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Search: Posts Made By: gsheath
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-06-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 3,319
Posted By gsheath
OK, so how did you go?? The advice given...

OK, so how did you go??

The advice given above is all good, and yes, coming into the dock is the tricky bit. Some other pointers: use the prevailing conditions to your advantage as much as you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,774
Posted By gsheath
I suggest you review your anchor retrieval...

I suggest you review your anchor retrieval approach and also the length of chain you have. You can safely halve the length of chain. Checkout: http://www.dulhunty.com/dmp3.htm
Although difficult...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,561
Posted By gsheath
Bill, I don't disagree with you, but if...

Bill, I don't disagree with you, but if sailingman has a genuine question then we need to respect he needs the help. I'd be interested in feedback from sailingman. . . .

Sailingman - has your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,561
Posted By gsheath
I can think of 2 situations where you need to...

I can think of 2 situations where you need to know reciprocals.

Firstly, lead markers are often marked on a chart with the bearing to run in on but that bearing is no good if you're outbound -...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-03-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 18,489
Posted By gsheath
I sail my Compass 28 single handed. The trick is...

I sail my Compass 28 single handed. The trick is to take each manouvre slow and as easy as you can. I recommend investing in a tiller pilot; makes life a whole lot easier.

The most difficult...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-27-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 6,888
Posted By gsheath
The international standard is established through...

The international standard is established through the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Radio Regulations. These are typically incorporated into local legislation and then into local...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-26-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 6,888
Posted By gsheath
I have just completed a course and been awarded a...

I have just completed a course and been awarded a Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (a requirement for using both VHF and HF here). The extensive 130 page handbook issued by the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-29-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,403
Posted By gsheath
Aah, the joys of prop walk! I agree with...

Aah, the joys of prop walk!

I agree with 'sailingdog' about putting the engine in neutral after getting some astern way on, and using lower revs. Works for me most times. In my boat I have...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-28-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 3,597
Posted By gsheath
Good question; not sure any of us can answer...

Good question; not sure any of us can answer that. I hope 'forever' because it works; there is no need to change.

What Tea-Rex says regarding the use of GPS is quite true and is valid if your...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-25-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 3,597
Posted By gsheath
We need to remember how each of these...

We need to remember how each of these measurements are usually applied. The 'fathom' is typically used for depth measurement (unless depth in metres are used), but most charts, irrespective of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By gsheath
Don't know much about CAL 20's, but on my 28foot...

Don't know much about CAL 20's, but on my 28foot yacht I simply run an Industrial quality AC extension lead from the dock, through the cabin hatch to a normal power board fitted with an earth leakage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 879
Posted By gsheath
Probable Injection Pump failure YSE8

My engine failed when I most needed it last Sunday, and courtesy of the Australian Volunteer Coastguard who towed me up the channel into the Marina, I got back to the Marina safely.

I've had no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By gsheath
My intro to GPS navigation has been through a...

My intro to GPS navigation has been through a recent purchase of the Garmin GPS60. Although a little over your $100 limit, I have found this to be a very usable budget GPS, with quite a number of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,047
Posted By gsheath
OK, to answer the specific question, I use a...

OK, to answer the specific question, I use a Garmin GPS60 (a no frills but functional and practical GPS that suits a budget conscious mariner), and good old fashioned paper charts. I recommend a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By gsheath
Thanks once again folks. I have an existing...

Thanks once again folks.

I have an existing drainage hole through the hull that services the flush deck locker I am replacing. Rather than put another hole in the hull, I would prefer to use the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By gsheath
Thanks for the great responses. No real...

Thanks for the great responses. No real surprises, which means I was on a right track.

Drainage - This was one area I was interested to explore further. I guess the base of the chain locker...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By gsheath
Alan, My thoughts too - that's why I changed...

Alan,

My thoughts too - that's why I changed my 'tag' to 'New Member' for now, and at some stage will alter to 'Member'; but the real point is, of course, why have a description at all!

Maybe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By gsheath
Forepeak anchor rode stowage

I'm interested to learn whether the inside of the forepeak needs to be reinforced in any way, or modified in any way to become a suitable stowage area for anchor rode. My boat is constructed in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By gsheath
Maybe this should be viewed from 2 perspectives. ...

Maybe this should be viewed from 2 perspectives. First, if something happens to your boat that you had no control over, how keen are you to effectively throw away your $5000 investment, and front up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 9,066
Posted By gsheath
Ahaa, the old RTFM trick :confused: Sign...

Ahaa, the old RTFM trick :confused:

Sign on chalkboard outside a cafe (I just went out for a coffee):
"Keep your mouth shut when you're in deep water" :eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 4,274
Posted By gsheath
See, my earlier post was right :o I was on...

See, my earlier post was right :o

I was on a small jaunt around Moreton Bay near Brisbane, Australia a couple of years ago aboard a friend's Ocean 40. We anchored off Tangalooma Dolphin Resort,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 4,274
Posted By gsheath
I agree with 'faster', and yes, Welcome! To...

I agree with 'faster', and yes, Welcome! To avoid the feeling, stay on the boat and have more fun. :rolleyes:

Now you can understand that when you see a whole bunch of sailors swaggering along...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,047
Posted By gsheath
Groundhog, I wasn't trying to scare you off - so...

Groundhog, I wasn't trying to scare you off - so don't have too many second thoughts; just be aware of what's under there! My boat is a Compass 28 (see http://www.sailblogs.com/member/compass28/ ). ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,047
Posted By gsheath
There is no question whatsoever about whether you...

There is no question whatsoever about whether you should have charts on board. You MUST. I support other comments also that you shouldn't rely on electronic solutions solely. You also need to know...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-24-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By gsheath
I trust your laws and regulations in the US are...

I trust your laws and regulations in the US are consistent. There was an article in a local magazine recently telling of a tail of woe when people returning to Australia found themselves mixed up in...
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