Shango 2017-

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Latitude Longitude Date / Time (UTC) Depth (m) Speed (kts) Course (°T) Comment
18° 59.705' N 74° 42.628' W 05 Dec 2018 23:50 None None None Beautiful night last night with a clear sky full of stars. We motored all night into a light breeze and after breakfast the wind filled a bit and we have been able to motor sail. We hope to reach the Haiti side of the Windward Passage around midnight when we will head then sail northward for the Bahamas. There should be plenty of wind. It's good to be moving again.
18° 10.84' N 76° 27.193' W 04 Dec 2018 21:01 None None None Just about ready to get underway for the Bahamas through the Windweard Passage. The Monitor paddle hinge arrived today and we are back in business. We are hoping for light winds to make it to the Windward Passage and then we expect 15-25 once we get through. We may or may not be able to head high enough to stop at Great Inagua. If we can't, we'll go further on towards Long Island.
18° 10.84' N 76° 27.193' W 26 Nov 2018 17:33 None None None Port Antonio, Jamaica. Arrived last night at 11pm and anchored in bay near town and moved to the Errol Flynn Marina this morning to get a slip and clear in. Last night at 5pm, we were hit by 3 successive squalls with strong winds and rain. Very slow progress for the last 25 miles. Not our easiest passage ever but we are glad to have made the major and most difficult portion of our northern progress to the Bahamas.Good to back in Port Antonio. Very friendly place. Can't wait for some jerk chicken.
15° 22.243' N 76° 6.704' W 24 Nov 2018 09:30 None None None Great weather conditions. Beautiful full moon night and blue sky today with 14-18 knots of easterly wind allowing us to make our course for the eastern tip of Jamaica. Lets hope it holds up. Looks like we will be getting in some time late tomorrrow requiring us to pay a weekend surcharge for immigration. Amy  and I are getting our passage legs making today quite pleasant.
13° 1.38' N 75° 59.446' W 23 Nov 2018 09:30 None None None Big seas and strong wind for first day and night. Also from a very tight angle. Not our idea of a good time. To top it off something hit our Monitor Windvane paddle and broke the sacrificial tube. The end of the pendulum which accepts the paddle was also damaged so I could not slide the paddle into the pendulum. Thanks goodness the autopilot is still happy. Winds have calmed a bit and shifted to a much better angle. The crew is happier. Beautiful blue sky and a full moon tonight. We are now making our course for Jamaica.

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Vessel Particulars

Name: Shango 2017-

Length: 12.3

Draft: 1.6