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Old 09-05-2011, 19:17   #91
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Thank you Saltymonkey. That's the right news item.

It's been very hard to keep it together during this. Cruisers Forum on my iPhone has been my only mental relief from this horrific reality we are living this week.

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Old 09-05-2011, 23:12   #92
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Got one more A-OK message around 19:30 local time. Then no more pings. My guess is she's settled in for the night. We shall see if she starts up again in the morning.
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Shes still there. Spot not activated as of 7:15AM.

Does Zeehag have any other forms of communication on the Solitary Bird? Radio, Cell Phone, SAT Phone, email etc?
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Calm down guys.... she's cruisin now... no time schedule as far as I know... its Isand Time....
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She told me she had a mextel phone when she was in Ensenada. But I doubt she has coverage on Cedros and she neglected to give me a number. She has your standard marine radio, and thats about it.

I got another A-OK message from the Spot this AM around 07:45. So she must have sent that out around the time she got up.

Wonder if she'll be heading out today.
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Calm down guys.... she's cruisin now... no time schedule as far as I know... its Isand Time....
They're never going o get the concept of what cruising is all about , Boatman
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:07   #97
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Re: Zeehag on the Move

might be good news that morning AOK.

Strange they had got that far and then made a U-ey. Real sailors never go backwards. Something troublesome lurking.

But, now that they had some soup, lets see if the game continues today. I hope so!
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Strange they had got that far and then made a U-ey. Real sailors never go backwards.
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A 180* couse change can be one of the most important decisions you'll ever make.

PLRASE, PLEASE don't even think of going cruising until you fully understand the term "prudent seamanship"
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Boaty - point bein' somethin popped their brain and made them want to stop. Don't think it was the guuud tastin' whiskey at Maria's Bar on Cedros
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Looked to me like they were struggling with little wind and perhaps some opposing current from the incoming tide. Mix that up with outta gas (diesel) and you get a U turn.
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Looked to me like they were struggling with little wind and perhaps some opposing current from the incoming tide. Mix that up with outta gas (diesel) and you get a U turn.
That and a narrow passage between an Island and the mainland in the dark!
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:21   #103
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Re: Zeehag on the Move

agrreed...and......I think their mizzen fell off, the shaft started leaking again, the engine finally seized up, Juan got seasick, and boatykatt wanted to go look for yummi snacks on Cedros.

they should have been gone by now. zeezee wanted to get down asap.
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Wow. I think you guys have convinced me not to get a spot. I know that you all really genuinely care and are coming from a positive place, but yikes. If my friends and family were this obsessive (parents certainly would be), then they'd never get any sleep with every dipsy doodle in the course or forgetting to turn it on. Instead of reassuring them and allowing them to know I'm ok, it would stress them out and make me feel like they're all looking over my shoulder all the time.

Maybe I'll just tell them that I'll call them when I get there and give them a crossing time estimate three times the actual. I guess I'm kind of a private person when it comes to this sort of thing.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:34   #105
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Re: Zeehag on the Move

cwyckham - thats a very very good point. Still, think its a good idea, just don't provide updates every 10 minutes!!! Also, you can send SMS like messages with the SPOT, which can resolve nerves. zeezee isn't tekkie with this.

Still fascinated and addictive to keep tabs on friends. I'm loving watching her journey. I am actually more sold on this device now and am considering picking up one. However, can contrap my own system using HAM radio, mail, and Google Maps. But then again, the SPOT is a cleaner cheaper solution, although it's leveraging GlobalStar and GlobalStar isn't full coverage WW.

One take away: only a few miles offshore; marooned; no communication. guud point t have some sort of LW/SW radio. I'd setup my HAM radio on the dock and wire home a voice connection or email to let people know the details beyond AOK.
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