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July 2008 Blog Posts (3)

Summer Equator





Last weekend we finally went sailing again. Between our vacation in Turkey (a week and two weekends) and the weekend we spent doing chores we hadn't had a chance to get out on the water for almost a month!



This time, we sailed down to the Raritan Yacht Club where Thad and Kristi of City Bumpkin were hosting the Summer Equator. We had a fantastic sail with Dan and Patrice as crew. We had drinks at the yacht club bar overlooking the harbor with live jazz and great… Continue

Added by Franc on July 27, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

A great service for cruisers



The folks at Voyagers Mail Forwarding Service (http://www.vmfs.com) have an interesting service for cruisers we thought you should know about.



Just picture this:



"Sure, you can ask your sister take care of your mail for you. You arrive in Nassau, and since you are only planning to stay there for two days, you ask her to Fed Ex your 4 lbs. of mail (it adds… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on July 16, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

MEMBERS MEETING MEMBERS



During their brief sailing cruise in Turkey, SeaKnots founders Andrea and Franc met up with member Stephen Phillips. Stephen has been cruising on his catamaran Gone Troppo for years even after having been attacked by pirates; an encounter that was featured in Klaus Hympendahl's book "Pirates Aboard". When Andrea and Franc learned that Stephen had not yet had a chance to read his story in the book, they pulled it off their shelf and brought it… Continue

Added by SeaKnots on July 8, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

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Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion GPS receiver upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I was on my boat today and the fluxgate compass isn’t in the hanging locker. It’s not in any of the lockers. I think that because my boat is an early 40’ model in the production series the compass may not be in a typical location.…"
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Aquamarine replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion GPS receiver upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In Cran Drac's blog there is a picture of the compass.. And btw realted to the drama of his reason to hand steer across the ocean... http://seaknots.ning.com/profiles/blogs/first-leg-of-the-rally-tortola"
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Aquamarine replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion GPS receiver upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I started that route....bought the RS150...seatalk converter... But gave up and bought a new 2032 battery for the existing gps antenna....  The fluxgate compass is in the aft cabin... "Shirt"cabinet... On the top of the side wall of…"
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Cam Whitlock added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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GPS receiver upgrade

The original Raymarine 125 gps failed on my 2008 Oceanis 40.  Based on research, I’m trying to install a RS150 GPS receiver.  The 150 uses Seatalk NG vs. the boat’s antiquated Seatalk 1.  Not exactly sure how to tie the new GPS into the network.  I purchased a Seatalk1 to Seatalk NG converter block.  The Raymarine Tech on the Raymarine Tech forum has advised me to run a independent power feed to the converter block.  That’s about as far as I have gotten, waiting to get a call back from…See More
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