Friday, April 17, 2015

Wind Vane & Close Hauled Instrument

Well the wind indication was still incorrect.  So we pulled them off the mast again, and sent both to Raymarine after checking the wiring.  Both were bad, after a flat fee; which they included both, thanks Raymarine; they are working.  I hope!  So I hoisted Tammy up the mast to replace the wind vane.  She had fun and of course took selfies from the top.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sextant Navigation

Tammy & I attended the education class at Bay Yacht Club, taught by Rick Bell, on using a sextant.  We have a Davis plastic model, 1925 Plath brass version, and each iPad/iPhones have Astranav on them.  We've calibrated all the sextants.  We took readings 3 days in row and believe we are finding our latitude within a few degrees, so we shouldn't get lost too bad, using this and our new compass.  But of course I'm using the GPS just in case.