Halfway to the Caribbean

After some nine weeks of travels and trials, we have made it to what I consider is our halfway point to the Caribbean, Portsmouth VA. This is the staging and departure point of the Caribbean 1500, our rally to the BVI. It’s been pretty crazy. I had this idea that I’d be able to blog about […]

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Fun With Your Sat Phone

Less than two weeks away from the Caribbean 1500, and I have been working hard to get things ready. One important tool is our satellite phone, used to get our weather forecasts. Of course as well as getting the weather, it’s possible to use your email to post to Facebook and your blog! Like I […]

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Fun With MacENC Navigation Software

After (roughly) 392 nautical miles miles of sailing, halfway down the US East Coast, the deepest we have been in has been in the first few minutes of the trip. Who-da-thunk? What am I talking about? After considerable effort, I have my navigation instruments talking to my laptop. We have two mac’s, and the only real choices […]

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Installing an Atlantic Tower’s Arch

Alchemy has a really nice rear end, er, stern. But this leads to a problem in that we have all sorts of stuff hanging off it. MOM module, Lifesling, stern anchor, GPS, VHF, outboard mount, etc. The problem is that Alchemy’s skinny butt means that there is not enough room to mount it all on […]

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Zero to Internet with WaveWiFi Rogue

This week has been a pretty frustrating one. We are about T – 10 days to move aboard our boat, and I am desperately trying to get her ready. One thing I am learning is that anything on a boat is two steps forward and one step back, or sometimes three. Things rarely go smoothly. […]

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