36 days crossing the Pacific solo from La Paz, Mexico to Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia—compressed into one second from each day.
I don’t like to post disparaging content, but in this case it may save a fellow cruiser from grief.
I recently learned of the “Swiss cheese model” put forth by James T. Reason. The idea is that there’s a number of steps between events and an undesirable outcome… multiple opportunities or defenses to avoid a poor outcome, in other words.
…practice! We launch a life raft to learn what to expect if we need to abandon ship.
While cruising in Mexico, I have access to forecasts of various weather models through PredictWind and an Iridium GO. I can also obtain NOAA synoptic charts for the region. However, on a couple notable occasions, the forecasts—even when just hours ahead—differed significantly from real conditions.
New trailer for 2022! Stay tuned for cool adventures coming up. While you’re here, go to my YouTube channel and subscribe to follow along!
This is a follow-up to Yanmar 3JH2E Heat Exchanger Removal, Step-by-Step with Photos.
Friends help non-skid the deck, plus a potential new crewmate emerges.
An unexpected twist in the plot raises doubts about the journey.
Being on a small boat, I’m always on the lookout for ways to save space.