Winch finished - sounding sweet. Pawls were dirty and sticking. As I started on it, noticed two flying fish on the side deck close by. Haven't seen any for some time. Wind slowly came up from midday on and we're now making 5kt heading NE in ESE wind. Very little cloud over the day.
Next project is renewing cover on vane framework for wind steering - will do it and hopefully replace.
It is a pleasant refreshing evening with bright half moon over head. Wind died soon after sunset - speed down to 2-3kt, but came up later to 4.5kt.Wind just died! Struggling to make 1.5kt and stay on course. Calm conditions, so ideal for taking apart port sheet winch (big one) to service thoroughly - it's been misbehaving badly of late.
From: KC2IOV/MM by HF radio. Copied by Jim, WB2REM, Port St. Lucie, FL