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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By groundhog
Re: hardwood plywood source

Thanks. I will give them a try.
I am in Annapolis, so I will try Exotic first when they open Monday.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By groundhog
hardwood plywood source

I need to replace the wood boards that cover my bilge.
They are located on the main hallway and get walked
over quite a bit.

I need 5/8" or 15mm thick. Im thinking sapele or mahogany
plywood.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,971
Posted By groundhog
Re: Manson Supreme

I liked my manson.
It held really well in high winds and changing tides.
I drag twice for me. Once near Jacksonville ICW. But it was a very challenging spot.
The second was just at Beaufort NC,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By groundhog
Orca Green (OGM) Masthead LED and RF interference

I had the OGM masthead tri color and anchor light installed.
I had the RF interference issue but otherwise performed well for 5 yrs.
It got struck by lightning and I need to replace it.

Does...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By groundhog
Lightning Struck my mast..

Does anyone know of an expert for surveying this type of damage?
Preferably in the Chesapeake area, but I would like to speak with anyone.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,036
Posted By groundhog
Re: places to avoid in Florida....

I just read that the above law has passed except instead of 10 days it is 30 days.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,036
Posted By groundhog
Re: places to avoid in Florida....

lol... I just came across this...

ST AUGUSTINE

As part of Florida’s recreational boat mooring and anchoring pilot program, the City of St. Augustine has submitted a proposed anchoring ordinance...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-16-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,036
Posted By groundhog
Re: places to avoid in Florida....

I am not trying to spark a debate/defense on St. Augustine.
I simply shared my experience there. Kind of a buzz kill. Kind of like svzephr said also.

Please just leave YOUR opinion on what...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-14-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,036
Posted By groundhog
places to avoid in Florida....

Hi all,
I was sure I posted this already, but I couldnt find it so ...

I recently ventured into Florida; stopping at Fernandina Beach, Jax Beach, and
then St. Augustine. Then I turned around...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,518
Posted By groundhog
Roaches !!!

There are roaches walking around on the dock at night here.
Others have asked me if I have seen any on my boat. Until now
I haven't. But my 17 year old crew member reports that she squashed
two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By groundhog
Re: White plastic outboard motor mount question

Oh thanks!
The answer I was hoping for
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By groundhog
Re: White plastic outboard motor mount question

The top is more aft than the bottom of the mount.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,291
Posted By groundhog
Re: Lubricating Sail Slugs?

I have purchased some liquid wax from a bike shop.
I believe it is essentially wax that is suspended in solvent as liquid.
when you apply, the solvent evaporates and you are left with wax.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By groundhog
White plastic outboard motor mount question

Hi,
I just purchased my first outboard motor.
My question is on those white plastic motor mounts that attaches to
the pushpit rails.

The Tee portion of my rear rails is not vertical. When...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,992
Posted By groundhog
Re: iPad GPS accuracy?

The iPad 4 wifi only does the same. Requests wifi on and then locates you
badly.

I should probably try driving the iPhone around with only wifi on and bring my
hotspot. If it behaves as badly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,992
Posted By groundhog
Re: iPad GPS accuracy?

Ok, so I went airplane mode and wifi off on my iPhone 4.
It will not try to locate you using GPS satellites, and requires you
to turn on at least wifi.

With wifi on it will locate you on it's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,992
Posted By groundhog
Re: iPad GPS accuracy?

If they really do have full GPS, they should still make an accurate blue dot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,992
Posted By groundhog
Re: iPad GPS accuracy?

I ran an interesting experiment which I may do some more of...

Took my iPhone 4, put in airport mode, turn on wifi.
Now it should be the same as my ipad wifi.

The iPhone mapping performance...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,992
Posted By groundhog
Re: iPad GPS accuracy?

No. Looks like the wifi only units don't have GPS.
and if the cellular ones need cellular service for their GPS to work, I don't
think that is very valuable for navigation purposes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,992
Posted By groundhog
Re: iPad GPS accuracy?

Just re-read the full specs and you are correct.
And the cellular enabled specs say assisted GPS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,992
Posted By groundhog
Re: iPad GPS accuracy?

Hmmmm...
Then why is it working?...badly.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,992
Posted By groundhog
iPad GPS accuracy?

Do all iPads have crap GPS functionality, or just mine?
I have a 4 wifi only and bought it for navigation.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-12-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,294
Posted By groundhog
Re: Bolt on Keel

Can anyone provide instances of catasrophic failure for encapsulated keels ?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,070
Posted By groundhog
Re: Mariner 36 (New Hampshire)

Looks like it only has the one fwd berth?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,070
Posted By groundhog
Re: Mariner 36 (New Hampshire)

Yes. Those two.
They the same boat.
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