After a month of waiting, the civil service has produced a certificate for me, with Blue Opal’s call sign and MMSI. I now have a licence to establish a wireless telegraph ship station!
Yesterday I decided to sail to Lambay Island, north of Howth, mostly because it’s there. The tides were just right, with a low tide at 10:30 in the morning, and a high at 16:45 – perfect for catching the flood
The sea-cock under the head, the one used for the outlet, is pretty darn stiff. This was noted on the survey, and the prior owner indicated that they had addressed this issue (I assume by putting grease up the hole
Blue Opal was alongside today so that I could get some shore power to run a steam pressure cleaner (a simple Kärcher one) in the head to get rid of some of the dirt on the fittings and piping. Alas,
Modern cellphones have some neat tricks built in to them. In this instance, the ability to record at 120 fps, and then slow down the replay to 30 fps, resulting in a slow-motion video. This makes it easier to capture
It turns out the last cable that I could not trace could not be traced because it didn’t go anywhere. Anyone with the older Raymarine/Autohelm gear can tell you that instrument displays like the VMG have a triangle of connections