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Yesterday they made a trip record so far of 142 nm travelled in 24 hours. Ann says they are officially 'boot scootin'.
The Cat's Paw IV has covered about 777 miles of there 3035 mile journey, they are a quarter of the way there. The Crew is putting the challenge out there for all of us to take our best guess on how many days it will take for them to cross. I will be starting a poll and the winner/s shall receive a shell from the first beach they land at in the Marquesas. Please email your guesstimates to email@example.com (not sure how they plan to have the shell clear customs but I guess that problem would seem minor after crossing the Pacific.)
5 28 S 102 18 W
heading 230 magnetic
speed 5.5 knots
time of call 7:05 mst
A poem written by Bob Shanks and text messaged to David Shanks from the
on Cat's Paw IV....part 1
I am at the helm of the Cats Paw IV
It is like I have my foot to the floor
Like a stallion surging forward stride by stride
lunging an lunging giving us a bumpy ride
We have Captain Lange and he really looks the part
with his beard and a pony tail he has start
first mate Lange also known as Admiral Ann
no matter what is happening she has a plan
Helmsman Shanks rounds out the rest of the crew
It doesn't take much to realize that he is new
There has been great talk he may be keel hauled
But after the dinner he made the order has been stalled
Once Helmsman Shanks arrived and the niceties were done
First mate Ann suggested we have a bit of fun
put on flippers a mask and a snorkel
and clean the bottom of the boat through and through
As a result the keel haul would not be so bad
Because now while being dragged there's not a barnacle to be had
We scrubbed and scraped, all the barnacles are gone
there's only a nice smooth clean surface to slide on.
Getting there, definitely getting there........