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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By wallm
Another electrical question

This is really basic but bugging me. I am trying to learn about electrical circuits, systems, etc. I am pretty impaired in this and starting from scratch. I bought an old, basic college text on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-05-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By wallm
mini cruise

I was going to say the same thing as the last response. My first mini cruise was from the Marblehead area to Newport to see the tall ships in 1976. I had an old Columbia 23 with an outboard for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-09-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By wallm
Immunizations?

Going to eat some local fish or vegetables? Sure you are! Better get a Hepatitis A series. Of the various diseases you might get south of the border Hepatitis A (so called infectious hepatitis) would...
Forum: Chartering   08-09-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 2,282
Posted By wallm
Off season in BVI''''s

I am thinking about doing the BVI''s for a week. Did it once before in March and the sailing was great. This time I would have to wait until June due to school schedules. The upside is that prices...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-02-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,685
Posted By wallm
Here''''s another what should

I recently completed a rather ill fated charter from Ft. Lauderdale to the Abacos. I will start by admitting my own culpability in the following scenario. We had to motor across the Gulf Stream and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 2,666
Posted By wallm
GPS question

For anyone who became interested in this discussion.... I finally got in touch with a knowledgeable person at Garmin. It took several calls and a lot of time on hold. Basically he told me that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 2,666
Posted By wallm
GPS question

The night my GPS heading way way off I had the unit upright and it was near a radio. I think both conditions could have thrown it off. However, I like to have the GPS upright so I can see it when I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 2,666
Posted By wallm
GPS question

No. The variance was only 6 degrees plus I was real careful about that. GThe GPS reads true and I converted the binnacle reading to true.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 2,666
Posted By wallm
GPS question

I have a somewhat lengthy and technical GPS question. I have a Garmin handheld 76S but I suspect this question may be generic. I charter frequently and use the unit in the cockpit. It is usually...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-08-2004
Replies: 2
  Abacos
Views: 983
Posted By wallm
Abacos

I owned a small cruiser years ago and in recent years have chartered in the BVI''s, San Juans, Keys, and Bimini. Have done 1 Gulf Stream crossing. All of this has been pretty much sail during the day...
Forum: Chartering   11-11-2003
Replies: 1
  Abacos
Views: 1,083
Posted By wallm
Abacos

I would like to "stretch my legs" a bit with my next charter. I have chartered a number of times, owned a boat, etc. I have been thinking of going from Ft Lauderdale or Miami out to the Abacos. This...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-31-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 2,139
Posted By wallm
Sabre 38

According to the Sabre brochure the MKI came in "classic" and an aft cabin layouts. As you mention the dining area in the aft cabin layout is pretty far forward but not so with the classic...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 2,139
Posted By wallm
Sabre 38

As I look around for a used boat I am considering a Sabre 38. The Mark I was apparently built from around 1981-87 and the Mark II from around 1988-95. The brochures for both are available and I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-07-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,039
Posted By wallm
Contest 35

Anyone know about the Contest 35. Apparently very few around the U.S., at least here in the Northwest. The little I hear makes me think they are nice cruisers.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-17-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 2,918
Posted By wallm
Cutter to sloop

Many of the used boats I am considering buying are cutter rigged. I sail shorthanded and most of the time do not need the features of a cutter rig or the hassles that can be associated with tacking a...
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