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Old 05-04-2014, 10:57 AM   #21
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Looks like I will get to both anchor at cape lookout and stay the next day at Beaufort.

I just managed to drop my laptop charger overboard :-)

I was watching the dolphins. They thought it was very funny.

They love the birds in the water, There were at least a dozen.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:41 PM   #22
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I just managed to drop my laptop charger overboard :-)

I was watching the dolphins. They thought it was very funny.

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With all the spare parts we carry for our equipment, perhaps that is a reminder to carry spares for our laptops, tablets, and phones. Can't tell you how many car chargers for phones I've bought as I would be in the car and suddenly mine would just stop working. So now our cars all have spares.
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Richard-hate to ask, but how did you drop the charger overboard? Following up on B, I have regular 120V chargers for laptops, phones and iPads, but I also have 12V DC converters for each from Powerstream. Underway, all run or charge directly off the 12V system.
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If you haven't managed to drop all kinds of random stuff overboard, you just haven't been boating enough!
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If you haven't managed to drop all kinds of random stuff overboard, you just haven't been boating enough!
And far better the cord than the laptop. The one I know is coming for us is that we use Tablets wherever we are, whatever we're doing. Even on the tender. Also, cell phones always with us. And it's a given one of those will go overboard sometime.

And before someone says they're a distraction we shouldn't use, they are actually the opposite to us. A couple of days ago we explored and came upon a couple of different parks and national forests. Used tablet to look up some things related to what we were seeing or should see. Quickly picked up some history of another Indiana tribe we weren't familiar with. So we use it to enhance the experience, not distract from it.

The time to me with the most peril of dropping things is transferring to and from the tender.
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Richard-hate to ask, but how did you drop the charger overboard? Following up on B, I have regular 120V chargers for laptops, phones and iPads, but I also have 12V DC converters for each from Powerstream. Underway, all run or charge directly off the 12V system.
Actually, I drop kicked it.

Stupidly, lap top was on pilot house bench, but charger cord and converter were plugged into helm station.

So converter was hanging just off floor. I saw a dozen dolphins, as I exited pilot house, my foot snagged converter and next thing I saw was the end of the cord, sliding off the deck, as I watched it in stunned silence.

And p.s. dolphins are not as helpful as you think, not one offered to get it for me!
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And p.s. dolphins are not as helpful as you think, not one offered to get it for me!
They clearly need it for their laptops that others have dropped over for them. They aren't able to get to the store to buy their own.
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