DOMINO

DOMINO

Sat Oct 20 7:36 2018 NZDT
Speed: 11knts
23 38N 124 15W
Weather: 18knts NNE, 1.5m seas NE, 30% clouds, 1020 baro

short-lived respite yesterday morning, then wind ramped up to 18-24 till now, while backing to NE and NNE. Choppy seas but at 30* to port bow, not bad. Expect wind to die later today. 800 NM to Cabo. 1220rpm, 11knts, 8 GPH. Should arrive Cabo before the low hits. All is well. Audio Books: FALLEN (Slaughter) HOUR GAME (Baldacci) PEARL HARBOR (Gingrich)

Sat Oct 20 6:45 2018 NZDT
Speed: 11knts
Run: 275.4nm (498.5km)
Avg: 11.6knts
24hr: 278.9nm
23 38N 124 15W
Weather: 18knts NNE, 1.5m seas NE, 30% clouds, 1020 baro

short-lived respite yesterday morning, then wind ramped up to 18-24 till now, while backing to NE and NNE. Choppy seas but at 30* to port bow, not bad. Expect wind to die later today. 800 NM to Cabo. 1220rpm, 11knts, 8 GPH. Should arrive Cabo before the low hits. All is well. Audio Books: FALLEN (Slaughter) HOUR GAME (Baldacci) PEARL HARBOR (Gingrich)

Fri Oct 19 7:03 2018 NZDT
Speed: 10.7knts
Run: 271.2nm (490.9km)
Avg: 11.1knts
24hr: 267.3nm
23 43N 128 36W
Weather: 12knts NE, 1m seas E, 50% clouds, 1021 baro

seas still lumpy but getting much smoother, wind finally down 10-15kts. So far, fuel burned 1,100 gal for 1,628 NM, or 1.5 mpg, average speed 9.9 mph. Not bad on a full belly and adverse conditions. Not seen a single boat so far. ETA Cabo Monday morning.

Thu Oct 18 6:42 2018 NZDT
Speed: 9.5knts
23 38N 132 53W
Weather: 18knts E, 2m seas ESE, 75% clouds, 1019 baro (+2)

passed the half-way point last evening; rough seas, as expected for this part of the passage, will continue for next 24-36hrs, then wind should turn to NE and decrease, while we?ll turn SE and speed up. Slowed down for comfort. 1100rpm, 9.5knts, 6gph. Rough patch, but still able to cook and bake bread, all is well.

Hola, muy buenas tardes! Qué alegría verles que navegan y por lo que veo están regresando a casa. Nosotros nos conocimos el año pasado en Vanuatu la isla de Ambrym donde estuvimos juntos en la demostración de un baile con máscaras. Les enviamos nuestros mejores deseos y que tengan buena travesía
Thu Oct 18 6:42 2018 NZDT
Speed: 9.5knts
Run: 280.9nm (508.4km)
Avg: 11.7knts
24hr: 280.9nm
23 38N 132 53W
Weather: 18knts E, 2m seas ESE, 75% clouds, 1019 baro (+2)

passed the half-way point last evening; rough seas, as expected for this part of the passage, will continue for next 24-36hrs, then wind should turn to NE and decrease, while we?ll turn SE and speed up. Slowed down for comfort. 1100rpm, 9.5knts, 6gph. Rough patch, but still able to cook and bake bread, all is well.

Wed Oct 17 6:42 2018 NZDT
Speed: 10.5knts
Run: 278.7nm (504.4km)
Avg: 11.4knts
24hr: 274.7nm
23 10N 137 17w
Weather: 12knts E, 0.5m seas, 10% clouds, 1017 baro (+1), 1 knot current against

just caught another mahi-mahi. Domino dancing straight into small head seas and current. Looks like the 2 lows SE of Baja are dissipating. ETA Cabo Monday morning. Stats in current conditions, with still more than half load : 1200 rpm, 10.5 Kts speed, 8.2 GPH, not bad with 1 Kt current against. Comfy ride!

