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Search: Posts Made By: bobmcd
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 8,677
Posted By bobmcd
Anyone have experience with Magellan handheld GPS...

Anyone have experience with Magellan handheld GPS units? I have been looking at the new(ish) Triton line and the 1500 looks pretty good. Nice screen that is activated by touch. Not so sure about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 8,677
Posted By bobmcd
Unhappy Correction re NMEA on Garmin

Pardon my slip! I am just getting my head around these various connections and protocols. I should have said that Garmin doesn't support NMEA 0183 over their USB cable, but apparently none of these...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 8,677
Posted By bobmcd
Lowance iFinder H20

Hi JimsCAL: Do you use the iFinder as a stand alone unit? I am searching for a handheld, but want to be able to connect it to my macBook using MacENC as well. I understand that Lowrance uses the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 8,677
Posted By bobmcd
Agreed that the larger screen is a big advantage,...

Agreed that the larger screen is a big advantage, but I am looking for a truly portable unit that I can use on any boat and possibly on land, too. In another forum one person reported trying the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 8,677
Posted By bobmcd
Still looking for that ideal handheld GPS. The...

Still looking for that ideal handheld GPS. The Garmin 76 series seems to be in favor, but what about their 60 series. It seems to be aimed more at land based work, but apart from not being able to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 8,677
Posted By bobmcd
Handheld GPS

Thanks, Camaraderie, for the tips. I'll keep on looking. The Colorado 400 C is appealing due to its large screen.
Bon vent!
Bob
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 8,677
Posted By bobmcd
I am examining the various options for a handheld...

I am examining the various options for a handheld GPS/Plotter device that I intend to use on different charter boats (since I don't have a boat of my own (yet)). The Garmin Colorado looks to be the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-07-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 8,237
Posted By bobmcd
Why not...

....Mutiny on the Bounty (several versions);
...Casino Royale had a couple of scenes with a nice sail boat;
...and Bing Crosby wooed Grace Kelly on the True Love in High Society!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 8,237
Posted By bobmcd
Deep Water about Donald Crowhurst's fake...

Deep Water about Donald Crowhurst's fake circumnavigation.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 6,653
Posted By bobmcd
Yes, "Daisy" was a Cheoy Lee Offshore 31 with...

Yes, "Daisy" was a Cheoy Lee Offshore 31 with ketch rig. Thanks for posting that link, djodena. And that quote from the race organizer, T34C. The inaction of the race officials is, perhaps, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 6,653
Posted By bobmcd
Large Pieces of "Daisy" found

I am not allowed to post links yet, but today's SF Chronicle has an article saying that large pieces of Daisy were found by divers in 63 feet of water near where she was last seen. These were the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 6,653
Posted By bobmcd
I add my sincere sympathies to the families and...

I add my sincere sympathies to the families and friends of these two lost soles. I hope that we can all learn from this event so as to be able to survive if we ever get caught out like they were. ...
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-01-2008
Replies: 509
Views: 113,551
Posted By bobmcd
Smile Good reading

For pure pleasure reading there are many classics by great sailors like Joshua Slocum, Sir Francis Chichester, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Eric Taberly, Alain Colas, and Bernard Moitessier. A few...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-26-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 21,313
Posted By bobmcd
Thanks to you all for such quick and well...

Thanks to you all for such quick and well informed views. Jeff's piece is one that I'll print out and read over and over. I think that there is a consensus that ketch rig is not practical for a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-26-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 21,313
Posted By bobmcd
Ketch vs Sloop?

I am looking at two 32 footers: Fuji 32 ketch and Aries 32 sloop. LOA are similar: 31'6" vs 31'10". LWL are 24'9" vs 26'. Beams: 9'10" vs 9'6". Drafts: 3'8" vs 5'. Dspl: 13,115 lb vs 15,000...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-25-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 3,757
Posted By bobmcd
Aries 32

Hey there. Did you ever get more info on the Aries 32? I am also interested in this boat and there is one for sale in Santa Cruz, CA. I have some basic dimensions such as : LOA=31' 10", LWL=26',...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-22-2008
Replies: 180
Views: 158,589
Posted By bobmcd
Certainly a useful list for anyone in the market...

Certainly a useful list for anyone in the market for a cruising boat (such as I). I could question a few on the list (J's for cruising?) and know of a couple (Aries 32 and Fuji 32) that are not on. ...
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