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Search: Posts Made By: wristwister
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By wristwister
Re: Off-the-shelf way to get AIS from my GX2200 to Navionics on my tablet?

Thanks Take5, great information. Bummer about Navionics not supporting this. I suppose once that tablet hits the drink (as has happened with several cell phones) I'll consider a Windows tablet and...
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By wristwister
Off-the-shelf way to get AIS from my GX2200 to Navionics on my tablet?

Just installed the Standard Horizon GX2200 VHS/GPS/AIS radio on my boat, LOVING it. I also use Navionics on my Samsung tablet, LOVING that too. Now if I could just marry the two: show AIS traffic on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By wristwister
Re: "Sailor" rescued 5 miles into 3,000 mile trip

... but no beer? Heck, I would have bailed after 5 miles too!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By wristwister
Re: Sharknado

You don't drink it. It comes on a sugar cube.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By wristwister
Re: Sharknado

Just watched Sharknado 2 on the tube last night. My GOD, what a cinemegraphic masterpiece! The story line gripping, the acting stellar, the film work mesmerizing. I laughed, I cried, it was life...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By wristwister
Re: Installing Stereo in my H23

You probably already know this, but keep those speakers waaaaaaay away from the compass. Probably want to keep the stereo away too.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By wristwister
Re: Something to Watch for New Battery Technology

I'm hoping one of these new battery technologies will help with the problem I'm having. I plug my charger into the inverter to keep the batteries topped up, but they still discharge. Any suggestions?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By wristwister
Re: Recommendations for inflatable kayak as tender

Another vote for the Sea Eagle. The wide open layout makes in & out easy, and also good for carrying a bunch of stuff. Added bonus, with creative inflation it makes a fine air matress for camping...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By wristwister
Re: Patching a PVC inflatable, what works for you?

Figured I'd cap this thread off with what I finally did to fix my dink.

I cut a patch from a bicycle inner tube, cleaned everything thoroughly with acetone, then liberally applied Aquaseal to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By wristwister
Re: 24' sailboat dinghy suggestions?

I've been using a Sea Eagle 2 person inflatable kayak for all the reasons above. But I tend to take larger groups out on the boat so that doesn't work (unless I want to paddle them to shore one at a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By wristwister
Patching a PVC inflatable, what works for you?

I've had bad luck with the PVC patch kits they sell at boat stores. I'm just wondering what works best for you all. What glue, what solvent, and what patch material? Where do you get the patch...
Forum: Electronics 05-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By wristwister
Re: Depth transducer mounting to hull

Thanks for the quick responses guys. Sounds like it'll be fine, and I like the idea of using the toilet bowl wax before committing to epoxy.
Forum: Electronics 05-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By wristwister
Depth transducer mounting to hull

I'm looking at where to mount the depth transducer on the inside of the hull on my Tartan 30. Right in front of the skeg would be a good location, but there's a very thick spline right there, and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By wristwister
Re: Wind and Sails

The only "wrong side of the sail" situations I can think of are the accidental jibe, and backwinding the jib.

Accidental jibe:
The wind is to your stern starboard quarter so your main and jib are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By wristwister
Re: Is "sailing performance" all in our heads?

There's the old addage "When two sailboats are headed in approximately the same direction within sight of each other, it's a race." Maybe I'm just excessively competitive, but this certainly applies...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By wristwister
Re: Is "sailing performance" all in our heads?

Why do you say that? By "... of service to her", I was referring to help in varnishing teak, flaking sails, lubricating winches, that sort of thing. Where's your head at man?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By wristwister
Re: Is "sailing performance" all in our heads?

Is that Mrs. Tom sitting on the stern of that gorgeous sailboat? If so, why don't you just stay in the dinghy, tell me where you are, and I'll come by and see if I can be of any service to her!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By wristwister
Re: Is "sailing performance" all in our heads?

MedSailor, I get to out-gloat you! I'm half owner of two boats (that's sort of like owning one whole boat, right?). One of them is in Anacortes and the other is on Lake Union. When I want to go...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By wristwister
Re: Where to start for a wannabe cruiser?

My advice, buy a cheap beater boat right now. Soething in the 25' to 30' range (big enough to support overnighters and multi-day trips) that can be sailed as is, but could use some maintenance,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,605
Posted By wristwister
Re: Is "sailing performance" all in our heads?

I'm thinking for cruising, windward performance is sort of a safety thing. I'd like to know that my boat can get itself off a lee shore by sail power alone. I recall a beer can race a couple years...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-11-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By wristwister
Re: Where to anchor out near Seattle ?

Good advice on Eagle Harbor. Another good one would be Kingston, again you can dink in, step on the ferry, hop off in Edmonds and it's a short pleasant train ride into Seattle.

Now if you're not...
Forum: Tartan 09-26-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By wristwister
T30 anchor locker (or lack thereof)

My new-to-me Tartan 30 has what appears to be a perfect anchor locker up front, but no access to the deck. Seems like a pretty simple job to cut a hole in the deck and install a hawse pipe. I'd...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By wristwister
Preservation tape on hul damage

So over the weekend I glanced a buoy in my Tartan 30 and put a small gash in the hull. About a foot long, well above the waterline, but the fiberglass did slice through. I plan to have it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,452
Posted By wristwister
Re: Anyone have information on Marco Yachts?

funding-the-fun: did you ever have a look at that MC39 being offered by SALT? I'm considering having a look, I've got the survey and additional pics. I'd love to compare notes with you. Please PM or...
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