Day 634 – 16th February 1988

Noon Summary Log

Day: 634
Date: 16th February 1988
Latitude: 42° 15′ S
Longitude: 49° 31.5′ E
Water Temperature: 11.7°C
Wind @ Noon: 15 SW
Max Wind /24 hours: 25 NW
Min Wind /24 hours: 15 SW
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 14°C
Outside Temperature: 9.8°C
Barometer: 1011

Source: CUL00045/17

Log

  • After much trouble because mainsail slide keeps sticking up the mast. I got two reefs into mainsail by which time wind had moderated.

Source: CUL00058/1

Day 629 – 11th February 1988

Noon Summary Log

Day: 629
Date: 11th February 1988
Latitude: 41° 11.7′ S
Longitude: 36° 31.5′ E
Water Temperature: 15.7°C
Wind @ Noon: 8 NW
Max Wind /24 hours: 18 N
Min Wind /24 hours: 9 N
Cloud Cover 4/8
Cabin Temperature: 21.2°C
Outside Temperature: 22°C
Barometer: 1019

Source: CUL00045/17

Log

  • Changed the argos batteries. The argos were slowly going down – per usual. I do not expect to have to change then around again.

Source: CUL00058/1

Day 628 – 10th February 1988

Noon Summary Log

Day: 628
Date: 10th February 1988
Latitude: 40° 41.5′ S
Longitude: 33° 46.5′ E
Water Temperature: 17.3°C
Wind @ Noon: 8 NE
Max Wind /24 hours: 10-12 NE
Min Wind /24 hours: 3 NE
Cloud Cover 5/8
Cabin Temperature: 22°C
Outside Temperature: 21.8°C
Barometer: 1022

Source: CUL00045/17

Log

  • Nice day with a mild breeze & sunny. Started this morning till now I stripped cleaned & greased 5 winches using Vaseline mixed with CRC oil.

Source: CUL00058/1

Day 627 – 9th February 1988

Noon Summary Log

Day: 627
Date: 9th February 1988
Latitude: 40° 35.3′ S
Longitude: 31° 49′ E
Water Temperature: 17.3°C
Wind @ Noon: 10 NE
Max Wind /24 hours: 10-12 NE
Min Wind /24 hours: CALM
Cloud Cover 6/8
Cabin Temperature: 19.2°C
Outside Temperature: 19.1°C
Barometer: 1025

Source: CUL00045/17

Log

  • Sea unbelievably quick with breeze from NE, the birds are having a fine time, it is overcast with thin cloud.
  • Used long handled scrubber down sides of yacht.
  • Number 1 water tank empty now onto number 2
  • Compass check using "Commander" compass bearing binoculars that I suspect are the most accurate.
  • A group of black sea birds are sitting in the calm sea like ducks on a pond.

Source: CUL00058/1