Hove to outside Tauria pass till daybreak
06-15-05 1825 0858S 15803W     E 8-10 SE 1 100     Rainy.  Enter @ next slack.
06-15-05 2200 0859S 15803W     E 5.8 0 0 40 1009 -2 In lagoon-CQR in 40' sand w/ 200' chain
06-20-05 ~2000 0857S 15756W                   Crossed lagoon to Te Tautau - calmer.
06-28-05 2200 0859S 15803W     ENE 10     <10 1014   Back to Omoka.  CQR 45' sand 200' chain
07-01-05 2330         ENE 15 E 2 <10 1010   Left Penrhyn for Rakahanga, Cook Isl
07-02-05 0330 0904S 15823W 252 6 ENE 15 SE 3 10 1011 +1 No main -  #1 jib on pole
  1025 0917S 15901W 253 5.5 ESE 15 SSE 3 5 1011   Same sails - very rolly
07-03-05 0000 0937S 16004W 255 5.2 E 12-14 S-SE 2-3 15 1011   Single-reef main, poled out jib, wing/wing
  0330 0940S 16020W 255 2.5 ESE 6 SE 3 50 1011   Shifting winds w passing weather
  0430 0941S 16023W 252 5.1 E 6 SE 3 20 1011   Full main - Furled jib
  1900 1000S 16106W 171 3 ESE 6-7 W 2 100     Rakahanga too deep to anchor - rainy
07-04-05 0030 1024S 16105W 156 3 ENE 6.5 S 5 5 1011   Rain cleared - Dbl reef - great sailing
  0230 1023S 16102W 219 5.6 E 9.6 S 4 5 1010 -1 Manihiki too deep - on to Suwarrow  
  0340 1027S 16105W 215 5.6 E 9.5 SW 6 5 1010   Single-reefed main & full #1 jib
  2230 1144S 16201W 216 6.4 SE 11 S 4-5 10 1012   Same sails
07-05-05 0300 1204S 16221W 220 6.2 SSE 17 S 6 20 1012   Dbl-reefed main.  Approaching squall
  2200 1315S 16307W     ESE 18 ESE <1 75 1011   CQR in 40' sand Suwarrow - squally
07-22-05 0330 1314S 16317W 250 7.2 ESE 22 SE 4 20   -1 Left Suwarrow for Amer Samoa
07-23-05 0330 1344S 16550W 255 7 ESE 20 E 5 50 1011   Dbl reef/50% jib/staysail - 155 mi last 24
  0639 1350S 16610W 257 5-6 ESE 20 E 5 night 1011   Furl jib/few off to ^ dist from Tackless
07-24-05 0330 1417S 16813W 266 6 E 18 E 6 10 1010   Dbl reef, 50% jib, staysail
07-25-05 0330 1421S 17028W 287 4.8 NNW 6 NNW 2 90 1008 -2 Motorsailing - 12 mi out of Pago Pago
  0600 1416S 17042W               1009   CQR in 40' mud/trash in Pago Pago
8-19-05 0319 1418S 17040W 180 5.4 E 10 S 1 25 1011   Left Pago Pago for Apia, WS. Motorsailing
  0943 1413S 17105W 316 3.8 E 10 E 4 80 1011   28 kt squall - deeply reefed jib
  2015 1347S 17145W             100 1014 3 Rainy.  Side-tied to tug in Apia harbor
8-30-05 1500                   1009   Left Apia, WS for NTT, Tonga
                          Motorsailing w/ single reef
  1615 1346S 17147W 315 5.2 150 3 0 0   1009   Motorsailing NW coast of Upola, WS
  1725 1343S 17152W 255 5.2 154 3-4 E 1 >90 1013 +4 Cleared Apolima Island to port
9-2-05 0030 1556S 17346W     125 8-10     90 1012   CQR in 40' sand @ Niuatoputapu, Tonga
10-06-05 1815         135 10     75 1013   Left Niuatoputapu for Neiafu,Vava'u
10-07-05 0034 1627S 17351W 174 5.4 112 10 ESE 2 50 1013   Single reef, full #2 jib, engine off
  0530 1655S 17355W 171 5.5 150 6-8 SE 2 100 1014 +1 Motorsailing full main/no jib.  Light rain
  0855 1716S 17356W 171 6.3 94 8-9 SE 2   1014   Northbnd boat passed few miles to stbd
  1710 1800S 17400W 181 5 120 15 SSE 2-3 100 1013 -1 Motorsailing.  Fonuale off stbd beam
10-08-05 0100 1839S 17359W     90 10     20 1015 +1 CQR in 30' sand in Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga
