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Old 28-10-2017, 09:26   #46
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Re: No longer a wannabe!

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Thanks again, as others have said, for all this data - very valuable. Since I am in process getting ready for my second and more extensive trip south, I am fixing and or upgrading a lot of things on my boat, so this is a great reference.



A word about software for the iPad - if you are headed to the Caribbean via the Bahamas, you really want to look at Garmin BlueCharts with Explorer Chart data. I found the Explorer charts dead on accurate in my trip to the Abacos earlier this year, and I've heard similar feedback on the Explorer chart coverage for the rest of the Bahamas. I also used the Garmin charts in preference to CMap for the eastern US, though with the normal caveat regarding the accuracy of NOAA chart data in lesser used inlets, i.e., the data for inlets not used by commercial traffic can be very old and inaccurate. But for Cape Fear, Georgetown, Charleston, Port Royal, Brunswick, Fenandina, Mayport and on down you're fine.


Glad to hear!

Thanks for the recommendation! I actually did just this for the reasons you stated.

The post you replied to is timely as I just got my mast back up with the new antenna and wire, which is run directly from the antenna to the radio. Only one connector to go bad (at the antenna) and it was covered in butyl tape and adhesive heat shrink. The wire only took about 30 minutes to run from the mast base to the radio, so not a huge hassle next time the mast is pulled.
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Old 28-10-2017, 14:11   #47
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Congrats!!! Wishing you many more special cruises!
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