You put in 23 10N 137 17E Did you mean to put in 23 10N 137 17w??? That seems to be more logical.

I think you have an error in your long / lat numbers. Be safe.

Happy to hear you are having a comfy ride, and that the fish are biting. And quilting being done? xx
Tue Oct 16 6:21 2018 NZDT
Speed: 10knts
Run: 246.6nm (446.3km)
Avg: 10.3knts
24hr: 248.2nm
22 36N 141 37W
Weather: 18 Kts SE, 1m chop SE, 10% clouds, 1016 baro (+4)

went through several small lows yesterday, rain and 18-22kts SE wind, choppy seas all day and night. Better now, still 16-18 Kts, barometer is up. Low pressure system SE of Baja seems to be dissipating, keeping an eye on it. 1090 rpm, 10 Kts, 5.3 GPH with still more than half load. DOMINO sambas and sashays, All is well!

Mon Oct 15 6:30 2018 NZDT
Speed: 8.6knts
Run: 271.8nm (492km)
Avg: 11.1knts
24hr: 266.3nm
22 05N 145 26W
Weather: 18kts SE, 1m choppy seas, 95% clouds, 1013 baro

rough night, 20-25kt winds SE, confused chop. Hurricane scheduled to arrive Cabo next Sunday, same day as us. Decided to slow down to conserve fuel and wait to see which way that hurricane will go. At 8.7 Kts, burning 4.5 GPH. Will have enough fuel.

Sun Oct 14 6:00 2018 NZDT
Speed: 10.6knts
Run: 274.2nm (496.3km)
Avg: 11.8knts
24hr: 283.7nm
21 41N 149 39W
Weather: 10kts E, 1.5m seas, 30%clouds, 1014 baro

at 0700 Hawaii time: 2,180 NM to go... easy passage so far, comfortable, audiobooks binge. We slowed down a bit to time our arrival for Sunday evening, not willing to pay Customs an immigration overtime fees! Hoping SERGIO didn?t do too much damage in Baja.

Sat Oct 13 6:48 2018 NZDT
Speed: 11knts
Run: 276.8nm (501km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.3nm
21 21N 153 54W
Weather: wind 7 Kts SE, 1m E swell, 50% clouds, 1015 baro

best condition for an eastward Transpac. A bit of drama at sunrise, caught a mahi-mahi (good drama), lost the autopilot and a few other 12v sensors (bad) but it was just a fuse (phew!) all fixed up. Sunshine, Another beautiful day at sea!

Thu Oct 11 15:34 2018 NZDT
Run: 0.9nm (1.6km)
21 26.58005N 158 12.06369W

Provisioned, cleared out, just need to fuel up and off we go... La Paz, here we come!

Fri Jul 27 18:17 2018 NZST
Run: 25.6nm (46.3km)
21 26.918n 158 11.347w

Aloha! After 5 weeks of boat projects in Honolulu, we?re off exploring the Hawaiian Islands. Oahu West and North shores to Start

Sat Jun 16 17:15 2018 NZST
Run: 63.8nm (115.5km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 128.1nm
21 17N 157 50W

Safely docked in Honolulu, Waikiki, Ala Wai Harbor

Sat Jun 16 5:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 10.2knts
Run: 193.3nm (349.9km)
Avg: 14.3knts
24hr: 342.4nm
21 44N 158 42W
Weather: 18knts ENE, 1m seas, 05% clouds, 1015 baro

42 NM to Honolulu, clear weather, all is well

Fri Jun 15 15:45 2018 NZST
Speed: 11.4knts
23 31N 161 02w
Weather: 4knts E, 1.5m seas, 30% clouds, 1017 baro

Out of the cyclone?s reach at last, running 12kts into 2m head seas all nigh but making good time. 274NM run today, only 225 NM from Honolulu, aloha!

Fri Jun 15 13:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 11.4knts
23 31N 161 02w
Weather: 4knts E, 1.5m seas, 30% clouds, 1017 baro

Out of the cyclone?s reach at last, running 12kts into 2m head seas all nigh but making good time. 274NM run today, only 225 NM from Honolulu, aloha!

