The flybridge throttles were pushed too low in reverse and thought to be in neutral. In the lower helm it took us 20 minutes to work out why the engine wouldn't start. Then the iPad with Helm app restarted itself without wifi to reboot, so we lost the display for the night. Then the red lights went off as the engines started, just as we were about to set off. They decided to come on again as we moored up in the marina at the end of the drill. There was a mermaid in my wet dreaming as well.
24/08/16 was wrapped in a gentle breeze which almost crashed me into the yachts on the opposite pontoons. I'm confident saying 'I better manoeuvre.'
Acquiesce to autopilot at last
During the Sea Trail of the autopilot, the setup wizard was eerie good. I wonder if I get a software update with voice command for the control units. Finally it's less reluctantly I surrender control, acquiesce, because I'm still captain.
As about to Bug Off?
TandEadapt was invaded by Fruit Mosquitos, which somehow were breeding without the need of fruit. Control De Plagas, exterminated them and has sterilised the trawler. I'll tidy the war zone and wash the decks before the sea trial.
Engine Run 19/07/16
Preparing for the sea trial of Garmin Autopilot. Read up on sound and emergency signals, lights too. Cleared the shelves in the Saloon. Cleared the decks. Even did the laundry.
Not sure what the water will be like and booked the day with crew. Everything needs to be double checked. No drinking for me as I'm not that experienced yet and I need to rest properly before I go out. I feel confident with the engine run today.
Im not talking about mother's following or you. I'm talking about the fans blowing out my furnace of a saloon and cabins in the summer of South Spain.
I've thought of fitting an AC unit, however, as yet I have not located one that does not require me to do a major refit. Other options take up too much space on the decks with their generators. So I'm planning to use the fans.
As the refit of the cabins go underway, I'll fix these in more ideal positions. It's cost effective, however, I'm unsure if it will bring as high a level of comfort as AC. It's satisfactory at least.
The addition of a back rest, padded arms and a headpiece created a magical transformation from the banal to the enthralling. This is close to the final planned upgrade to the lower helm, making it the hub of, TandEadapt. In addition to this I plan to tint the clear glass to a contemporary reflective tint. Also, a curtain or blinds will be added to provide privacy to the saloon area.
Aaron Dia Pemberton. RYA qualified skipper. Trawler yacht captain of T&Eadapt