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HIR 3 across 3 Oceans – part 1: Poreč – Pula – Mali Lošinj – Bari – Cagliari – Ceuta

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Time to say goodbye

We are ready to sail!

We are about to set sail from Poreč to Pula, then to Mali Lošinj and then… Bari, Cagliari, Ceuta, Tenerife, Mindelo, Cape Town, Freemantle, Melbourne, Wellington, Puerto Williams, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Horta, Gibraltar, Malta…

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You can follow our position daily on the chart if you just click on this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/HIR3

 

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Message in a Bottle

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HIR3 is about to set sail! We will have satellite communication on board, so we can keep you up to date with our progress;) If you wish to receive news from HIR3 Sailing Tribe, please subscribe to our newsletter HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/3XfflQtMgyyO77RZ2

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Follow HIR3 Sailing Tribe around the World:

Blog – Croatian: Večernjakova Blogosfera http://blog.vecernji.hr/
Blog – English: Tour du Monde à la voile https://tourdumondealavoile.com/
Facebook: HIR 3 https://www.facebook.com/tourdumondealavoile/
Instagram: @SailTribe https://www.instagram.com/sailtribe/
Twitter: @hir3sailing https://twitter.com/hir3sailing

Day 267: After sending out that message in a bottle stating my location, I've been bombarded with junk mail.

Strida

An ideal bike to have on board…

Bikes and boats go together and it doesn’t get much better than a Strida bike and your boat. It has been on my whishlist for years…

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Strida is a portable, belt-driven, folding bicycle with a distinctive ‘A’-shaped collapsible frame, designed by UK engineer and designer Mark Sanders.

29571066_10214283444093083_5427288983563313521_nOne great advantage of Strida is that it can be folded and unfolded very fast, another one is that it has a greaseless kevlar belt that replaces the traditional chain drive to avoid mess, no rust and doesn’t need any maintenance. Once folded, it takes a very small space and you can wheel your Strida anywhere you go.

 

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Watermaker

Katadyn Survivor 35 – manual watermaker

No sailor wants to be caught in a situation where he or she is completely devoid of fresh drinking water, so a Watermaker is a survival must for all ocean boat emergency kits.

Katadyn originally made the Survivor line of desalinators because the U.S. Navy wanted hand-operated, reverse-osmosis watermaker for their 35-person life-rafts.

Katadyn Survivor 35 is the most widely-used emergency desalinator. Produces up to 4.5 litres per hour, it is widely used by US and international military forces, voyagers, sea kayakers, and other adventurers.

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To remove dissolved salts from seawater with reverse osmosis, part of the salt water is filtered through a semipermeable membrane. Only 10% of the water passes through the membrane. The remaining 90% flow past the membrane and at the same time cleans the membrane (self-cleaning effect). The small size of the “membrane pores“ ensures extremely pure drinking water, but extremely high pressures must be generated – normally 55 bar.