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Forum: Electronics   04-16-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By bg9208
Hong Kong GPS

There are a number of very cheap GPS systems on ebay available from Hong Kong. Has anyone bought one of these? If so, does it work, is it worth the money, will it work with chart software or are they...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-18-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 780
Posted By bg9208
Navichart

I have a trial version of Navichart which seems to be quite good and includes whole world maps. Does anyone else use this and is it reliable?
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   11-01-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By bg9208
epoxy mahogany core

Don't have much in the way of info but built to a Van de Stadt design by a Turkish boatyard. It sound like, providing the inner and outer skins are not compromised, there shouldn't be much of a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   11-01-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By bg9208
Epoxy mahogany core

Found a nice boat at about the right price but not familiar with this epoxy, mahogany core method of construction, where does it stand problem wise, towards the solid fibreglass end or the home...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,712
Posted By bg9208
Fuel jet pricker

I had to clean a minute carburettor jet and I found the ideal size piece of hard wire in my wife's sewing box under the guise of a needle threader and they only cost pence.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 366
Posted By bg9208
Ka Shing Falcon

Has anyone out there who has any experience of a Falcon 45 or can point me to any owners forum. Nice looking boat but I would like to know how performance compares to similar size cruisers and any...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-20-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 4,469
Posted By bg9208
Maxsea & Seamap

Thank you both for information, I suspect that I may be missing some files, any idea what file extension that the tidal data has or what file names carry the european data?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-20-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 4,469
Posted By bg9208
Maxsea & CMap

I have CM93 charts running on Maxsea 10.1.3.2 and, generally, I think it is excellent and doesn't take too long to become almost intuitive but one thing is bugging me! When I call up "Tidal...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-15-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,520
Posted By bg9208
Cruising the Solent

In the late 1980s we kept our 30ft Waterwitch ketch in Langstone Harbour, between Chichester and Porstmouth. Many summer long weekends were spent travelling almost exactly the route which you took...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-14-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 6,032
Posted By bg9208
cm93 charts

Thank you both for your comments, pretty much what I hoped the replies would be. Navigation marks always tend to get moved around over time and new marinas built on what looks like virgin coast. As...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-13-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 6,032
Posted By bg9208
CM93 Charts

I use Maxsea pro charting software and have inherited a bunch of CM93 charts which I am told will run on Maxsea. Does anyone here use them or know how accurate they are likely to be?
TIA
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-28-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,954
Posted By bg9208
Centre cockpit ketch

I think that with the Amel Maruma and the Colvic Victor that I may have found my short list for what I will buy but would appreciate some feedback from owners, admirers etc or ideas of other similar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-26-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,998
Posted By bg9208
Prout Snowgoose or Gulfstar

All my previous cruising has been in monohulls but next year we are proposing buying a boat to liveaboard, sail down to the Med for a few years and then, possibly bimble across the Indian Ocean to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-24-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By bg9208
grp with wood core

I am trying to find out which GRP boat manufacturers during the 70s 80s and 90s did and, conversely did not build hulls with wooden cores. I have started trying to build a list but information from...
Forum: Provisioning   03-23-2008
Replies: 94
Views: 22,531
Posted By bg9208
Mre

So THAT'S what it means! Thought it was "Meals rejected by Ethiopains".
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