Saturday, 17 May 2008

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Things change fast around here. Pulled in new grib that said more wind and here it is. Not a lot yet but due 35kts. Down to small headsail and first reef as precaution, pottering @ 5 kts North. Water temp down below 30 deg for first time since Oz coast - and getting noticeably cooler, esp at night. Now that SatC permanently on, getting all the cyclone warnings for S China Sea, plus warning for the low forming to our NW. Great service, but the software is not user friendly for small boats with intermittent opportunity to check laptop and hugely unstable platform.