It is the morning of our sixth day since leaving Fiji, heading uphill against the trades to French Polynesia. We have been running for multi-hour periods, recording data from rpm, speed, mileage recipes as sea states, wind, and our displacement change…
This is helping us put together a database to be used for really long passages. We had planned on doing today’s post on the tradeoffs between comfort and performance and how this plays out in the FPB 78 series.
But this morning’s moon set, the view of the Milky Way, and the sunrise, were so lovely that our heads are spinning. Put this in a context of extreme seagoing comfort, even with three sets of swells intermingling, throw in multi-ocean crossing range, add speed that affords us the luxury of working the weather, and you will see why Cochise has us in awe.
When we get to French Polynesia we will send along some photos.