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Search: Posts Made By: rdw
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By rdw
LD light strips

My wife is getting a led lighting strip put in under her cabinets. It is a strip about 1/3 inch wide with a sticky back and a small LED about every inch or so. There are places to cut it every 2-3...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By rdw
Re: World ARC

thank you
very interesting
RDW
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By rdw
World ARC

I would be interested to here anyone's who has completed a World ARC in the past 5 years, their opinion on doing the World ARC. Very vague question but give me your thoughts and would you do it...
Forum: Weather 11-04-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,539
Posted By rdw
Re: Rallies again.

Interesting question about routing. I have done the Caribbean 1500 in 2011 and 2013. I think I have decided the beeline is the best. My thoughts are that I am going south or north and weather is...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 09-11-2014
Replies: 956
Views: 59,158
Posted By rdw
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I have been watching and reading for a long time and could not resist finally commenting. I did a Caribbean 1500 in 2012 and 2014.
I did a lot of preparation: good boat, good crew that had done...
Forum: Electronics 03-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By rdw
Re: What to do while mast is off?

If you have ssb you could consider putting a DSC (recieve) acknowlegement antenna on the top of the mast. You whould get better advice than me but a separate antenna is something that is overlooked...
Forum: Beneteau 02-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By rdw
Re: B45 Oceanis, added redundant bilge pump

fuse is in the last picture, to the right, with the top off
my best guess
RDW
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By rdw
Re: Educated decision.

You need to buy a boat that fits your needs. I do not think you have figured out your needs yet. From the outside I would say including the wife and daughter in any of your decisions as to boating...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By rdw
Re: Replacement Nav Lights

In process of asking Morris
Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By rdw
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By rdw
Replacement Nav Lights

I have an older boat (1997 Morris 46) and need to replace a bicolor navigation light. I would like to replace it with the same light so that I will not have to alter any fittings. My light to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By rdw
Re: Solenoid switch does not shut off propane

I am no expert on solenoids for propane but I do know that they are supposed to close via a spring when they fail or when there is no energy to they. I wonder if it were put in backwards (in the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By rdw
Re: Marina Slips in Caribbean

Mark of SeaLife, The question is not what marina in the USA it is what is the probability of finding vacancies on short notice. I am considering just taking my chances and wandering thru the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-25-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By rdw
Marina Slips in Caribbean

I plan to do the Caribbean 1500 in November. I will keep my boat there until May. Unfortunately I am not retired and do not live on my boat so I will have to leave it probably half the time. I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By rdw
Icom 504 to HM 157 hardwire

I have an ICOM 504 VHF radio with a HM 157 remote microphone. The connector that connects the wire from the radio to the remote was damaged. I was just going to hard wire the two together but after...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,583
Posted By rdw
Re: Paint to mark anchor chain?

I painted my chain every 30 feet. First 30 I made one mark and then two marks at 60, 3 at 90. I used a orange red paint used for auto engines just because I had it in the garage. I did clean the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By rdw
Re: Dinghy protective cover

Are you talking a cover for it while not in use or chaps to cover when in use. Sailrite has video to make chaps which I successfully followed. The chaps seem to be the way to go. They were not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,689
Posted By rdw
I am sure you know this. There are excellent...

I am sure you know this. There are excellent videos and instructions availible at Sailrite.
I made my own with Sunbrella. They were very nice looking but got dirty easily and you hated to step on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 26,190
Posted By rdw
Are you a member of Cave Run Sailing Association?...

Are you a member of Cave Run Sailing Association? It is a very good organization with good members and opportunities. Website CRSA Home Page (http://www.caverunsailing.org).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,075
Posted By rdw
what book and where do I get it. You were...

what book and where do I get it.
You were thinking about a Christmas present for me!?
RDW
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,075
Posted By rdw
You always here that you can reef sails and heel...

You always here that you can reef sails and heel less with a more comfortable ride and maintain your speed. I was also on a boat that was close hauled, heeled and had a fair amount of weather helm. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-02-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 7,334
Posted By rdw
I am not well educated enough to know exactly why...

I am not well educated enough to know exactly why but form what I have read you do not want your jacklines "as tight as possible". Tehre is some physics involved that reduces the breaking load. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-17-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By rdw
fuel bladder placement

I am doing the Caribbean 1500 ( Hampton Virginia to Tortolla). I have a 46 foot boat.

We have purchased a 50 gallon fuel bladder for additional fuel reserve. We are planning on putting it on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By rdw
Thanks and good thoughts. I drilled out the...

Thanks and good thoughts. I drilled out the holes larger than needed, filled with epoxy (there was a balsa core, inner and outer fiberglass, total about 1 inch thick) . I well redrill thru the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By rdw
chain stopper

I am looking for advice on placement of a chain stopper, Lewmar.
Since it will affect the angle of pull when the shaft of the anchor enters the roller, do I want it closest to the windlass or...
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