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Position – Updates 4-16-14 April 16, 2014

Posted by steveandjudy in Code Blue 2014.

Code Blue Followers,

A few questions we have been ask about the trip.

What’s your watch schedule?

About 10pm we start a 4 hour watch, then 2am another 4 hour but usually longer to 7 or 8 so that person gets a long sleep. Then tea and breakfast or go to sleep longer, then breakfast.
Usually switch this each night but if one is longer on the wheel/cockpit while I’m making water and sleeping then Judy will take the first 10pm sleep.

Do you get much uninterrupted sleep?

Usually no problems so far.
With 2 of you, that’s got to be tough. Hasn’t been bad at all. Lots of book reading on watch.

Any other ships?

No ships, don’t even see another boat. Sometimes VHF contact but we’re spread out to far from each other 30 miles or better.

Sea life, flying fish in the morning is best we’ve seen so far. Judy thought she saw a tuna once.

Phosphorescence at night?

In Paradise Village thick with phos stuff.
Out here the water is so gin clear, nothing for glow.

I’m finding radio for email is very bad during the day. Too far and signals don’t make it to the stations on land. At night really good. 100 watts won’t do it during the day. At night only 50 watts is needed. Of course these are on way different frequencies due to night and day requirements.

Steve and Judy
s/v Code Blue
1506 miles out of PV, 1360 to Hiva Oa
08* 51.2′ N, 125* 36.5′ W



1. Marie & Greg - April 16, 2014

What are your day time temps? Marie

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