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Hear's2Us - Little River to Bermuda day 4

Yesterday was another eventful day in the life of S/V Hear's 2 Us!. Our traveler car failed on Day 2 so we Jerry rigged a tack point for the main sheet with lines which worked beautifully for 2 days then last night as we sat down for dinner, the line chaffed through and we again had all hands on deck to secure the swinging boom. Mission accomplished with no injuries other than pride. Since the wind was 9 knots and it was calming even further, we left it 'til morning and motor sailed with the jib until around 0100 Tue am then motored for the rest of the night. This am, crewman Bill Wheary and I made chafe guards from fire hose (graciously supplied by our son Erik Osman and Horry County Fire Rescue and re-rigged our new tack point. We are back in business (if we could only find some wind). Now we are motoring with 2-4 knots on the nose making about 5-5.3 kts on course to Bermuda. Of note, no strikes as yet. We did pass closely to USCG Eagle (see photo) but never saw her. Hope to be sailing by this evening. SSB working well. Still in contact with S/V Queso Grande II but she is far ahead at this point. All for now.

Captain of the US Minnow 😮

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