Lemons Way

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

26 February 2018 | Santa Ana, Son.
23 February 2018 | San Carlos, Son.
22 February 2018 | Mariscos place at corner
21 February 2018 | Marina Real, Son., Mex.
21 February 2018 | Marina Real, San Calos, Son.
28 January 2018 | Bell Rock
27 January 2018
24 January 2018
24 January 2018 | Yellowstone
24 January 2018 | Yellowstone
24 January 2018 | Yellowstone, old
23 January 2018 | My driveway in Tucson
21 January 2018 | Levi’s roommback in Tucson

Closeup of the GPS Chartplotter Depthfinder During a Passage

25 September 2007 | Sea of Cortez
Keith - May 2007
On the right you can see the red line indicating the ideal straight line course to the GPS position I previously entered into the system. The arrow represents my current position and the line behind it is where I've been. I should be following the straight red line but the wind this day is only good if I sail to the west of my destination. As I turn towards my destination, I'm sailing more into the wind and probably required engine power. I think the top number is the time of day, 248 is the direction the computer has calculated I need to be traveling in order to reach my destination (bearing), 3.56 is my speed in knots (about 4 mph - fairly reasonable cruising speed for Singmeaway), 7.48 is the distance in knots to my destination (bit over 8 miles), 247 is the direction I am traveling. It is telling me I need to go just a wee bit more left to optimize track but one degree from optimum bearing with 7.5 knots to go is essentially right on track and when those two numbers are very close, I am on course. This incredible machine does a lot more than this, but you can see how this technology has absolutely revolutionized ocean cruising. There isn't a sextant on my boat and I wouldn't know how to use one anyway. Just a back-up GPS. Getting lost is pretty much impossible with a functioning GPS and a map.
Vessel Name: Oz
Vessel Make/Model: Cascade
Hailing Port: Tucson, Arizona
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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