Getting ready Dirona for the North Atlantic Crossing
A 24-moment narrated online video planning Dirona for the 2,801 nautical mile North Atlantic transit from Newport Rhode Island to Kinsale Eire. We 1st demonstrate storm plate (apparent window defense covers) set up at the dock using the tender as a functioning platform on the port side. Then we transfer the SCUBA tanks under and safe them in the lazerette, plug the furnace exhaust to protect against flooding the boiler, install eight stainless steel deadlights (port light-weight covers), safe the anchor using a stainless steel pin, safe the refrigerator contents for tough sea usage, install the deck gas bladders in the cockpit and Portuguese bridge, and eventually consider on 2,000 gallons of diesel and do the “ready for passage” visible study.
See for supplemental work accomplished in Newport prior to the passage.
Update: See and for details on how we control gas and the gas bladders.