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Search: Posts Made By: MiVelero
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By MiVelero
Re: Pascagoula To Mobile Bay

Hop on the ICW, head east. Stay in channel by Dauphin I bridge shallow on both sides.
Look out for barges and ship in Mobile bay.
plan on 5 to 6 hours. Watch weather.
Have fun.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By MiVelero
+1 on the non skid mats. We have been thru some...

+1 on the non skid mats.
We have been thru some pretty rough situations and my computer never moved.
BUT... crap happens, so we also have a Velcro strap that goes around the nav table opening top....
Forum: Electronics 12-20-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By MiVelero
Jay, If I understand you correctly the boat is...

Jay,
If I understand you correctly the boat is on the hard. Sounders do not work well out of the water, you need the water to properly transmit sound waves.
You will not normally hear the pinging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 5,731
Posted By MiVelero
I play well with others ... really! But there...

I play well with others ... really!
But there are two things I do not loan, my wife and my boat...:D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,732
Posted By MiVelero
Great question, you beat me to it. I too have...

Great question, you beat me to it. I too have been looking for the same. closest I found was a trailer lite connector, however impractical it would serve in a pinch(have not installed just there in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By MiVelero
My pride and joy. They have never missed ships...

My pride and joy. They have never missed ships movement....

http://www.sailnet.com/photogallery/data/500/100_0445_3.JPG

http://www.sailnet.com/photogallery/data/500/IMG_3842_2.JPG
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By MiVelero
Now that makes sense.... Thank you for that...

Now that makes sense.... Thank you for that explanation.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By MiVelero
I am no expert, but for what it is worth with...

I am no expert, but for what it is worth with winds 6 to 10 kts it will be very nice and no effort. As stated above she is a bit tender and I reef at 15kts just for the comfort aspect. If we have no...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By MiVelero
Thank you again to all for your input, things are...

Thank you again to all for your input, things are clearer now.

I use genoa only in very light winds and not that often, but have been told by many that I will damage the riggin?
In heavy wind I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By MiVelero
I've got a Hunter 34 '87 and run a 135% genoa,...

I've got a Hunter 34 '87 and run a 135% genoa, the main with 2 reef points.
So far I've done well with a reefed main and 25kt winds, hell of a ride but was comfortable it was not an Oh Sh*t moment.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 5,808
Posted By MiVelero
My kids have been sailing since they were 2 and...

My kids have been sailing since they were 2 and 3. now at the ages of 9 and 10 they love sailing. The key to our success I believe is the early age when they started and most important is they have...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-28-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By MiVelero
Now I'm confused... some where in this forum...

Now I'm confused... some where in this forum there was a discussion regarding the use of jib and no main, again loads on the rigging beign the problem, specially in heavy winds.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-28-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By MiVelero
Thank you all for your responses. I guess I...

Thank you all for your responses.
I guess I will continue to run with main only when wind pipes up. But I still don't understand where the loads are greater when reefed. I would think less sail...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-27-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By MiVelero
reefing

I've got two questions....
1- For those with roller furling (non reefing) how do you reef? (head sail)
2- Why is it not adviced to reef non reef furlers? If it can handel the load of full sail why...
Forum: Provisioning 09-23-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,272
Posted By MiVelero
... the trick is to have some mayo w/o a fridge....

... the trick is to have some mayo w/o a fridge. i keep an eye out for places that have the individual packets of mayo that need no cold... same with ketchup...

We have never kept mayo or ketchup...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 09-12-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By MiVelero
Talking I often read of similar complaints of chatter on...

I often read of similar complaints of chatter on vhf 16, I sail the Gulf and I have never heard non esential communications on this channel.
Either they do not use radios here or are the most...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,812
Posted By MiVelero
I use a black t-shirt to put over our radar...

I use a black t-shirt to put over our radar reflector :D
It is a ball and black.
The thin material does not degrade the radar reflector properties.
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-26-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,338
Posted By MiVelero
Sailguy, there are several good anchor spots in...

Sailguy, there are several good anchor spots in the area you mention...
PM me for further suggestions.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By MiVelero
Hope this diagram comes out right.. Would...

Hope this diagram comes out right..

Would this be appropiate?
http://www.sailnet.com/photogallery/watermark.php?file=6701
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By MiVelero
Chuckles thank you for your response. I like...

Chuckles thank you for your response.
I like simple, but you know how every thing is about redundancy, the what if...

Keeping the two banks on one switch I guess would allow me to separate if...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By MiVelero
Sorry about the size of the image but I can't...

Sorry about the size of the image but I can't make it biger... It is fine in my gallery ???
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By MiVelero
battery switch wireing

Greetings,
I am re doing my battery connections and would like your input as to other ways to do it or if my hook up will work.
2 banks 210ah each B1 and B2. B3 is my starting battery. 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,085
Posted By MiVelero
I just noticed my vote never posted... In...

I just noticed my vote never posted...

In formal reference I use 'vessel' -as in radio communications, log entries etc.
Technically 'vessel' I believe is reserved for commercial...
Informal...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,085
Posted By MiVelero
whatcha ma call it

Is it a yacht, boat, ship, vesel, tub or other ?

So what do you use when refering to your floating watchamacallit...?

And why?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2010
Replies: 186
Views: 38,401
Posted By MiVelero
As I read this post I couldnít help but think of...

As I read this post I couldnít help but think of my 9 yo grand daughter Courtney Alexandria. She is my life, my every breath and could not even begin to imagine the pain. I held her and told her how...
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