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Search: Posts Made By: dreamdoer
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Which shoot thru hull depth meter to buy?

A few years ago, on delivery from Ct to Maine, DF wasn't working so bought
Hummingbird DF for $100. (now about $90.)
Made a captive reservoir and epoxed in.
Might not be my 1st choice but good...
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By white74
Re: Which shoot thru hull depth meter to buy?

almost all transducers are built by airmar
that being said the issues are frequency and wattage
how much detail do you need?
how deep do you need to read?
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By finnarne
Re: Which shoot thru hull depth meter to buy?

I bought an HawkEye D10 to put in my boat last year. it ended up in my sons boat this year instead. Will by a new one to install in my boat this winter.
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Which shoot thru hull depth meter to buy?

If your hull is solid fiberglass then almost any transducer can shoot through it. Here is a good write-up on transducer mounting.

Capt'n Pauley's Virtual Boat Yard -- Projects Galore!!!: How-To:...
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Which shoot thru hull depth meter to buy?

That will depend on your hull coring. Some cored hulls are not recommended for 'shoot thru' types..
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Many of the posters in this thread and the previous thread seem to be missing half the issue:

A depth sounder is both a tool (1) to assist you in avoiding running aground and (2) a NAVIGATIONAL...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

If you are sailing in a relatively stable area, like LI Sound, and you are being conservative about your draft versus the charted depth including the state of tide, then there's no need for depth...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Hold on IF you plan sailing Boston than its different
Paper Charts are very accurate and you can do without a sounder
And you can always stay in the shipping lanes
But do not forget a tide table...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By jgeissinger
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Dabnis made an excellent point. Get a fishfinder: they are cheap to buy (Walmart has them) easy to install, and use very little electricity. Another really big consideration is where you will be...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

I sailed for several years in N. FL coastal waters with 2' 10" draft without a depth sounder but it is all sand and oyster bars, not rocks. However, how much do rocks move around? So, it is a nice...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By Don0190
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

well my dinghy doesn't have a depth finder
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Here's the deal. If you run aground and can jump in the water and "unstuck" yourself, no big, you don't need one. Otherwise.... please don't become a statistic.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Yes, but how much draft do you draw? I guess it depends on how large your mug is! :laugher:laugher

Depth finders are important, especially if you are going to Maine, they have a lot of very heavy...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

I am a minimalist and I, too, stick to the basics.

A depth sounder is a basic, minimal piece of equipment, like a compass and a paper chart.

The fact that it has now become debatable shows how...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

...Is darn good tool.
Will take the drama out of anchoring close in, easier to anchor in skinny water at crowded anchorage prime real estate all to yourself.
Also nav tool, knowing depth confirming...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By dabnis
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Only West Coast experience here. If you don't have a GPS, knowing your depth can be very helpful in determining where you are when visibility is low.

In our ocean waters "shallow" is deadly.
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Vocabulary: "I draw 1-1/2 feet." "That boat draws 1-1/2 feet." "My boat's draft is 1-1/2 feet." "What do you draw?" "The maximum safe draft through that inlet is 4 feet."

See the link above.
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,172
Posted By smj
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

To me one of the more important aspects of having a depth sounder is the ability to check out an anchorage before dropping anchor. Not only will you know how much rode to put out, you should also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By ccriders
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

I just experienced the Lee shore problem in a Beneteau 34. We were trying to round the point of an island with an on shore breeze and would encounter currents that would stall the boat which pushed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

The idea of sailing off a lee shore gives me nightmares, so I avoid that situation.

But you could get caught. There are places to test yourself and boat. One spot in particular is setting sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By smurphny
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

Being that any sailboat should be able to beat against the wind at some angle, "clawing" off would seem more a function of how the boat is handled than any particular hull design. Some will be better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

I mostly agree. On most boats you get some lift at small angles of attack. Five degrees seems to be the sweet spot. On my boat and similar medium weight cruisers I reef on weather helm (at ten...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

its the skipper thats most important

being overcanvassed is the best way to be blown onto a lee shore sideways...flat is fast is KEY here

think of tacking up a river here and youll get off in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By capta
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

On the more traditional boat, which is most likely a great deal heavier, I would think that the weight is an advantage, if the seas are up. Being able to maintain forward momentum when slamming into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By capt vimes
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

all three... ;)
although the higher pointing ability is more or less due to the improved hydrodynamic lift... so it could be seen as only one point and the resulting effect...
although the better...
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