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Forum: Living Aboard   5 Days Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 80,190
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Live Aboard Marinas in Florida

First off, if you want to get down to the Keys why do you think you need to "start" in Homestead? Yes, you will probably go through Homestead on the way to the Keys, but then you might as well say...
Forum: Electronics   6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Marine SSB, HAM, and the law

Doesn't matter what the specs on the Alinco are. Alinco has not submitted that radio to testing for type acceptance by the FCC, for transmitting on the marine SSB channels. Without type acceptance it...
Forum: Electronics   1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Marine SSB, HAM, and the law

I'm going to assume you mean the Alinco DX-SR8T radio. This is not a bad HAM radio, and it can be opened up to transmit on the marine SSB channels, but using it to transmit on those marine channels...
Forum: Chartering   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Cargo License?

That's funny, because I witnessed a very similar thing once. Only in this case we were installing a computer system. Brought a bunch of serial cables with us. Union guy said, "You can't install those...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Your top 3 production boat alterations

At this point you are probably not concerned with resale value, but I think it is worth mentioning. I am in the process of looking for my next boat. I see a lot of boats that people have extensively...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Green Flare?

As regards submarines, it is all a matter of convention. There is no, one, standard meaning for a green flare. What exactly it might mean depends on the operational standards adopted at that...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 8,959
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

Yes. Do not assume that the gun laws everywhere you might go are going to be the same as at home. There are places where having a replica assault rifle is going to get you sent to prison for just as...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Green Flare?

This is just getting old and boring now. Tell us what you imagine that it means.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Green Flare?

It's not "for" anything. It doesn't mean anything. According to both COLREGS and the USCG, the only flare colors that are significant are red and white.

I suspect, however, that you may have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Are municipal marinas moneymakers or losers?

Boy, ain't THAT the truth!

Worked in a consulting position with the transit authority of a large, northeastern, U.S. city some years back (I'll let you guess which one). Ridership was down, as...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-21-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By denverd0n
Re: How to keep it interesting

Maybe some advanced knots? Or tricks like tying a bowline one-handed, tying a bowline right-handed, and then left-handed (a lot of people only seem to know one way to tie this knot and get very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-21-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By denverd0n
Re: "Acceptance of the Vessel" question

If I were the seller, I would absolutely insist that the survey and sea trial had to be completed within some reasonable amount of time. In that regard, this is no different than selling a house--you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-21-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Boat Survey and Sea Trial Question

So... No need to keep secrets. Who was this exceptional surveyor?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By denverd0n
Re: "Acceptance of the Vessel" question

The standard contract that I have seen here in Florida spells out that acceptance of the survey and sea trial results are at the sole discretion of the buyer. If yours has wording similar to that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,856
Posted By denverd0n
Re: How to get free internet on your boats.

Precisely. It is amazing how many people are unable (or unwilling) to "get" this.


I used to work for a company that was in the business of providing these kind of alerts to cellular telephone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,421
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Spent Uranium?

Was it depleted, or was it spent? :D
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-11-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By denverd0n
Re: New Sailor-- What solar panels should I use?

Like DeniseO30 said, there is a lot to know if you want to do this right--not spend a lot of money on more than you need, but still have enough to meet your needs.

My suggestion is to start with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-11-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,667
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

No, I don't think you are missing anything. You do your own inspection of the boat first. Base your offer on that. You should have a fair idea of what the boat is worth, and the survey is only to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Logging sea time (Captains-your input please!)

Consider that you wrote to someone who is specifically in the department that is responsible for this, and his answer was, "my understanding is..."

In other words (much like with the IRS) the very...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-08-2015
Replies: 40
  Cuba?
Views: 2,800
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Cuba?

See, here's the thing for me. Lots of people look at the picture of the guy plowing his field with a yoke of oxen and think, "How peaceful. How idyllic." But I've worked on a farm before. I look at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-07-2015
Replies: 40
  Cuba?
Views: 2,800
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Cuba?

No, not surely at all. There has been regularly schedule airline service to Cuba for several years now. That has changed nothing in terms of who is legally allowed to go. Ferry service, also, will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,343
Posted By denverd0n
Re: US Approves Ferry Service to Cuba

Right. It's a good sign, but all by itself it changes nothing. There have been regularly scheduled airline flights between the U.S. and Cuba for quite some time. So this just adds a slower, less...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-06-2015
Replies: 426
Views: 27,740
Posted By denverd0n
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Well this thread has certainly gone off track. Time to move it to "Politics," I think.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,856
Posted By denverd0n
Re: How to get free internet on your boats.

Hide the tether usage? Bypass your limit? So, basically, you are suggesting that people should defraud their cell phone service provider. Is that it? That's certainly what it sounds like you are...
Forum: Chartering   04-29-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,839
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Sailing USVI/BVI from CYOA Yacht Charters

No, no, no. Don't e-mail. The whole value of a forum like this comes from people sharing information. This is the kind of information that a lot of people would like to hear about. Do the information...
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