July 7/10 Honolulu Time
Position: 21°17'N, 157°53'W
Remaining distance to Yokohama finish: 13.4%
There were two exhaust/cooling water hoses on the engine that required replacement, and one could be sourced locally. The other, a flexible type, could not, and was ordered from a dealer in Washington state. It was due to arrive today or tomorrow by overnight express.
After it is installed (joining the easily acquired stiff hose that Dave and Saito-san mounted on Tuesday), there will be another sea trial on Friday. If that goes well, Saito-san will again clear customs on Friday, and depart Saturday.
In the meantime the pace has slowed just a bit, and we got these great shots this morning from Ed.
At the wheel, L-->R, the Hawaii Team of Scott Gilbert, Minoru Saito, Dave Cooper, and Ed Abbot
At the table, Sunday brunch in Saito-san's honor with members of the Hawaii Yacht Club Cruising & Voyaging Society