Cruising

Maple : Welcome to Kodiak, AK, Lat: 57°46.678’N, long: 152°24.674’W

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Who: Janet, Darryl, Ella & Iris
Where: From French Polynesia to Alaska
Multihull: Leopard 384
Blog : www.svmaple.blogspot.com


Yes, it is finally true. We have arrived in Kodiak, AK. Some fun facts happened by numbers during our passages since departing Tahiti on May. We’ve spent 52 days at sea, 27 to Hawaii then 25 to Alaska. We sailed 5,100 nautical miles, 2,350 to Hawaii, then 2,750 to Alaska. Even if, to be honest, we really didn’t track our mileage, so this is a very rough guess at best. We didn’t fish. Crew members lost three teeth, and a fourth hanging by a thread. Yes, we will soon need to puree all of Iris’s food! Girls have spent most of hours awake watching screens. We broke and repaired almost 20 small things. We replaced the two tiller arms, after one broke 500 nm SW of Hawaii. We had to create various renditions of a block to stop the rudder from bashing itself against the hull after the tiller arm broke. Darryl spent contorted, upside down in the engine room trying in vain at times to secure the rudder while precariously kneeling on the back transom step being swamped continuously by waves. We had to fix the emergency tiller, which was damaged when it was used as our first attempt for securing the flapping rudder. The torn spinnaker is not yet repaired. We had to replace chafed spinnaker halyard. We had to replace chafed furling line. An alternator was replaced. We had to change fuel filters after ...

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