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Search: Posts Made By: Sarguy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 12,377
Posted By Sarguy
I've had my starter wife for 34 years now, and...

I've had my starter wife for 34 years now, and her trade in value is a lot less than she is worth to me now.;) :) :) :) My next (first) keel boat will be my last boat, and the choice will be made...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,360
Posted By Sarguy
Thumbs up If you had mentioned that you only launch and...

If you had mentioned that you only launch and retrieve once a year, I would have had a completely different picture. You don't need to get a tow vehicle at all. You need a neighbor with a vehicle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,360
Posted By Sarguy
Unhappy No, you do not want the 'minimum' vehicle to do...

No, you do not want the 'minimum' vehicle to do this, or one day soon you will be getting a professional to retrieve your 'minimum' vehicle from the water.:( The Explorer is pretty minimum for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,032
Posted By Sarguy
Thumbs up I guess I'm the armchair sailor here. I have a...

I guess I'm the armchair sailor here. I have a definite plan in motion to end up where I can sail. I'm taking classes (ASA 101 to 105 so far, ASA 106 next month), I'm fixing up my house for sale,...
Forum: Racing 07-05-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By Sarguy
Jordan, Thanks for the website. I should...

Jordan,

Thanks for the website. I should have known about this YEARS ago, and I feel a little lazy for not investigating time more thoroughly in the past.:o
Forum: Racing 07-04-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By Sarguy
To get the 'correct' time.

;) The easiest way to get correct time, is to look at the time on your GPS. That is the correct time, since your GPS operates by knowing exactly what time it is.:) Faster and more accurate than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,127
Posted By Sarguy
Question Just to be clear, this is actually gasoline, and...

Just to be clear, this is actually gasoline, and not diesel, right?:confused: The advice is right on for gasoline, but if it is diesel, I would go to a lot more care to get the water out before...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 2,425
Posted By Sarguy
Wink Don't say "Nobody" so quickly:) :) .

Don't say "Nobody" so quickly:) :) .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Sarguy
PLBs are received by the same Low Earth Orbit...

PLBs are received by the same Low Earth Orbit satellites that EPIRBS are picked up by, and they relay the signal to geostationary satellites, which relay to earth. The geostationary satellite does...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 2,425
Posted By Sarguy
I have been involved in wilderness search and...

I have been involved in wilderness search and rescue for a long time, and for the last 9 years in top management. There are truly accidents, and innocent people getting lost or stranded due to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Sarguy
Rain? You want to whine about rain? We got our...

Rain? You want to whine about rain? We got our second measurable precip in 2009 Monday night, .04 inches. That brings the total up to about .65 inches. Our annual average is 8.5, and they aren't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 3,799
Posted By Sarguy
The is only one difference between a PLB and an...

The is only one difference between a PLB and an EPIRB. Both transmit digital identifying data on 406 mhz. EPIRBs must transmit at 100 miliiwatts for 48 hours at -40º C (class 1) or -20º (class 2),...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 9,493
Posted By Sarguy
When I took the ASA 104 class last month, I let...

When I took the ASA 104 class last month, I let the anchor down (unmarked rode) and counted lengths of rode from the windlass to the roller, (about 3 feet) and figured 4 inches went by while I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By Sarguy
I grew up in the great Southwest, where water is...

I grew up in the great Southwest, where water is scarce. When I was about 8, I was fascinated by the pictures of sailboats in history books, and did my best to build sailing models. My parents took...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,547
Posted By Sarguy
PM to follow

PM to follow
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,547
Posted By Sarguy
Heat doesn't sound like a good idea, but I could...

Heat doesn't sound like a good idea, but I could get some freeze spray and see if that loosens them.
Start with a screwdriver, and mangle the head. (A miracle could occur and it might just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 6,054
Posted By Sarguy
Well... I bet the ramifications would be similar...

Well... I bet the ramifications would be similar to water sitting in a stainless steel tank for years. The only problem I can think of would be that if the part is not in a stable place, boat motion...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-02-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Sarguy
You should get Eric Stones Boatsongs 1, 2 and 3. ...

You should get Eric Stones Boatsongs 1, 2 and 3. His Scubatunes 1 and 2 are in the same vein. If you can get Barefoot Man, he has an upbeat, fun style.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 3,367
Posted By Sarguy
I have been about 150 yards past the sandbar into...

I have been about 150 yards past the sandbar into the Florida Straights, and not on my own boat. However, this time next year I will be living in Hawaii, and actively looking for a boat to sail. Do...
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