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Search: Posts Made By: HeadbangerSmurf
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
Yeah, 6.8 knots in that Catalina is kinda scary! ...

Yeah, 6.8 knots in that Catalina is kinda scary! We were out on the north side of Power Island heading back to the middle of the bay when we found some nice wind on Sunday. What a ride! Today...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
Day two done!

Well, my wife and I are done with day two of the ASA 101/103 class and so far she loves it! The winds have been kinda sucky but we did get to around 6.8 knots today while heeling quite a bit. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 5,520
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
I love free when it's in shape like this boat! ...

I love free when it's in shape like this boat! It came with hiking straps so we should be all set. Heck, it even came with an oar!

Tom
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 5,520
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
From what I can tell this thing is 16' long. ...

From what I can tell this thing is 16' long. It's got a watercraft sticker from 1995 on it but no numbers. I'm going to call the secretary of state and find out what we need to do to get a new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 5,520
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
Tell me about it! I still can't believe how...

Tell me about it! I still can't believe how lucky we are!

Tom
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 5,520
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
Free sailboat!

I'm so excited! Last Friday someone in my area posted a free AMF Flying Fish sailboat on our local Freecycle mailing list and I was the first to reply! We picked it up tonight and it's in really...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,868
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
Thanks for all the info! I guess we'll figure...

Thanks for all the info! I guess we'll figure things out when the time comes. I love Northport (I've spent lots of time there over the last 8 or so years) and Suttons Bay isn't bad either! It all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,868
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
Question Great Lakes (Grand Traverse Bay actually) sailing questions

Hi everyone,

My wife and I are taking ASA101/103 in two weeks and then chartering the boat we're learning on for the three days after the class.

My question has to do with anchoring. Now,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 6,071
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
Tom, Excellent! My boys are looking forward...

Tom,

Excellent! My boys are looking forward to their sailing lessons! Lucky for me my office is just down Woodmere so I'll be able to sneak down and watch them when I have time. We drove...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 6,071
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
Tom, I definately think he needs a new wife! ...

Tom, I definately think he needs a new wife! I'm pretty lucky, my wife knows I want to sail and she's been very supportive. What's funny is that lately she's been talking about saving up for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 6,071
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
I can learn the swear words! I used to know a...

I can learn the swear words! I used to know a bunch in Spanish but have since forgotten them. I can find them through Google, right? :D

I've been reading the forums for quite a while and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 6,071
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
I come out of my shell and post my life story and...

I come out of my shell and post my life story and nobody posts after me? Wow.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
If it makes you feel any better, I don't even own...

If it makes you feel any better, I don't even own a boat so you've got that going for you. Now, if you're still on the hard this late into the season next year when I do own a boat, I'll just be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
[QUOTE=Alden68]"...went below for a nap and found...

[QUOTE=Alden68]"...went below for a nap and found 5 gorgeous nude blondes......"QUOTE]

Hello,

I am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter!

Just don't tell my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 6,071
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
Ok, you asked for it. Long time listener first...

Ok, you asked for it. Long time listener first time caller here. My wife and I are taking ASA101/103 toward the end of July on Grand Traverse Bay in Northern Michigan. We're taking our classes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
Do you mean running XP on a Macbook with Boot...

Do you mean running XP on a Macbook with Boot Camp? It should run just fine. There are XP drivers for all of the hardware included in the Boot Camp setup.

Tom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
Any modern linux distro should be able to handle...

Any modern linux distro should be able to handle a usb to serial connection. At least they better be able to. The last time I tried to run linux on a laptop was two years ago and I couldn't get the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By HeadbangerSmurf
You could start here: ...

You could start here: http://www.eit.se/chartplotter/.

Java based chartplotter software that should run under linux. I'm not a big Mandrake fan so I can't help you there. I know Redhat/Fedora...
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