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Search: Posts Made By: wdtracey
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,415
Posted By wdtracey
Not 10 to 12

It is hard to show on the video, and he was taking them from the companionway and they don't show the height, as any one who has tried to video waves can attest to, and quite honestly I was very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,415
Posted By wdtracey
Not 10 to 12

It is hard to show on the video, and he was taking them from the companionway and they don't show the height, as any one who has tried to video waves can attest to, and quite honestly I was very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,415
Posted By wdtracey
30' wave is nothing

I've attached a link to a great article on sailing through a Tsunami, a waterspout, Asteroid Strikes etc. This is well written a pretty funny.
48° North - Severe Weather Sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 5,000
Posted By wdtracey
West Marine

I have had multiple instances when I pick up an item in the store and the register price is Substantially different from the price on the shelf claim is that shelf prices were not updated. Once,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2008
Replies: 3,281
Views: 206,445
Posted By wdtracey
oopps

wrong picture
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2008
Replies: 3,281
Views: 206,445
Posted By wdtracey
Close

Vinyl Haven Is. Maine
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By wdtracey
Check it out

you might want to check out Ensign Harbor in Whortonsville, just a couple of rivers down from Oriental on Broad Creek. Home of the world famous Whortonsville Yact and Tractor Club. Their website...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-14-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 6,814
Posted By wdtracey
It's all about the MONEY

First of all if they were so inconsiderate, and apparently didn't care about the "rules of the road". In a very narrow channel, I wouldn't think of anything but self preservation, so I held to a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 7,280
Posted By wdtracey
ST 4000 belt

do a search on sailnet it was posted first under Irwin and then under gear and maintenance.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-14-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 6,814
Posted By wdtracey
Had a similar experience at Featherbed except...

Had a similar experience at Featherbed except this time it was eight of them returning from some sort of tournament..(I guess you have to wait to the last minute and then scream in to port to weigh...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-14-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 6,814
Posted By wdtracey
[QUOTE=chuck5499;340813]- i was sailing through...

[QUOTE=chuck5499;340813]- i was sailing through featherbed channel - about 1/3 mile long and maybe 70yds wide - i have a jeanneau ds40 and had full main and full genny with the winds almost on a beam...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By wdtracey
Service Manual

The procedure for adjusting belt is quite involved but there is a definate reference to an adjustment...although this manual is difficult to follow. This Auto pilot has seviced me well in heavy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By wdtracey
Adjstment

I found the the ST 4000 service manual on-line and apparently the wheel that is across from the engage wheel on the lever is adjustable when you remove the metal coverplate holding the belt onto the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2008
Replies: 173
Views: 22,649
Posted By wdtracey
Nothing From Cans?

I'm all for NON REFRIGERATED items while cruising for more than a few days. EVERYTHING tastes good on a boat as long as you don't make people sick. I am amazed at the number of chicken recipes. My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By wdtracey
St 4000

I'm glad to hear the belts worked out for you. Mine seem to be sticking when not engaged and I atrributed it to the neoprene grabbing on the black plastic encasement...I haven't come up with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,479
Posted By wdtracey
By the way I am suggesting at waist height and...

By the way I am suggesting at waist height and not clipped on just something that you can fall against or guide yourself around with.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,479
Posted By wdtracey
Interior Falls

My off shore experience has been that ALL of the injuries in rough water have been below decks. "One for the boat etc" doesn't work when there is nothing to hold onto. I had two injuries on my last...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 3,984
Posted By wdtracey
Table Finish

I was a "captain" of a 49' boat with miles of teak in Florida where U.V. is particualraly bad. Varnish and polys, don't last and teak oil first gets mildew and then bleaches white. Discovered a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By wdtracey
They are vegitarians, quite a bit larger than...

They are vegitarians, quite a bit larger than rats, live in burrows on the bank and the pelts are still worth money. The name is actually MusKrat and named for the musk gland at the base of the 8-12"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By wdtracey
they are ve

they are ve
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By wdtracey
muscrat really a Muskrat

I mispelled it as these critters are named for the musk gland at the base of the tail. They look like rats, they are quite a bit larger, but they are primarily vegitarians vs. the brown rat which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By wdtracey
Green Flies

I have personal experience with green/black/etc flies growing up on Cape Cod. I have heard that this new non-deet insect repellent works, (sorry don't know the name, but all the drugs stores carry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By wdtracey
Iguana's

I grew up sailing in the N.E. and then the Great Lakes, didn't worry about critters except for an occasional Muscrat. Couple of years ago moved to Ft. Lauderdale and discovered that another...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By wdtracey
"Polishing Fuel"

What Capnblu has sugested can and does work, but is five year old fuel worth the risk and quite frankly the expense? You will go through a number of filters, and you are really not addressing the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,587
Posted By wdtracey
Bungies

Lifelines for the movable ends and bungies for those on the outside of the mast. Run the bungies to one of the shrouds
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