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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 68,124
Posted By wannam
Note to Sarah Palin: How's that...

Note to Sarah Palin:

How's that "Drill-Baby-Drill" workin' out for ya'?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By wannam
I installed an Alado system on my boat a year...

I installed an Alado system on my boat a year ago. Wonderful experience, both with the installation and use. Quality product made in Brazil.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By wannam
I have one of the Coleman camp showers. We use...

I have one of the Coleman camp showers. We use it in the cockpit. Works great. It uses a collapsible 5 gallon water bottle and a small rechargeable electric pump. Can even produce hot water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,678
Posted By wannam
I'm not aware of any recent shoaling in 9-Foot. ...

I'm not aware of any recent shoaling in 9-Foot. You will pass north of Royal Shoal approaching either channel. The marks are close enough to each other in the channel to be usable, but don't leave...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,678
Posted By wannam
I have used both channels without depth issues. ...

I have used both channels without depth issues. My boat draws 4'6". Both channels are plenty wide. I think the 9-Foot moniker refers to depth. The two channels merge when nearing Ocracoke,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,678
Posted By wannam
You might consider 9 Foot Channel rather than Big...

You might consider 9 Foot Channel rather than Big Slough. Makes for a shorter overall trip from Oriental, although the marks in 9-Foot are fewer, thus farther apart.

In either case, be advised...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2,218
Posted By wannam
I have two of them (one for parts). They're...

I have two of them (one for parts). They're great little engines. Air-cooled, 1.5 HP, 12 lbs. The engines were originally designed for leaf-blowers, I believe. Plenty of power for my 8'...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 3,735
Posted By wannam
Cruising Quote

"I''m too old for this ship"
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-15-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 1,565
Posted By wannam
Best Coastal NC base for cruising?

Oriental, as you can probably guess, has been discovered by a number of individuals from "north of the Mason & Dixon line". Although real estate (both sale and rental) hasn''t yet reached the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-03-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,463
Posted By wannam
music to sail by

Must have for serious sailors:

Rimsky-Korsakov''s Sheherazade
"The Sea and Sinbad''s Ship"

You can amost get seasick just listening to it.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-22-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 1,565
Posted By wannam
Best Coastal NC base for cruising?

Oriental, NC. Population (humans) 900. Population (sailboats) 2,700.

"A quaint little drinking town with a Sailing problem."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 984
Posted By wannam
Wheelpilot and NMEA

I have an ST1000 that I wish to interface with the Nobeltec system on my PC. The ST1000 has NMEA inputs, but how do I create NMEA outputs from the PC?
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