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Search: Posts Made By: wristwister
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By wristwister
Re: Getting Started Cruising?

1. Move to a very sailing-centric area (I HIGHLY recommend the Seattle area)

2. Buy yourself a cheap learner boat, live on it, fix it up and maintain it

3. Sail the crap out of the thing. Start...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,656
Posted By wristwister
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I love sailing solo. I also love sailing with complete newbies, whether they want to learn or would rather just sit back and enjoy the experience. The people I DON'T like sailing with are the ones...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By wristwister
Re: Stereo install

One more piece of advice, keep the speakers and the stereo faaaaaar away from the compass. Don't permanently mount anything till you see what the effect on the compass is. Yes, I learned this one the...
Forum: Islander 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By wristwister
Re: Rudder bent

Yeah, I guess I should have mentioned I did all that at a boat yard with the help of one of their guys, and they had this stuff available. Cost me a couple hundred bucks for their time, but well...
Forum: Islander 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By wristwister
Re: Rudder bent

I'll assume this is a freestanding spade rudder rather than a skeg or keel hung rudder? I'll further assume it's not the rudder that's bent, but rather the rudder post between the rudder and lower...
Forum: Chartering 11-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By wristwister
Re: San Juan Islands May 2015

Favorite anchorage: Shallow Bay on the west side of Sucia Island

Best hiking: Eagle Harbor on Cypress Island

Must get: T shirt at Stuart Island treasure chest

Best kept secret: Vendovi...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 10,384
Posted By wristwister
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By wristwister
Re: recommendation, Puget Sound sailing instructor, Puget Sound area

Matt, might want to check out the Puget Sound Sailing Group, The Puget Sound Sailing Group (Seattle, WA) - Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Puget-Sound-Sailing-Group/). Just a local meetup group with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By wristwister
Re: One for the theorists... DIY saltwater battery backup?

Sounds like you basically described a battery minus the plastic case. Wouldn't it be simpler to just carry ... a battery?

Besides, I've got a much better solution for you. I just plug my charger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,142
Posted By wristwister
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

Guys, you don't have to worry about scaring off the Californians. I closed and locked the gate when I moved up here from Cali 30 years ago.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,142
Posted By wristwister
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

Great advice, I'll add a couple:

Consider the dinghy, you'll be using it a lot. Dragging the dink behind will chop a half knot or more off a 27 footer. 27 feet is probably too small for davits....
Forum: Electronics 08-21-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By wristwister
Re: Off-the-shelf way to get AIS from my GX2200 to Navionics on my tablet?

Thanks Take5, great information. Bummer about Navionics not supporting this. I suppose once that tablet hits the drink (as has happened with several cell phones) I'll consider a Windows tablet and...
Forum: Electronics 08-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By wristwister
Off-the-shelf way to get AIS from my GX2200 to Navionics on my tablet?

Just installed the Standard Horizon GX2200 VHS/GPS/AIS radio on my boat, LOVING it. I also use Navionics on my Samsung tablet, LOVING that too. Now if I could just marry the two: show AIS traffic on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,620
Posted By wristwister
Re: "Sailor" rescued 5 miles into 3,000 mile trip

... but no beer? Heck, I would have bailed after 5 miles too!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By wristwister
Re: Sharknado

You don't drink it. It comes on a sugar cube.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By wristwister
Re: Sharknado

Just watched Sharknado 2 on the tube last night. My GOD, what a cinemegraphic masterpiece! The story line gripping, the acting stellar, the film work mesmerizing. I laughed, I cried, it was life...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By wristwister
Re: Installing Stereo in my H23

You probably already know this, but keep those speakers waaaaaaay away from the compass. Probably want to keep the stereo away too.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,445
Posted By wristwister
Re: Something to Watch for New Battery Technology

I'm hoping one of these new battery technologies will help with the problem I'm having. I plug my charger into the inverter to keep the batteries topped up, but they still discharge. Any suggestions?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By wristwister
Re: Recommendations for inflatable kayak as tender

Another vote for the Sea Eagle. The wide open layout makes in & out easy, and also good for carrying a bunch of stuff. Added bonus, with creative inflation it makes a fine air matress for camping...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By wristwister
Re: Patching a PVC inflatable, what works for you?

Figured I'd cap this thread off with what I finally did to fix my dink.

I cut a patch from a bicycle inner tube, cleaned everything thoroughly with acetone, then liberally applied Aquaseal to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By wristwister
Re: 24' sailboat dinghy suggestions?

I've been using a Sea Eagle 2 person inflatable kayak for all the reasons above. But I tend to take larger groups out on the boat so that doesn't work (unless I want to paddle them to shore one at a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By wristwister
Patching a PVC inflatable, what works for you?

I've had bad luck with the PVC patch kits they sell at boat stores. I'm just wondering what works best for you all. What glue, what solvent, and what patch material? Where do you get the patch...
Forum: Electronics 05-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By wristwister
Re: Depth transducer mounting to hull

Thanks for the quick responses guys. Sounds like it'll be fine, and I like the idea of using the toilet bowl wax before committing to epoxy.
Forum: Electronics 05-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By wristwister
Depth transducer mounting to hull

I'm looking at where to mount the depth transducer on the inside of the hull on my Tartan 30. Right in front of the skeg would be a good location, but there's a very thick spline right there, and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By wristwister
Re: Wind and Sails

The only "wrong side of the sail" situations I can think of are the accidental jibe, and backwinding the jib.

Accidental jibe:
The wind is to your stern starboard quarter so your main and jib are...
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