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Actisense NGW-1-ISO Firmware Upgraded fixes incorrect Position passed to Icom M504

Posted on Thu 08 December 2011 in Nav Station, Navigation, NMEA 2000, Systems - Communications, VHF

I have been noticing a problem with the position displayed in my Icom M504 VHF. My current latitude is 24°09.200N. But the VHF was displaying 2°49.200. The GPS data is fed to my VHF and my SCS PTC-IIUSB modem from the NMEA 2000 network via the …

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iPhone Personal Hotspot is AWESOME !

Posted on Mon 05 December 2011 in Gear, Geek, Systems - Communications

Dawn has been providing some travel log entries so I though it was time to give you some more geek info!

When we were a few months out from leaving Seattle I broke the screen on my aging iPhone 3G. I was tempted to get an Android phone because they …

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Sea of Cortez Weather

Posted on Mon 14 November 2011 in Weather

This morning we headed out early with the hopes of making it to Ensenada de Los Muertes before the forecasted winds would build to 20kts around noon, according to the GRIB. Well noon was apparently at 0700 today. We made good time until then we were driving into 20kts at …

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Baja Ha-Ha XVIII - Bahia Santa Maria, Mexico Beach Party Video

Posted on Mon 07 November 2011 in Baja Ha-Ha XVIII, Weather

<click through to see the video>

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Fishing For Cruisers - How we do it

Posted on Mon 07 November 2011 in Baja Ha-Ha XVIII, Fishing, For Sale, Pearson 424

I love to do me some research and as I was figuring out what to do about our fishing setup, I read The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing by Scott and Wendy Bannerot. I even had a couple of one on one email exchanges with Scott about our setup. Some of …

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Way behind on the blog… Baja Ha-Ha XVIII Pics

Posted on Mon 07 November 2011 in Baja Ha-Ha XVIII, Destinations - Mexico, NMEA 2000, Systems - Sails

Not many updates from us in a while, too much fun, too little wifi. I did want to take a second and throw up the link to the Baja Ha-Ha XVIII Flickr group I created. http://www.flickr.com/groups/bajahahaxviii/

This has nothing to do with Latitude 38. If …

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San Diego, California USA

Posted on Mon 24 October 2011 in Uncategorized

We have had several very busy days in San Diego, trying to wrap up projects, do some basic maintenance items, etc. We really needed to be here weeks ago and had planned to, but things happen (aka Charleston, OR). The weather here been cloudy and warm, or what Dawn calls …

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Last Stop in the US

Posted on Wed 19 October 2011 in Destinations

I’m going to take a nap in like five seconds, but I just had to out this up… that is pretty awesome!


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When Engines Fly: The Movie

Posted on Tue 18 October 2011 in Systems - Engine, Westerbeke

I edited the video from pulling the engine, the picture is a bit cloudy because the Go Pro fogged up in its waterproof case. (still learning how to use it) Its not that fascinating to watch, but its here just the same, so watch it you will! Winking

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How to pickup a mooring ball in Avalon

Posted on Sun 16 October 2011 in Destinations

First sail three nights, mostly motoring and arrive on diesel vapors.

Second, hail the Avalon Harbormaster. They will meet you out front of the bay in a run about. They will need cash, on the spot!

Then go to the fuel dock by winding your way all over the mooring …

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