10-12-05 0115         ESE 8-10     10 1015   Left Neiafu for Port Maurelle.  Motoring
  0230 1842S 17402W     ESE 6-8     10 1015   CQR in 35' sand @ Port Maurelle, Tonga 
  2130         ESE 8-9     10 1014   Left P Maurelle for Lape Isl.  Motoring
  2300 1843S 17405W     ESE 8-10     10 1014   CQR in 32' sand @ Lape Isl, Tonga
10-13-05 2145                 20 1013   Left Lape for Euakafa.  Motoring
  2245 1845S 17402W     ESE 10-12 SE 2 40 1013   CQR in 15' sand @ Euakafa, Tonga
10-14-05 0315         SE 16-17 SE 1 20 1013   Left Euakafa for Vakaeitu.  Motoring
  0430 1843S 17406W     SE 10-12 SE <1 80 1013   CQR in 38' sand @ Valaeitu, Tonga
10-17-05 0215         SE 12     20 1012   Left Vakaeitu for Kenutu.  Motoring
  0415 1842S 17358W     SE 6     50 1012   CQR in 20' sand @ Ofu Isl, Tonga
  2215                 40 1013   Left Ofu for Kenutu.  Motoring
  2330 1842S 17356W     ESE 7-8     40 1014 +1 CQR in 28' sand @ Kenutu Isl, Tonga
10-18-05 2300         NNE 10-14     100 1014   Set 44# Bruce as TS approach
10-19-05 2115         ENE 12-14     95 1014   Left Kenutu for Neiafu.  Motoring
10-20-05 0030 1840S 17359W     E 7-10     75 1013 +1 CQR in 35' sand/coral rock in Neiafu
10-24-05 0100           calm     25 1014   Left Neiafu for Maninita.  Motoring
  0400 1851S 17400W     E 4     20 1015 +1 CQR in 16' sand @ Maninita
  1730                 10 1014   Left Maninita for Ha'apai.  Motoring
  1800 1852S 17402W 187 5.7 E 6-7 E 1 10 1014   Mainsail up.  Unfurl #2 jib.  Motorsailing
  2100 1907S 17409W 188 6.1 NE 4-5 SE 2 10 1015 +1 Whales!  Caught/released 2 small tuna
  2312 1919S 17413W 182 5.3 NE 4.8 SE 2 10 1015   Caught/released 3rd tuna
10-25-05 0000 1923S 17414W 180 5.5 NNE 5.4 SE 2 10 1014 -1 Furled 1/2 job.  Worm roe/sperm 
  0345 1940S 17417W       calm     10 1014   CQR 40' sand @ Ha'ano, Ha'apai, Tonga
  2230         ESE 3-4 SE 1 10 1014   Left Ha'ano for Lifuka, Tonga.  Motoring
10-26-05 0045 1948S 17421W     ESE 1-2     100 1014   CQR in 19' sand @ Lifuka
10-29-05 2230 1948S 17421W     SE 10-14 SE 1 75 1013   Approaching low - moved inside harbor
11-1-05 2200         S 8-10     20 1014   Left Lifuka for Ha'afeva.  Motorsailing
11-2-05 0230 1956S 17443W     SE 11-15     40 1014   CQR in 25' sand @ Ha'afeva, Ha'apai
11-4-05 2200         SSE 12-18 SE 1-2 20 1015   Left Ha'afeva for Nomuka Iki.  Motorsail
  2330 2004S 17449W 176 6.6 SE 18-22 SE 1-2 20 1014 -1 Dbl reef main, 50% #2, staysail
11-5-05 0215 2017S 17448W     SE 15-17     20 1014   CQR in 16' sand @ Nomuka Iki
11-6-05 1720         SE 12     50 1013   LEFT Nomuka iki for Kelefesia.  Motorsail
  1800 2019S 17447W 176 5.8 SSE 10-12 S 1 50 1014 +1 Dbl reef main,100 % #2.  Motorsailing
  2115 2030S 17444W     SE 10-12     90 1013 -1 CQR in 24' sand @ Kelefesia, Ha'apai
11-7-05 2020                 50 1014   Left Kelefesia for Malinoa, Tongatapu
  2100 2032S 17447W 213 5.7 SE 13-14 S 1 50 1014   Full main, 100 #2, staysail
11-8-05 0315 2002S 17508W     ESE 10 SE <1 90 1011 -3 CQR in 30' sand @ Malinoa, Tongatapu
  2340         SE 6-8 SE <1 75 1011   Left Malinoa for Nuku'alofa
