Rain

Sitting in the cockpit in a light rain. I am protected by a temporary cover while my new storm hood is under construction. The sun is setting and there is a gentle breeze. That helps keep the mosquitoes away. XO was cuddling for a bit but is now sitting on the opposite side with his forepaws tucked under his body. A nice night. Fair winds and following seas  🙂
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In line fuses

I have been having trouble with my cockpit multifunction display. Sometimes it works (when I don t need it.) Sometimes it doesn t (when I am coming into port.) I finally tracked the problem down to erratic supply voltage. The culprit? The in line “marine grade” fuse holder. I learned two lessons:1. “Marine Grade” corrodes like everything else. Maybe slower.2. Never install a fuse behind six anti-theft screws that requires a special tool stored at the bottom of everything to remove.Fair winds and following seas :)Debut, Indonesia 24 July 2017
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Cockpit time

Sat out in the cockpit for the first time in quite a while. The weather has been terrible. Lots of rain. Even when it is not raining the cockpit has been wet. Or it has been very windy. Tonight it was dry and the wind not too bad. Looking around I realized that even though there are lots of boats here I am the only one in the morning field. There are a couple of guest mooring balls and some choose to anchor out but there is no one here tonight. I have now traveled around Sydney Harbor quite a bit. It is the largest natural harbor in the world. That is part of the problem. It is so big that unless you go well in, even more than I have on land, there is no 360 degree shelter. Everywhere I go there is always some chop. Fair wins and following seas 🙂
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Via Inmarsat:

Rain again tonight. Cockpit wet, makes standing watch unpleant. 754 nm to go. We had favorable winds amd seas tnday and made over 100 nm. My close friend Bill (KI4MMZ) is having very high risk surgery today. Bill has been Reboot s and my shore side safety net and very close friend for over 7 years. Please keep him in your thoughts today. 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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