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Hokulani
07/21/2016
These are the
These are the voyages of the sailing vessel Hokulani - whose two year mission is to participate in the 2018 Pacific Cup race from San Francisco to Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Limitless
07/20/2016
Home Stretch!

Ahoy! This update comes to you from land and not sea. The boat is a couple of days out and still having issues with their electronics, unable to catch weather reports and dealing with a wonky sat phone. Loved ones of crew members have been getting spotty messages that everyone is safe, spirits are high and they are continuing to race hard.
The delay on the tracker was released this morning so everyone gets to look at the race in real(ish) time here (free on the computer, not on phone or pad).
The boat remains first place in their division and is wrestling with a few boats out... see the full post
Limitless
07/17/2016
inReach message from Shawn Ivie
Ok, so satphone usb jack is jacked, dissasembled, literally held together w/ zipties… Not really working so well, but still racing fast, so all good see the full post
Limitless
07/17/2016
inReach message from Shawn Ivie
Hey there
View the location or send a reply to Shawn Ivie: https://explore.delorme.com/textmessage/txtmsg?... see the full post
Eliana
06/29/2016
Projects
Projects, Projects, Projects. I have been attempting to work on the top of my mast, new anchor light, anemometer for my new instruments, and a new antenna. Aside from the normal difficulties, the power wire for the anchor light had fallen into the mast, so it needed pulled out an a new wire run. The best way I figured, was to pull a new wire for the radio, and use the old radio wire as a messenger. About halfway through the pull, the wire jammed and wouldn't move. I discovered that it jammed with the wire for the steaming/spreader light, which was sloppily spliced together at the spreaders. So I had to pull that wire... see the full post
Eliana
05/22/2016
Haul out
This past Wednesday Eliana was Hauled out for paint. I spent the night on her the night before, and then sailed her across the bay to Spaulding. It was a nice, but short singlehanded sail. And my first sail since fixing the outhaul. It feels like she is getting dialed it, where things work smoothly.
Eliana
05/10/2016
Haul Out
Just thinking of the growing list of things to do/check when she is hauled out:Bottom PaintFinish work on bow repair if necessaryInstall new transducers for instrumentsCheck engine/shaft alignmentCheck cutless bearing (probably ok? I hope)Check shaft seal (probably ok with a repack)Wish list:Modify / Enlarge rudder
Eliana
05/09/2016
Work on Eliana over the weekend
I did *alot* over the weekend. Enough that I am really sore today. The most difficult was that I replaced the navigation lights. The red/green bow light wasn't too difficult. But the white aft light was a nightmare.Removing the old light, drilling some holes, install new light. All that was no problem. But the light still didn't work. It almost worked, the LED flickered and light dimly. I tired another LED bulb, same thing, and an incandescent bulb, nothing at all. Testing for voltage, I read 13 volts with no bulb installed, and that dropped to 0V if I tested with a bulb. I know that means there is a bad connection... see the full post
Eliana
05/05/2016
Projects
I have a decent stack of goodies to get to work on. I have new Raymarine instruments, new navigation lights, a nice teak storage rack for dishes, latches for the cabinets, and on its way a SSB radio. I also need to rebed my chainplates, and replace the gaskets in my port windows. Should keep me busy for a while.
Eliana
05/05/2016
Santa Cruz Trip
A couple weeks ago Travis and I went to Santa Cruz. A terrible thing happened. My new anchor came loose while sailing in the middle of the night and badly gouged the gelcoat on the leading edge of the bow. It looks horrible and is really depressing. I'll get it fixed, but I'm not looking forward to the time and expense of it. Otherwise it was a fun shakedown. The Jib Halyard broke, and there were minor issues with the navigation lights. I found some minor leaks to take care of.
Eliana
03/09/2016
Small projects and planning a trip
Been ordering a bunch of stuff for smaller projects. A new anchor, Rocna 20 (44lb), stereo, and I got the shelf made to install the propane tank. Pressure water is working, and I flushed the tanks once with bleach. I still want to do it again. The tanks have an access lid, so I can reach in to clean them. I think I am going to wipe them down with some soap. At least the bottom, there is a bit of sand in there. I also hope to take care of some electrical oddities and get the inverter installed.At the and of April we are headed to Monterey for the weekend. I expect it to be a blast, an we should have a fully... see the full post
Eliana
02/26/2016
List of small projects I need to get working on:
Fix hot water heater install LPG tank relocate anchors fix shelf in port cockpit locker rewire bilge pump install new bilge pump hose fix manual bilge pump change tri-color to anchor light fix galley faucet fix shower install shelf in cabinet under chart table make new cusion for quarter bearth fix salon table install holding tank monitor flush and sanitize fresh water system install water filter for fresh water CO detector fix topping lift diesel anti fungal additive New vents for all tanks port window seals
Eliana
02/23/2016
DNS issue
Checked my page today, and a placeholder page was up? My DNS provider had reset my DNS back to the default. Not sure why, hopefully that shit won't happen again.
Eliana
02/07/2016
An old club race
Here is a video of a club race from last season. On Zara, flying the spinnaker and making 9 kts. SOG against an ebb tide.
Eliana
02/07/2016
Added a blog
So I added a blog to my page. I'm not much of a blogger so we will see how it goes. Here I will write more of my day to day boat activities, and sometimes share some non-boating intrests.

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