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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Charts for the Chesapeake

Paper or electronic? Tablet or laptop?

Buy a chartbook or download at PDF Nautical Charts (http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/pdfcharts/) or use OPENCPN and free electronic charts, or buy an app...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Cracks on deck? C&C

small cracks in the gelcoat are common. More cosmetic than anything to worry about. Learn on a smaller boat. 34 feet is plenty big!
Forum: Racing   04-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By jsaronson
Re: VOR "Chinese gybe"

Canting keel uses a hydraulic pump to move the keel to windward to increase righting moment. If there is an accidental gybe, the keel is pointing straight down, so the boat will not right itself...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Melamine Paint

Formica is just a brand name for melamine. Its all plastic over paper.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Can You Tell Us About the Chesapeake and Annapolis?

If you like cold you can sail from mid-March to mid-December, and sometimes more than that. Right now the water near Annapolis is 38 degrees, so 50 degree air feels cold (I was out in it yesterday)....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By jsaronson
Re: LD light strips

I've used cheap LED reels to replace flourescents. Work great! Just connect the ends to a 12 volt power source.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-08-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 19,415
Posted By jsaronson
Forum: Electronics   07-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Tacktick wind direction failed

I'd check with RayMarine. Sounds like the transmitter is bad. I had the opposite situation - direction worked fine, speed was erratic. Luckily it was under warranty or it would have been a $200...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Which weather/wind apps & sites are most accurate?

Passageweather.com gives two different models. WindAlert and wind guru can be good. No one site is great all the time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By jsaronson
Re: How far out? - Cellular Range from shore.

You can get cell up to 12-14 miles from the closest tower, but the tower may be inland several miles.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,606
Posted By jsaronson
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

Radar reflector, VHF fixed and handheld, inflatable lifejacket with harness, jacklines, PLB or EPIRB?
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-18-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,640
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Electrical 101

I suggest you join cncphotoalbum .com for all things C&c specific. Congrats and welcome. Joel
Forum: Diesel   04-16-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By jsaronson
Re: 3 GM 30 Yanmar, White Powder

Is there gasket behind the plate that is failing? I'd clean it off and climb down there with the engine running. bring some soapy water. put it around the plate and look for bubbles.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,568
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Looks like something a machine shop could make out of delrin.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-24-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Charts to Bermuda from Chesapeake Bay

Yes, BUT!! It takes the right boat, properly equipped with the right crew. Races to Bermuda are category 1 for a reason. Here is a list of safety requirements as a guide:...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-24-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Charts to Bermuda from Chesapeake Bay

There is a planing chart Newport to Bermuda. Number is 5161. You also need 13003. You'll need a detailed chart of the Island.
Forum: Living Aboard   03-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,507
Posted By jsaronson
Re: looking for marina

Congrats! Annapolis proper is expensive and I don't know who permits live a boards. Liberty Marina on South River might be an option. Its close to Rt 50, but 97 can be a bear! Others can chime in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By jsaronson
Re: G5 (5 min epoxy) vs regular West System

Buy a good heat gun. You can cut the cure time a lot.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   02-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Surveyor recommendations, Annapolis?

Didn't know you could rate surveyors there. I just gave Derek 5 stars.
Thanks.
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   02-26-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Annapolis Spring Boatshow 2014

There is only one water taxi I know of. Your best bet is to find a marina on Back Creek that the water taxi runs to. The Spring show is a shadow of the Fall show.
Forum: Electronics   01-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,865
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Configuring New System - Which Raymarine Components?

Whether you use 1 display or 3 is a matter of personal preference. I don't like my cockpit to look like a 747, so I use as few displays as possible unless I'm racing. The the IPad becomes an extra...
Forum: Electronics   01-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,865
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Configuring New System - Which Raymarine Components?

If the ST 60 works, I'd keep it and connect it to the E7 through the NMEA 183 port. Standard Horizon 2150 VHF seems to be the best w/AIS receiver, but is NMEA 183. I'd look for a NMEA 2000 version...
Forum: Electronics   01-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,865
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Configuring New System - Which Raymarine Components?

Jason, Seatalk NG is NMEA 2000 with proprietary connectors. You can get NG to 2000 cables or NMEA 2000 connectors and use NMEA 2000 stuff and save a few hundred bucks. Also, there is no need to get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Recommended Instruments

I would only buy NMEA 2000 instruments. The E7 and a triducer on a NMEA backbone will meet your needs and come close to your budget but will not give you wind. A wireless Ray system with wind,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,148
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Inexpensive slip in Western Chesapeake?

Congrats!! I have a 35/3. Best bet is a private dock. There are lots on Mill Creek/Whitehall area. Also check out Orchard Beach Marina. More than a private dock, less than any other marina. ...
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