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Forum: Electrical Systems   4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By Maine Sail
How Fast Can You Charge AGM Batteries?

Hi All,

Finally got around to doing some testing & data logging that I have been meaning to do for a long, long while. The article hits those proverbial questions that are almost always assumed or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 3,859
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Safely taking a 1980 36' hunter around the world

Good day Matt,

The best and most important thing you can do is to get off the dock. Do some sailing. Do some cruising. You might consider working your way down the West Coast and into the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,758
Posted By 2Gringos
Re: Best sunglasses for sailing on bright days

I've received $200 polarized sunglasses as a gift, and right now I couldn't even tell you where they are. The ones I've been wearing for over ten years now are cheapos from the fishing dept. at Bass...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,883
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Washing machine-non electric

The second was your quote, after getting good feedback, wasn't it. Pretty obnoxious.



I have nothing against composters for others, nor bash them for using it. I might push back when one...
Forum: herSailNet   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 5,955
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Is it safe to sleep overnight at the marina?

Sal, do you really think taking an offensive approach and calling them nuts is going to be productive?

Next time a discussion of waste systems, repower or anchors comes up, should I suggest the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,546
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

BS will never get it. He is a little man with a very narrow point of view.

Me? I'm having fun today working on my new 70'er for the client in Japan. This is a project of the type that BS will...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   01-03-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,219
Posted By smj
Re: Adrift sv Dagny, West End, Grand Bahama

The Bahamian mooring is not necessarily set in a "V" configuration as that would mean the anchors are set 45 degrees apart. The Bahamian mooring is set 180 degrees apart, one anchor opposing the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 1,108
Posted By jackdale
Re: Sailing and the Technological Imperative: A New Years Resolution

Digital Selective Calling.

VHF DSC - safety for all (http://www.vhf-dsc.info/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-01-2016
Replies: 190
Views: 8,350
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Paying to watch youtube cruising vids

Wow. I could have sworn I read this:



So you're welcome.

And as for the adult conversation, I could have sworn I read these too:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 4,089
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: This is probably a complicated topic, but...

I just plan to bash an intruder over the head with a Rocna next gen anchor, because the old CQRs, Deltas and Danforths all suck.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Bleemus
Re: Venezuelans attacking yachts again

I don't think there is an official report. Just news passed between professional captains. Quite common.


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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-27-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 3,298
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Could someone point me in the right direction...

It never ceases to amaze me how many just post negative tripe when some one asks for advice.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-25-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,631
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Where to begin???

Here's one for $2,000 - good condition. Catalina sailboat for sale in Massachusetts (http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/50686)

Here's another for $2,900, but I bet they would take $2,000. 1978...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-25-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,631
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Where to begin???

AZ, my first sailboat was a Catalina 27, which I paid exactly $2,000 for in Baltimore. It came with 5 sails, 3 of which were nearly new. All it needed was a bit of TLC to go sailing. I guess they...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   12-19-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 5,004
Posted By mbianka
Re: Installing an electric motor

Couple of reasons:
1) The 12 volt house bank was already there. Part of the boats original setup. If it ain't broke don't fix it was my attitude. The windlass is also connected to it and can draw a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,409
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

You know, it's stuff like this...



...and this...



http://i3.cpcache.com/product/574055363/mad_ninja_skills.jpg?height=400&width=400&qv=90&AttributeValue=Poster&Size=16x16
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,409
Posted By Bleemus
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

I have gimbaled drink holders at mast and bow.


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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,409
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

Reminds me of a story by a local - he was setting up the old Charisma (early 70's, 56') on the hard in Greece for launch when the owner arrived. He had to use the coffee grinders to winch the jib out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,409
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

You know - it really would be better if you just refer to sailors as sailors. There is no need to be derogatory about boats or people who sail them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,409
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

There are only 2 times when the blue water thing gets on my nerves. Generally, long distance cruisers have a lot of hours of all types under their belts and know plenty.

1. Boat selection. Boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,409
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

Now, now. I don't refer to my respected peers as "chucklehendudes" solely because they sail old tanks that they can afford. I do so when they relentlessly insist that production boats suck. The...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-28-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 358,682
Posted By bobperry
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

XS:
Save your breath. BS is learning impaired.

I have done several aluminum boats. I like to work in aluminum. But it does take a good designer and you can't produce a nice aluminum boat from...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-25-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By aloof
Re: US Navy going to teach celestial navigation

Yes, I have the iNA app for the iPad and iPhone. For practice it saves having to buy the book every year. It is good because its output is much like the book.

I wouldn't rely on any electronic...
Forum: Destinations   11-24-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,067
Posted By capta
Re: Passports

Let's put it this way.
You are off on your voyage and come into a port, let's say Palm Beach. While you are having that well deserved beer celebrating another successful day on the water, the guy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By Faster
Re: SailNet sure has changed

Sailing Dog moved on some time ago, some members went to Anything Sailing, but many came back.. others seem to have faded away. Shame about your galleries, the rollover to new owners and new look did...
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