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    My Song fell off a cargo?!

    Odd math that.
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    Pumice Sea

    been there, seen that, 2006, wiki Home Reef
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    Ocean Signal MOB1 fails to activate

    Thank you for that.
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    Moving a wide boat across the US

    ^ this Permit agents know the rules and have accounts with each state. They do the route plan to go when and where overdimensional loads are allowed. They take all the trouble out of going 'legal', at the cost of a modest premium on the permits. In my experience they are happy to work for non-commercial drivers.
  5. Sorry, this post is plainly wrong. Too wrong to let pass merely because a “grownup” said it. The satellite function that is common to all functioning AIS units is a dedicated GPS receiver. This is not to be confused with terrestrial or satellite monitoring of AIS transmissions, which detects some but not all AIS transmissions. Class B units that are in receive-only mode are not detected by AIS capable satellites, or by any other AIS receiver for that matter. If you don’t transmit, they don’t receive the signal that you didn’t transmit. Class B, with lower power, less frequent transmissions, and lower system priority, is principally a boat to boat system, especially in offshore/oceanic and low traffic density waters.
  6. Safety equipment is required to function properly and be regularly checked. OSR 2.04.1 All equipment required by OSR shall: ** a) function properly ** b) be regularly checked, cleaned and serviced ...
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Hmmmm - about navigation 101 - the direction the boat is pointed in is the heading. Bearing is yet another thing.
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    B&G H3000 cpu usb driver

    See post #3 above
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    B&G H3000 cpu usb driver

    A driver that works with 64 bit systems
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    B&G H3000 cpu usb driver

    I had great help on this from Selig Berman of YachtSoft; Google is your friend
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    Transpac 2019

    Bit of a trek, but it has been done before by Vic-Maui and Transpac boats. There's great Australian hospitality to look forward to.
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    Containers at sea

    An empty, un-insulated container that goes overboard and floods would become negatively buoyant. Unless steel is less dense than water ...