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Search: Posts Made By: senatorcongressman
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By senatorcongressman
I tried it yesterday while on the water. Turned...

I tried it yesterday while on the water. Turned "spot soundings on" and de-clutter off. It looks like when drawing the map it shows depth contours for a second then redraws over them. Its weird. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By senatorcongressman
help with gpsmap 76csx

I bought a used Garmin GPSMAP 76csx, loaded the BlueChart for the Chesapeake and used it a few times. It shows waypoints and stuff fine, but how do I get it to display depth contours? What's the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By senatorcongressman
I got a GPSMAP 76csx from a guy on craigslist...

I got a GPSMAP 76csx from a guy on craigslist recently for $175. It has all the stuff you mention plus its color and has an internal compass. BUT I had to buy the nautical chart for it. Has a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 8,247
Posted By senatorcongressman
Incidentally the "Barnacle" from Summer Rental is...

Incidentally the "Barnacle" from Summer Rental is currently on eBay (http://search.ebay.com//search/search.dll?satitle=120273738476). 1969 38' Irwin, owner wants $80k.

eBay Motors: 1969 38' Irwin...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-06-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,629
Posted By senatorcongressman
likey likey congrats

likey likey

congrats
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 5,103
Posted By senatorcongressman
They make 3 shades of lens: Neutral gray, high...

They make 3 shades of lens: Neutral gray, high contrast amber and maui rose.

I sometimes get light induced migraines and for that I like the gray as it darkens more than the others. I also own a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 5,103
Posted By senatorcongressman
There is a big difference between the PC and...

There is a big difference between the PC and glass MJ lenses in quality and durability. I've had the Dukes and Kahunas with glass lenses (gray) for ~10 years before the plastic arms rotted from UV. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 3,087
Posted By senatorcongressman
I am also interested in singlehanding, so this...

I am also interested in singlehanding, so this weekend (with crew on board) I tried tacking a couple of times like this...

Coming About or Tacking: Free Online Sailing Lessons | ExpertVillage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,933
Posted By senatorcongressman
Friends with machines pay for themselves...

It pays to have friends with the KSAs (knowledge skills and abilities) and tools to help with stuff like this. Where I grew up, it probably would have cost you a 6-pack or 2 of decent beer and a day...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2008
Replies: 120
Views: 10,084
Posted By senatorcongressman
Good luck with Erie. I was hit by a driver...

Good luck with Erie.

I was hit by a driver who ran a stop sign a couple of years ago. It was low speed, no injuries, but my Alfa Spider, whose engine I just finished rebuilding, suffered a crushed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-23-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 6,462
Posted By senatorcongressman
SD and midlife- Thanks for clearing that up. So...

SD and midlife- Thanks for clearing that up. So a headsail properly designed for RF use would be, much or marginally better than a hank-on headsail adapted for RF use? I ask because I've looked at...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-23-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,229
Posted By senatorcongressman
Thanks for all the good advice. I've joined a...

Thanks for all the good advice. I've joined a club and have got out a few times already, but I'm keeping my eye out for my first boat (cruising the marinas, ads, ebay :rolleyes: and craigslist etc) ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-23-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 6,462
Posted By senatorcongressman
While we're on the subject... I kinda assumed...

While we're on the subject... I kinda assumed that about the in-mast furled main, and wondered the same, about forestay furled head sails. They seem to be much more common and very convenient, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,052
Posted By senatorcongressman
Sorry for contributing to the thread hi-jack in...

Sorry for contributing to the thread hi-jack in progress...

The bulk of my on the water experience has been in powerboats, where for me the "rules of the road" usually meant staying out of other's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 33,752
Posted By senatorcongressman
Nice boat ...

Nice boat
http://www.catboat.com/images/Mya_Ted.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2008
Replies: 130
Views: 21,104
Posted By senatorcongressman
Now that smells like a good name for a boat...

Now that smells like a good name for a boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-21-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 7,851
Posted By senatorcongressman
nice boat. Cheers!

nice boat. Cheers!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 3,296
Posted By senatorcongressman
What is the risk of cross-contamination, eg...

What is the risk of cross-contamination, eg diesel fumes or holding tank stink-gas in your potable water? What about unintended siphoning? I imagine they've thought of this stuff, but I am curious...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-14-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,229
Posted By senatorcongressman
And I'm neither senator nor congressman. It's...

And I'm neither senator nor congressman. It's from an SNL skit ~10 years ago, "The Ladies Man".
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-14-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,229
Posted By senatorcongressman
Thanks for the tips. One thing I like of a...

Thanks for the tips. One thing I like of a beater is the "getting to know you" aspect. I actually enjoy fixing things, although my only fiber glass experience has been with surfboards. I'm still...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-13-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,229
Posted By senatorcongressman
Taken a lesson now, buy or rent?

Having limited sailing experience (occasional crew with uncles as a kid/teen) I decided it best to read some books and then take a basic sailing class (with wife so she knows what we are getting...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-01-2007
Replies: 3,271
Views: 476,824
Posted By senatorcongressman
Land-cruising around the Chesapeake

Land-cruising around the Chesapeake
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