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Search: Posts Made By: wristwister
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By wristwister
Re: One for the theorists... DIY saltwater battery backup?

Sounds like you basically described a battery minus the plastic case. Wouldn't it be simpler to just carry ... a battery?

Besides, I've got a much better solution for you. I just plug my charger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,831
Posted By wristwister
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

Guys, you don't have to worry about scaring off the Californians. I closed and locked the gate when I moved up here from Cali 30 years ago.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,831
Posted By wristwister
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

Great advice, I'll add a couple:

Consider the dinghy, you'll be using it a lot. Dragging the dink behind will chop a half knot or more off a 27 footer. 27 feet is probably too small for davits....
Forum: Electronics 08-21-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 460
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 08-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 460
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) 08-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
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) 07-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By wristwister
Re: Sharknado

You don't drink it. It comes on a sugar cube.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 547
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 07-28-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 659
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: 1,309
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: 1,168
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: 906
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: 905
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: 906
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: 370
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: 370
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: 1,212
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: 1,667
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: 1,667
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: 1,667
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: 1,667
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: 1,480
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: 1,667
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: 990
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: 681
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...
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