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Graptolite - Day 5

Friday 24th November 2023, 21:08.710N 021:28.746W

We caught a reasonable sized mahi mahi today which was turned into sashshimi for dinner. The meat was firmer than I remember. Maybe the next mahi mahi will be cooked as kebabs and we will stick to yellow-fin for eating raw.

An exciting late evening was spent untangling the improvised genoa furler with the line slipped off the improvised spool. We are not doing too well with our fleet position as we are nursing both damaged steering gear and the furler so we have decided to run into Mindelo to make repairs. Mindelo is a port we know well from our cruise ship travels and we were there most recently in March of this year so it holds no particular attraction for us but hopefully we can fix things so that every clanking noise from the wheel does not sound like the end of our ability to steer.

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