Newsletter Sailing the Farm september.
We plan to leave for Inverness in Scotland
soon. After our journey to
and back the list of to-do stuff on the boat is getting
smaller by day.
Its still space on board along coast of Europe
, across to South
America and onwards if you want to join us! Just send an email
to get our application form. Everyone including
your chickes, cats, kids
and seadogs are welcome to join!
Things on todo last couple of weeks.
- The deck
was way too slippery. We mixed in sandblasting sand and
. It looks good sofar. hopefully it will stop us from
sliding off the boat.
- Our rope
chewing rig has been tamed. She was eating ropes like
spaghetti. The journey to Inverness will tell if her meny still
contains tasty poly-ropes.
- Paddle for Monitor
Windwave broke straight off. Can be found on 400
meters deep in Kattegat. New one has been ordered. will be replaced
in UK or further south.
- Electronic charts
have been installed. it will be two separate
system: one with Navionics
on tablets (with a spare tablet hiding in
the pressure cooker) + open CPN
. Then we have a few thousand paper
if everything else fails.
transponder is onboard: You can follow "SAILING THE FARM" on
marinetraffic.com or similar places which receive AIS
signals and post
them on internet
. Far offshore
we are using HAM-radio to transmit
position. (different link will be posted later when have been testing
this) (I think it will be this:
- For those shortwave radio
heads out there: We are transmitting for
the first time!! We can now communicate far offshore
. Plan is to have
a regular radio
schedule with our friends and family
back on land. You
can tune and listen or talk to us soon. We will keep you updated which
trasmitting frequency we are sending on. (system is Yaesu FT-897 with
FC-40 tuner, 6 meter fishing
pole on the aft rail and
winlink/rms-express for receiving weatherfax/grib-files and
sending/receiving email). We are really grateful for help from the
local HAM-radio club in Kristiansand, Norway
. This stuff is pretty
complictated - but fun.
Wish us fair winds and following seas.
love from Sailing the Farm