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Search: Posts Made By: WhatTheFoley
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,887
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Other helpful apps that I run, windAlert...

Other helpful apps that I run,

windAlert and Anchors Aweigh

windAlert is weather/wind info based on SailFlow.com data.

Anchors Aweigh is a great little drift/anchor alarm.

...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Cool new iPhone app

A friend of mine wrote a cool anchor alarm app for iPhone/iTouches. It’s called Anchors Aweigh and it works really well. Best part… he's selling it for only .99$!

FULL DISCLAIMER: I am not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 6,514
Posted By WhatTheFoley
When I was 21 my dad gave me a rock for my...

When I was 21 my dad gave me a rock for my birthday (Queue the Charlie Brown sound clip "I got a rock..."). Evidently I was a bit "wayward" in college... so the rock had an engraving on it that said...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By WhatTheFoley
I've traveled with my iPhone a lot (basically the...

I've traveled with my iPhone a lot (basically the same as an iTouch when you don't have cell coverage). It worked great as a way to communicate. When I was in China and Peru, I was able to send...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,674
Posted By WhatTheFoley
I have an iPad 3G 16GB on board. I've used it...

I have an iPad 3G 16GB on board. I've used it with iNavX. Seems to be a decent aux chart plotter. I also use Ship Finder for AIS, and another app for tides. I also have a couple weather apps. In...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2010
Replies: 2,852
Views: 321,282
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Right On! Went out last night, in 10-15knts....

Right On! Went out last night, in 10-15knts. Can't tell you how cool it is to trim up, take your hand off the tiller and watch the boat drive itself at speed without touching a thing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2010
Replies: 2,852
Views: 321,282
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Nothing to do with sound or catheters. Happens to...

Nothing to do with sound or catheters. Happens to be my last name... WTF are my initials… makes tax time lots of fun… initial here, and here and here… WTF… WTF… WTF!

Nice going Marty, Sorry I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2010
Replies: 2,852
Views: 321,282
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Been following this thread for a while, and...

Been following this thread for a while, and waiting to go out for a BFS of my own. While this weekend's sail wasn’t terribly exciting, there was sufficient wind to increase the pucker-factor a bit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By WhatTheFoley
I'm thinking about taking a passage making course...

I'm thinking about taking a passage making course with the Swain school. They offer a passage from Newport to BVI via Bermuda. They have broken it into two legs. I wish I had enough time to sign on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,798
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Seems like there is still some stock on the...

Seems like there is still some stock on the internet...

I just ordered a few tubes from BottomPaintStore(dot com). Little bit more $$ then I paid last year, but if it really is discontinued,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 6,901
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Summer Sailing 2009

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,576
Posted By WhatTheFoley
I've had pretty good luck with AmSteel halyards....

I've had pretty good luck with AmSteel halyards. They are pretty simple to splice, and if you do a cover splice on them, they are really easy to handle (and much less slippery). I've replaced my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,560
Posted By WhatTheFoley
I'm in Seattle. I just bought 3 new sails. The...

I'm in Seattle. I just bought 3 new sails. The Main I got from the local North loft. I cashed in on their 25% off recycle deal (which sadly I think is over now...). The other two headsails I ordered...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By WhatTheFoley
How do you have the line rigged? Are you using a...

How do you have the line rigged? Are you using a bridle or is it a single line off the bow?
Forum: Cal 09-18-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 19,441
Posted By WhatTheFoley
dieselboy: Going up to the San Juan’s from...

dieselboy:

Going up to the San Juan’s from Seattle is not really a Blue Water crossing (hell it's not really a crossing at all). Though the water is deep, it's hardly ocean sailing. The seas are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2009
Replies: 129
Views: 24,825
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Awesome thread Smack! Keep it coming, this stuff...

Awesome thread Smack! Keep it coming, this stuff is GREAT! I doubt I'm salty enough to contribute, but this really is a great wealth of knowledge! Thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By WhatTheFoley
D'oh

Should have put that in my original post. Priorities is a 1979 CAL 31. It has an encapsulated lead keel (3600lbs).

I had thought that this could be a byproduct of the manufacturing process... or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Oil in the Keel?

Priorities just got hauled out for some paint and TLC. While I was cleaning up the hull this weekend I noticed a little puddle of yellow-ish water under the leading edge of the keel (oh no!)

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-31-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,328
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Might check to see your specific model. I might...

Might check to see your specific model. I might be mistaken but some of the M25's are self bleeding (mine is). I don't remember the specifics, but after a certain year they were manufactured to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-24-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Thanks for the warning. I'm looking at CSC, but...

Thanks for the warning. I'm looking at CSC, but I'm wondering if anyone from around the PNW might chime in with advise on what works in these waters...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-24-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Which Bottom Paint?

I don't want to start an epic war between sailnet'ers about what paint is the best, or which works better etc... but I'm going to haul my boat out on Friday for a couple coats of paint and I'd like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By WhatTheFoley
I think I'm going to go the dowel route and see...

I think I'm going to go the dowel route and see if I have any success. Foam makes me nervous as well. Good to know about teflon... I think I'm going to get a wood dowl, wrapp a plastic bag over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Good suggestions so far! Thanks! There is...

Good suggestions so far! Thanks!

There is probably less then an inch... so I'm not sure if the cardboard would work. Also the hole is only 1//4 inch I think so I'm not sure I'd be able to get it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By WhatTheFoley
Deck Sealing Question

So I was woken up the other night by a drip on my face... never a good thing... The first bit of good rain in Seattle hit, and I found out that one of holes for a fairlead up on deck that is through...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-12-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,927
Posted By WhatTheFoley
I like that idea... I'll have to give it a try....

I like that idea... I'll have to give it a try. Let you know when I get it rigged up! Thanks!
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