Day’s Run – June 3, 2024

Date: June 3, 2024
Position: 13°00.5’N / 061°14.6’W – At Anchor in Admiralty Bay, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Port anchor out with two shots of chain well in the water
Weather: 80°F, pleasant easterly wind, partly cloudy
Remarks: Beautiful day at anchor in Admiralty Bay, Bequia. Ferry boats come and go to nearby St Vincent. A huge motor yacht is standing off the harbour, not anchored but using “dynamic positioning” with engines and thrusters keeping her in the same spot. Rain threatened all day but held off until about 1530 when it really poured. Before that we had time to continue our ongoing work projects. Eric put new robands on the speaker which hold the sail to the mast. He did ratline seizing with Liam after that. Clara also worked on replacing ratlines. Edmund down rigged the bosun chair from the main mast and set it up on the fore. We had a bosun chair workshop with the watch and everyone tried out the hitch to make it self-tending, then Liam went up and cut down the old baggywrinkle (chafe gear for the sail) from the fore stay. Power team Dee and Bruce rust busted the quarterdeck rail and got it coated with blue steel, a product that neutralizes rust. Amelia put a top coat on the cowl vent which is looking great now. All hands are getting more time to learn and practice operating the skiff. We have 7 or 8 runs a day so there’s plenty of opportunity. Lots of boat handling in these islands.

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