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Search: Posts Made By: dinodino
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,402
Posted By dinodino
Re: Sailing NE Florida to the Abacos

You should open a separate thread about your $100k offshore boat plan. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,755
Posted By dinodino
Re: State Registration of Documented Vessels

I found out quite after the fact that here in FL you do have to have a State registration sticker on a documented vessel. You don't display bow numbers, though. When I bought my boat I was told by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By dinodino
Re: Ditch Bag Contents

Are you carrying a ditch bag or a ditch bus?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By dinodino
Re: seat cushions

I have a set of C Cushions (C Cushions - Custom cockpit cushions for boats (http://www.ccushions.com)). Vinyl-coated foam, and very comfortable.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 3,058
Posted By dinodino
Re: Over Powered in 30 knots?

That's a stunning yacht club. I looked at a boat that was for sale there, and the owner would sponsor me for membership and a slip if I bought it. The club still had to approve me as I recall, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,705
Posted By dinodino
Re: FLARES, Who needs them ?

I suppose in an emergency situation you'd grab the current SOLAS flares first, so having some expired flares to backstop the good ones couldn't hurt. If they didn't light, at least you'd have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 3,058
Posted By dinodino
Re: Over Powered in 30 knots?

Like the other posters said, you need your main. I hope it's blowing like that tomorrow, because I'm going day sailing out of St Aug in the afternoon... :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By dinodino
Re: Teak Cockpit

I have teak seat inserts in my Beneteau and while they are more comfortable than sitting on just glass, you can't see the teak when the cushions are in use anyway. I'd skip the teak--less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,734
Posted By dinodino
Re: A very public grounding

If you look closely, the keel bulb has wings, allowing the boat to stay upright.

Looks like a nice time to get out the scrubbie pad and go at the bottom.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,705
Posted By dinodino
Re: FLARES, Who needs them ?

The flares in question were kept in an O-ring sealed drybox with some other emergency-only items, so it was not a matter of improper storage.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,705
Posted By dinodino
Re: FLARES, Who needs them ?

When I replaced flares last time, I brought a few of the expired flares home and saved them for July 4. We tried five flares and not one lit. I understand that it can't hurt to have them on board,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,705
Posted By dinodino
Re: FLARES, Who needs them ?

Why would you want to carry expired flares anyway? Just replace them, they're cheap and necessary.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9,750
Posted By dinodino
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,152
Posted By dinodino
Hi Ben, Previously had a boat on the St...

Hi Ben,

Previously had a boat on the St Johns at Julington Creek, and now have a boat at the city marina in Saint Augustine. I would be happy to sail with you, no compensation required. PM me.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By dinodino
Is theft of dinghies a huge problem in your area?...

Is theft of dinghies a huge problem in your area? I can't really imagine someone stealing a dinghy tied to a moored sailboat around here...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,952
Posted By dinodino
I do this all the time. Just have the plug in...

I do this all the time. Just have the plug in the other hand and ready to go. I'd say that you will get a shot of about 6 oz. of water if you are quick about it...a sponge will quickly soak it up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By dinodino
My 2000 311 has a Lewmar traveler. Could you get...

My 2000 311 has a Lewmar traveler. Could you get an appropriate metric stainless bolt from a hardware store? I don't know if the Amiot cars are the same, but I just refitted my traveler last week...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By dinodino
I see (rather, can't see) the problem: your...

I see (rather, can't see) the problem: your rudder has fallen completely off! You should buy another rudder.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2010
Replies: 139
Views: 11,013
Posted By dinodino
The reply from the Sheriff's Office is sober and...

The reply from the Sheriff's Office is sober and well-reasoned. I can also sympathize with the boat owner. The lesson I take away from this is that effective communications from the initial point...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,327
Posted By dinodino
Here are some good tips on sailing through a...

Here are some good tips on sailing through a waterspout:

48° North - Severe Weather Sailing (http://www.48north.com/sep_2004/weather.htm)

:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 2,989
Posted By dinodino
I think the original poster is off his meds. ...

I think the original poster is off his meds. What a ridiculous set of terms for using his dinghy! :laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By dinodino
I got it. I'm not too thrilled with it, and...

I got it. I'm not too thrilled with it, and wouldn't buy it again. I bought it hoping to be able to use my iPhone as a cheap chartplotter, but the screen was really too small. The software was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 11,460
Posted By dinodino
Jeez...that's such an open-ended question. In my...

Jeez...that's such an open-ended question. In my case, for a modern 31-foot glass boat with minimal brightwork, it's slip fees + $90/month for diver and zincs. Insurance is an additional...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 12-02-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 12,367
Posted By dinodino
What sailing license? They must do things...

What sailing license? They must do things differently up there in RI...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,717
Posted By dinodino
My preferred equipment is about $90 in cash and a...

My preferred equipment is about $90 in cash and a phone to call the diver.
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