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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,415
Posted By NeilAW
Re: Danish Sailing Vessel taken by pirates

The US Navy, as well as other NATO Navies are routinely off the Horn of Africa, and they can see the pirates onshore, just waiting for them to go over the horizon. Its just not practical or finacialy...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-28-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,078
Posted By NeilAW
Re: Young liveaboard after Navy

I am currently AD(active duty) Navy. I have saved enough in three years to out and out buy a 30' or so boat, and then some for renovations. Not enough, however, to pay for...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By NeilAW
An occurance on Rainbow Bay

Evening!

Last evening I was out on Rainbow Bay in Pearl Harbor on a Rhodes 19, when my main split.:eek:
I know! Split, right in two. Well, I came up into the wind, and lowered it, and the tried...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2012
Replies: 5
  R19
Views: 561
Posted By NeilAW
Re: R19

I haven't been able to see the sails but seller says it comes with main, jib and two spinnakers. Its a keel model and not a centerboard.

What should I expect to spend on a haul-out if I do the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2012
Replies: 5
  R19
Views: 561
Posted By NeilAW
R19

Looking at buying my first boat. A Rhodes 19. It looks to be a little older, and the bottom needs a scrape, could use some paint, but the rigging is all new, bright-work is only a year gone, and I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By NeilAW
Re: Non-Typical day of sailing in San Diego

Miracle on the Bay?

In seriousness though, that could have gone a fair sight worse.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By NeilAW
US Navy Anti-Piracy App

Navy developing Web app to detect pirates - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times (http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/05/navy-developing-web-app-detect-pirates-052712/)

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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-24-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By NeilAW
Re: Traditional Navigation

Milutin, thanks!

A few quick serches turned up little as far as instruction.

Do you have any sites you prefer?


Neil
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-24-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By NeilAW
Re: Traditional Navigation

Well, I have both Chapman's and the Annapolis book headed my way.

While a spell on a Tall Ship perks my interest, that is a little out of reach at the moment.


Thanks for the pointers all!
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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-24-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By NeilAW
Re: Traditional Navigation

Thanks for all the replies, and I'll take a look at Chapman's as well as ASA in my area.

As far as finding charts to learn off of, is there a good all around source, or are they more localy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 7,365
Posted By NeilAW
Re: An Observation

As a new sailor, I can say that there is alot of interest in sailing in my age group. (I am 20) Every time I have asked someone to go out on the harbor with me, the answer is allways yes. My friends...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-24-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By NeilAW
Traditional Navigation

Morning!

I have been lurking around here recently, and have noticed that there is some contention between traditional navigation and electronic ( Chart-plotter, Hand held GPS etc.)

I am not...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-17-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,877
Posted By NeilAW
Re: Our interior refinish

Great pictures!

As a new type around here, I love these threads. Great ideas for when it comes time for me to get a boat dressed to her nines.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2012
Replies: 436
Views: 57,677
Posted By NeilAW
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

Checking in,

I am 21 in August, though I don't own a boat yet. Sure as hell wish I did. I am from Tacoma/Gig Harbor area, then moved to League City, the town right next to OP's town, and now live...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-07-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By NeilAW
Another Sailor

Evening/Morning/Afternoon,

I'm Neil, relatively new sailor, and no blue water experience yet. I recently got back into sailing in the Pearl Harbor area. US Navy by trade. Found this forum in a...
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