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Thursday, June 22, 2023

Turku - Heisala

For the Midsummer weekend we got the opportunity to sail with our friend Skoll so the day started the minute he got on board in Turku. Engine on and we backed out of the harbour. The river and fairway were too narrow to tack, so we motored to the start of Airisto, a deep and wide part of sea in the Turku archipelago. There we hoisted the sails and headed south.


On the Airisto we started maintenance for our watermaker, rinsed the filter (by dragging it behind the boat) and reassembled it back. We also tightened some of the hose connections to remove some of the air bubble issues that we have been having. The maintenance was successful and we finally got the output we expect. Before the water had been too cold and the tiny air leaks have not helped.


Between Parainen and Nauvo the wind started dying and near our anchorage it completely stopped. We glided in to the anchorage and now we are enjoying the evening sun and are about to go for a swim!


From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
22.06. 10:42 Z 60°26'22"N 22°14'40"E 341° 0kt 1801.7NM wind 5.5kt 218° baro 1010 hPa 15 l of diesel and 1 cork of biocide.
22.06. 11:53 Z 60°26'22"N 22°14'40"E 10° 0kt 1801.7NM wind 3.1kt 218° baro 1010 hPa Started main engine
22.06. 11:54 Z 60°26'22"N 22°14'40"E 10° 0kt 1801.7NM wind 3.3kt 237° baro 1010 hPa skoll joined the crew
22.06. 12:00 Z 60°26'18"N 22°14'33"E 219° 3.8kt 1801.7NM wind 2.9kt 201° baro 1010 hPa Motoring
22.06. 12:56 Z 60°24'19"N 22°7'34"E 219° 4.8kt 1805.8NM wind 13.9kt 285° baro 1010 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Main, Genoa 1
22.06. 13:00 Z 60°24'4"N 22°7'18"E 195° 6kt 1806.1NM wind 12.1kt 252° baro 1010 hPa Hourly position log
22.06. 13:45 Z 60°20'8"N 22°4'5"E 196° 6.1kt 1810.4NM wind 16.4kt 282° baro 1010 hPa Started watermaker after washing the prefilter
22.06. 14:00 Z 60°18'43"N 22°3'4"E 152° 5.6kt 1811.9NM wind 12.7kt 266° baro 1010 hPa Hourly position log
22.06. 14:09 Z 60°17'54"N 22°3'49"E 154° 4.8kt 1812.8NM wind 11.3kt 273° baro 1010 hPa Suski managed to get the air out of watermaker. Output suddenly 5x what it was, but the breaker keeps popping. Switched to newer 8A breaker
22.06. 15:00 Z 60°14'12"N 22°6'15"E 165° 4.1kt 1816.7NM wind 8.2kt 284° baro 1010 hPa Hourly position log
22.06. 16:00 Z 60°11'59"N 22°9'58"E 123° 1.6kt 1819.7NM wind 3kt 294° baro 1010 hPa Stopped watermaker, 20ppm
22.06. 16:31 Z 60°10'51"N 22°11'48"E 149° 3.7kt 1821.2NM wind 13.7kt 222° baro 1010 hPa Sails down, motoring
22.06. 16:42 Z 60°10'30"N 22°12'4"E 343° 0kt 1821.6NM wind 2.3kt 146° baro 1010 hPa Anchored
22.06. 16:44 Z 60°10'30"N 22°12'4"E 30° 0kt 1821.6NM wind 4.3kt 247° baro 1010 hPa Stopped main engine

Time lapse courtesy of Saillogger: