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Linda Pasquariello is sharing their location

under the 1000 miles mark! Been extremely frustrating light wind….makes me go crazy.

Linda Pasquariello is sharing their location at the MapShare web site: https://share.delorme.com/LindaPasquariello

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To learn more about MapShare and the DeLorme inReach two-way satellite communicator, visit http://delorme.com/inReach or http://inReachCanada.com

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Linda Pasquariello is sharing their location

So far, Not the fastest trip,light winds dominate as the high moves around. I am happy just being out here! “”Go small, go now!”

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Linda Pasquariello is sharing their location

Well well, as the sunsets, I see a sail boat on the horizon . Still close after 6 days at sea! and a two mile lead for now!.

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To learn more about MapShare and the DeLorme inReach two-way satellite communicator, visit http://delorme.com/inReach or http://inReachCanada.com

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Linda Pasquariello is sharing their location

Farewell California you will be missed! Sailed under my beloved golden gate 48 hours ago. Now to chase down Brian, 5 miles away!

Linda Pasquariello is sharing their location at the MapShare web site: https://share.delorme.com/LindaPasquariello

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To learn more about MapShare and the DeLorme inReach two-way satellite communicator, visit http://delorme.com/inReach or http://inReachCanada.com

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Linda Pasquariello is sharing their location

lots of issues setting up

Linda Pasquariello is sharing their location at the MapShare web site: https://share.delorme.com/LindaPasquariello

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To learn more about MapShare and the DeLorme inReach two-way satellite communicator, visit http://delorme.com/inReach or http://inReachCanada.com

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Tracking beacon activated

Just activated tracking beacon, beep, beep, beep!

Just click on the link below and it will take you to my map share page,

https://share.delorme.com/LindaPasquariello

Trying to to figure out a way to put a link on the side of my blog, but for now this will have to do.

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Tracking

I will be utilising two systems for tracking en route. The first will be my deloreme in reach, which enables me to update my blog at sea, send emails and text, also has a tracking feature, so you can see my boat speed, direction and position. Brian also has the same device, so you can track us both this way. I will upload the link shortly.

I will be using the pacific seafarers net, to call in and give my position, wind speed, state of ocean etc, via amature radio. They then upload that information for free on the web, all you have to do is put in my call sign and my track will show up.  You can use this link

http://www.shiptrak.org/?callsign=Wh6ekb&filter=0

which takes you to the shiptrak website, and just put my call sign in WH6EKB.

also YOTREPSs, has the same information as well,

http://www.pangolin.co.nz/yotreps_intro

Two great services, put together for amateur radio users and offshore cruising. Thanks to all who volunteer their time to keep these services up and running and manning the pacific seafarers net. Check out the link below to give you more information about these fantastic services, and read in their words what this fantastic services is about and how it works.

http://www.pacseanet.com

The Pacific Seafarer’s Net is an amateur radio communications net organized to provide support, assistance and daily tracking for maritime operators. This net tracks and assists vessels worldwide – All licensed amateurs with USB phone privileges on 14.300 MHz are welcome to participate. However, in an emergency we will assist with all radio communications from any station.

The net is in two parts, beginning with an informal 25 minute ‘warm up’ session at 0300Z to exchange news, answer questions, conduct phone patches and otherwise assist with information exchange. Also, at this time we are gathering additional vessels for the Roll Call as well as the Relay Stations located around the Pacific Rim and else where from the Amateur Radio community

At 0325 Z, the Roll Call begins, where boats are called in turn to give their position and weather observations. These details are shared with other boats and forwarded to Voluntary Marine Observation Program (MAROB) and other weather forecasters around the world where they are used to improve forecast accuracy. In return, they post back special forecasts such as Passage Weather and Marine Point Forecast for boats in their coverage area; paturelease see the YOTREPS postings page for details of how to receive them.
http://passageweather.com/
http://www.weather.gov/om/marine/point.htm

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Stand by mode

In the words of napoleon ” dress me slowly for I am in a rush.”

Currently in stand by mode, waiting for the wind to fill in offshore, before Brian and I race each other on our sister ship boats to hawaii. It will be interesting to see how close we arrive, will there be a difference of hours or days?? I have a little bit more weight on board, but a furling jib, easier for me to reef and un-reef in squalls. I wonder if that time will all add up, to a sizeable lead across the ocean? Also have an old chart from 2007, with six of my eight crossings between hawaii and the main land, will be cool to see the difference in daily runs from my previous solo trip to hawaii, it took me 21 days last time, pretty slow, so I’m sure I can beat that time.

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Ask and you shall receive.

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In life, we like to be self sufficient.

We like to be able to do and fix things our selfs.

Yet sometimes , you have to ask for help. Sometimes you need someone who thinks different from your self. After weeks of contemplating how to ask for help, and trying my best to understand. I went and asked for help, thankfully, Carlos, had all the answers I needed, he looked at the situiation in a different way, and showed me what I needed to know, it was my ” I finally understand momment!”

Thank god!, as this project was dragging on with my stubbornness, in trying to do it all myself.
The lesson learned today, is ask for help, it’s okay, and you get to learn at the same time, perfect!

Wiring really is not my favourite thing, but we have learned to be friends, we have learned to live together side by side, like red wine and cheese. Now armed With a better understanding of said wiring, the re won’t be a big surprise later on, down the road.

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Knowing your strengths and weakness is key to keeping safe at sea and keeping safe on land!
One of my biggest weakness is pulling up the 30 pound anchor and anchor chain, especially when it’s blowing.

So here’s to Max, the beautiful piece of machinery now attached to my deck! Thanks for saving my back, which will be much happier!

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The rain

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Rain rain the glorious rain! And rain it has been for the last month, which we are grateful for, as california has been in a drought for the last 3 years. So thank you thank you rain! But you are also holding up my project!
After much contemplation of where to drill the hole, alignment and angles for the anchor windlass, I finally decided, it was time, time to drill the “hole of no return” hole, oh boy, here it goes.

Happy with my new hole, and not my new sky light, it was time to Dremeal out some of the balsa core deck around the hole, and fill with epoxy, then over fill the holes for the screws then fill with epoxy and re drill. Ok, that’s done, next.
Sourced some super strong G10, for a backing plate, thanks to paublo for knowing the right place and for the right price.
Then being upside down in the anchor locker, grinding the underside of the deck, to get it as flush as possible, which took a lot longer then I expected, that fiberglass gets every where.
It took me three try’s to epoxy glue the backing plate flush, and a lot of thickened epoxy. No matter how hard I tryed, still managed to get epoxy in my hair……trying to get that out of your hair is another story!

Got a beautiful off cut peice of teak, to use for the windlass mount, then cut to shape and time to mount And seal the windlass with 4200. Wow it looks so pretty! Now have to wire the beast up, re-mount the cleat, and the foot switches……in between rain showers.

It has taken a lot of contemplation and drawing on varied skills, to accomplish this project, the biggest hurdle is getting over the mental part, of drilling a giant 4 inch hole in your deck, once you get over that, and can invision the whole project and steps to take…..well it has still been quite difficult! Haha

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