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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2009
Replies: 42
  Wifi
Views: 7,373
Posted By dsiddens
Drakus' WiFi

WISP Router (wisp-router.com) sold me a RooTenna and an Engenius C3B for about $200. The antenna has about 19dB of gain and space for the C3B radio to fit inside. There is very little signal loss...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   01-18-2009
Replies: 11
  Poll: Crescent City?
Views: 1,503
Posted By dsiddens
OK, I'll give another clue, besides being in the...

OK, I'll give another clue, besides being in the Pacific Northwest, the Crescent City I'm referring to is at the northern end of California.
Doug
Forum: San Fran Bay   01-17-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By dsiddens
Navy marina at north end of GG bridge

Is the Navy marina at the north end of GG still as such or has it converted to National Park?

Doug
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   01-17-2009
Replies: 11
  Poll: Crescent City?
Views: 1,503
Posted By dsiddens
Crescent City?

Having grown up in Crescent City I know it to be a wonderful safe harbor. Looking over other's logs and posts I find rare mention of CC. I wonder why?
Doug
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-17-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By dsiddens
best terminations?

On one end of things are two wires stripped and twisted together with fingers and maybe (delux) some tape wrapped around it.

On the other end, imho, are simple uninsulated, tinned, copper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-14-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By dsiddens
any ol' board

Long ago rudders were planks of wood. Anything that disrupts the balanced flow of water will cause the boat to turn. What I'd be concerned with is the way (diameter, length of the rudder shaft)...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   01-13-2009
Replies: 134
Views: 17,536
Posted By dsiddens
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-13-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By dsiddens
Here is some of what I've come to be familiar...

Here is some of what I've come to be familiar with in re-wiring our boat. It's not so much a reading list as a topic list:
Voltage drop chart (3% or if you must, 10% - Casey or Blue Sea or...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-12-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,589
Posted By dsiddens
Our Froli is still in boxes waiting for me to...

Our Froli is still in boxes waiting for me to finish installing the autopilot. We plan on some new foam over the Froli.
Doug
Forum: Living Aboard   01-12-2009
Replies: 88
Views: 16,860
Posted By dsiddens
HP Pavilion on board

I've been using my refurbished Paviliion on board with a Rootenna with the electronics inside (POE) (wisp router.com) Over the summer I dribbled sweat down my forearms so much that the salt rusted...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-12-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By dsiddens
SV Drakus Says Hello

I'm Doug and my wife is Anne. When I was a boy my dad bought a Klepper boat rigged with lee boards and a sloop. At about 58 Anne and I bought Drakus. Well, it's been a real learning experience to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-04-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 16,140
Posted By dsiddens
Drakus at Cape Canaveral & After Ophelia

We bought her at Cape Canaveral. The after Ophelia pic has her on the hard... mud. Drakus is an Ed Monk Sr. design, built by Skookum Marine in Port Townsand, WA 1973. 47'LOD, 6-1/2' draft, 13'2"...
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