Finally


My boxes arrived!Fair winds and following seasΒ  :)Roger J Jones s/v Reboot
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Radar


Reboot finally has a working radar again. When arriving in Brisbane the radar failed. In addition the mast bracket came loose. I shipped the unit off to Garminβ„’. They replaced it promptly with a refurbished unit with a one year warranty. I love this company. They have treated me exceptionally well. The problem was how as a solo sailor I was going to get the new unit up on the mast. Enter Manuel, my new crew for the trip to Cairns. Together we could do this. And we* did. But it took 6 hours on the mast. First we had to find new fasteners. That took four stores and several hours. Although Australia has decent stores they don t carry the diversity of stock found in the U.S. We finally found a specialty fastener store that carried the right size. Then we discovered that the old fasteners for the bracket did not want to come out. After several failed strategies we borrowed a hacksaw from the marina and cut them out. (Yes, Reboot has a hacksaw somewhere, in some locker …) Next was getti
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Underway Brisbane to Sydney

Things have finally calmed down after a long and tiring 24 hours.Course: 165 T.Speed: 4.0 kts.S 33 06.821E 153 02.681 Wind SSW 8Wave SW 6 ftSky 10%Bar 1016 Big wind shift, now clocking again.Fair winds and following seas :)Roger sv Reboot +61 (0)476 768 335
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Via Inmarsat:

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:

After 23+ days of sailing we are finally west of LA (and 2510 nn south.) Just as how many new Caribbean sailors are surprised to find the Islands well East of the U.S. mainland we did not appreciate how far east is the exit from the Panama Canal. it is actually raining rather than the normal light drizzle. This is the first time in months that I have put on foulies. They are quite warm in this climate. Unlike the Atlantic and Caribbean so far the rain has not been accompaned by strong winds. The waves do increase giving a bumpy ride. Right now I am dealing with the wind shifts rain always brings. 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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