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Search: Posts Made By: Mc51
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 2,910
Posted By Mc51
There are two sets of satellites that transmit...

There are two sets of satellites that transmit the GPS signals. One set transmits in the clear and the other can only be used by GPS receivers that have the correct crypto key loaded. We actually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 20,789
Posted By Mc51
I'll put my vote in for the boony hat. Mine...

I'll put my vote in for the boony hat. Mine workrd well in Egypt, Iraq, Kawait, Qatar, and here on the Gulf Coast.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,250
Posted By Mc51
My question is will the main get more leverage...

My question is will the main get more leverage when sheeted down tight on the arch and cause more heeling than it does when attached to a lower point in the cockpit? What do ya'll think?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-24-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Mc51
Wlecome! You found the right place to learn...

Wlecome! You found the right place to learn anything you who ever need to know about sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,250
Posted By Mc51
I saw on the Hunter website that they have the...

I saw on the Hunter website that they have the main travler on an arch, and have been thinking about having one made to go on my Cal25. It might look strange but it will make the last 18" of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2010
Replies: 2,871
Views: 334,909
Posted By Mc51
It was a firewall issue. I got that corrected...

It was a firewall issue. I got that corrected but the pic is small. If you want to see a larger view got to my member gallery
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2010
Replies: 2,871
Views: 334,909
Posted By Mc51
JB Flying

Okay, second attempt. Bow on pic of my son flying a hull.

http://www.sailnet.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/JB_Flying.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2010
Replies: 2,871
Views: 334,909
Posted By Mc51
Can somebody tell me how to insert a picture into...

Can somebody tell me how to insert a picture into a post. I have a good bow on view of my son flying a hull that I tried to insert but it didn't show
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2010
Replies: 2,871
Views: 334,909
Posted By Mc51
Probably close to that when your flying a hull,...

Probably close to that when your flying a hull, depending on the weight of the crew. We always do better with avoiding pitchpole when I am on the helm. That puts more weight toward the back of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2010
Replies: 2,871
Views: 334,909
Posted By Mc51
A pitchpole isn't very much fun, but if you...

A pitchpole isn't very much fun, but if you manage to save it at that last second its great. One time my son and I were blasting across the bay in 20kt winds, he was on the tiller and I was hanging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2010
Replies: 2,871
Views: 334,909
Posted By Mc51
Come on down! The artic freeze has moved back to...

Come on down! The artic freeze has moved back to the north. Forcast this week is partly thunderstorm (good for BFS) with Highs around 68. I'll put my grandson on toilet seat patrol. Can't take a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2010
Replies: 2,871
Views: 334,909
Posted By Mc51
Weather

Hey Smackdaddy why don't you come down to Pensacola and go for a sail. My CAL is in the backyard waiting for me to finish the new bottom job. But the H16 is in the front yard ready to go. We might...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-21-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 4,671
Posted By Mc51
Cal25

I've been off the net a few weeks and just read this thread. In your first post you mentioned maybe a CAL25. If it were just me and a dog I think I could live on mine CAL25. There isn't a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,661
Posted By Mc51
I had a similar thing happen one time. My son...

I had a similar thing happen one time. My son and I were out n about 35 knot winds one night. Sailed into a cove and found a sandbar. Our old outboard had decided that it didn't want to run that...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-31-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 390
Posted By Mc51
Special Olympics Sailing Team

I enjoyed a new sailing experience yesterday. My youngest daughter Sarah had told me about the experience that she had helping with training the local Special Olympics sailing team athletes two...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-21-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,057
Posted By Mc51
We have had many great weekends out on our 1971...

We have had many great weekends out on our 1971 Cal25. Although it does have a head it is pretty basic. No galley, we cook on a portable propane grill and a camping stove. I have a solar lantern...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By Mc51
I think cam cleat in the first picture is part of...

I think cam cleat in the first picture is part of your outhaul system. I don't have a clue what the track is for in the second picture.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,345
Posted By Mc51
I had to replace my forestay. I priced the cable...

I had to replace my forestay. I priced the cable at West Marine. They said $3.49 per foot. When I went to purchase it I found out they didn't have marine grade in stock. That was their price for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2009
Replies: 2,871
Views: 334,909
Posted By Mc51
If a cringle is a reinforced grommet, my main has...

If a cringle is a reinforced grommet, my main has one about 1 foot above the boom near the mast and I have plenty of extra single blocks that I can attach at the step. Using one of the winches and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2009
Replies: 2,871
Views: 334,909
Posted By Mc51
By the way I've never used a cunningham either. ...

By the way I've never used a cunningham either. But I'm thinking I might try it this year. Are they expensive? I'm a poor man with a love of a rich man's sport!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2009
Replies: 2,871
Views: 334,909
Posted By Mc51
Smack. I've been sailing since 1972 and I always...

Smack. I've been sailing since 1972 and I always learn something when I read the forums. Today I learned to never post a photo of any sail I own.

Mc
Forum: Provisioning 03-22-2009
Replies: 109
Views: 15,554
Posted By Mc51
For most of my adult life I've drank coffee from...

For most of my adult life I've drank coffee from a thermos. When I made my living on the Abrams tank we sometime went up to three days before I got a chance to make coffee. I have seen a few times...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 19,257
Posted By Mc51
I strongly reccomend that if you use KKMI, you...

I strongly reccomend that if you use KKMI, you get a written copy of the quote up front if. They were real nice people, the yard was very nice, but the final price was four times what I was quoted...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 03-11-2009
Replies: 113
Views: 17,772
Posted By Mc51
Okay it worked, but it is compressed

Okay it worked, but it is compressed
Forum: SailNet FAQ 03-11-2009
Replies: 113
Views: 17,772
Posted By Mc51
Just a test to see if I can insert a pic from my...

Just a test to see if I can insert a pic from my sailnet gallery.

Mc

http://www.sailnet.com/photogallery/data/500/thumbs/Warhorse_Haul-out2.jpg
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