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Search: Posts Made By: wristwister
Forum: Racing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By wristwister
Re: Race to Alaska/R2ak

Yes, I know this race is the real deal. I was goofing off in my reply above (it was 4/1 after all). I've been following the formation of this race closely, and chatted to the organizers. I think it's...
Forum: Racing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By wristwister
Re: Race to Alaska/R2ak

Ha ha ha, that's hilarious. Good one, one of the better 4/1 pranks I've come across today. Yeah, right, like someone would really be looney enough to organize an engineless race through some of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By wristwister
Re: Navigation App for Tablet

Make sure your Android tablet has true, standalone GPS capability. Many tablets don't and rely on either wifi or cell signals. My Galaxy does (a few years old), and I'm loving the Navionics running...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By wristwister
Re: Freedom 30 - Worth a look?

Just out of curiosity, why Port Angeles? If your goal is the San Juans and the Gulfs, it seems like quite a slog to get there from Port Angeles. I keep my boat in Anacortes, great marina and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 4,453
Posted By wristwister
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

SVAuspicious, I like your preventer arrangement. Beats the heck out of snapping another boom in half (see my above post). This has me also thinking about the jack lines I want to install on deck for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 4,453
Posted By wristwister
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

I used to use the vang as a preventer by moving the snap shackle to a stanchion base. Then one day I busted my boom in half. My boat is boom end sheeted so this makes perfect sense: 4:1 force pulling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By wristwister
Re: Swing arm bracket ?

I bought this one on Amazon. Well made, rugged, works great.

Amazon.com : National Products RAM-109V Marine Single Swing Arm Mount : Outboard Boat Motor Brackets : Sports &...
Forum: Chartering 02-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By wristwister
Re: Anacortes Charter Company to list boat with

While I haven't chartered with San Juan Sailing, I've been to their open houses several years and chatted with many of the sailboat owners. Invariably they had nothing but glowing things to say about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By wristwister
Re: Wanted: Kenyon AW-100 Apparent Wind Indicator

Windseeker, I have a pair of Kenyon wind instruments on my Tartan, one for wind speed and one for apparent direction:
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By wristwister
Re: Getting Started Cruising?

1. Move to a very sailing-centric area (I HIGHLY recommend the Seattle area)

2. Buy yourself a cheap learner boat, live on it, fix it up and maintain it

3. Sail the crap out of the thing. Start...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,330
Posted By wristwister
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I love sailing solo. I also love sailing with complete newbies, whether they want to learn or would rather just sit back and enjoy the experience. The people I DON'T like sailing with are the ones...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By wristwister
Re: Stereo install

One more piece of advice, keep the speakers and the stereo faaaaaar away from the compass. Don't permanently mount anything till you see what the effect on the compass is. Yes, I learned this one the...
Forum: Islander 11-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By wristwister
Re: Rudder bent

Yeah, I guess I should have mentioned I did all that at a boat yard with the help of one of their guys, and they had this stuff available. Cost me a couple hundred bucks for their time, but well...
Forum: Islander 11-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By wristwister
Re: Rudder bent

I'll assume this is a freestanding spade rudder rather than a skeg or keel hung rudder? I'll further assume it's not the rudder that's bent, but rather the rudder post between the rudder and lower...
Forum: Chartering 11-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By wristwister
Re: San Juan Islands May 2015

Favorite anchorage: Shallow Bay on the west side of Sucia Island

Best hiking: Eagle Harbor on Cypress Island

Must get: T shirt at Stuart Island treasure chest

Best kept secret: Vendovi...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 11,484
Posted By wristwister
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By wristwister
Re: recommendation, Puget Sound sailing instructor, Puget Sound area

Matt, might want to check out the Puget Sound Sailing Group, The Puget Sound Sailing Group (Seattle, WA) - Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Puget-Sound-Sailing-Group/). Just a local meetup group with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By wristwister
Re: One for the theorists... DIY saltwater battery backup?

Sounds like you basically described a battery minus the plastic case. Wouldn't it be simpler to just carry ... a battery?

Besides, I've got a much better solution for you. I just plug my charger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,884
Posted By wristwister
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

Guys, you don't have to worry about scaring off the Californians. I closed and locked the gate when I moved up here from Cali 30 years ago.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,884
Posted By wristwister
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

Great advice, I'll add a couple:

Consider the dinghy, you'll be using it a lot. Dragging the dink behind will chop a half knot or more off a 27 footer. 27 feet is probably too small for davits....
Forum: Electronics 08-21-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By wristwister
Re: Off-the-shelf way to get AIS from my GX2200 to Navionics on my tablet?

Thanks Take5, great information. Bummer about Navionics not supporting this. I suppose once that tablet hits the drink (as has happened with several cell phones) I'll consider a Windows tablet and...
Forum: Electronics 08-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By wristwister
Off-the-shelf way to get AIS from my GX2200 to Navionics on my tablet?

Just installed the Standard Horizon GX2200 VHS/GPS/AIS radio on my boat, LOVING it. I also use Navionics on my Samsung tablet, LOVING that too. Now if I could just marry the two: show AIS traffic on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By wristwister
Re: "Sailor" rescued 5 miles into 3,000 mile trip

... but no beer? Heck, I would have bailed after 5 miles too!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By wristwister
Re: Sharknado

You don't drink it. It comes on a sugar cube.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By wristwister
Re: Sharknado

Just watched Sharknado 2 on the tube last night. My GOD, what a cinemegraphic masterpiece! The story line gripping, the acting stellar, the film work mesmerizing. I laughed, I cried, it was life...
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