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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By OffshoreDreamer
ST80 Shows No Difference Between True/ Apparent Wind

I have an older ST80 analog wind tranducer and display head. I recently had the mast pulled out for some work. Ever since then True and Apparent always shows the same speed. Suggestions anyone?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-26-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 5,530
Posted By OffshoreDreamer
Are davits a safety issue for coastal cruising?

I sail a Pearson 365 ketch on the San Francisco Bay and along the California coast. We have davits for hanging a light, roll-up inflatable dinghy. I've had some sailors say to me that davits are a...
Forum: US West Coast   04-06-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,869
Posted By OffshoreDreamer
How far to stand off Pt Conception?

Thanks KeelHaulin and svHyLyte for the good advice.... given good weather, how far would you stand off Pt. Conception? ...how about in not so good weather?
Forum: US West Coast   12-22-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,869
Posted By OffshoreDreamer
Thanks for the post back. I'm all set on radar...

Thanks for the post back. I'm all set on radar but shopping for AIS. I've posted another thread to ask about A vs. B at http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/60742-ais-b.html#post553269
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By OffshoreDreamer
AIS A or B?

I'm writting my Christmas letter to Santa and trying to decide whether to ask for the A (receive only) or B (transmit/ receive) version of AIS.
I do coastal sailing out of San Francisco Bay where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,856
Posted By OffshoreDreamer
I used to own a San Juan 28 and the online owners...

I used to own a San Juan 28 and the online owners club had several posts from a fellow who lived and sailed on Flathead Lake, MT. I'vre lost track of the URL but I'm sure you can Google for San Juan...
Forum: US West Coast   12-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,869
Posted By OffshoreDreamer
Planning for San Francisco to Channel Islands

My wife and I are planning to sail from San Francisco to the Channel Islands and back this coming July on our Pearson 365 ketch. Any suggestions on route planning, pre-trip maintenance, ports of...
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