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Search: Posts Made By: SeanConnett
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-27-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 8,015
Posted By SeanConnett
I'm going to say 3.21NM.

I'm going to say 3.21NM.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-26-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 8,015
Posted By SeanConnett
Ships Steering 302 True True Bearing 009 -...

Ships Steering 302 True
True Bearing 009 - Relative Bearing 067
True Bearing 158 - Relative Bearing 216
True Bearing 328 - Relative Bearing 026
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By SeanConnett
You could get a mooring ball by Dinner Key Marian...

You could get a mooring ball by Dinner Key Marian in Coconut Grove and take the MetroRail downtown to Bay Front Center. The Coconut Grove Art Festival is that same weekend and is worth a visit. Visit...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-22-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,548
Posted By SeanConnett
Unless you are talking about a traffic seperation...

Unless you are talking about a traffic seperation scheme which has a specific lane that should be followed, I have never seen a seperate returning or leaving channel. If an inlet has two marked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 4,134
Posted By SeanConnett
Holly - I agree with John. As a search and rescue...

Holly - I agree with John. As a search and rescue controller I deal with these kind of cases a lot, and the time / distance portion of this case, coupled with the fact that the EPIRB has not been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 4,134
Posted By SeanConnett
Holly - Is there a Rescue Coordination Center,...

Holly - Is there a Rescue Coordination Center, like the Coast Guard, actively investigating or searching for this boat?
I also wonder if the boat had an EPIRB on board.
Forum: Chartering 08-29-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 7,779
Posted By SeanConnett
The first time we chartered in the BVI, a friend...

The first time we chartered in the BVI, a friend recommended Horizon Yacht Charters to us. My girlfriend and I chartered a Bavaria 32 for the two of us and there was not a single problem. HYC stocked...
Forum: Chartering 08-06-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 6,373
Posted By SeanConnett
I don't know about price comparisons but I've...

I don't know about price comparisons but I've chartered twice with Horizon Yacht Charters on Tortola and I can comfortably recommend them. Great office staff and maintenance staff. Never had a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3,068
Posted By SeanConnett
It may be coastal cruising but we have plenty of...

It may be coastal cruising but we have plenty of protected and inland designated anchorages in the Florida Keys. When you anchor in those anchorages, it is not neccesary to energize an anchor light...
Forum: Racing 08-04-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,987
Posted By SeanConnett
Jarcher - Are you asking from a racing stand...

Jarcher - Are you asking from a racing stand point or a regular rules of the road situation?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 6,803
Posted By SeanConnett
I have heard so many debates on this subject and...

I have heard so many debates on this subject and the conclusion I have come with is that it's no one really knows the answer to it. With that in mind, I tend to not leave the dock when lightning is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 5,703
Posted By SeanConnett
I'm pretty sure that a person can get a waiver...

I'm pretty sure that a person can get a waiver from the Coast Guard which would allow a foreign built boat to be chartered in the U.S.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 5,703
Posted By SeanConnett
Yansailor is right on the money on this point....

Yansailor is right on the money on this point. You really have to be honest with yourself about your plotting skills before sitting for the exam. I was pretty confident with my ability to plot, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,388
Posted By SeanConnett
It occurs to me that we are having a national...

It occurs to me that we are having a national conversation on what may be more local concerns. I cannot expect a SailNet memeber who does most of his or her boating in Maine, or in Chicago, or in Los...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,388
Posted By SeanConnett
Wayne and Matt are right, and as a U.S. Sailing...

Wayne and Matt are right, and as a U.S. Sailing sailing instructor I do my best to share my knowledge of seamanship and rules of the road with the people I sail with. Yes Wayne, there are so many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 5,703
Posted By SeanConnett
I used "Get Your Captain's License: The Complete...

I used "Get Your Captain's License: The Complete Study Guide, Second Edition" by Charlie Wing.
I sat for the 100 ton Masters Near Coastal with a Sailing Endorsement and passed with flying colors....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,388
Posted By SeanConnett
I live and boat in South Florida and yesterday,...

I live and boat in South Florida and yesterday, as I was dodging my way across Biscayne Bay, I was reminded about how much I support the idea of mandatory licensing for boat operators. It's not just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By SeanConnett
Vessel Safety Check Program

On the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety website, they provide a program which allows you to evaluate your boats preparedness for a safety inspection. It covers safety equipment as well as required...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2007
Replies: 236
Views: 13,699
Posted By SeanConnett
If everyone else were licensed out on the water,...

If everyone else were licensed out on the water, maybe I could have some comfort in knowing that the boat that is approaching me from my port side knows that I have the right of way. Maybe when fog...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-06-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,467
Posted By SeanConnett
The brown tint of the water is mostly from river...

The brown tint of the water is mostly from river runoff. If you look at satelite photos of the Mississippi River delta, you can actually see the swirling brown silt flowing into the gulf. The water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,092
Posted By SeanConnett
In the link below you can see in the photos a...

In the link below you can see in the photos a blue hose honging over the side. I assume that it is the outlet hose from a dewatering pump. From the time the Coast Guard received the intitial...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,092
Posted By SeanConnett
Don't do that. Maybe I should bring the rhetoric...

Don't do that. Maybe I should bring the rhetoric down just a bit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,092
Posted By SeanConnett
In the Coast Guard's District Seven Command...

In the Coast Guard's District Seven Command Center in Miami, they handle more than 1,500 law enforcement and 6,500 search and rescue cases a year, throughout a 1.8 million square mile area of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,092
Posted By SeanConnett
Sailingdog, I wish the number of prosecuted...

Sailingdog, I wish the number of prosecuted hoaxes was equal to the number of probable hoaxes the Coast Guard deals with. Finding the scum that sends false distresses just to see the Coast Guard get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,092
Posted By SeanConnett
Well, obviously this case was an emergency but...

Well, obviously this case was an emergency but how could the Coast Guard really charge? Do fire departments charge to put out fires? Do police departments charge victims to find thiefs? What if a...
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