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Search: Posts Made By: c172guy
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-24-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 6,896
Posted By c172guy
Blue Water a Catalina 28 tall?

I would sail along the coast to Saint Joseph pennisula them head across. Then it is only a short crossing. Mobile bay is easy to enter if you stay in the channel and you can anchor in Navy cove if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2004
Replies: 53
Views: 3,217
Posted By c172guy
I think that as sailors we think about the...

I think that as sailors we think about the enormity of the universe and ponder things more than the average person. Probably we travel more and experience other cultures more than the average person....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2004
Replies: 53
Views: 3,217
Posted By c172guy
I am no social scientist but I believe in reason....

I am no social scientist but I believe in reason. A society based upon reason is better for many reasons. When the churches position that the earth was flat and that the sun went around the earth it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2004
Replies: 53
Views: 3,217
Posted By c172guy
There is no God; People created gods to fullfill...

There is no God; People created gods to fullfill a deep need for justice and hope. This can be a good thing but everyone needs to remember that if there is justice in the world it is because people...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,227
Posted By c172guy
autopilot repair

I have a course setter 21 autopilot that stopped working. Something with the control unit as it steers just fine with the remote. How can I get this repaired??? Can I replace the control unit??
Tom
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-30-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,641
Posted By c172guy
ICW Cruise - relocation

Pensacola Florida might be a place to consider. Nice Harbor ,nice beaches some liveaboards. Easy sailing to New Orleans or Key west or Mexico. Not being from the USA you are also free to travel to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-12-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By c172guy
Punch holes...Please!

The most important thing to do is match the boat to it''s intended/actual use!!! If you are going to do mostly coastal a light beamy boat with a big cockpit!!! If you are going to sail to Alaska a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-08-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By c172guy
Punch holes...Please!

Buying the boat too soon would be a mistake that I have made. we bought last year with my wife planning to retire this spring. She backed out and now we can only sail twice a month or maybe every...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-06-2004
Replies: 25
Views: 4,002
Posted By c172guy
Budgeting: boat vs ''''kitty''''

Don''t underestimate the need for speed!!! After more than two years of looking we bought a Pearson 323. We have had this boat for almost a year and are happy with the choice. I used the numbers as a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-25-2004
Replies: 17
Views: 3,956
Posted By c172guy
What should I have done?

First reduce sail. With a roller reefed headsail that is easiest to reduce. Then put a reef in the mainsail. We have a Pearson 323 that doesn''t handle well without a headsail. But with roller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2004
Replies: 23
Views: 3,941
Posted By c172guy
accidental gybe

It is always a good practice to cover your own ass!! Expecting someone else to warn you of dangers gives them control over your life. It is always better to be in control of your own fate, finding...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-08-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By c172guy
Consumed toilet paper

We have had no problem flushing a little toilet paper. A big wad will definately clog our pipes!!! If you have been flushing with salt water your pipes may have a lot of scale built up. I used Lime...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-14-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 3,135
Posted By c172guy
figuring distance from Lat/lon

I wonder about distances from a chart. Only the latitude is accurate and if it''s a mercador projection a straight line is about 12% longer than a great circle route.
This came up because I didn''t...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-13-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 3,135
Posted By c172guy
figuring distance from Lat/lon

Thanks for the formulas. They seem to be the same as my math teacher friend provided. My GPS will calculate distances I just was curious about how to do it with a calculator. Actually my knot meter...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-12-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 3,135
Posted By c172guy
figuring distance from Lat/lon

I checked a couple of books without an answer. My neighbor is a math teacher and showed me a way. But there''s got to be a better way. I just used trigonometry converting minutes into miles and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-23-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By c172guy
Is the Falling dollar changing your plans

Thanks Jack!!! My name is Tom, not trying to be secretive. We''ve pretty much decided that one more year is the most we''ll work before retiring. My wife''s 56 year old co-worker has cancer and has...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-22-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By c172guy
Is the Falling dollar changing your plans

We have been planning to retire early to sail for a couple of years for about 10 years. Doing without to put a little more in the 401K. During the last 3 years the 401K has dropped at least 40%. Last...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-21-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 2,603
Posted By c172guy
Documentation

To document a boat in the US you must have an address!!! Maybe a PO box will be enough. I would also expect that the state of the address on the documentation will expect that you register your boat...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-20-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 2,335
Posted By c172guy
Hard Dodgers Height

My experience has been that if you ask enough people someone will tell you what you want to hear. But most people will tell you that a high dodger will add windage and probably hurt boat performance....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 9,800
Posted By c172guy
hard dodger vs. soft

I was talking to a marina mate about putting a hard dodger on my boat. He said "no Way" when a hurricane comes you can''t get rid of the extra windage. He has sailed a lot and lived aboard for over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By c172guy
opinion: do i really need a dodger?

Go sailing for a while before you buy!!!! If you find yourself getting cold and wet then buy. Green water coming over the bow doesn''t happen very often(never) for most sailors. I would suggest that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By c172guy
opinion: do i really need a dodger?

I have sailed with and without a dodger. The best thing I like about one is that you can leave the hatch open when it''s raining. Some water gets below but not much. It definately isn''t required and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-15-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,675
Posted By c172guy
Jeff H. Please compare

Thanks Jeff; I have ran across the numbers such as sa/disp, capsize ratio,disp/water line length. Etc in several books. Even here at Sailnet Rousmaniere has an article advocating using the numbers...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-14-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,675
Posted By c172guy
Jeff H. Please compare

Thanks Jeff!!! My question was prompted by a question about windage effects on performance. It is too general a question but basically I was wanting a discussion of the tradeoffs between a fat high...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-13-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 2,241
Posted By c172guy
Gulf to Great Lakes

Check on the great circle route but I think you go through Chicago and follow the Illinois river south to the Ohio river. Then to the Tennessee river and follow it south on Kentucky lake. At Pickwick...
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