Category Archives: Trip Updates

All posts involving sailing trips, whether to Diamond Head for a quick surf session or to Tahiti for a few months.

Added New Trip: 2017-05 Greece!

Here’s our trip in Greece, sailing around the Dodecanese Islands on a Bareboat Charter by Istion. Tips, weather, costs and tons of photos! Trips –> 2017-05: Greece Trips –> 2017-05: Greece –> Arrival Trips –> 2017-05: Greece –> Day 1 … Continue reading

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07/21/2014 – 21°17.1’N 157°50.5′W

SF Trip: Aaaand we’re back. 2 days of troubles: Mostly normal, small issues but we turned around due to the propane system failing and water rising above the floor panels. Lots of pumping required on the way back to Ala … Continue reading

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07/20/2014 – 21°16’N 157°55′W

SF Trip: We’re off! Dock lines off from Ala Wai Harbor, Honolulu at 0400Z July 20 San Francisco bound. The sun is setting, throwing up a rainbow over Honolulu off the transom. Float plan: West-about Oahu, north until the westerlies, … Continue reading

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07/18/2014 – 21°19′N 157°54′W

SF Trip: So I guess Siren is going to have to take care of herself for a few months. I’m off on a Nordic 44 to help a guy move his boat to San Francisco tomorrow! I’ll be out of … Continue reading

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07/06/2014 – 21°19′N 157°54′W

Tahiti Trip: Engine update: Success! But not only because of the refurbished fuel injector pump. It was a combination of four problems. 1) The fuel injector pump: After refurbishing, I reinstalled the pump (see Removing the Injector Pump), bled the … Continue reading

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06/30/2014 – 21°19′N 157°54′W

Tahiti Trip: Engine update: It wasn’t an air leak in the fuel system at all! The injector pump is getting bubble free air at the inlet, but it seems some algae was knocked loose when changing the fuel filter. It … Continue reading

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06/19/2014 – 21°19′N 157°54′W

Tahiti Trip: Alright. Tahiti canceled. Boo. The new starter works great, but still can’t get the engine running. I’ve spent a week now trying to trace this pesky air leak in the fuel system. I’ve spent hundreds on mechanics to … Continue reading

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06/12/2014 – 21°19′N 157°54′W

Tahiti Trip: Still here at the slip :( During the bleeding process the starter wouldn’t quit after the start button was released. The starter kept cranking until we turned the battery switch off! So after much dirty work, covered in … Continue reading

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06/07/2014 – 21°19′N 157°54′W

Tahiti Trip: Yep. Still here in the slip at Keehi, sigh… The bimini is up, solar is charging swimmingly, but still no comms. The SSB setup didn’t work with the modem so we ordered the satellite phone. But the Iridium … Continue reading

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05/31/2014 – 21°19’N 157°54’W

Tahiti Trip: Well, tomorrow was supposed to be the big day: departure for Tahiti! The weather looks good (if a little light on Monday) but we are still waiting on the bimini to arrive. We can’t install the solar until … Continue reading

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05/15/2014 – 34°00’N 069°00’W

Tahiti Trip: This is my first test submission from my SailMail account. I’ll be using this AirMail program on the boat to write email, send it to my blog via SSB radio which should auto-post it to the ‘Trips’ category … Continue reading

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