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Search: Posts Made By: CaptKermie
Forum: Electronics 06-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By CaptKermie
Re: "Backcountry" tablet for marine use?

If you want ruggedized google the "Griffin Survivor" Armored military duty case with stand. They claim it rainforrest proof and desert sandstorm proof and drop proof from 6' I have one for my iPad...
Forum: Electronics 06-17-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By CaptKermie
Re: Anyone using bluetooth GPS rcvr with wifi only iPad?

I have an Emprum UltiMate GPS that cost me $100.00 online, comes with iPad app program for software support. It fits my iPad, iPhone & iPod old plug.
I only use it when on trips since I have the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,168
Posted By CaptKermie
There must be thousands of MacGregor owners out...

There must be thousands of MacGregor owners out there with furlers on their trailerable boats and they all do it with ease, including myself. Google MacGregor 26 and you should find a few blogs. Try...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By CaptKermie
Sounds like a phrase from "Small is Beautiful" by...

Sounds like a phrase from "Small is Beautiful" by Lawrence (Larry) Brown. It is a good read on the virtues of small boats and I am sure that phrase is in the story somewhere. I was just re-reading...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 6,006
Posted By CaptKermie
It is not a design fault, it is an operator...

It is not a design fault, it is an operator fault! Fatal water accidents happen even in the absence of a boat, people still drown. (no lifejacket) Boating accidents happen in all manner of boats and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 2,828
Posted By CaptKermie
Malspectraphobia?

Well I guess some of us have to be colour coordinated, I am one of them. I like the royal blue with white or pacific blue with white. My hull is blue but topsides and elsewhere is white so I made...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 6,905
Posted By CaptKermie
BlueTooth?

So instead of using a BU 353 USB puck I can use a BlueTooth GPS receiver, same kind I would use for an iPod or iPad without the built in GPS??? I can use the same bluetooth for my bluetooth capable...
Forum: Electronics 06-08-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By CaptKermie
Bluetooth GPS - fact or fiction?

I recently heard a rumor about the existence of a GPS that sends data via bluetooth and that the theory goes, one can position this GPS on their boat and receive coordinates on their iPod through the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 9,234
Posted By CaptKermie
I have several apps on my iPod some are limited...

I have several apps on my iPod some are limited by no GPS but they are still nice to have.
1. Navionics - PNW
2. Charts & Tides w/Active Captain support
3. Marine Chars EarthNC
4. eSeaChart U.S....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,802
Posted By CaptKermie
I installed a Schaefer CF 700 Snapfurler on my...

I installed a Schaefer CF 700 Snapfurler on my fractional rig and my forestay is attached to the hound via a 'D' shackle along with the shrouds so I guesss the 'D' shackle is the toggle. The only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,394
Posted By CaptKermie
Exploring?

Wow! I'd love to go like a bat out of hell!:D
I have a 5hp Honda on my 9'9" Titan/Maxim, inflatable floor& keel and under the right conditions I get 10-12 mph on the gps. I too have to use an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 10,334
Posted By CaptKermie
I took this idea one step further into the cheap...

I took this idea one step further into the cheap zone. I bought those cheapo large aluminum carabiners 3 for a buck from the Dollar store and put two on each fender. One at the end of the fender line...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,603
Posted By CaptKermie
On a smaller 24'-28' sailboat the ratio leans...

On a smaller 24'-28' sailboat the ratio leans more towards sailing time. Between my wife and I both participating we can be underway in 20 minutes and on return have everything put back in 20...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 11,060
Posted By CaptKermie
Open CPN

What does CF domain refer to or mean?
Forum: Electronics 05-05-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,107
Posted By CaptKermie
Personally I am not a big fan of hand held VHF...

Personally I am not a big fan of hand held VHF radios unless they are part of the fixed unit ie. WHAM mic where you harness the 25 watt power of the fixed unit.
Hand held VHFs are usually 1 watt low...
Forum: Electronics 04-27-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 13,361
Posted By CaptKermie
"Low battery" could be just that, a low battery....

"Low battery" could be just that, a low battery. My VHF kept displaying low battery even after putting the charger on it over night it would still read "low battery" and the charger would read...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By CaptKermie
Make sure the sreen is sunlight readable, on some...

Make sure the sreen is sunlight readable, on some phones the bright sun will wash out the display so you can't read it.
iPhone will accept several chart programs that you can use the phone to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,706
Posted By CaptKermie
It has been done and still is being done. I am...

It has been done and still is being done. I am seriously contemplating it myself, just a matter of making the time and taking the effort. I have a MacGregor 26M and they have daggerboards about 72"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,268
Posted By CaptKermie
I wouldn't call them free because it requires a...

I wouldn't call them free because it requires a lot of color ink and paper to print all those pages.
I found those booklet charts a couple years ago and then looked up the Pacific Northwest which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,557
Posted By CaptKermie
I think it takes a very ugly person to start such...

I think it takes a very ugly person to start such a thread. As for which is the ugliest, that would be the OP.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-24-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,975
Posted By CaptKermie
OK, if nobody else is going to say it, then I...

OK, if nobody else is going to say it, then I will.
Take a good hard look at MacGregor sailboats, they fit your requirements very closely. Shallow draft - no problem, Trailerable - easily, Bridge...
Forum: Electronics 02-23-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 11,021
Posted By CaptKermie
I had something similar happen to mine when it...

I had something similar happen to mine when it was fairly new, I have the ST4000 MKII+. I dis-engaged the lever but the belt kept grabbing and made steering very difficult and so I pulled back into...
Forum: Boat Reviews 02-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 10,188
Posted By CaptKermie
You may want to re-evaluate your decision...

You may want to re-evaluate your decision criteria to include the MacGregor line of trailerable sailboats, they seem to fit your reqirements more suitably and if you should decide it was a mistake...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2011
Replies: 129
Views: 12,345
Posted By CaptKermie
I don't understand the concept of alcohol or any...

I don't understand the concept of alcohol or any mood altering substance for that matter as an acompanyment to boating recreation. I tell guests that their Doctor cannot prescribe a drug (nor the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,713
Posted By CaptKermie
I have a two pice set, a high back farmer john...

I have a two pice set, a high back farmer john floater pants and a bright red with reflective tape floater coat, made by Helly-Hansen. I got them at a sale price and substantially less than a Mustang...
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