Day 644 [July 7/10 local time] -- Soon another sea trial

Today's Report
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