Fri Jun 15 13:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 11.4knts
Run: 311.9nm (564.5km)
Avg: 13knts
24hr: 312.6nm
23 31N 161 02w
Weather: 4knts E, 1.5m seas, 30% clouds, 1017 baro

Out of the cyclone?s reach at last, running 12kts into 2m head seas all nigh but making good time. 274NM run today, only 225 NM from Honolulu, aloha!

Thu Jun 14 13:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 12.5knts
Run: 321.8nm (582.5km)
Avg: 13.4knts
24hr: 321.1nm
25 09N 165 39W
Weather: 13kts SSE, 2m SE seas, 40% clouds, 1016 baro

covered 280NM in the last 24 hours, escaped this storm, just reached our 50% fuel consumed (1400 gallons for 2300 NM) but that?s not enough left to make it safely to SITKA (2300 NM) if we have to dodge another storm. HONOLULU, here we come to refuel, perhaps to stay the season!

Wed Jun 13 13:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 12knts
26 39N 170 33W
Weather: 18knts SSW, 1m cross seas, hazy, 1016 baro

Tropical storm MALISKI too wide and powerful to avoid, re-routing to Hawaii. Safety first.

Goodness, who invited Maliski along for the ride? Glad to hear you are re-routing, but now you’ll have to watch for volcanoes! xx
Wed Jun 13 13:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 12knts
Run: 247.9nm (448.7km)
Avg: 10.3knts
24hr: 247.9nm
26 39N 170 33W
Weather: 18knts SSW, 1m cross seas, hazy, 1016 baro

Tropical storm MALISKI too wide and powerful to avoid, re-routing to Hawaii. Safety first.

Tue Jun 12 13:18 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.5knts
Run: 182.5nm (330.3km)
Avg: 7.6knts
24hr: 182.1nm
29 40N 172 45w
Weather: 12knts SSW, slight seas, 30% clouds, 1019 baro

running away from this massive low to the NW of us, squashed between the storm?s intended path and the northern limit of Midway National Reserve. May have to make a run for Hawaii! Staying low and slow till next weather report.

Mon Jun 11 13:15 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.6knts
31 05N 175 20W
Weather: 12knts SSW, 1m seas, 5%clouds, 1023 baro

big storm brewing NW of us, no way to go through it. Re-routed for safety, slowed down for economy, waiting out the storm riding on the 31st parallel. Running on 1 engine, 900 rpm, 1.8 gah, 7.6 Kts. Why hurry?

Mon Jun 11 13:15 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.6knts
31 05N 175 20W
Weather: 12knts SSW, 1m seas, 5%clouds, 1023 baro

big storm brewing NW of us, no way to go through it. Re-routed for safety, slowed down for economy, waiting out the storm riding on the 31st parallel. Running on 1 engine, 900 rpm, 1.8 gah, 7.6 Kts. Why hurry?

Mon Jun 11 13:15 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.6knts
Run: 242.9nm (439.6km)
Avg: 10.1knts
24hr: 241.4nm
31 05N 175 20W
Weather: 12knts SSW, 1m seas, 5%clouds, 1023 baro

big storm brewing NW of us, no way to go through it. Re-routed for safety, slowed down for economy, waiting out the storm riding on the 31st parallel. Running on 1 engine, 900 rpm, 1.8 gah, 7.6 Kts. Why hurry?

Sun Jun 10 13:06 2018 NZST
Speed: 10knts
Run: 280.8nm (508.2km)
Avg: 11.8knts
24hr: 283.8nm
29 07N 178 42W
Weather: mayhem coming! Staying Below the rhumb line, weighing options as Wx changes. Vigilance

Covered 247nm today. Crossed the date line, back to WEST. Enjoying a 50-lb wahoo and sunshine, dream seas. Eye on the weather: mayhem coming! Staying Below the rhumb line, weighing options as Wx changes. Vigilance

Sat Jun 9 13:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 10.8knts
25 30N 179 13E
Weather: 8knts SE, slight seas, 10% clouds, 1020 baro

everything you could ask for except a fish on the line. Baked macaroons. Covered 253 NM today.

