Lemons Way

The continuing adventures of a cruising sailor/family lawyer, his wife (also a lawyer), and their young children.

17 April 2017 | Kartchner Caverns Campside
17 April 2017 | Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson, Arizona
13 April 2017 | Cochise Stronghold Campside
13 April 2017 | Cochise Stronghold Campground, Arizona
05 April 2017 | Marina Real Looking West Towards the Sea of Cortez
05 April 2017 | Dolphin Beach, Pilar, San Carlos, Mexico
05 April 2017 | Catch 22 Bay
05 April 2017 | Catch 22 Bay
09 March 2017 | Marina Real, San Carlos
22 February 2017 | Real workyard
22 February 2017 | Real workyard
19 February 2017 | Marina Real Work Yard
19 February 2017 | Yard
19 February 2017 | Yard
17 February 2017 | Marina Real Workyard (still....)
31 January 2017 | I'm writing from the playroom in Tucson

The Modern Chartplotter Is Installed

25 August 2008 | Hilton Head
Keith, variable, getting hot and humid again
It's Monday morning and the mechanic came early to finish up so I can mozie along. This was the chartplotter I salvaged from the Catalina 25. There are pictures of it navigating me across the Sea of Cortez last year if you go back to that time in the blog. As you can see it is far superior to the 1995 technology that came with the old magellin. It comes with US maps that go into great detail and even include many of the major nav aids. That is going to help considerably as I head the last 500 miles south down the east coast of Georgia and Florida. If I want, I can buy map cards for the Bahamas or anyplace else in the world and it will chart my boat's position via GPS on the maps. This baby is fully programmable so I can customize the screens to match the exact data I want for each situation. It is lightening fast, far more accurate, and just a real asset to cruising safety. Look how it plots my exact position in this creek off of the waterway. The magellen couldn't get closer than a 30 mile view without cards that I couldn't find. This thing will zoom in to 50 feet, but that wouldn't be of much use to me except maybe in heavy fog and even then I wouldn't trust it. It uses the waas technology that airplanes use for their gps tracking. After installing the chartplotter, we did a few odds and ends to get the boat in ship shape. I ran the engine for about 20 minutes to make sure everything was working and not leaking or overheating. Now we're good to go. I've literally fixed/serviced everything I know of to fix so the boat is pretty much in perfect order. I'm sure that won't last long, but its feels good for now. I'll clean up and get it ready to travel, pay my bill this afternoon, and head out either later this afternoon or first thing tomorrow morning. Maybe I can get a ride to the grocery to provision and perhaps a dinner on the town before heading off. Why rush.
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Vessel Name: Oz
Vessel Make/Model: Cascade
Hailing Port: Tucson, Arizona
About:
Keith is a 40 something year old Family Law Attorney from Tucson, Arizona who somehow managed to develop a love of sailboat cruising and adventure in spite of growing up in the desert. This blog used to be about how I become a n occasional coastal cruising sailor. [...]
Extra: Our sailing life has now come full circle back to San Carlos on the Sea Of Cortez.
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