Transpac Boat Delivery from Hawaii to Marina Del Ray - July 2009

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Ala Wai Canal, HonoluluRic and Friends Susan and John having dinner at Jimmy Buffett's at the BeachcomberJimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber, WaikikiS/V "Between the Sheets" a 52' Jeanneau that finished 2nd in her Transpac ClassMain CabinMain Cabin and GalleyAft Quarter Birth and HeadRic preparing boat to get underwayEric and Chris preparing boat to get underwayLeaving Ala Wai Yacht Harbor with Honolulu in the backgroundLeaving Ala Wai Yacht Harbor with Honolulu in the background Leaving Ala Wai Yacht Harbor with Honolulu in the backgroundLeaving Ala Wai Yacht Harbor with Honolulu in the backgroundLeaving Ala Wai Yacht Harbor with Honolulu in the backgroundLeaving Ala Wai Yacht Harbor with Diamond Head in the backgroundLeaving Ala Wai Yacht Harbor with Diamond Head in the backgroundLeaving Ala Wai Yacht HarborHeading west around Oahu, view of MakakiloHeading west around Oahu, view of KapoleiRic on DeckWestern tip of OahuChris on DeckRic at the helmFishing lines in the water. We didn't use poles, just heavy line to the lure with a bungee cord near the boat end to provide play. Really easy to reel fish in.Commercial fishing nets and debris in the waterMike at the HelmEric in the water trying to clear debris on prop.Mike taking pictures of boat propUnderside of boatUnderside of boatMike wrote letters on pieces of paper, wet them with water and stuck them to the boom to wish his mom a happy birthdayEric enyoying the sunsetMike at the helmRic bringing in our first Mahi MahiAnother sunset, but with storm clouds chasing usRic at the helm as the weather gets colderMike trying to stay warm while on watchEric siphoning diesel fuel from the 15 gallon deck containers into the fuel tankAt this point we are close to the pacific high and must motor through the calmWe've got wind again and are moving right alongAt one point winds got up to 30 knotsChris at the helm enjoying the nicer weatherEric making some repairs to the mainsail with sail tapeEric making some repairs to the mainsail with sail tapeRic and Mike on watchCommercial fishing vessel that we passed. Of course they didn?t answer their radio, but fortunately they weren?t towing any nets in the water that we would have to worry about.Another squall chasing usEric watching the autopilot to see if it's gong to holdNavigation StationChart plotter with course and notebook with weather informationChart plotter shows Hawaii in bottom left. Bottom course line is the course taken during the race. Our course is the top line. We headed north for about 500 miles before turning east.Chart plotter with course and notebook with email program. email was sent over Sat PhoneChris holding up our 2nd Mahi Mahi of the tripRic and Mike relaxing while off watchChris trying to stay warm on night watchThe blue object in the picture is the actuator for the autopilot. The solenoid that engages the autopilot kept releasing or would fail to engage.Our quick fix was to bang on the solenoid with a screwdriver handle while pushing the autopilot button until the solenoid would engageAccess to the solenoid was through a panel at the rear of the starboard aft quarter berthCooking under sail RicMikeEricRic, Mike and ChrisDolphins playing at our bowDolphins playing at our bowRic, Mike and Eric enjoying dinner and a movieOur first sight of the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa BarbaraOur first sight of the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa BarbaraAnacapa Island, Channel IslandsAnacapa Island, Channel Islands