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Old 08-01-2014, 05:44 PM   #241
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Very interesting indeed. My personal limit in open water, on even much cushier boats boats than a KK42, is about four days, and I'm being really tolerant for the last two of that! It's certainly not for everyone, so I am glad he is having fun and hope the rest of the adventure goes even better. Looks like they may avoid the effects of Bertha, but I haven't done any calculations matching his track and position to hers.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:19 PM   #242
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I've a good friend with the last 42 KK made. His safe range is easily +2500 miles with the JD 6068.

Does anyone know the exact engine and injection pump oil change protocol Dauntless is observing? Lots of different approaches when doing a long trip, just curious as to his method of choice.

Good job Richard!
I don't know his oil change strategy, but if he has a Lehman 135 as reported then there is no separate oil for the injection pump. That motor circulates the main engine oil through the injector pump.

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Old 08-01-2014, 07:54 PM   #243
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Ok horrible internet on the trains T hotspot

Back in Frankfurt and have not missed anything here are the new ones

So I did check that oil and change one Racor.
Everything was fine.

We've had times of glassy water, finally, and even saw two turtles.
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Today was our best wx so far.
Light, easterly winds & no whitecaps!

I even did something that I said I wouldn't, I shut off the engine.
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I even did something that I said I wouldn't, I shut off the engine, as the Victron was giving me strange readings these last few days.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:57 AM   #244
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Very interesting indeed. My personal limit in open water, on even much cushier boats boats than a KK42, is about four days, and I'm being really tolerant for the last two of that! It's certainly not for everyone, so I am glad he is having fun and hope the rest of the adventure goes even better. Looks like they may avoid the effects of Bertha, but I haven't done any calculations matching his track and position to hers.
I've been watching that storm a little.Our weather reports that it will skirt the coast and head back NE past NC.I'm not sure of the time line on that,but I think they'll be in port before it get's close enough to be any real concern.They're sailing along pretty good.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:07 AM   #245
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Yea, they should be well clear of the storm if they keep up course and speed.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:54 AM   #246
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From Richard this morning:

Today starts just like yesterday. Scattered StratoCu, lgt se winds and 4' se swell. We're racing along at 7 kts. Saw two turtles.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:47 AM   #247
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I asked Richard if he was going to change the oil or wait till the Azores. He seems to be in good spirits.


Ha. Now that's funny.
I don't tempt Fate.
I even added oil a few days ago, while it was running.
I'll do the same tomorrow.
Oil looked vg yesterday.

Rpms up to 1750, 7 kts, to take advantage of seas wo white caps and good fuel consumption.

With almost 300 gal gone, still at 1.5 g/hr & 3.8 nm/g
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:39 AM   #248
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Way to go Richard. He is really out there now and cutting into the distance.
He must be feeling good about everything if he shut the engine down.
I wonder if he went for a swim ? nah I suppose not it is not the Pacific is it.

I have had some memorable crossings of the Atlantic and a couple I would like to forget and these were on a 45000 tonne crude tanker back in the 70s and we suffered some damage.

keep on truckin Richard.

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Old 08-03-2014, 06:37 AM   #249
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All is well on Dauntless this morning.
Asked the crew what they will do first upon landfall:

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Good question.
Turn off the engine and kiss it!

Change the oil, while hot.

Give the boat a well done, "Well done boat, Well done"

Go out to eat.


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Old 08-03-2014, 08:12 AM   #250
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:17 AM   #251
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I wonder what fuel prices are in Flores? Being an island so far from any mainland..... Maybe Richard can update us when he gets there.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:45 AM   #252
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Did some reading about ports in the Azores. From what I read it looks like ports/marinas in Flores are very few and very limited in facilities and in rough water. Horta has better ports/marinas. Anyone been there that could shed some light?
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Here's some of todays correspondence from Richard:

The only issue had been the Victron. While running, it indicates a draw of -minus 3 -5 amps.
That's why I stopped and turned off engine yesterday.

Yes on engine, even more so bc I did I wouldn't. But as soon as it was off, I restarted it, to see if any issues with start batt.
was fine, so I didn't worry

I had also turned on gen for the first time in months! before I turned off engine.
And of course, I had the jumper cables ready , (Well, I knew where they were

No. It's minor. The issue was that it shows a net discharge of 2-6 amps since we left NS.
basically, it's not picking up the amps from the alt.

Julie and I have no sense that we are in the middle of the Atlantic.
Other then the water being so very blue, it's like the land is just over the horizon.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:11 PM   #254
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It would be interesting to know if Richard has a SOC meter as part of his Victron display. Our Magnum shows the amps out like Richard's but by toggling through the BMK a plethora of data like voltages, SOC, etc. So long as his SOC is up near 100 all should be well.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:25 PM   #255
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Landfall, Tuesday night. Seen first whales today.
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:47 PM   #256
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I can't help being very excited for these two adventurers. Daily, you see the distance left to go dissolving. We (the TF crew) often speak about trawling philosophy of "It's the trip, not the destination". It sure sounds as if they are "on the trip".
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:17 PM   #257
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great thanks for the updates guys I fly back over him on Tuesday heading back to the states
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:25 PM   #258
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Did some reading about ports in the Azores. From what I read it looks like ports/marinas in Flores are very few and very limited in facilities and in rough water. Horta has better ports/marinas. Anyone been there that could shed some light?
Horta, on Faial Island, is the usual port of call for pleasure boats. Shipping would use Ponta Delgada. In Horta there are many great eateries but first stop for most is Peter Cafe Sport, close to the marina. Its kinda like a rite of passage to hang there for a while. They have great casual meals too.
http://www.petercafesport.com/pcs/index.php
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:23 AM   #259
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Is the crew just two souls?? Man that would be some serious work for each.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:38 AM   #260
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Is the crew just two souls?? Man that would be some serious work for each.
Yeah....I've been thinking the same thing. I wonder what the duty cycle at the helm is. Of course, there is the auto-pilot, AIS alerts, radar...etc..
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