Cruising on Diomedea

Diomedea is a Van de Stadt Tasman 48. The name is the species name of the Wandering Albatross of the Southern Ocean.

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Coms in Tasmania

20 January 2011
David
Internet was unbelievably good. Wired internet access is available on Deal island at the caretakers cottage and they are very happy for anyone to use it. Diomedea found excellent internet reception everywhere south of Deal island, even anchored in remote bays on the west side of Cape Barren island and well off the east coast of Tasmania. I don't think we were ever out of reception in fact.
The setup we have is the high gain marine antenna from Maxon http://www.maxon.com.au/shop/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=32&osCsid=47de7bbd45c50c0b9a2915da633a8e74. This is a passive antenna and is mounted to our targa arch. The cable runs to the nav station and then there is 10cm of patch lead (http://www.maxon.com.au/shop/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=74&osCsid=47de7bbd45c50c0b9a2915da633a8e74) to join the cable to the antenna socket of the Telstra Elite wireless broadband USB dongle. (http://go.bigpond.com/wireless/?2473PSEM&pid=td_tc-wbb-ggs-semt-GGSiteLinks_PlansandOffers&s_kwcid=TC|4297|wireless broadband telstra||S||6485737386) The dongle plugs into the USB port on your computer and away you go. We watched the ABC website videos of the Qld floods in obscure locations with this system. The system works equally well for Mac and IBM (I'd Rather be a Mac) computers.
I had taken our Iridium sat phone for downloading NOAA grib files but only used it once as the internet was so good.
We also found the BOM Wind forecast technology to be very useful http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/marine/wind/index.jsp especially with endless gale warnings in the far south.
VHF radio coverage was fantastic with good relay of weather forecasts, updates and notices to mariners. We listened to Tamar radio, Coast Radio Hobart, and Tascoast radio. They all do HF coverage as well.
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Vessel Name: Diomedea
Vessel Make/Model: Van de Stadt Tasman 48 See Pix here http://www.sailblogs.com/member/diomedea/index.php?show=gallery&aid=7118&p=1
Hailing Port: Sydney
Diomedea's Photos - Main
40 Photos
Created 22 November 2015
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Created 8 October 2015
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Created 18 September 2015
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Created 12 July 2015
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Created 12 July 2015
1 Photo | 8 Sub-Albums
Created 8 June 2015
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Created 18 May 2015
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Created 17 May 2015
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Created 20 March 2015
47 Photos
Created 5 December 2014
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Created 5 November 2014
Diomedea's Cruise through the Indo archipelago
1 Photo | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 27 August 2014
40 Photos
Created 25 June 2014
Diomedea cruises to NZ
1 Photo | 25 Sub-Albums
Created 3 May 2013
11 Photos
Created 23 April 2012
1 Photo | 13 Sub-Albums
Created 11 January 2011
8 Photos
Created 19 October 2010
Various destinations
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Created 19 April 2010
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Created 6 April 2010
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Created 6 April 2010
Compass Adjustment 2010
8 Photos
Created 21 March 2010
A visit to this yacht.
5 Photos
Created 19 February 2010
Cruising over Christmas
10 Photos
Created 11 January 2010
Some photos of Diomedea sailing
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Created 7 October 2009
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Created 24 September 2009
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Created 7 September 2009
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Created 28 August 2009
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Created 14 July 2009
Diomedea gets the big makeover
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Created 13 July 2009
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Created 7 April 2009
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Created 8 March 2009
18 Photos
Created 14 December 2008
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Created 4 October 2008
1 Photo | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 27 September 2008
1 Photo | 9 Sub-Albums
Created 12 August 2008
1 Photo | 6 Sub-Albums
Created 15 June 2008
In Tonga
6 Photos | 3 Sub-Albums
Created 14 May 2008
Doing stuff in the Bay of Islands
2 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 27 April 2008
Fun night at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron prior to departure
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Created 27 April 2008
The action shots whilst Diomedea is on passage to New Zealand
13 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 27 April 2008
Photos of the Ship of Steel
12 Photos
Created 28 March 2008