We were using a borrowed spinnaker sail, the big colourful 'kite' sail at the front, with a jury rigged
downhaul system, and hadn't really mastered getting it up and down quickly, which led to the problem.
A custom, deep cycle battery was jury rigged
together to power the Nikon D800 used to shoot the time-lapses over the course of 15 hours for the day-length sky footage, and a Promote Control intervalometer was used to control the camera.
Among everyone at sea during the Rolex Sydney Hobart, the crew of the Tasmania Police's launch Van Diemen showed their professional efficiency and seamanship in going to the rescue of Lana Sea, which had lost its rudder, and then its jury rigged
steering in heavy seas in Bass Strait.
The crew is now using a jury rigged
back up bag until parts can be sent up with the Discovery next week.