The ultimate golden shellback

@font-face{font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}PRECISE NAVIGATION! The passenger steamer SS Warrimoo was quietly knifing its way through the waters of the mid-Pacific on its way from Vancouver to Australia. The navigator had just finished working out a star fix and brought the Master, Captain John Phillips, the result. The ships position was LAT 0 S 31′ N and LON 179 S 30′ W. The date was 31 December 1899 Know what this means? First Mate Payton broke in, We are only a few miles from the intersection of the Equator and the International Date Line. Captain Phillips was prankish enough to take full advantage of the opportunity for achieving the navigational freak of a lifetime. He called his navigators to the bridge to check and double check the ships position. He changed course slightly so as to bear directly on his mark. Then he adjusted the engine speed. The calm weather and clear night worked in his favor. At midnight the Master ensured that the Warrimoo lay still on t
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Edson Steering Base Plate


I was surprised when the Edson tech told me that they never had problems with the base plate since mine had failed twice. He must be a noob.I did get help and got the plate swapped out today. The rudder is attached to the wheel again. Yea!Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Help wanted

I am currently anchored in the Brisbane River near Mowbray Park Citi-Cat station. I need to repair the steering. This requires someone to hold bolts in the cockpit while I work in the engine room. I do not need, nor do I want to pay for a marine mechanic. The only requirement is to be able to hold a wrench. I am looking for a way to get in touch with someone who can help me out.Thanks.
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Unleash the Kraken

One of my only disappointments with my Amazon Fire is that one can not purchase apps from the Google Store. Of course someone (actually many someones) has a hack. The one I used was: http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2016/07/02/how-to-install-google-play-on-fire-tablets-the-super-easy-way-no-pc-or-root/ I was then able to install Uber and took my first Uber ride to the boat store. All good.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Cruising Budget – How Much Does it Cost?

(In all the years I have been posting this series has been the most popular. In case you missed it…)There has always been a great interest in knowing how much to budget for the cruising life. The answer is always “it depends.” I too was frustrated by the “it depends.” In an effort to shed some light on the subject here is my take on the parameters of “it depends.” I own a 42 sailboat and have done some cruising in North and Central American, Portugal, Spain and the Canaries, and in the Caribbean. My personal take is that one can cruise and tour comfortably in a 40 to 45 foot boat for about $2,500 to $3,000 per month. One can “live aboard” for much less. I am assuming that you are on a sailboat to see the world, not stay in a relatively small area.The Big IssuesThere are four factors that have an overall influence on both initial and operating costs. They are:What risks you are willing to take,How much comfort you desire,What you consider to be a prudent insurance profile,Where you c
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The Wall Street Journal – Asia

When I first worked on Wall Street in the early 70 s the Wall Street Journal was the financial newspaper and little else. The New York Times was actually a respected source of information. Their motto was “All the news that s fit to print.” I spent many a Sunday reading the Times. Over the years the Times has become a joke. Their new motto seems to be “All the news that fits our point of view.” I find it painful to read. On the other hand the Wall Street Journal has become a true international newspaper. This (finally) brings me to my point. Since I read the Journal online and since it is published in several editions I find myself reading papers with different emphasis as I travel around the world. Since I am in Brisbane my web browser opens the Asia edition but gives me access to all the editions. It has an interesting shift of focus compared to the U.S. edition. You might enjoy an afternoon browsing the different editions. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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