Well I'm back on the boat tonight. And even thought it's blowing outside and raining, I'm happy. Here's a shot of the radar
The ocean was forecast
to be 10-16 feet today. I didn't get much of a chance to look at it, since I had work phone
calls to make and then the rain and wind
kept me from wanting to dinghy
to shore to drive over to see it.
did eventually die down for about an hour. Then it switched from calm to off-shore. It hit us broadside and actually torqued the boat around. I wish I'd seen it approaching but I was below decks working.
The seagulls have decided to use our foredeck as a lunch table. Crab claws and less pleasant smelling things are all over. Tomorrow I'll use the deck
brush and bucket. Then I'll run some 40 pound monofilament in different directions across the desk. That might keep them away.
Listening to Siruis satellite music
now (channel 22, 1st Wave, Blondie's on) and contemplating installing the new-to-me Saltzer shore power/inverter power switch.
Believe it or not, right now I'm hitting the internet via wifi to a marina that's 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile away, at 4.5 Mbps!
I tested it with this.
Here's the proof for those who are doubting me.
That's with UBNT's Bullet2HP and a 12db gain antenna
hanging down from the boom in the cockpit! Can't wait to get it mounted up at the top of the mast
. Everything's ready, all I have to do is climb up the mast
and screw the antenna
into the bracket where the mystery antenna was (easy), and then run the cat5 cable down the inside of the mast (more difficult). I suppose I ought to write-up the test results from using a 9db versus a 12db antenna. I would like to get everything permanently mounted first.
So are you on your boat right now? How are you doing?