1 more week to go

New crew members. Chartplotter, iSatPhone and AIS.

New crew members. Chartplotter, iSatPhone and AIS.

We are getting ready for an adventurer. Something that we have worked for years to be able to get this far along. In 1 week from now, we be sailing SV Calliste from Singapore to Okinawa and maybe make our way up to Fukuoka.

Checking up on our list… Got rigging done. 3 brand new Varta AGM batteries installed, dodgers repaired… Soon to install the electronics… the old SSB and Furano radar. … …Our new crew! Addition 2013, Digital Yacht AIS, Immarsat iSatphone and Standard Horizon Chartplotter. They keep us on track and if we are watching, safe from being run over by a bigger ship. Thats the key right, whats the use of gadgets if we dont pay any attention to them.

iP4d and the little red Bluetooth GPS receiver.

iP4d and the little red Bluetooth GPS receiver.

And new additions to our old crew. External Bluetooth GPS antenna, Navionics Gold charts. Now my iP4D is the backup chartplotter and no need network! Real GPS is much more accurate too. Oh yes, BTW, IMO, using iPad (unbroken) for navigation is great if the proper (paid) charting software are installed and a real GPS to really put us in our place 🙂

Finally, nothing beats the real security of paper charts… if all gadgets fails…. who do ya call for directions eh?

Okie, we are most systems set and almost ready to go…. except that we still have to clear our underwater garden, fuel up and water in, clear the stuff that we are not going to bring off the boat… like the 230V window A/C 😦 . So out goes the tools and in comes the food.


3 Responses to “1 more week to go”

  1. March 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Very exciting! Looking forward to following your adventures!

  2. 2 Peter Westall
    March 30, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Peter here (SHADOW @ RSYC) – this is a good part as you get it all together. The planning – and ugh! the stress. Eventually the time comes when Caliste does what it was built for. MANY good wishes and thoughts are sent your way. I am currently in Australia for another week and as I return to Singapore you will probably be leaving. Hey! people out and people in. Sounds like a good balance. Cheers.

  3. 3 funvinyldecals
    March 31, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Hey Peter, sorry we miss our contacts with you, like you know it, its lots of work getting to this point. We need all the good wishes we can get 🙂 thanks and keep it coming.

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