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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Lähteelä - Västerlandet

The pushpit repairs required a visit to the hardware store. As Lähteelä has only 3 daily buses, some additional help was mustered. Suski’s parents drove to help us and to enjoy some crepes made on the fire. We got all the required parts and after that it was luckily a simple process to attach the pushpit back to the boat.


As the boat was again in a sailable condition, we proceeded to motor to the next location as there is no wind whatsoever. This also meant that we could visit a new to us island on the outer edge of cape Porkkala, this is definitely a nice weather stop.


We checked the sea scout information and did a careful approach. A nearby motorboater gave us additional info, and we found the mooring rings in the rock. Now we are enjoying a picnic on the “wind” side of the island looking towards open sea once again.


A cyanobacteria bloom has appeared overnight, severely limiting our swimming and watermaking options.

From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
27.06. 12:43 Z 59°58'50"N 24°26'25"E 178° 0kt 1915.7NM wind 10.8kt 103° baro 1010 hPa Bolted the pushpit with two M10 bolts, one stainless, one regular. We'll need to find a longer M10 threaded rod to replace the latter
28.06. 9:15 Z 59°58'51"N 24°26'25"E 23° 0kt 1915.7NM wind 2kt 119° baro 1011 hPa Started main engine
28.06. 9:18 Z 59°58'50"N 24°26'33"E 130° 3.3kt 1915.7NM wind 1.1kt 119° baro 1011 hPa Motoring
28.06. 10:00 Z 59°56'11"N 24°23'48"E 156° 5.1kt 1919.1NM wind 3kt 159° baro 1011 hPa Hourly position log
28.06. 10:24 Z 59°56'4"N 24°26'36"E 165° 0kt 1920.8NM wind 2.2kt 168° baro 1011 hPa Stopped
28.06. 13:53 Z 59°56'4"N 24°26'36"E 162° 0kt 1920.8NM wind 8.4kt 292° baro 1010 hPa Intermittent “GPS no fix” alerts from the Triton2. Fixed by N2K bus restart