Good going Domino. Looks like you picked a good weather window. Gary
Sat Jun 9 13:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 10.8knts
25 30N 179 13E
Weather: 8knts SE, slight seas, 10% clouds, 1020 baro

everything you could ask for except a fish on the line. Baked macaroons. Covered 253 NM today.

Sat Jun 9 13:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 10.8knts
25 30N 179 13E
Weather: 8knts SE, slight seas, 10% clouds, 1020 baro

everything you could ask for except a fish on the line. Baked macaroons.

Sat Jun 9 13:21 2018 NZST
Speed: 10.8knts
Run: 291.2nm (527.1km)
Avg: 12.1knts
24hr: 290nm
25 30N 179 13E
Weather: 8knts SE, slight seas, 10% clouds, 1020 baro

everything you could ask for except a fish on the line. Baked macaroons.

Fri Jun 8 13:15 2018 NZST
Speed: 10.7knts
21 35.134N 177 31.076E
Weather: 18knts SE, 1.5m seas, 10% clouds, 1015 baro

just went thru big squalls, 16NM diameter, sustained 30kts, gusts 44kts, 3-5m waves. Abating now, confused seas, all is well.

Fri Jun 8 13:15 2018 NZST
Speed: 10.7knts
21 35.134N 177 31.076E
Weather: 18knts SE, 1.5m seas, 10% clouds, 1015 baro

just went thru big squalls, 16NM diameter, sustained 30kts, gusts 44kts, 3-5m waves. Abating now, confused seas, all is well.

Fri Jun 8 13:15 2018 NZST
Speed: 10.7knts
Run: 73.8nm (133.6km)
Avg: 11.1knts
24hr: 266.3nm
21 35.134N 177 31.076E
Weather: 18knts SE, 1.5m seas, 10% clouds, 1015 baro

just went thru big squalls, 16NM diameter, sustained 30kts, gusts 44kts, 3-5m waves. Abating now, confused seas, all is well.

Fri Jun 8 6:36 2018 NZST
Speed: 10.6knts
Run: 1007.9nm (1824.3km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.7nm
20 36.081N 177 04.557E
Weather: 18knts SE, 1.5m seas, 100% haze, 1015 baro

1100rpm, 5GPH, STB quarter push, life is good, but for the haze from the Hawaii volcano.

Sat Jun 2 8:02 2018 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
7 6.192n 171 22.425e

Automated update from App.

Sat Jun 2 7:56 2018 NZST
Run: 1764.8nm (3194.3km)
07 06.258N 171 22.385E
Weather: Rain

After a crusing season in Vanuatu and winter in The Marshall Islands, we are preparing for a transpac to Alaska 1st week of june.

DOMINO - Hello Minerva.

Arrived South Minerva Reef under cloudy skies and showers, a good excuse to fish outside the reef while waiting for sunny weather... And a good idea too, since we soon got a double hook-up of yellowfin tuna! By 0830, there was a break in the clouds and enough light to go through. We took the northern channel of the pass, reef very visible on starboard, at low tide (using Raoul Island tide table) and headed straight across the lagoon to the anchorage. Note that the light on the rock at the western Read more...

end does not exist, but there is a new beacon on the east end of the reef, about 6 meter tall, flashing 1"on, 3" off. Biggest crayfish ever!!!! Life's good!

DOMINO - The Waiting Game

Hello Fellow YIT'ers... we're new on this forum, yet we can see that many of our friends are already logged onto this group. DOMINO is now in the Bay of Island, waiting for a weather window for Fiji where we will join Sea Mercy's efforts to rebuild the Northern Laus villages. JP&dominomarie

I'm Donna Robinson's mother. I'll be enjoying your blog to keep up with Donna and Jonathan. They said you are traveling with them. I'm following you all on YIT. It helps to know where they are when no communication is possible. Thank you for taking the time to keep a blog. God be with you all on your journey! Lynne