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Virtual AIS Buoy “SB” makes LNTM and transmits, but yet not the chart

 LNTM 4/414 The Beacon is transmitting a signal CHART WA – PUGET SOUND – BELLINGHAM TO EVERETT INCLUDING THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS. Page/Side: N/A 14/14 ADD Puget Sound Traffic Separation Lane V-AIS SB, Magenta circle V-AIS ATON, Chart No. 1: S18.2, CGD13, at 48-06-47.016N, 122-39-40.428W —————– I’m not sure how long it takes for NOAA to update from the LNTM, but [...]

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Delorme inReach SE

This year I will be using the Delorme inReach SE for deliveries.  I has the ability to two way text world wide via sattelite.  Additionally it will lay down electronic bread crumbs at user definable increments.  I’ve set it for 30 minutes.  I can give a number of user definable messages.  I have set it [...]

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Short delivery to Seattle today

You may recall the delivery I did to Vancouver BC about 16 months ago. Today I’m helping the owner take the boat back to Seattle Here’s a pic from that trip. You can follow our progress via my Delorme inReach HERE.  It will put down an electric bread crumb every 30 minutes. The trip should [...]

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Special Notice to Mariners

WASHINGTON – STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA TO STRAIT OF GEORGIA – SWINOMISH CHANNEL SOUTH ENTRANCE – Submerged tree The USCG has verified a submerged tree is in the Swinomish Channel South Entrance in the vicinity of the northeast side of Swinomish Channel South Entrance Lighted Buoy 2 (LLNR 18790). The tree was photographed at [...]

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Trouble in the Pacific: Pan Pan Relay

You may recall the story of Rimas Meleshyus who is crossing the Pacific in a 24′ San Juan.  He’s currently enroute from Hilo HI to San Francisco CA. You may recall that I called the question, “Chime in if you think the CG will/should terminate Rimas’ voyage.”  on October 23, 2014 HERE. This morning he posted the [...]

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