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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-18-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,554
Posted By Patient
Re: Worst Event During a Sail

Chartering in BVI some years ago, first sail with SO who I spent 6 months convincing was to be the best thing ever. Check in, cockroach infestation on reserved boat, company upgrades the two of us...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,879
Posted By Patient
Re: Cleaning mold on aft cabin walls

There was a thread about this a long while back with comments from someone that worked at a hospital whose job was to oversee sterilization protocols. I spent a bit of time searching for it but no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,506
Posted By Patient
Re: Wood identification?

According to your link its a 1997 Caliber 40LRC right? The boatbuilders website lists the interiors as Teak with Holly soles and my google-fu came up with the same results. Unless the interior was...
Forum: Electronics   01-09-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 5,164
Posted By Patient
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

Have you taken a look at the Freeboard project (

Its designed around RasPi and has multiplexing for NMEA. If you dont want the charting and instrument...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-05-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,063
Posted By Patient
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

If they get "thousands" of requests from legacy customers for information about their boat specs, why don't they just charge $100 for an archival inquiry? %5 of that revenue could pay someone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 26,094
Posted By Patient
Re: Manson Supreme

*snort* I woke the neighbors with that one, hehe.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Patient
Re: nmea 2000 etc

NMEA is just an attempt to standardize a communication protocol between multi-platform devices (Ie. Think Esperanto for boat electronics). Its up to the actual device to decide what it wants to do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 5,696
Posted By Patient
Re: Yacht capsizes on launch

In reference to the topic at hand:

"You're launching today, and you're gonna like it!"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,181
Posted By Patient
Re: "FrogSuit" waterproof cases for iPads

Its a pretty complicated thing to brainstorm, I was toying with a concept in Maya one weekend. The connection issue would have to be solved with using an anti corrosive in-between socket. Rubber...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 16,531
Posted By Patient
Re: Westmarine - the good and the bad

I want to call it WorstMarine just due to the price variation alone compared to Defender and the like. Yet, at the same I marvel at the fact that I am standing in a store dedicated to nothing other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 4,195
Posted By Patient
Re: Thug proofing

Sweet setup! Even cooler you hacked it together yourself.

I was curious so I looked up a few "All in one" marine alarm solution providers and was amazed how expensive they are.

When I get to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 4,195
Posted By Patient
Re: Thug proofing

Here's a solution for your outboard at least.

* Buy or fabricate your own Edson style outboard motor mount (
* Lock it up with an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-08-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,275
Posted By Patient
Re: Ice Box Rebuild

Nigel Calder was talking a bit about the relationship between refrigeration and energy conservation in the lecture I attended a few weeks ago. He really knows his stuff and has a few books that talk...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 15,422
Posted By Patient
re: Husband killed as he defends his wife from yacht robbers in St Lucia

Really sad news. =( Every account I have read of the Couple was that they were extremely safety conscious and had awareness of their surroundings. What a horrible tragedy.

St. Lucia seems to...
Forum: Electronics   01-04-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,929
Posted By Patient
Re: ipad as instrumentation...

The water issue was the only thing that has made me think twice about it. There are finally a few new products out that seem to do the job. One of them seals an ipad completely except for the screen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 7,547
Posted By Patient
Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

Jeremy Jackson nails it in the TED talk about overfishing. (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,642
Posted By Patient
Re: Trusting someone to take a watch

There are a ton of "crew finding" websites out there right now, I think I even have a profile on a few of them myself. What always bothered me though, is that you can basically invent your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-04-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Patient
Re: Ham License Advice

Check out this guy's videos and watch your online practice test scores go to %100 in a few days of learning. His site has everything you need.

The Ham Whisperer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By Patient
Re: Weather radar

The folks at ( pretty cool. I kept in touch with them for a bit before they went with the "subscription-based revenue scheme", hoping the entire time my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,784
Posted By Patient
Re: USVI Men Facing Firearm Charges Said they Came for Fuel

Good bust!

If they followed the rules they would have been sharing drinks with the locals, but instead they decided to circumvent the entire entry process and were caught doing so.

I dont blame...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,829
Posted By Patient
Re: marina etiquette question

I think it depends where you are, but I don't think tipping just exists in North America and generally it makes friends that will go out of their way to help you the next time around.

Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   08-29-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 12,333
Posted By Patient
Re: I'm Done

This is pretty much spot on.

In youngster internet lingo the OP pulled a "rage quit". Meaning, it was not a post aimed at pointing out frustrations at the community and its handlers with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Patient
Re: Help identifying a used boat

Here's another.

Deutsche Werft 580X210 Segelboot (47967), Jahrgang 1988, EUR 2.800,- (Gebrauchtboot, Segelyacht) (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 1,807
Posted By Patient
Re: When does the fun start?

I think it is just part of the package.

When you think about it, you are taking a buoyant fiberglass container, with electronics, fabrics, an engine and several crucial parts that endure eye...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-13-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By Patient
Re: A memorable log book enty

Now that made my day.
Log entry of the year in my books!
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