After 5 years of planning, reading, thinking, asking, listening and worrying, we are just days away from leaving.
Thanks to Parks and the cat, at Hopkins-Carter, I got a great deal on a whole bunch of stuff, including a Digital Yacht Class B AIS Transponder, which just went live minutes ago. Hopkins-Carter Marine Supply and Fishing Tackle
I even installed the silent switch.
My MMSI is 367571090.
The computer is from Island Time PC and everything is running though that, including Wifi extender. Call Bob, he is great and always ready to help, even when Iím doing something stupid. Marine PC's & WiFi by IslandTime PC
I should have done it months ago, but it is what it is. Now, I must figure out how to get Coastal Explorer to see my Maretron Network. The rest of the programming, I figure I can learn during the next few weeks. I should be somewhat adept by the time I get to the Azores. Luckily, you donít need much navigation to cross the Atlantic, just ask Columbus.
I will take pictures and document all the changes, hopefully in the next few days, before we leave, (though is you have been paying attention, Iíve been promising that for months).
Also, stay tuned, as I will also be giving you the Delorme Earthmate link for Dauntless. Then you can ping and even text me.
Gotta Go. Much left to do, like getting new compass to talk to ComNav and where is that Alternator and why does it have so many wires on the back?? I knew I should have taken a picture of it BEFORE I disconnected everything.