Curlew's Log

18 September 2018 | Bohemia River and Baltimore, Anchorage Marina
16 September 2018 | Bohemia River
14 September 2018 | Sandy Hook anchorage
13 September 2018
04 September 2018
02 September 2018
01 September 2018
31 August 2018
31 August 2018 | Bristol, RI
30 August 2018
28 August 2018
26 August 2018
25 August 2018
24 August 2018
23 August 2018 | Potts Harbor
22 August 2018 | Boothbay Harbor
15 August 2018
11 August 2018
10 August 2018
08 August 2018

A new cell phone

30 July 2016 | Rockland Harbor
First thing to do: BUY A NEW PHONE. It is amazing how much we depend on these things nowadays. Besides contacts I have a lot of weather and nav applications on that phone, and other apps that make life easier (such as the shopping list!). I also use it as a hot-spot to get internet on my laptop. The phone function is really only a minor benefit of this instrument. Lucky I have an LG tablet with 4G access that has the same functionality as my phone (except the telephone function), but it is too big to carry around in a pocket.

The Verizon store was across the street from the dinghy dock at Knight's and I told them what happened and that I needed a new, affordable, smart phone to replace my stolen HTC. I also mentioned that I used to have insurance, but that I had cancelled the coverage only 5 days ago as I thought it was not worth the $10 per month. Clearly one of my poorer decisions. They sold me a new LG phone for a little over $200. The HTC replacement for my "old" phone (I bought it in November of last year) would have been over $600. As the WiFi at the Verizon store was very slow (they told me that they don't have FIOS in Rockland, not even at the Verizon store!), I went to the local pub and used their WiFi to reload all my contacts and download and install the numerous apps that I needed. I don't recall how long I stayed at the pub, but it was at least two hours, if not longer. I ate a burger and nursed a beer. (It was shortly before noon when I walked in.) Later on board I played with the phone to arrange all the apps and configure them the way I wanted. Finally, dinner at the Pearl Restaurant. Bad meal, bad service. I don't know why I even go there. It had been the same ever since they opened a few years back.

A beautiful sunset ended the day.
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Vessel Name: Curlew
Vessel Make/Model: Cabo Rico 42 cutter
Hailing Port: Baltimore, MD
Crew: Thierry Danz
About: Hometown: Philadelphia, PA - Members SSCA, Cruising Association (London, UK)
Extra:
CURLEW is a Cabo Rico 42, built in 2003. LOA 46' 10" 14.25 m LOD 42' 6" 12.95 m Beam 12' 8" 3.85 m Draft 5' 10" 1.80 m Displ 32,000 lbs. 14,500 k Mast height 58' 17.7 m Sail area (100%) 931 ft2 86.5 m2 Sail area (total) [...]
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