Our position is...

 

     19 degrees 58 minutes North, 31 degrees 17 minutes West. We are going 5.4 knots under spinnaker and are on a course of 280 degrees true. The wind is 9-12 knots app from the NNE. We have 30% cloud cover consisting of little white puffy clouds and it is 80.2 degrees down below. My dad ran the engine gently for a little while today and checked the oil. The oil looked good except for a small amount of water that had emulsified in it turning it thicker and a shade grayer. We greatly suspect that this little amount of water is just residual especially since yesterday we were on a starboard tack pulling the oil water mixture away from the drain making it hard to get it all out. My dad changed the oil again and the engine should be ready to roar. We are having to fall a little ways off our course as the wind has been coming around more East but it shouldn't pose any long term problems. We noticed this afternoon that the sail was looking a little funky and found that we had broken a reefing line, it had chafed through, so I took a trip into our Stack Pack, sail cover with integrated Lazy Jacks, to re tie it. As for animal life we passed what looked to be a VERY large fish about six feet under the water and 100 feet away. It just looked like a silvery blob but less than one minute later a solitary bird flew by that appeared to be tracking whatever it was.    

         

Sincerely,

Robby

 

IMMANUEL

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