Wednesday, 21 March 2012

I've just realised that it's been a month since the last entry. Outwardly, little has happened towards the voyage but there has been much paddling under the surface.
Vagabond is now registered on the UK small boats register so her name is official. She has been issued with an SRC number.
The VHF/DSC radio has been registered and we have been allocated an MMSI number (it's a sort of phone number for digital VHF radios).
The hand held EPIRB (that's a device that uses clever satellite and GPS technology to tell the coastguard international rescue centre at Falmouth where and when it's been activated) has been registered.This means that if I fall overboard and have the thing in my pocket and am concious enough to activate it at least the coastguard know where to start looking.........

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