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Search: Posts Made By: alecs123
Forum: San Fran Bay 06-02-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,868
Posted By alecs123
Boat stay at SF

I think this is the most accurate place of forum to place this question...
I will be traveling from Mexico City to San Francisco on Aug 31 and will stay for 3 days... While the main purpose of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,056
Posted By alecs123
If only I could be there... nice pics

If only I could be there... nice pics
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-20-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,188
Posted By alecs123
I'm Mexican, and live in Mexico... I trailered my...

I'm Mexican, and live in Mexico... I trailered my boat down to Valle de Bravo some 3 years ago... Everything said about the border and customs agents and criminals is BS... Of course you can tell the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 4,965
Posted By alecs123
there are several boats for day sailing in the...

there are several boats for day sailing in the 14" range: Lido 14, Flying Tern 14 (in my avatar it's me singlehanding mine), Vanguard 14, JY15, you can also consider a International 420 (can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 4,904
Posted By alecs123
May I say that if you're looking for round...

May I say that if you're looking for round "classical" look visits Moor Electronics, I have the self powered knot meter and looking forward to get the wind speed and direction gauge.
Not involved...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By alecs123
I've sent twice (different sails) to SailCare. ...

I've sent twice (different sails) to SailCare. The first time I had no other option since I'm in Mexico and there aren't reputable lofts around here, the sail came like new and I mean like new,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-02-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By alecs123
Regarding music, I like most of the 80s, some of...

Regarding music, I like most of the 80s, some of the 70s and 90s, clasical from Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mozart, etc. it all depends on the mood and the company
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-02-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By alecs123
I did that very project last week... I have a mp3...

I did that very project last week... I have a mp3 player (creative zen) and I cannot find any stereo that manages this device, so I started the search... I came up with a not at all expensive car...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 12,573
Posted By alecs123
that is correct

that is correct
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 12,573
Posted By alecs123
the black is ground or negative. in a typical...

the black is ground or negative. in a typical 12v dc circuit ground and negative is the same. For a boat there is a slight difference and it depends on your electrical circuit. Most boats with an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 12,573
Posted By alecs123
you need the yellow wire to "keep alive" the...

you need the yellow wire to "keep alive" the stereo in order to keep your clock, memories and perhaps other sound settings.
It will draw a little current from your battery and should be wired to the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-13-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 21,838
Posted By alecs123
If you're are ok with fin keels I may suggest a...

If you're are ok with fin keels I may suggest a Merit 25. I own one and it's fairly trailerable (came from Corpus Christi to Valle de Bravo in Mexico, and from there to the Pacific coast -Vallarta...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By alecs123
as far as you know what you're doing (sailing...

as far as you know what you're doing (sailing her) and have good weather windows you shouldn't have any problem... Where in Mexico do you plan to stay? Bahia de Banderas and Los Cabos are top sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By alecs123
Thanks for your reply, my system is 12 volt (look...

Thanks for your reply, my system is 12 volt (look previos post reply), anyway I misslead the whole forum, sorry for that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By alecs123
It's a great lake and beleive or not, marinas...

It's a great lake and beleive or not, marinas down here don't have power to charge batteris, and I'm done taking them to my home just to charge'em.
There is another thing I would like to address,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By alecs123
There's nothing wrong with that, but I wan to use...

There's nothing wrong with that, but I wan to use the generator only when needed. Also my thought is that if I don't use power from batteries it will charge faster and I'm still able to run lights...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By alecs123
Electric set up, am I nuts?

I'm about to re do the electric wiring, my boat is a Merit 25. I've already installed navigation lights, but everything else in the cabin will be redone.
I'm thinking to put together 2 24DC wet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2008
Replies: 163
Views: 16,836
Posted By alecs123
here I am saling my Flying Tern ...

here I am saling my Flying Tern

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh238/alecs123/grinch0031.jpg

And these are some others from Valle de Bravo sailing my Merit 25

On this one we were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,679
Posted By alecs123
Charts... Mexico Cruising

For those of you that have cruised Mexico, where did you get your charts?
I'm having a hard time to find either electronic or paper charts for Mexico's west coast.
I spoke with de Navy here and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,196
Posted By alecs123
Speed...

Hello, last weekend I've just installed a new speed log. We did 6-7 knots upwind on 9 knots winds and 5-6 running (no spin), we were sailing with old sails, the crew was myself on main sheet and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,239
Posted By alecs123
WOW!! it was a question just to clarify my...

WOW!! it was a question just to clarify my thoughts about a daysail I had... and it started all this.
My feeling is that racers a non-racers ara whole worlds appart.
For instance I race my little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,239
Posted By alecs123
Charlie, regarding PHRF in Mexico the only club...

Charlie, regarding PHRF in Mexico the only club that runs compensated times races is the MORC (Mexican Ocean Racing Circuit). They only accept boats larger than 35tf and as the names states, they do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,239
Posted By alecs123
Charlie, that's a great idea, but if I was to...

Charlie, that's a great idea, but if I was to have a beer with everyone that make things like that, I would end at AA, :D
Or maybe I will start a business, at a shore bar, the first on me, and then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,239
Posted By alecs123
Thanks, it's a great boat.... fast and fun. I...

Thanks, it's a great boat.... fast and fun.
I don't race a lot, mainly day sails and some overnights
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,239
Posted By alecs123
Maybe he's a recer, but there was no competition...

Maybe he's a recer, but there was no competition at that time... When I change my course I was maybe 30ft from him, I steered to starboard to let him pass ahead of me. the thing is that we let him...
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