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Thursday, April 28, 2011

4/28/2011 - Heading north tomorrow

We're ready to leave Ensenada Grande. We plan to head out no later than 10:00 AM tomorrow. Believe me, that will be a sacrifice for Lulu who slept until 9:30 this morning. I have been listening to Don Anderson's weather on the morning Amigo SSB net. A couple days ago he was calling for some serious northerly action this weekend so we figured we'd head straight to San Evaristo. However, he's toned the warning down so we'll be heading to Isla San Francisco as originally planned. It's about 19 miles from here so we're looking at 5 hours anyway, depending on winds, etc. It's a straight shot almost due north so we're hoping for some southerly winds.

Happy to say that the new water filter is working well. However, since I had to take a few shortcuts and make a few adjustments, we have a tiny little leak where I had to couple a too-big hose to a too-small fitting. It's not even enough of a leak to drip. You only know it's leaking if you brush up against the fitting and get a drop of water on your hand. It is, however, enough to cause us to suck a little air when we pump water. Not much, but a little. I'll fix it when I have the right parts.

Also happy to report that the solar array is working great. We haven't run the Honda generator since we left the marina almost 3 weeks ago and, since then we've made water and used the sewing machine and hot knife as well as all the regular stuff (refrigeration, lights, charge the computers, SSB radio, etc. If we had one more solar panel we'd really be fat and happy. Also would like to get a KISS wind generator.

Look for an update on out YOTREPS position tomorrow night.

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