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10/01/2013 06:51 GMT | Updated 11/03/2013 05:12 GMT

Hydrogenerator Finally Back In Action!

It has been a difficult month saving power but hopefully fingers crossed I won't have any more issues and can start running the boat normally again. I can't wait to make a load of water and get this beard off my face for one!

The big news is my hydrogenerator bracket is finally finished and the hydro is currently filling my batteries fully for the first time in a month! It has been a very long process from when the hydro broke off in a collision a month ago, but I am pleased I took my time with it and very happy to have been able to do it at sea and without stopping!

A big thank you to Caterham Composites, Farr Yacht Design and our team who together came up with a viable solution that was doable on the move.

It has been a difficult month saving power but hopefully fingers crossed I won't have any more issues and can start running the boat normally again. I can't wait to make a load of water and get this beard off my face for one!

The weather files show that I should be sailing fast downwind for the next couple of days and will eventually cross a small low pressure system situated south of Rio. I will watch the timing of this system carefully as there will be very little wind behind it so I must cross it and enter the trade winds and the optimum time.

I am a little tired but super happy to be up and running again properly!