Boat Projects

Boat Projects

Vesper Cortex AIS installed – check. Works with cell phones and iPads. Linked to VHF. Antennae installed. Working on connection to Raymarine E80 chart plotter (need a new cable for that).

Iridium Go satellite phone installed – check. Working well and sending location signals through Predict Wind.

Inventory of safety gear, kitchen gear, bedding, books, etc. – check. Photos set up in shared directory for crew members to see.

Now, if only the generator would run more than 17 minutes….

Thanks, Garry, for all of the work.

The Importance of Dry Bags

Diver Retrieval

I want to thank Garry for his sacrifices in making this educational video. There aren’t many who would willingly dive off the dingy with a pouch containing his cell phone, passport, credit cards, cash, and driver’s license, just for instructional purposes. So when he contacted me last night (he still had his iPad and Apple Watch), I arranged for a diver through the marina, to show how to retrieve them. And get a video. Thanks, Garry, for helping us teach how important it is to have your valuables in a waterproof, floating, dry bag whenever entering or leaving the boat (trust me — I may have done this a few times myself…..)