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Search: Posts Made By: DRFerron
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By hellsop
Re: Someone help the fishing newbie, plz!

Seconding this recommendation. That's the book I've got and it's pretty detailed. Not only about rods and reels, lines and lures, but includes an extensive identification section, how to kill your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By justflie
Re: Where to get OpenCPN charts?

Ok, finally figured out where i saw this. Check the OpenCPN facebook page. On Monday they posted "New Chart Downloader and Updater plugin released". That's why you're not seeing the option in the...
Forum: herSailNet 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Runshari
Re: Women in Boston/North Shore Area?

You nailed it, Donna. I lurk all the time, but rarely post. I wish more women would post - there's so much knowledge and experience here. Flythrough, good luck with your quest for the perfect boat!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By GrahamO
Observations From the 'Field'

Well into our second cruising season I felt it was time to pay back all the help we received from this forum by adding some of my observations on equipment options. I do not presume to be an expert...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By TakeFive
One-day sale on WestMarine paints

I thought you might be interested to know that Westmarine has a "Fantastic Friday" sale on their WM-branded paints today.

I've used Pettit Vivid the last 4 years, but want to change to a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-28-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By 4arch
Re: Lippincott Question

Wicked - I'm a former L30 owner and agree it's a great boat! Bought and sold mine from Tom Lippincott at Salt Yacht Brokerage in Rock Hall. He'd probably be the best person to ask about the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-23-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By eherlihy
Re: 6 years of cost data

Donna, I suggested that he send me the XLS, and I will post to photobucket or dropbox as a jpg. That way no one else can edit it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 31,547
Posted By svHyLyte
Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair-Final Report

Well--It is now 2-1/2 years since making our home-cooked repair/upgrade to our Day-Night Solar Vent (see Post #42) and, as previously reported, other than a slight burp caused by the formation of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 4,908
Posted By Melrna
Re: Stay away from Key Colony Beach...Sailing Related version.

Anne and I cannot thank Gary and Carol enough for hosting us. We had a great time in Marathon. We miss them already. We hope to see them this summer when we venture up the Chessie this summer.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 02-02-2015
Replies: 169
Views: 7,210
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Do you know what I do, when I can't sail or even work on my boat?

Out of feelings of impotence and frustration, I buy crap for my boat. This usually results in a backlog of shiny hardware to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-31-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 5,137
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Hi Chuck.

I'd like to be clear about something - getting good speed out of a boat doesn't mean putting the rail in the water. In most cases on almost every boat putting the rail in the water slows...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 5,137
Posted By MedSailor
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

The cruising woman's advisor, by Diana Jessie is my wife's favorite.

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 5,137
Posted By clmartin0721
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

I will get the book today, that is exactly what I was looking for, thank you.

Also, thank you for you responses, I really appreciate your input....even if I seemed a little testy on my previous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By PaulinVictoria
New lifelines

Well after one of my old wire lines failed (note that it failed at a fitting, not in the wire itself which is pretty common I understand), I decided to replace them with synthetics.
The lower eye...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,293
Posted By Cruisingdad
Hi everyone

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone has been doing well. I have a LOT of PMs which I have not even opened. I have been gone for a while. Sorry... Much of it was doc's orders.

The concussion? Better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By aa3jy
Jekyll Island,Ga

Spending some time on Jeykll by cruising the multitude of bicycle trails scattered on the island and enjoying the fresh caught shrimp. Two marinas here do offer some nice amenities to cruisers...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Bilge cleaner

I've since rebuilt this diaphragm pump. The upper diaphragm wore out right at a stress point. All other rubber was completely fine, so I do not believe this was the result of the bilge cleaner. ...
Forum: Electronics 11-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By satphonepro
Re: Sat phone alternative

WGEwald quoted my blog on the Thuraya SatSleeve and asks if the Thuraya SatSleeve's ability to drop a sat-mode call when an inbound cellular-mode call comes in is a feature. I would say yes it is an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By RandyG
Sail Bags

Not sure if this would be helpful to anyone, but...

I live in the Upstate NY bought a new 37' sailboat this year. The boat is now on land and the sails are in my living room- wife not happy.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By dwedeking
Re: International Transaction Fee

I've been using Capital One in Mexico for the sole reason that they don't charge me transactions fees. The only downside (and it's minor) is that you can only set the travel flag on the file for 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By T37Chef
Re: Sailing to NYC

You might find this this helpful (

and the video

Forum: Sailing Music 10-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By Multihullgirl
Reggae shark, mon

sing along wit'da Reggae Shark

Reggae Shark - Key of Awesome #89 (Animated) - YouTube
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
Posted By Tempest
Re: USCG Navigation Rules Updated

The long version of the changes:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Califonia to Brazil.

Donna, no particular need to worry about Canal speeds. They ask if you can do 8 knots. You say you can't and they say do your best. We came northward along the coast of South America on the way from...
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