Two year circumnavigation
Imgur album: https://imgur.com/a/0hHeByK
We are almost halfway through a two year circumnavigation heading west around the world.
We left Boston last December and have made it to Australia (and are leaving for Indonesia on Monday).
Our boat is a 1985 Beneteau First 42 that we bought cheap ($12,500) in 2016, we repaired and upgraded it for two years, and then set off!
There are two of us full time on the boat and we have friends (and strangers) join us for different legs of the voyage.
We were each liveaboards before this adventure, but none of us had sailed overnight before we left.
We’ve been spending around $600 per month on food, country fees, and adventures (except for the Panama Canal in March which cost $1200).
We use an Aries windvane and attach a little tiller pilot to the windvane for when the apparent wind is too light (or when we NEED to go on a certain heading).
Navionics on two iPads with life proof cases are what we use for navigation.
We’re sick of fish!
Also, we have a little always-on garmin tracker that updates our position every 10 minutes here: https://us0-share.inreach.garmin.com/speck
(my girlfriend pays the $20 per month for piece of mind)
We share a little bit about our adventures when we’re ashore with wifi here: (Dan, the other guy, is a better writer than I so he does most of the writing for the website). https://svspeck.com
We’ve been getting swallow tattoos every 5000 miles and aim to have 5 or 6 when we finish.
No major injuries yet.
There are easy days and hard days, and we’re loving it.
submitted by byroncoughlin
Copying data from a locked SD card
The product is a Navionics Platinum XL3 Australia Charts SD card. You buy the card with the maps already installed on the card and it has no small sliding locking nut. I have two boats with a sounder each but only 1 card and I always forget to grab it out from whichever one its in before I leave. Since I own both boats and only use one at a time I don't see a reason ethically why I cant copy the data to another card since I only ever use it.
submitted by Scally44