11-9-05 0140 2108S 17511W     SE 12-20 SE 1 100 1011   CQR in 35' sand outside Nukualofa habor
  0400 2108S 17510W     SE 12-20 SE <1 90 1011   Moved to Pangaimotu Isl, Tongatapu
11-23-05 2100         ESE 12     50 1013   Left Nuku'alofa for Opua, NZ
                          Motorsailing with full main
  2233 2102S 17517W 264 6.4 90 10 S <1 75 1013   Cleared outer reef via Egeria Channel
11-24-05 0030 2109S 17528W 217 6.7 124 10-12 S 1 75 1012 -1 Full main & #2 jib.  Great sailing
  0300 2123S 17541W 211 7.4 128 15-18 S 1-2 60 1011 -1 Single reef in main
  0650 2134S 17602W 218 6.0 114 18 S 1-2 90 1011   Changed course toward Minerva Reef
  1241 2150S 17634W 228 6.0 105 13 S 1-2 10 1012 +1 3 boats in view
  2048 2224S 17716W 213 5.5 100 12 S 1-2 90 1012   Report to 'NZ or Bust' net
11-25-05 0430 2250S 17756W 217 5.0 SSE 12 SE 2-3 100 1011   Deep reef in #2 jib, single reef in main
  1216 2313S 17829W 220 5.4 90 8.6 SSE <1 100 1010 -1 Rainy.  Flukey winds.  Motorsailing
  2018 2339S 17856W     110 6     40 1011 +1 CQR in 40' sand @ N Minerva Reef
11-29-05 2200                       Left N Minerva for Opua, NZ
  2230 2337S 17857W 259 4 220 8-9 SW 2 25 1010   Out of lagoon.  Motorsailing w single reef
11-30-05 0000 2337S 17905W 257 5.6 210 10-13 SW 2 10 1011 +1 Motorsail w single reef & staysail
  0200 2338S 17916W 265 6.5 185 10-13 SSW 2 20 1010 -1 Wind backed 20.  Still motorsailing
  0300 2338S 17923W 248 5.8 193 11-14 SSW 2 30 1010   Motor off.  Sngl reef main, full #2 & stysl
  0430 2341S 17932W 220 5.5 170 12-16 SSW 2 50 1010   Sngl reef main, reefed #2, staysail
  0915 2355S 17955W 212 6.0 140 12-16 SSW 2 50 1011 +1 Same sails.  Seas improving.  Light rain
  2019 2443S 17919E 200 8 120 9 SSW 2 100 1013 +2 Squally
  2230 2512S 17904E 7 4.5 122 23 SSW 8 50 1014 +1 Dbl reef main & staysail.  Gusts to 30
12-1-05 1620 2617S 17831E 190 4.5 113 20 SE 6 0 1016   Ship crossed bow PS @ 3 nm
  2030 2637S 17815E 198 6.5 113 20 SE 4 10 1018 +2 Dbl reef main, reefed jib, staysail
12-02-05 0430 2724S 17749E 186 6.8 95 20 SE 6 10 1018   Same sails
  1147 2809S 17731E 188 6.5 86 15-20 SE 4 20 1019   Wind  backing.  Seas decreasing
  2024 2857S 17710E 192 6.8 96 10-15 SE 4 0 1018 -1 Single reef main, 50% #2, staysail.  Nice
12-03-05 0000 2912S 17659E 197 7.1 85 8-12 SE 2 10 1018   Full main, 100% #2, staysail.  Great sail
  0415 2939S 17639E 199 6.5 60 8-11 SE 1 20 1018   3/4 kt current with us.  162 nm in 24 hrs
  0820 3000S 17626E 180 5.2 35 14-17 SE 1 20 1018   Still full main, 100% #2, & stysl.  Great
  1423 3033S 17628E 154 6.2 15-25 9-12 SE <1 50 1016 -2 Off course to maintain speed in winds
  1800 3044S 17617E 186 5.0 270 2 SE <1 80 1017   1/2 kt current against us.  Rain.  Mtrsail
  2025 3055S 17612E 186 5.2 40 6 SE <1 50 1017   Report to 'NZ or Bust' net.  Motorsailing
12-04-05 0420 3138S 17652E 187 6.2 000 8-14 NNW 1 90 1016 -1 Still motorsailing.  228 nm to go
  2022 3308S 17506E 175 4.6 355 12-13 NW <1 100 1013 -3 Motor off.  Full main & #2.  130 nm to go
12-05-05 0000 3330S 17457E 181 6.1 330 15-18 WNW <1 100 1013   Same sails.  1-1/4 kt current against us
  0230