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Search: Posts Made By: redfishnc
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,262
Views: 422,797
Posted By redfishnc
Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Wanted to mount my Garmin 740 on my pedestal. Box almost 200. We measured and it fit almost perfectly between the bars. 2 SS bolts and 4 SS washers. About a buck and a half. I think it works...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,981
Posted By redfishnc
re: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations - Sailing Related

I for one, am damn excited that anything has occurred. My friends that have been there speak highly of the Cubans and their relations with US visitors, unlike some of the islands in the Caribbean. I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By redfishnc
Re: Missing Channel Markers in Cape Fear?

The channel has been shoaled so badly for the last 2-3 years that I could not get through safely with 4' draft. I'm with you it saved a nice bit when headed to Wilmington. There was minimal boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,634
Posted By redfishnc
Re: What do you pay for Slip Fees??

Paid $3k for a 30' slip in Oriental, NC (Pecan Grove). Slip fees seem to be lower there now. More empty slips than I remember over the last 10 years. Now I pay $4800 at Wrightsville Beach, NC and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By redfishnc
Re: How far out? - Cellular Range from shore.

Recently we sailed from Wilmington, NC to Morehead City, NC. No or poor service along the middle of the trip. Verizon service, no booster, iphone. I wonder what you get from the boosters?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 4,685
Posted By redfishnc
Re: When were you ready to single hand?

I can relate. Bought my 30 Catalina and she sat in the marina for 3 weeks all alone except for my daily visits. Easy winds and a bucket of courage and we were out sailing with the jib alone. Then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,221
Posted By redfishnc
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

I usually sit back and enjoy reading the wealth of knowledge and free 'training' that is posted here. The issue of surveyors is a hot button for me and I will try to keep this short. Beautiful...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By redfishnc
Re: Newbiw Member -> Present sailor -> Future liveaboard -> Compac 27/2?

Lots of knowledge on the CP-27 on the forum. I have owned mine for 4 years and had very little issues with build quality. Not the fastest in the fleet but a nice boat to get your feet wet.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,844
Posted By redfishnc
Re: Cockpit Cushions

EGLLaw - we also chartered with Moorings and took a liking to the cushions you described. We have also called and was told they would get back with us if we emailed. We emailed and waited, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,618
Posted By redfishnc
Re: Quiet your Honda 2000

Was wondering with the popularity of the Honda generators if you all have CO2 detectors on board?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By redfishnc
Re: depth sounder thru-hull

Unless they have moved Airmar is in South Carolina. They were very helpful with my transducer woes and gave me all the information I needed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,574
Posted By redfishnc
Re: Chartplotter; helm location and too large?

I have the Garmin 740 and have enjoyed it. I mounted it 3 different ways before I discovered it fit perfectly between the Edson 9" pedestal frame. First was a ram mount on the pedestal, 2nd was the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-15-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,897
Posted By redfishnc
Re: First sailboat purchase

Here is an approach to boat searching. I own a Compac 27 and have it almost exactly like I like it. I am a boat searcher, always looking for the next boat. I love that 27 to 30 size for a number of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 15,550
Posted By redfishnc
Re: Why West Marine pi$$es me off

Oh please let sailing season start soon before we all go mad or worse, go to our favorite WM and walk around just looking and enjoying it. The horror of it all.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,934
Posted By redfishnc
Re: L. Francis Herreshoff - boat designer... and guns

I would think the matching gun to the H28 would be a Winchester Model 12 pump gun. 12 gauge of course.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,560
Posted By redfishnc
Re: Your sailing "must have".

Binoculars, good spotlight, dry clothes, spare hats, spare sunglasses, spare anchor(s). Damn good knife.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2012
Replies: 257
Views: 38,944
Posted By redfishnc
Re: Can I sail to the Bahamas with NO experience?

A good friend reminded me of my youthful sailing when we discussed this over dinner. Two of us bought a 27 Wharram cat and with only life preservers, a compass and a chart left Caswell Beach and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 15,550
Posted By redfishnc
Re: Why West Marine pi$$es me off

Our local WM has a couple of boating liveaboards and they are helpful. The others vary in experience. I price match them on everything I can and I try to be the smart shopper. I do business with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,208
Posted By redfishnc
No boat is free. Look around at similar boat...

No boat is free. Look around at similar boat values and then make that decision. I bet it want be that difficult a decision. Mtcw..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,085
Posted By redfishnc
flower pots

How about me driving from Toronto to South Haven, Michigan to look at a Catalina 30 that was 'Perfect'. The winches had been removed and flower pots installed in their place and no sails. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,696
Posted By redfishnc
I wear progressive Polaroids, had difficult time...

I wear progressive Polaroids, had difficult time with contacts and eyes are too dry for LASIK. Expensive but worth it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,144
Posted By redfishnc
Mind if I ask which dinghy plan your nesting...

Mind if I ask which dinghy plan your nesting dinghy is?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1,945
Posted By redfishnc
Waterproof AND Lanyards

We live along the NC coast and or either boating or on the beach a lot and water is followed quickly by sand and dust as a camera's enemy. I have an Olympus $385, the first waterproof they came out...
Forum: Electronics 02-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By redfishnc
Sailman88, not enough emails to send pm. try...

Sailman88, not enough emails to send pm. try redfishnc @ y>>>
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,978
Posted By redfishnc
if this boat could talk...

I bet if this boat could talk it none of us would have wanted to be on the ride..
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