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Sailing Adventures
2nd Apr 2011
Ready to leave the Galapagos Islands

We will be leaving the Galapagos Islands on Monday April 4th and heading towards the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. We are anticipating a crossing time of 3 to 4 weeks. The first part will be the slowest as we work our way south to get into the trade winds. Don has requested an initial course from Commander’s Weather Routing, which will help us quite a bit. The boat is ready, groceries are stored and we are full of fuel and water. We will use the watermaker each day to replace the water that we use, and it runs while the generator is running, which we use to run the cold plate in the refer/freezer. The generator is used for 1 ½ to 2 hours a day which is about 1.5 gallons of diesel, and we carry 100 in the main tank, and 45 in 5 gallon jerry cans, which is plenty to get us across. We plan on using the engine very little, which might make the passage one or two days longer but we are a sailboat and fuel is $5 a gallon. Dave Hendrickson will be joining us when we reach Hiva Oa, our check in point to French Polynesia.



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