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Another few more days now…

Well…. as usual, we never could leave at the time we thought we would. Day before our intended departure, we are still working on the lifeboat. Installed a Walker Bay 8 RID on Fatty knees and it work out okay.

Installing the RID, working under covers :)

Installing the RID, working under covers 🙂

Then its testing if the custom made canopy would go over the RID, which it did perfectly. Things are working out… its just taking us more time as we discover more things that we should have done that were not on the list when we started.

That's our cute little lifeboat :)

That’s our cute little lifeboat 🙂

Finally the last of electronics are installed, the radar worked ! Phew! The last we used it was 2006 and there was this possibility that it wasn’t going to work after all these years… now the SSB? we’ll see. Doug have 2 primarily winches to bed, oil change for the motor and a bit more bottom cleaning to do…

I am going to hunt down that 1 chart that we haven’t got, the one of Okinawa waters. Our regular chart store did not have it last week.

Getting a new perspective of things.

Getting a new perspective of things.

1st load of provisions are coming this morning. Courtesy delivery by Giant stores for purchases above S$200. Just drinks and canned foods today. Perishables tomoro or day after…

Oh, and we have a 1st test on blog post by SMS via help from sis 🙂 . That was what the short message yesterday was about. This is how it should work. I send 1 SMS (150 chars) that is a condensed coded message and she runs it through the PERL program that will decompressed SMS into a post ready page, then cut and paste the message into a email and send to my wordpress email address… Viola! Next, she cut and paste on the long. lat. on my google map page and add a placemark 🙂 and cut and paste Calliste’s Log in the description. Yes! System is working quite well and we are ready to be tracked 🙂 for a small fee of 1 SMS / day on our satphone .

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