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Search: Posts Made By: Fearless
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By Fearless
Need Insurance for South Pacific Cruise. Help!

I never though it would be so difficult to get insurance for the South Pacific. Me, my wife and one crew are leaving Los Angeles and will spend the year getting to New Zealand and are desperatly...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By Fearless
Thanks, I like your bow ornament. Where can I...

Thanks, I like your bow ornament. Where can I get one?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-14-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By Fearless
Yes, I have paper and electronic charts for the...

Yes, I have paper and electronic charts for the first year of my trip but still have to get the cruising guides.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-14-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By Fearless
Who make the best cruising guides?

I am getting ready to depart for Mexico and then the South Pacific. This is my first serious cruise and am wondering who makes the best guides for these areas? Also, is it best to get the guides...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-07-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,972
Posted By Fearless
You might also try www.crewbay.com. Good luck.

You might also try www.crewbay.com.
Good luck.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By Fearless
Thanks hellosailor. I am going to join. If...

Thanks hellosailor. I am going to join.

If anyone is interested in getting the Restricted Radiotelephone Operators Permit here is a copy of the letter I got from the FCC

To complete a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By Fearless
Thanks for the information hellosailor. I have...

Thanks for the information hellosailor. I have already sent my 802 in for the fix. This stuff is a bit tricky. Does anyone know of any good books concentrating on Ham and SSB radios spacifically...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By Fearless
velero, I have a whip on the back that seems...

velero,
I have a whip on the back that seems to work fine. I will have to do more testing to be sure but so far so good. I talked with Gorden West before I purchased it and he also seemed to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By Fearless
k1vsk, You said "The technician license does...

k1vsk,
You said "The technician license does not give you the privileges for HF so only your wife can operate the radio on the ham bands.".

As I understand it if she is the controll operator...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By Fearless
What is best for a Ham operator in reguards to email.

I installed an ICOM 802 and Pactor III modem. Both my wife and I got our technition license and my wife got her general license. All this and I still have no idea how to use the radio, that is the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2007
Replies: 88
Views: 4,141
Posted By Fearless
Things the sea has taken

I know it is not just me. In three years of sailing the sea has taken:

Scuba tank I kicked off the back while running wire

Many, many tools

2 cell phones

one of our yatzee die, making...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,217
Posted By Fearless
There is a vented loop on for the air vent to...

There is a vented loop on for the air vent to the tank but not from the tank to thru hull #1. It goes from the tank to the macerator to the thru hull. The macerator is higher then the holding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,217
Posted By Fearless
The thru hull attached to the hand pump will only...

The thru hull attached to the hand pump will only be open when I am pumping the tank out and then shut right away. This is what I do now when I macerate. Even doing it this way I need to worry about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 9,689
Posted By Fearless
http://www.fearlessmdr.com/water_wings.jpg ...

http://www.fearlessmdr.com/water_wings.jpg

Heres an option.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,217
Posted By Fearless
No it is not. Why, does that change anything?

No it is not. Why, does that change anything?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,217
Posted By Fearless
Camaraderie thanks that is excellent. That is...

Camaraderie thanks that is excellent. That is what I will do. I clearly didn't get what you were talking about. The diagram is what put it over the top.

http://www.fearlessmdr.com/out2seaA.gif
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By Fearless
The blog is cool but not quite what I have in...

The blog is cool but not quite what I have in mind. What I would do would be a serperate web site for each person and I could make them look a lot nicer then the blog and have more features like the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,217
Posted By Fearless
Great advice. I like the diverter valve idea as...

Great advice. I like the diverter valve idea as well. I am having the boat hauled on Thursday to put on a dyaplate for the ssb so I will add the through hull as well. Is this what you had in mind or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2007
Replies: 153
Views: 11,404
Posted By Fearless
How about this. Engine running, wind blowing,...

How about this. Engine running, wind blowing, wife and I drop the stern and bow mooring line at the same time to so we can make a clean get away. Jump in the cockpit only to find the wheel tied up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,217
Posted By Fearless
Both head are Vacuflush and I have three rebuild...

Both head are Vacuflush and I have three rebuild kits. My wife and I have lived on the boat for three years and so far I have only had to change the bowl seal on one head, the one we dont use. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By Fearless
We are not sold yet. We are shooting and editing...

We are not sold yet. We are shooting and editing demo stuff now. We have taken the show to Discovery Channel, my wife works for them, and they have expressed some interest but are not taking any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2007
Replies: 153
Views: 11,404
Posted By Fearless
For passages the dinghy goes on the deck. The...

For passages the dinghy goes on the deck. The davits are for coastal and pulling the boat and motor up at night. I also have it rigged so I can drop the inside edge of the dinghy down and pull up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By Fearless
I spent 6 hours hove to off the coast of Santa...

I spent 6 hours hove to off the coast of Santa Cruz Island in 30 - 35 knots and she did fine but I have added a rolling staysail and am going to have to experiment with and see what works best now. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2007
Replies: 153
Views: 11,404
Posted By Fearless
Mistakes Ive made

My first boat is my current boat. Its a 46 foot hunter and prior to purchasing it I sailed 3 times on a friends 26 foot Mcgregor. The wife and I lived on it for two months before we got up the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,217
Posted By Fearless
My thinking for the one way valvue there was the...

My thinking for the one way valvue there was the thru hull would be open all the time when I want waste to go overboard but when I am tanking it the thru hull is only open when I am macerating?? ...
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