Ocean Yacht Marina - Portsmouth VA

Magic Friday
Phil, Di and Annelise
Tue 7 May 2019 17:14
36:49.9N 76:17.7W

A morning start on safety briefings, life jacket fittings and general orientation of the safety gear, life raft, fire extinguishers etc. Full instrumentation briefing - although need to troubleshoot the log for depth reading and check the wheel is free to read boat speed. Course to be plotted in as well. Still plenty to do!

Then the satellite phone handset replacement arrives at last! Connected to the base unit and turned on .. nothing. The new intelligent handset would still not function. Evidently the problem lay in the base unit. More hurried phone calls to suppliers to see if yet more replacement parts could be sourced. Not surprisingly, the unit is now superseded by various new versions. Eventually settling on a hand-held unit which would still uti;lise the antenna areal and would connect to the PC..another overnight delivery!

Much needed sundowners and Pizza out at Ginno's rounded off the day.

Phil, Mark and Matt

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