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Search: Posts Made By: nwsaildude
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 1,092
Views: 346,129
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

looks good on the silverware - good job
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Notes on a thru-hull replacement

For G-10 and other sheets of fiberglass I use a Jig Saw. Lots of different blades available including carbide tipped. If I wobble a bit on the circle part - I use a small bench / belt sander to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Improving sailing websites and blogs

The site below has a ton of help for blogs and web sites. Timethief is a long time helper in the WordPress.com help forum - but the tips work for any blog or web site. The link is to the getting...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-24-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 47,655
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Downloadable PRINTABLE NOAA Charts

NOAA is now providing free PDF downloads for almost all of their charts: PDF Nautical Charts (http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/pdfcharts/)

NOAA also has PDF downloads to print Booklet charts...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-23-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,699
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: 4 lost as 40.7 sinks off Azores 15/May/14

The hull has been found by a U.S. Warship

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/1867354-post11.html
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Resuming Search!!!!!

BBC News - US ship finds hull of missing yacht (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27551917#%22)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Do I still need paper charts in Canada

It looks like if you are under 100 tons the chart requirements are less - but as noted above make sure you have enough charts to be safe


Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations, 1995...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Learning how to Sail

Learn to sail hands on - not just asking others - advice from others is great - but you need something to filter it against - lots of real bad advice out there given by very well meaning folks
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-21-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Variation question for chart navigators

This is card (half a letter sized sheet of paper) that I made some time back to help me with the TVMDC calcs - has the formulas on the sheet as well as time distance formulas worked out - no putting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 1,684
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: hand held radio for man overboard

There are at least two companies that make MOB alarms - when a crew goes overboard and alarm is sounded - I think they can also be tied into the auto pilot - there is also a Radio direction finder as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Polyester sling for chafe control

The tables I have seen all have a star somewhere that say to adjust your line size also based on displacement - you also need to take windage into account as the more the wind can push on a boat the...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-02-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,653
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Dehumidifier in wet/rain PNW?

I think this is the one a couple of friends put on their boats a few years back - St.St. small size - drains into a sink -

sorry can't remember where they bought them - they both said they...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-07-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 18,170
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: How did you get your start in sailing?

I give friends the U.S. Sailing "Basic Keelboat" text when they are starting to sail - works much better than the big tells you everything books - I have found the larger books have too much for...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-30-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,748
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Traditional Navigation

Then there was the couple I met a couple of years ago - their boat had three independent nav systems. They were sailing in Greece and the weather report was not accurate and the wind kicked up to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Adding an adjustable backstay without adding a split backstay

Your fiddle blocks are just a different name for what I called "block and tackle" - you can double your power by putting a block at the bottom fitting on the backstay (the part going to the top of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Adding an adjustable backstay without adding a split backstay

Shorten the backstay and replace the lower section with a block and tackle that has a built in cleat - then you are using the existing mounts that are designed for the load.

Size the new block...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Thinking of buying a new boat

You can double check the safety equipment list and request a free vessel exam by the CG Auxiliary or Power Squadron here: National Department of Vessel Safety Checks Free Safety Checks For Your Boat...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 05-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Tool to remove core to properly mount deck hardware

I have used different burs - the down side to a bur is that most of the time it was too big for the hole and I ended up with a large hole on the top side. Tried the bent nail and sort of worked but...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-29-2012
Replies: 3,269
Views: 467,411
Posted By nwsaildude
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-28-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,748
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Traditional Navigation

As noted above - find your local Poser Squadron or CG Aux and take their basic Navigation class to start - that gives you the most class for the dollar as the instructors are unpaid volunteers - the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-26-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,429
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: new to sailing buying a 27 Catalina

If you are 40 or under and your boat engine is 15 hp or more you will need to get a Washington State Boaters Ed. Card. Even if you don't meet the "need the card" requirements it is a good idea to...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 05-26-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,213
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Social Aspects of PNW Sailing

There is also Puget Sound Cruising Club - meets third Fridays at North Seattle CC - (except during the summer as most of them are off sailing) - they have a speaker each meeting and a destination...
Forum: Boat Reviews 05-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 6,881
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Laser vs Laser 2

I had a Laser 2 when I first started sailing and had no trouble single handing it - seems I did something to the jib sheets so I could cross sheet them and control the jib from the high side - I got...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-22-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 18,170
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: How did you get your start in sailing?

An ex-friend bought a 60 ft race boat - helped him do some repairs on the boat then started sailing - not a good learning platform during a race - everyone too busy to answer any questions - after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,519
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

Oh my - your education has been badly neglected - Travis was a beach / boat bum that recovered lost items when the law could not help. A series of 20 books or so by John D. McDonald.
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