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AUTOPILOT FAILURE in the Middle of the Pacific - 3,000 NM to Go! | Harbors Unknown Ep. 104


Location: Pacific Ocean
Latitude: -8.78000000
Longitude: -124.51000000
Published: 7 Jul 2023

AUTOPILOT FAILURE in the Middle of the Pacific - 3,000 NM to Go! | Harbors Unknown Ep. 104

#sailingtofrenchpolynesia #bluewatersailing #BandGautopilot #autopilot

Hand steering for 3,000 nautical miles across the Pacific is something no sailor wants to face but here we are. An autopilot on the fritz, a tear in the spinnaker, and other worn parts have us working hard to keep up. But morale remains high and we keep our eyes on the prize, the lush island of Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia.

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00:00-06:48Tackling repair after repair
06:48-13:16 Life at sea
13:!7-21:56 Keeping our vessel afloat & sailing downwind
21:57-30:11 Gorgeous days at sea + one final hiccup
30:12-36:40 Arriving to NUKU HIVA French Polynesia