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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2015
Replies: 260
Views: 13,031
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats


I already know that this is an absurdly long post. It is strung together from articles, and posts that I had written for other purposes, but if someone is really...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-25-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By overbored
Re: Flexible Jib Battens?

RBS roller battens
Forum: Electronics   08-11-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,770
Posted By Erindipity
Re: $13 LED Dome lights, RV / MARINE - what do you think?

That Mouser device is _not_ a 12V Conditioner; it's a bog-standard AC to DC Switching Power Supply.

A bit more about my Lighting Circuits, which is a Workbench-In-Progress:
SMD LED chips (Surface...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,019
Posted By Atlas
Re: Computer Upgrade

If Linux Mint isn't responding, you can drop to a text prompt by pressing Alt-F1. Log in with your username and password, and then type

sudo reboot now

Enter your password again, and it will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-26-2015
Replies: 142
Views: 5,330
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Have you stripped the core from the first ~ 20 feet of the polyester DB furler line? This is standard practice and should make it fit easily and wind better.

If you decide to cover it, save the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-26-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,019
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: Computer Upgrade

This would be OpenOffice/LibreOffice. There are others but this is the canonical choice for everything Microsoft Office does.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-26-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,019
Posted By Atlas
Re: Computer Upgrade

Asking "which Linux" is going to be like asking about "Steel v/s fibreglass", so I'm not going to start off a distro war here. :wink

If you've never used Linux before, and are familiar with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,019
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Computer Upgrade

Install virtualbox and install Windows as a virtual OS. My work pc is Linux and I run my bookkeeping software on a virtual Windows installation. Best of both worlds!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,019
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Computer Upgrade

Some Windows apps run under Wine (Windows emulator application) in Linux ok, so there's always the possibility it could work.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-23-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By alanr77
USCG Virtual Navigation Survey

Not sure if anyone has seen this yet, the USCG apparently has a survey regarding their new virtual navigation aids and pdf charts. They said they are lacking data from recreational boaters. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 2,058
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Pure Sine Inverters...

Smurf, here's the one I purchased. The main reason I purchased it was for running my wife's C-pap machine and the boat's microwave oven. Now, the microwave oven does interfere with the SSB radio, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 5,227
Posted By JonEisberg

As I'm hoping to be off on a summer cruise before too long, figured I should probably get the account of last summer's trip posted before I do…Fair warning, this is a LONG one. Anyone who might make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By RichH
Re: Boy is OK after 45 mins under water

Here's the re-revision of the 2005 AHA guidelines:
.... although several state EMS bureaus/agencies, for...
Forum: Apps & Authors   05-24-2015
Replies: 809
Views: 34,353
Posted By smackdaddy
Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

As some of you know, I publicly asked the owner of Active Captain to nuke my account after witnessing some of his actions here on the forum. I wanted nothing to do with it.

Since then, I've been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By overbored
Re: Windvane line Attachment

heres few more Clam cleats from Sailcare (
Annapolis Performance Sailing (APS) - Clamcleats - Aero Cleat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By overbored
Re: Windvane line Attachment

how about these Clamcleat - Cleat Information (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By precipice
Just got back from Phuket. Here's my HD video...

I just got back from a week of sailing with the Nikon D800 in Phuket, and was lucky enough to visit the Phi Phi islands!
I made a HD video of the trip, including some cool sea caves. Check it out,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By RainDog
You can get even stronger. For example:...

You can get even stronger. For example:

Also note that g4 is rated with a 3:1 safety factor, but the shakles with a 6:1 safety...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 19,245
Posted By casey1999
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Here it is for less than $100, and it does have built in speaker:
Icom IC-HM157SW CommandMicII Remote Speaker / Microphone / Controller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Ham radio digital while crusing

I was scrolling through some other ham youtube videos and came across this Ham Radio Now episode on digital voice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By RichH
Re: Water Tank Storage Options

The same 'recipes' for chlorine would apply whether on the hard or on the water.

For plastic or stainless steel tanks.
1-2 parts per million of chlorine concentration in the water. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-06-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,075
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Cruising Through Tax Season

Smurf, it saves to PDF - Just click Save As.

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,370
Posted By TakeFive
OpenCPN Version 4.0 Released

As posted here ( I was involved in testing the new release, and wrote a couple chapters of the documentation:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,883
Posted By Andrew65
Re: Diving from Sailboat

In addition to getting certified for the basic knowledge on diving, I'd also recommend picking up a copy of PADI's encyclopedia on diving. It's a good book to have on one's shelf.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,883
Posted By Peter Janker
Re: Diving from Sailboat

Been a diver for over 40 years and it’s a great hobby especially if one likes the water and travel. Just a word to the wise for boaters that want to clean their bottoms by holding their breaths and...
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