Day 3 gave us some time early in the day to catch up on a few things, then became more challenging as the evening wore on. We were able get the Bimini solar array back online due to Larry's repair all strategy - poor epoxy all over it. The strategy, deployed with as much care as can be for the situation at hand and out at sea, worked fairly well as we were able to remove the protective canvass and allow all four so late panels to contribute the our energy needs. As a result we were able to charge the batteries, and make about 50 gal of fresh water from sea water. The energy stored in the batteries also got us easily through the night's every requirements. I am back online.
We found the carrots.
Bigger swells and wind waves.
We made water with the added solar power from the bimini array.
We are beyond satellite tv reception for Directv. :)
We did snag a fish but it pull off The hook as Seb was attempting to real it in. The one that got away!
The day started with steep wind waves and rolling swells combined to make 10 - 14ft seas along with 20-30kt winds. #1 sail, Lucile, is still performing excellently in the wind conditions, 20-40 kts. Its an excellent sail from Quantum sails and is perfect for these conditions powering us to over 10kts of speed while not needing to be rested in winds over 40 kts. A great sail design.
We were able to dry out a bit and do some washing and drying of towels and gear until about mid afternoon when the Sky's became cloudy again, winds kicked up and the swells became much steeper with large developed swells at short intervals, with wind waves on top. No stars visible, wind howling, waves pushing the boat around and crashing over the deck.
It will be a long night.
No sightings of plastic or trash.