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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-22-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By seafrontiersman
Vagabond 47 observations

I've started my liveaboard search in earnest and I recently reviewed a Vagabond 47 in Fort Lauderdale and it seemed to me that there was an odd interior layout with considerable wasted space inside....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By seafrontiersman
LED lights

Does anyone else have difficulty determining the distance of an LED running light or a NAVAID illuminated with an LED? Things always seem closer to me than they actually are and I wondered if LEDs...
Forum: herSailNet   07-31-2014
Replies: 358
Views: 31,732
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

Exactly! Great point!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-09-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 15,131
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

For what? Having the temerity to disagree with an oh-so- righteous liberal? Are you REALLY that much better than me?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,298
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Handheld GPS recommendations

Thanks to all for your good advises! This makes my choice pretty easy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: bottom feeding, democracy, and economics

Social hierarchy in the US equates STRICTLY to money. Class, grace, distinction, looks, courage, intelligence and strength don't enter into it at all. Before he went to the slammer, Madoff was the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,298
Posted By seafrontiersman
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,298
Posted By seafrontiersman
Handheld GPS recommendations

I am shopping for a handheld GPS as a backup system for my boat and for kayaking . My ideal unit would be:
1. Waterproof.
2. Floats.
3. Large, clear display easily visible in
Bright sunlight....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,877
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

With respect, PTSD is recognized as a wound. It was formerly called "shell shock" and (again respectfully) he was using veterans with PTSD as a foil to make a rather obscure joke.

I assure you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,877
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

Serious.

Emotional.

Problems.

Never mind, you aren't really responsible.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,877
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

Abandoned vessels have been an issue in Florida for a long while and the state is just now starting to really crack down.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,877
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

Actually my point was that ridiculing wounded veterans (physical or mental wounds) is in incredibly poor taste and, at the very least, indicates poor social skills. More likely it indicates serious...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,877
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

Didn't really notice the lighthearted or pithy part, even those of us from flyover country recognize a witty writer....sorry bout that.

And....

Having lived in New England for a number of years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-16-2014
Replies: 31
  Meaner?
Views: 2,355
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Meaner?

If a stranger is too forward with me, too chummy too soon, and I get the creeps. I always feel like the person wants to sell me something.
I far prefer to meet at some bar or party on the dock; then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,877
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

What do you have against veterans?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,235
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: What kind of weapon to keep aboard my new dinghy?

A stainless steel revolver such as the Taurus Judge would be a good choice. I carry one when I kayak in remote areas and it is effective, not too heavy, and not too expensive.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 16,233
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: What stops Americans cruising the world?

Happy birthday!
Fair winds and following seas....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 16,233
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: What stops Americans cruising the world?

I've heard that from others too and I don't doubt it, I've been to Crete but only for two days. I am also looking forward to spending a bit more time in Britain and Ireland.

Europe is GREAT and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 16,233
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: What stops Americans cruising the world?

I believe that it is mostly a matter of convenience and price; its just quicker and easier to get down to the Carribean than to make it across the pond. Having said that, I have spent a fair bit of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 15,212
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

[QUOTE=Minnewaska;1447986]He did swear. It was one of the only lines. I guess it wasn't consider gratuitous. :)[/

Watch as much "training day" as you can stomach and you'll see gratuitous.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 15,212
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

While there were some obvious technical errors, I understand that this movie is a work of art and I found it refreshing when compared to the drivel normally put out by Hollywood.

No gratuitous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: St Augustine

Bit tight in the inlet and docking is expensive. Great town though, check out "Sailor's Exchange" used and discount marine supplies.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,724
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Confronting Fear

You'll. LOVE it once you've done it! Absouloutely my favorite time to sail is from 2400 through daylight its just you, the boat, the sea and the Lord above! Just don't use a flashlight or other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,630
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Real Life Coastal Cruising - First Time - Bent Rudder

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Look at it this way, you are paying for an education like no other!

About chart plotters, I've got the spiffiest, gee-whiz plotter money can by and the darn...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-07-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 15,848
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

Also:

The COLREGS as referenced in COMDTINST M16672.2D Rule 2 Paragraph b state:

((b) in construing and complying with these rules due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and...
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