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Search: Posts Made By: Trekka
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,799
Posted By Trekka
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

"STAR BRITE Spider Away" is a non-toxic repellant that is safe to use around pets, the marine environment, and you. It works great.

Those pesticides are really deadly, and not something you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Trekka
List Serve for Chesapeake Bay sailing?

Once upon a time, and for many years, there were list serves about sailing/boating on the Chesapeake. These were great for getting current info about places and conditions. But it seems they are lost...
Forum: Apps & Authors 05-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Trekka
Re: Any GPS antenna plug-ins for iPad?

I'd like to free up my phone to be a phone and not part of the navigation system.

What tablet do you use? I am still on trial with my iPad Mini and not entirely happy with it.
Forum: Apps & Authors 05-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Trekka
Re: Any GPS antenna plug-ins for iPad?

Thank you for correcting my terminology. And for the ref. Bad Elf looks very promising.
Forum: Apps & Authors 05-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Trekka
Any GPS antenna plug-ins for iPad?

I have a GPS antenna that plugs into my windows laptop via USB plug so I can use navigation programs. I know the iPhone has GPS built in and can use iPhone navigation apps. So can my android phone.
...
Forum: Westerly 05-22-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,319
Posted By Trekka
Re: Westerly section??

Have a link for the ad? I'll take a look and let you know what I think.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-21-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Trekka
chat feature Q

What does it mean when the "general chat" tab at the bottom of the screen turns green and has a red circle with a number in it? It was gray, but truned green and now says "general chat 5" with a...
Forum: Westerly 01-21-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,319
Posted By Trekka
Re: Westerly section??

I think 1415? Should remember, danggit.

I have seen a big drop in listings for Westerly's. 10 years ago there would be a lot of them on the various sale sites. Now they are rare (for the westen...
Forum: Westerly 01-19-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,319
Posted By Trekka
Re: Westerly section??

I had one for 25 years. Loved it. Wanted a 36ft twin keel Solway but could not find one in decent shape this side of the Atlantic. Wound up getting a CSY instead. Love it, but miss the shoal draft...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-14-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By Trekka
Re: Water Filteration

Comparing stomach acids to acid rain is ludicrous. (I drink a cup of acid every morning at breakfast, too) :rolleyes: Do you have any idea what makes up the pollutants in air pollution? Of course...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-14-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,640
Posted By Trekka
Re: Water Filteration

I don't know why people think rain water is safe. Ever heard of acid rain? Seen deforestation on the tops of the Smokies from acid rain? Know that AG's from several eastern states have been suing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-20-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,778
Posted By Trekka
Re: Winter Moisture Control

It's the kind you buy at Home Depot or Lowes. About 6ft by many feet, folded like an accordion to about 6x2. There is thicker pink foam but that is more than I would like under a rug I am walking on....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-20-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,778
Posted By Trekka
Re: Winter Moisture Control

Forgot to mention that a major area of heat loss is through the cabin sole. The cold water is a great conductor of heat out of the hull. I bought some cheap, rubber back carpet runners at KMart and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-14-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,778
Posted By Trekka
Re: Winter Moisture Control

I've spent several winters aboard in two different boats. Had terrible condensation issues the first winter but have coped better ever since. Ventilation is not just inside out. It is also about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,193
Posted By Trekka
Re: L&A Has Been Sold

What's also gone is Living Aboard magazine - which L&A bought last year - and the website and forum.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By Trekka
Re: Lumen rating Dr. LED "Sidekick" LED bulb E26 base

I have 4 of the edison base lamps with clap on shades in my boat. I switched from the screw in tungstn to CFL's even tho that made mounting shades more difficult. After buying a couple at marine...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-11-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,140
Posted By Trekka
commuter trains Baltimore to DC

Recently I have been commuting Baltimore to DC by public transportation. Local bus to Penn Station is $1.60. MARC train to DC Union Station is $7. I use DC metro from there.

Return is $7 but then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Trekka
Good (cheap) source for stainless pipe

I am preparing to mount a Rutland wind generator. I found part of what I need on eBay, the basic pipe that holds the gen, the base mount, and attachment points for supporting rods.

But I still...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 05-21-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By Trekka
Re: Baltimore Fireworks: How far away?

There is a Baltimore Circulator free bus service that runs around the city. If you put in at BMC or Anchorage in Canton, or anywhere in Fells Point, or anchor in teh area, you could catch this bus to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Trekka
Re: Washington DC area June 16-20th.

I think this is the time when OpSail will be arriving in Baltimore? There are a bunch of big sailing ships that will have been in Norfolk and then depart as a group for Baltimore. Sort of a wet ruin...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-21-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,140
Posted By Trekka
Re: Liveaboard Commuting to D.C.

As many of the replies have stated, very much depends on where you will be working and when you need to be there. Getting to downtown DC is different from uptown, Alexandria, Arlington, or Bethesda....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-21-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,203
Posted By Trekka
Re: Liveaboard friendly marinas?- Chessapeake

Are you working? Is there a place on land you need to get to regularly? That can affect your options in a big way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 11,249
Posted By Trekka
There was some great rough weather sailing...

There was some great rough weather sailing footage under the credits in DOVE. I wish it had been in the film.

DOVE was a disappointment. Way too schmaltzy. The best parts were the gags on...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 08-24-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,708
Posted By Trekka
It's a blast- especially if you sail in for it....

It's a blast- especially if you sail in for it. Last year there were over 70 boats that I counted at anchor. Plus the majority of people arrive by land so it is a huge, yet very accessible gathering...
Forum: Diesel 07-11-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,977
Posted By Trekka
One reason they are not so common here was that...

One reason they are not so common here was that Westerbeke imported the engine, but did not support it. I met a few mechanics who grumbled or rolled their eyes when I mentioned this engine.

At...
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