Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
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Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
I have a few electronics projects planned. I have a Seatalk/NMEA converter/WiFi router arriving tomorrow. It will integrate depth/compass/GPS/AIS (and eventually wind) into my navigation tablet so it's all in one place.
A new Windex arrived yesterday, so that will go on the masthead as soon as I fabricate an extension arm to move it away from the antenna. The current Windex was mangled by a PO who avoided building an extension arm by bending the Windex itself to avoid the antenna. In so doing, the fins ended up pointing forward, not backwards. Shawn is the only person who ever noticed that (last September while anchored in Still Pond). I've procrastinated on that one for several years, but a good price came up on Amazon so I bought a new one.
Finally, I have an wireless electronic wind transducer that will hopefully come in March. I hope to put that at the other end of the extension arm from the Windex. But I may decide to test it out at deck level for the first year to make sure it's reliable. In that case, I'll mount it at the very front of the bow pulpit.
All that, plus due for new bottom paint - it will be a busy Spring.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, OUPV and 50 Ton Master
ASA Certified 101/103/104/105/106
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2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Wing Keel Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall Landing Marina