Adela - Mid atlantic report
We have now reached the half way point, having had our fair share of incidents. The rigging is holding, but then we have had little wind, however we have put safety lines around the back stays and fore stay just in case.Over the first week the wind just kept on dropping. We are now becalmed and I am sure I noticed the true wind indicator give a negative reading! The decision was taken to press on and start the engine as no-one wanted to swim and our efforts at fishing with a hopelessly inadequate line are frustrating. We have now been motoring for 2 days and, if the weather forecast is accurate, we hope to get some wind tomorrow.I am having fun experimenting with the SSB radio, the aerial is now balanced nicely by the new remote ATU, and although electrical noise from the chart plotter. read more...