//WL2K Amazon Fire – NOT

When my :ASUS eeePc died I purchased an Amazon Fire. I needed something light weight that I could carry easily to WiFi hot spots and do my mail, banking, etc. The Fire seemed the perfect device. And it was…. UNTIL>>> As happened with my Kindle on my Atlantic passage about 3 days out of Panama the Fire told me I had a rights management issue. It would not let me read any of the books I had loaded up for the trip. More importantly it would not let me read the cruising guides I needed to make good decisions and safe landfalls. When we arrived in Hiva-Oa and I could make an Internet connection the Fire continued to give me fits. Among other things I could not contact Amazon tech support. I finally asked Paul to contact them, their answer “they all do that.” Great! The answer was simple. De-register the Fire, then re-register it. So I de-registered it. It refused to re-register. It also turned off my access to my email, the web browser, and anything else I might have found useful in debu
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//WL2K Scared Sh&*(less

Current Position: Hiva-Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific Ocean I always thought the subject and interesting expression. Not my problem in times of high stress. We transited the Panama Canal on the 14th and 15th of February. We arrived at the Balboa Yacht Club for fuel. We had intended to spend the night but were totally put off by the facilities. At 0000z (midnight UTC on 16 February) we headed out into the Pacific Ocean – destination Hiva-Oa, French Polynesia. This is a 4,100 nautical mile passage and we expected it to take about 41 days. The first 2,900 nm were normal for a passage: boredom, frustration, boredom, exhaustion, boredom. Wash, rinse, repeat. On the morning of March 12th I noticed that the port lower shroud was loose. I went to tightened it and discovered that it was almost completely tight. Going over to its partner, the lower starboard shroud I discovered that several of the strands of the 1×19 wire had snapped. I tightened things up. About 3 hours later
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Via Inmarsat:

With 180 nm to go (about 2 more days) we experienced the strmgest winds this trip: 25 G 30. This has kicked up the waves. We are really rocking! We got pooped today. One minute I was dry, next wet from head to toe! Ha Fair winds and following seas πŸ™‚ Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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Finished long tack NW takingadvantage of unusual NNE winds. Now North in latitude of Hiva-Oa again. New tack giving more West than South improving VMG Waypoint. Now 280 nm to go. Have run into the World ARC rally of 33 boats. Not happy since Hiva-Oa is asmall harbor and small island. Know they are north of us from shore side trackers but have had no AIS or visual contact. Fair winds and following seas. Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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Rigged a second stbd lower emergency shroud this am. Getting line over spreader involved a bucket, 10 lbs of sugar, a boathook, and 3 hours. With Reboot rocking 30* side to side this avoided climbing the mast. You had to be there. Not! We just encountered “Overseas Express”. She is a World ARC boat also headed for Hiva-Oa. We expect to see the rest of the ARC there. Fair winds and following seas πŸ™‚ Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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Via Inmarsat:

Bill (KI4MMZ) is home. The operation removed 5+ lbs. of metal from his body. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. The wind has shifted NNE (Rule 3.) We gybed to the weak side and ran for several hours wijhout incident. We gybed back at dusk so we would not be running on the weak side in the dark. We are still making progress but not as much. Fair winds and following seas πŸ™‚ Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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Finally a beantiful night after a nice day. 10% cloud and an almost full moon! We are still rocking as the sustained 20+ winds have built up quite a wave surge. We have about 530 nm to go and are in Neverland”; south of our destination of Hiva-Oa. We are hoping for a day of South wind so we can move North without gybing. Fair winds and following seas πŸ™‚ Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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Via Inmarsat:

Another day. Wind has been about 20 kt all day so waves 8 – 10 ft. Lots of rolling. Just passed m/v Myna Voyager (like ships in the night ha ha) Shared a quick hi by vhf. Changed time zones to Alaska time. Another indicator of progress. Fair winds and following seas πŸ™‚ Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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