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    I have used the Iridium 9555 satellite phone for...

    I have used the Iridium 9555 satellite phone for the 2010 Transpac and more recently for 6 months cruising from Patagonia to Panama. I use OCENS as my email handler, but it is just a different front...
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    Sorry, they are sold. How do I close out this...

    Sorry, they are sold.

    How do I close out this thread?
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    CCCT: could probably find a secure cabin. ...

    CCCT: could probably find a secure cabin.

    The boat should be ready in September, most of the structural work is complete and about to start engine install, etc. The builder is in Chile, so...
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    OMG I can't believe I am reading this forum and even smiling! Heard a rumor there might be a cruising cat division.

    Jeff / Hekla
  5. I did a radio check with Gordon West in southern...

    I did a radio check with Gordon West in southern CA this afternoon on 8.185 MHz, he said I was sounding good. When I complained that 400 miles was about where I lost contact with most of the fleet...
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    Try www.ocens.com, I bought my phone and email...

    Try www.ocens.com, I bought my phone and email service from them and they are very responsive. I have also rented from All Road Communications www.allroadsat.com. --Jeff
  7. We've been working on Hecla all week and going...

    We've been working on Hecla all week and going out for testing and tuning the next days. It has been a bit rough working on this and thinking about Tom.

    This week I installed a backup...
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    Thanks Mark, it is beautiful. Sure brought tears...

    Thanks Mark, it is beautiful. Sure brought tears to my eyes.

    My thoughts and prayers go to his family.

    It has been a rough week, prepping for another solo ocean romp, when my sweetheart...
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    That's a great article; when Gordon West writes,...

    That's a great article; when Gordon West writes, I pay attention. His testing totally debunks the huge capacitive ground plane thought to be required by conventional wisdom. My boat (Hecla) has the...
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    Anchors and chain for sale

    The following stuff served Hecla well in her previous lives in the South Pacific, but is too heavy for me now, and I prefer different types. They are well used but, how can you wear out an anchor?
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    Agreed, but that huge, weak high forecast to be...

    Agreed, but that huge, weak high forecast to be around 23N 138W on Friday and moving NW looks scary.
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    Sounds like a plan, I will be on. Are these...

    Sounds like a plan, I will be on. Are these frequencies confirmed for the comm plan, or still left over from last time?

    Jeff / Hecla
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    Yes, I can manage Sunday. I will also try to get...

    Yes, I can manage Sunday. I will also try to get a professional to check over my system (proper dillegence for a comm boat). It worked great on the LongPac, but then we were never as far apart as...
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    It would be good for me to jump in on this too...

    It would be good for me to jump in on this too but I won't be around on Thursday or Friday, any chance of a repeat on M-T-W July 7-8-9? As a minimum we should also run a test after the Thursday...
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    Thought I would throw my 2 cents in on this...

    Thought I would throw my 2 cents in on this subject. Last year I purchased OCENS (www.ocens.com) email and weather file programs, which are optimized for the bandwidth-impared. On two occasions, a...
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    What about the SeaMe active radar reflector, at...

    What about the SeaMe active radar reflector, at about 8 square meters average cross sectional area at 20 degree heel? The performance is considerably better than any of the passive units, but the...
  17. Warning about mixing fiber types! The strength...

    Warning about mixing fiber types! The strength of glass and carbon fibers running in the same direction DO NOT add up. The carbon, being less stretch than glass, will bear most of the load until it...
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    Lebesch, Jeff - Hammerhead 54 - #1554 - Oakland,...

    Lebesch, Jeff - Hammerhead 54 - #1554 - Oakland, CA - interest = entry submitted - $700
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