Blog Post 32 by Jon Sanders: Bundaberg Queensland
I have arrived Bundaberg Queensland. My progress over the last several hundred miles may have seemed slow.
Ok, so it was.
My ETA was Monday morning, from New Caledonia, but I got here on Monday.
One can always slow down. That’s a bit easy. Speed up. Hmmm.. “get real”. Me anyway.
The heavies delivering on large ocean racing yachts with all the athletic talents, that I have not, would speed up and blow out a spinnaker or two. “Who cares.” Rich owners will think that’s normal. (Cruising yachtsmen insurance premiums increase. Funny about that.)
The passage from New Cal. was perfect. Quiet and mild, with some zero wind for several hours – some of the time.
Calm. That is when I connect the tiller and put the electric auto steer tiller pilot to on. It wasn’t working leaving New Cal., but I got it going with WD40.
I think moisture had found its way in. It stuck things and helped not the electric circulation.
The wind vane self-steerer, which connects to the wheel – not the tiller – needs a bit of wind pressure, but it’s reliable.
I had a nice reception in Bundaberg…