Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Sand Box AKA St John's river

This is a great place to fluff around in and try different setups. I went out today again for about 3 hours, just sailing and practicing different setups in very light winds.
The boat just has a simple reefing system and here is the main sail with  2 reefs in it.
Add a staysail.
And a drifter.  All I was using was a couple of bungy cords to steer the boat.
All the time keeping an eye out for these dreaded crab pots.
I have a couple of navigation programs. One is called MX mariner that I run on a nexus 7 mounted by a RAM mount in the companionway.
And you can see just behind it a 10" Ubuntu Netbook computer sipping power and running OpenCPN with a GPS puck.
I have the latest NOAA charts loaded on both.
Right now I am working on installing another bilge pump. We found out that the boat next to me that nearly sank on Friday was struck by lightning.

2 comments:

  1. Woah! So will you have two bilge pumps?

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  2. Actually now I will have four. One automatic and 2 manual pumps and the new one. The whale gusher I have in the cockpit will pump an amazing 1680 gallons per hour and this one a paltry 3700 gallons per hour.

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