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post #29 of Old 09-13-2006
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I am trying not to be too critical about the broken SSB connector, but thats certainly the sort of thing that can be McGyver'ed pretty easily by twisting wires together, by passing the connector entirely. With the liklihood that they would be voluntarily passing out of VHF range any moment as they kept sailing, and in keeping contact with USCG, I would have thought that would be worth the 5 minutes to make it a priority.

What I am hearing from this is that one needs to be pretty handy offshore, and lets face , some people are just not wired that way ( no pun intended..)

But its easy to second guess from this warm, dry, comfortable chair looking out at the swells breaking on the reef...
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