Fedor Konyukhov
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DIY bottom cleaning

Fedor reports: "All is well on board. The ocean is calm, the waves are less than one meter, and the wind is no more than 10 knots. Today I decided to take the risk and clean the bottom of the boat. Equipped with a harness belt, a life vest, a snorkel mask, gloves and cleaning tools I submerged myself under the boat. There was a significant growth on the bottom of the boat, which I expected after a month in tropical waters. I'm happy to report that Tourgoyak got a proper scrubbing. After cleaning the hull, I wanted to take a few photos of the boat. I released the harness belt to five meters so I can have some distance from the boat for a good view. It looked surreal: a row boat all alone in the middle of the ocean without her rower on board. It felt rather unsettling to be drifting in five meters from the boat, albeit attached by the harness. Needless to say, I didn't linger in the water and after a very short photo session promptly climbed back in."

The map of the Tourgoyak's course: http://yb.tl/konyukhov2

The detailed map of the course: www.oceanrowing.com/Konyukhov/Pacific2013/dist_map.htm

Translated by Tatiana Koreski



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