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Forum: There's This Place...   1 Day Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 5,040
Posted By willyd
Re: Is Florida all its cracked up to be?

On the other hand, there's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMXgSFmDPos
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,633
Posted By willyd
Re: What's the furthest you've sailed in the smallest boat?

But his point was semantic, not orthographic or grammatical.
Forum: There's This Place...   1 Day Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 5,040
Posted By willyd
Re: Is Florida all its cracked up to be?

Florida does have a cool song about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-fPk8XYgbI Don't know of a similar song about Oregongon.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 6,366
Posted By willyd
Re: The danger of GPS as the sole means of navigation.

What does this mean? "While I looked for Toms Cove I never found it and my updated charts were not even close to what we had. We were "on land" on the charts twice and had 6 feet of water."
It...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   1 Week Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 3,588
Posted By willyd
Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Apparently going out in a jon boat in rough conditions in the middle of winter isn't too great of an idea, either: 2 missing hunters identified; authorities continue search on Severn River - WTOP...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   1 Week Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 3,588
Posted By willyd
Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Let me know if you need crew.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,047
Posted By willyd
Re: Anyone sewn a dodger?

Just an idea - I haven't tried this - but an interesting approach: see what it says about the dodger on Jean-du-Sud about halfway down the page: 30 Years with an Alberg 30...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By willyd
Re: Chesapeake anchoring?

I just searched for "places not to anchor in the chesapeake"
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By willyd
Re: Chesapeake anchoring?

Here's a list of places not to anchor on the bay: Don?t Go There (http://www.chesapeakeboating.net/Media/Feature-Stories/Don-t-Go-There.aspx)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,669
Posted By willyd
Re: Sextant and finding out where you aren't

Yeah, I don't really expect it to do well...

I did run across this while trying to look up whether the mirrors on the Ebbco (which I own, but it's in Turkey) are adjustable or not:...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,669
Posted By willyd
Re: Sextant and finding out where you aren't

This guy says he crossed the ocean with an EBCO plastic one: Solo across the Atlantic in a Folkboat ? Yachting World...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 3,588
Posted By willyd
Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I took my tarp off because I thought it would get torn apart in the high winds they were predicting and also because it's hard to get around the side decks with the tarp tied to the toerails. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,669
Posted By willyd
Re: Sextant and finding out where you aren't

Harbor Freight has 'em for less than $100 :http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_16547.jpg Brass Sextant...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 3,588
Posted By willyd
Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h451/Abuhasad/Blizzard%20January%202016/DSC02833_zpska8paave.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By willyd
Re: Any idea what kind of wind vane this might be?

Sorry - a bit o' thread creep - but, while avoiding going outside and shoveling yet more snow, I found this wind vane on the you tubes: ARISTO new Self Steering system (Windvane) for small sailboats...
Forum: Living Aboard   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By willyd
Re: How do you keep warm?

Be careful not to use contact cement for attaching the foil-backed styrofoam to the hull - a FRIEND OF MINE did that, and the glue destroys the styrofoam it comes into contact with. The foil backing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By willyd
Re: Any idea what kind of wind vane this might be?

Yeah, that old manual is priceless - it shows all sorts of windvane that were made, often for a specific boat, before most of the commercial models we know today were on the market.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By willyd
Re: Any idea what kind of wind vane this might be?

OK, yes, thanks. I googled Hasler wind vane, and it looks like the one in the ad might be the trim-tab Hasler gear, whereas the one in the video is the Hasler pendulum gear:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By willyd
Any idea what kind of wind vane this might be?

Found this on craigslist (I get first dibs). It says it's on a 1960's Columbia, if that helps.

http://images.craigslist.org/00303_5XwXYtLn4Hi_600x450.jpg
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   09-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By willyd
Re: Is there an online resource to show sailing distance between to points?

I think this is what you're actually looking for here (http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/distances-ports/distances.pdf).

For calculating distances not on the list of ports, I always use this...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   08-25-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By willyd
looking for sailing opportunity in Seattle/Bremerton

I'm going to be visiting my folks in Bremerton all next week (8/29 - 9/5) and would like to find a boat that needs crew for the day. I own my own 25' sloop and have a modicum of sailing experience...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-15-2015
Replies: 113
Views: 5,247
Posted By willyd
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

This is hardly a Baltimore, thing, though, as I'm sure you know. Back when I wore a younger man's clothes I rode a bicycle from Severna Park to Seattle and there was fast food litter along the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,086
Posted By willyd
Re: CPES for deck core stabilization

The core of my deck is 3/16" hardboard. I had to replace a couple of soft spots on my afterdeck and an area near a winch, and I found out that at some point in the past, the previous owner had had...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By willyd
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-07-2015
Replies: 434
Views: 25,984
Posted By willyd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Bravo, Bubblehead.

I spent the whole weekend doing yard/house work or messing around with motor vehicles. We just took all of the siding off of our house, so it's now tar paper and old shingles...
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