Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Cruising the South Atlantic,Fluid Film does it again!
Fluid Film in stock at CKD Boats,we ship anywhere.
Sheer Tenacity,a Shearwater 39 by Dudley Dix at www.dixdesign.com
The blog from Sheer Tenacity has just been updated,you will find a link to the boat on the HBYC home page at www.hbyc.co.za also to CKD Boats under Roys Blog,this was posted by Rod and Mary today.
Today the sun came out again to show us how
pleasant it can be in the trades, and we discovered that the
solar panels were not charging ! Corrosion in the exernal connection
plug! Now back on stream. These demands are fully covered by the
210watts solar panels plus the AirX wind generator. Having water
papered the blades , and coated them with Roys magic......... Fluid Film......, it
makes LESS noise than the quieter new generation AirBreeze which
failed the day before we left.
We have now crossed the halfway mark, which took 6 days 2hr 30
min, at an avr of 6.1knots. We are still running with a triple reefed
main and genoa,which is more conservative than necessary,and doing