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Beautiful Sail - Underway to Mazatlan

Posted on Sun 18 December 2011 in Uncategorized

We're about 71 NM from Mazatlan and we're sailing along on a beam reach in 11Kts of breeze with all the sails up doing just over 5kts.

We should reach Mazatlan just after sunrise. We plan to head to Isla de la Piedra (Stone Island anchorage) just outside old town …


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Back in Muertos!

Posted on Fri 16 December 2011 in Destinations - Mexico

The seas were too uncomfortable so we are now back on the hook at Muertos.


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Heading to Mazatlan !

Posted on Fri 16 December 2011 in Destinations - Mexico

We're taking a little nap before we head off to Mazatlan tonight. We should be there Saturday morning. We really hope it's warmer; I had to put on long pants again. :(


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Una Tuna!!

Posted on Mon 12 December 2011 in Uncategorized

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We caught this tuna today, but we can't figure out what kind. Any ideas?


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Swaps n Trades - Survival Safety Engineering CARD

Posted on Thu 08 December 2011 in Uncategorized

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This is a Collision Avoidance RADAR Detrctor model number 050. Works, you just need to wire it up!


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Serial Cabl

Posted on Thu 08 December 2011 in Uncategorized

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Here is what that filleted serial cable looks like after you've ID'd all the wires to the pins.


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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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Ensenada de los Muertos y Bahia de los Suenos?

Posted on Thu 01 December 2011 in Destinations, s/v Deep Playa • Tagged with Bahia de los Suenos, Ensenada de los Muertos

The Cove of the Dead or the Bay of Dreams?  I laughed when I read that…really? Local land developers have been hard at work over the past few years trying to eradicate the name of this desolate little fishing village in hopes of attracting more clients to their high-priced …


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Bahia los Frailes

Posted on Thu 01 December 2011 in Destinations, s/v Deep Playa • Tagged with Bahia los Frailes, Cabo los Frailes, Deep Playa

Our next stop on our way to La Paz was Bahia los Frailes which is not too far from the Tropic of Cancer at 23° 27’ N.  The trip north was well planned (actually it was more luck) because we had an amazingly speedy motor sail with south winds and …


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