Monday, December 22, 2014

Moku Pe'a Bora Bora Passage Video

On October 24, 2014, I flew from San Francisco to Bora Bora to help Hawaii friend, Bill Leary, sail his Beneteau 351 MOKU PE'A from Bora Bora to Kaneohe. It was a wonderful 2,500 mile passage and a great break from the projects at a time when Northern California turned cold and rainy.

I made a video that captures the essence of the trip. If the box below doesn't have the video, you can link to it directly at YouTube here:

You can also read Bill's entertaining and very well written journal entries from his 7-month cruise from Hawaii to Tonga to French Polynesia, including an 11-day passage eastbound from Nuku'alofa to Raivavae, and eventually back to Hawaii here:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Long Cruise Break

After completing the installation of the 12 opening ports in mid-October, I took a 7-week break, flew to Bora Bora, and helped a friend from Hawaii youth days, Bill Leary, bring his Beneteau Oceanis 351 from there back to Kaneohe, Hawaii. It was a fabulous passage and a video of it is about two-thirds complete. It should show up here in a few days.

The ports have had a good test. Marin has already gotten 20 inches of rain from October through mid-December. Last year, we had 12.5 inches from October through June. There was one very small drip that was cured by tightening the port's cam latches a little. Otherwise, things look perfect. It was a long haul, repairing the cabin side, painting, and installing the ports, but I'm very happy with the results.