Maximilian - Simbo Sleigh Ride
Evening all, its an official sleigh ride out here. Plenty of breeze 25kn+ and a cheeky squall which touched 40kn on our instruments.
Been playing cat and mouse with the squalls on the radar and aside one very unpleasant sail flog we are doing ok.
Another day of records for Max, 206nm covered with a maximum of 17kn down a wave of course! Not bad for an old cruising boat :)
In more mundane news, the battery charger is back on form now after plugging the laptop into it and giving it a talking to (reset); gave the batteries a big charge from the now functioning genset so thats kind of 2 boxes ticked off - for the moment !
Looks like we are doing pretty well in terms of fleet position, we have about 370 to go so plenty of time for us to mess up yet.
Hoping there will be a Columbian techy that can sort our SSB and weird drivestop error occassionally on the autopilot...luckily Harriet hydrovane is pretty adept at going downwind with this rig set up.
Better go and tweek a bit - 30kn now.