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Search: Posts Made By: windarra44
Forum: Weather 10-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By windarra44
Re: Weather forecasting

Two of my favorites.
Ocean Prediction Center Product Loops (http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/Loops/index.php?select1=Atlc&select2=watlsfc&select3=3&select4=normal&select6=******)
earth :: an animated...
Forum: Chartering 04-23-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By windarra44
Tahiti Yacht Charter company

Has anyone chartered with the company "Tahiti Yacht Charter"? And if so were there any problems with the boat or services? I'm about to sign on the dotted line for a 23 day charter out of Raiatea,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,090
Posted By windarra44
Re: Mutiny has its reward, perhaps???

She is one sweet Ride!!

I crewed on her 2006 delivery back from Puerto Vallarta.
She made the Baja Bash feel like a downhill slide.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,446
Posted By windarra44
Re: Grey Water in No discharge areas

I've been out to Catalina and the northern Channel Islands dozens of times and never had a dye tablet put in either of my heads. I usually anchor out and rarely stay in Avalon Harbor so I'm not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,414
Posted By windarra44
Re: Black Sails

Good series, off to a slow start, my only complaint is I have to wear headphones to hear what Capt. Vane is saying........could be the noises in my head though.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,950
Posted By windarra44
Re: Best Drone for GoPro???

That video looks like it was taken with a Phantom Vision 2. The PV2 puts out it's own wifi, you log on with your android or iphone, this gives you real time camera view, and flight info (altitude,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,950
Posted By windarra44
Re: Best Drone for GoPro???

I bought a Phantom Vision 2 from DJI industries a couple months ago. If you already have a GoPro you may want to buy the Phantom 2, the Vision comes with a camera mounted. I just started flying it...
Forum: Racing 09-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By windarra44
Re: Imagine, if you will...

Yesssss...Oh MY indeed, She is some sweet Chook.
Thanks to whomever popped the pic open, I'll get it down someday.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,077
Posted By windarra44
Re: the Silliest question you've ever been asked?

I've had the same question from friends and even my sister...."so you stop at night right?"

The most recent question though came from my girlfriend a few weeks ago, we were rounding the west end...
Forum: Racing 09-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By windarra44
Re: Imagine, if you will...

I'd take this Chicken!!
http://www.sailmagazine.com/boat-reviews/perry.jpg
Couldn't get pic to post :mad:

I helped deliver her back from Cabo years ago.....one sweet ride!
Forum: Racing 09-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By windarra44
Re: Imagine, if you will...

So i'm just guessing here........winning the jackpot of a Chook raffle would allow one to purchase an AC 72?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 2,841
Posted By windarra44
Re: A philosophical divide?

Through the years I've learned as most have that the more time spent maintaining all systems only adds to peace of mind when they are needed.
I am wrapping up a month offshore cruising the channel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,322
Posted By windarra44
Re: A (stupid?) anchoring question

One thing that caught my attention on the OP was the second anchor has no chain. My experience with rode only anchoring has been very poor, 10 to 15 feet of chain keeps the anchor down.

I agree...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 2,900
Posted By windarra44
Re: When someone lists cook as a skill what is expected?

I agree that planning is the key to great cheffness.
I am not, that's why I let my galley wench (a term of endearment she loves) do all the planning. As said earlier, I keep the boat above water and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,443
Posted By windarra44
Re: Old Lewmar Winch Handle Replacement

You might want to also try HUTTON-ARCO Australia www.huttonwinches dot com. They bought out old inventory and manufacture parts for discontinued Barlow/Barient winches and list Lewmar. I have 8...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-03-2013
Replies: 146
Views: 19,002
Posted By windarra44
Re: How did you get your start in sailing?

Back in 2005 I owned a 26ft Blackman Sportfisher, trailered it 800 miles down Baja and anchored offshore for a month fishing, diving and surfing. I was in heaven, but all these larger boats kept...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By windarra44
Re: Slow drip in seacock - to haul or not

In a worst case scenario, the diving service I use told me that they do replace through hulls without hauling.....it involves the use of an old style toilet plunger. I wouldn't want to watch.
Just...
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