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Search: Posts Made By: Dfok
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,078
Posted By Dfok
re: Embarrassing

Congratulations to the photographer for the great sales effort, and to you for seeing and recognizing the similar images.
There is a better than even chance both magazines saved money by not asking...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-08-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By Dfok
Re: crew wanted - Chesapeake Bay/Sound of Music cruise

I'll have nun of this, I sense a Trapp. Better to run fa away.
On the other hand seeing a fully leiderhosened crew might be worth the trip.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,463
Posted By Dfok
Re: So this happened here yesterday.

Florida. What more needs to be said or explained? Lots of crazy there - not everyone, but lots.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,635
Posted By Dfok
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

I do admire the pun sir, but wonder how a man who will utilize the pun will confuse a mere note with a rant? That "interesting rant" with the attack on logic - I'm guessing taught by the Jesuits? ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,635
Posted By Dfok
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

Yup, a dinghy that could capsize is different than a 30 footer in the doldrums, or even a 30 footer in a gale.
I have and use a couple PFDs, wear them often enough that I am not anti PFD. I am anti...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,635
Posted By Dfok
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

These thoughts and threads seem to come up every so often, and every time I find myself wondering why?
The "airplane captain equivilency" mentioned in the OP also comes up quite a bit. I hope we all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Dfok
Re: Recommendation for cordless LED spotlight?

I found a Ray O Vac LED spotlight on sale at Home Depot, think it was around $15 - $20 in one of the bins they have.
Here it is on Amazon
Amazon.com: Rayovac Sportsman Virtually Indestructible 500...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By Dfok
Re: mystery item from rigging

Fine hypotheses by many experienced seamen but I think Minnesail nailed it - "bottom of the federicksen batten" is likely an idiomatic ( and modernized) phrasing of "beadlewurton". Kniffling pins are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-02-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By Dfok
Re: South New Jersey Liveaboards!?

Hell, if we are talking imaginary boats I can berth a few in my backyard with imaginary warm weather (umbrella drinks delivered each Friday at 5 PM).
Please provide ample notification before...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-02-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By Dfok
Talking Re: South New Jersey Liveaboards!?

That's a pretty good size box you have there. Unfortunately all of it is in the "damn cold" belt. If you are working north near Philadelphia a berth in southern Smyrna, Delaware won't do much good,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,617
Posted By Dfok
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

Great thread Mark! Back to the picture in your original post I have to vote for the tool roll / wrap (maybe not the BEST bit of kit but a damned fine addition to the boat). Too many tools got lost in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,646
Posted By Dfok
Loud hailer/foghorn/PA?

So far I've not had the need for a loud hailer, in the event I do have to make noise I have a bell, the required whistle and an air horn.
AIS and DSC sound like fine ideas and the VHF I'm looking...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-05-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,580
Posted By Dfok
Re: what do you do for a living?

Just realized but I am not surprised at the "thread drift" - if not for health insurance expense most of us could do a lot less for a living - while actually living.
Many of my buddies are military...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-05-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,580
Posted By Dfok
Re: what do you do for a living?

I can't speak for Ulladh, but for many the ACA means you can leave an employer plan and find somewhat affordable insurance that offers real coverage as an individual. For many who were in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,173
Posted By Dfok
Re: How winterize battery

Batteries need to be toughened up, not coddled. Bringing them indoors makes them lose electrons ( I'm Positive) which renders them fat and lazy, like your neighbor's pampered dog or an errant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By Dfok
Re: Picking up a mooring single handed

I like to sneak up on the starboard side of the average mooring although truth be told the port side would do as well. Despite rumors moorings cannot see equally well in every direction.
Moorings...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-07-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,104
Posted By Dfok
Re: self contained battery powered LED interior lights

These LED puck lights are going strong after two years ( changed the batteries two or three times). Each light can be tapped on or off, all can be turned on, off or dimmed from the remote switch - I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By Dfok
Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

That is a fine looking wind graph, can it be set for any location? If so please pass on the web address. I've been looking through google - found wind maps and different graphs but not the version...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,175
Posted By Dfok
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

Poliglo comes with directions or instructions for use. If you read the label and apply it correctly it seems to work fine.
There is a polyglo remover available to take it off, certainly no more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,175
Posted By Dfok
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

I used the polyprep mixed a bit stronger than suggested to clean off my 3 year old poliglo (added a new layer each year), then cleaned the hull with soap and water before reapplying all new poliglo....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,826
Posted By Dfok
Re: Installing prop shaft flange/transmission coupling

Is aligning the drive train something best done in the water? I know the shape of my boat changes just a bit when it is sitting on keel and stands in the yard ( the head door won't close till I'm...
Forum: Chartering 04-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By Dfok
Re: Chartering in the Chesapeake in late June/ early July

A bad day sailing on the bay is still better than.....just about any other day :)
Last season may have been unusual, perhaps it is the new normal - either way we had good air much of the time,...
Forum: Chartering 04-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By Dfok
Re: Chartering in the Chesapeake in late June/ early July

Exploring Annapolis and crossing the bay to St Michaels (Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum) would be a nice trip and doable in a couple days. You might consider a stop in Baltimore on the way, kids love...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,674
Posted By Dfok
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

Jimgo -
marinemachining dot com is in Michigan - phone number is on the website. Between the internet and UPS they may as well be next door.
I did this project two seasons ago in winter; after a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 4,674
Posted By Dfok
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

My bet is you will have to bite the bullet sooner or later, might as well save time, aggravation and potential damage to parts that are not getting replaced.
The new shaft will be dressed to fit the...
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