Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sailing weekend in Melbourne

Photo 4.jpgCurrently on "Mark Twain" a lovely S&S 37. We're spending the weekend sailing around Melbourne.

Sailing is something that really brings me back to nature, it's great to be moving fast under just the power of the wind.

For someone like me, who spends so much time sitting in a chair in front of a computer, it's very refreshing to be in an environment like this.

While on board, we ran a wire up the mast which I tuned up as a vertical on 40m. I can personally recommend the little MFJ-16010 antenna tuner for these types of jobs and the in-built SWR meter in the FT-817 works well enough to tune with.ft817.jpg

The club we're moored at, Williamstown, has wifi that gives free access to Google and that's all. As I blog and do email with google everything just works for me.

The skipper.

The crew.

My role was mostly as ballast.


Stayed over night at Queenscliff, lovely place people leave their houses open and their WiFi open, thanks to Annie and Mr D. Link.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Peter, Nice photograph, but what about the crew?