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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,353
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Headset Communicators?

Hi All,

Well after another year on the water with the Allmand my wife and I worked throuh the same issus most of you have. The headsets were a PITA. We know what has to be done, how to do it and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Dave_E
Hatch Struts -Input

Hi All,

I have 2 large Bomar hatches and need to install some kind of struts (I'm tired of putting things in the opening to keep he hatch open). Would like full range of opening but like that to...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,771
Posted By Dave_E
Re: visit Cuba

There are estimated 100,000 American citizens who visit Cuba every year. Go to Youtube and watch the sailors go to Cuba. No gun boats, no policia in the streets with machine guns... If I lived in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,317
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Can we PLEASE not turn this thread into a political battle about racism and the Confederate flag? Please!? If you are even halfway in the know.. we are bombarded with this PC crap; the miniscule...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Dave_E
Re: sounder vs fishfinder

If the boat has a sounder that just needs replacing... and you like where it is, what it looks like, ease of use etc., replace it. A "fish finder" gives you a picture of the bottom, which might be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By Dave_E
Re: USCG Stole my wind!

I used to not think about this much, but some good points being raised here.

What would any of you think if you were pulled over by a cop (or 2), asked to get out of your car, while they brought...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By Dave_E
Spinnaker for sail - PNW

Hi All,

We have a symetric spinnaker for sale. It's for our 31 foot Allmand which has a tall rig option (43' mast in leu of standard 41'). Red, white and blue with a big black bird in the middle....
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,934
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Unfettered Use of my Hans Christian for 6 months...

How did this post get so many responses from new members???
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,672
Posted By Dave_E
Re: solid vs inflatable dinghy

Thanks for the input and the stories ya'll. I guess it boils down not only preference but maybe practicality as well. So after reading your input... I'm glad we got the inflatable. On our 2 cruises...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Volvo in Newport

I watched the in-port race and the leg start. I was truly impressed with the sailing support I saw on TV from Newport. Wish I could have been there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,052
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Best way to make fenders easy to use...

First... everyone's got an opinion. Mine is DO NOT leave your fenders at your slip, or take them off at your slip. I cannot be the only sailor who ever was motoring out and the engine quits. Out...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-17-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Question regarding purchase contract

Hi Pete,

IF... you had a problem AFTER the completion of the sale and you went back to the broker because you think he was in on something (responsible for untruths, ommissions etc.) and he gets...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,672
Posted By Dave_E
solid vs inflatable dinghy

Hi All,

I'm sure this has been pounded before... I was at West Marine yesterday and they had one of their "plastic" dinghies out front. Looked pretty good. Toss the oars in and go or put the OB on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Lowrance 3G Radar

Hi All,

Update report on the broad band radar (3G) I purchased last January. I ended up putting it on an 8' pole on the stern, paired it up with a Lowrance HDS-5 (GEN 2) along with a "Point 1"...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   05-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Why no activity?

Hi Foojin,

Trip was GREAT. Our first adventure in fog. Since then we have installed a new broad band radar, in fact going out today to align it and get to know it. Victoria was FANTASTIC. I had...
Forum: Electronics   05-07-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Dave_E
Radar reflector placement

OK Electronics Types,

Here's a tough one for you. I have my broad band radar mounted on an 8' pole on the stern. I wanted to fix my radar reflector to the backstay (like so many have theirs). How...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Results of the survey

Are your partlners going to help pay for this and get it done? If not, buy them out... have the good boat all for you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Dave_E
One stinky locker

Hi All,

We have (1) hanging locker on board that really has that "old boat musky, smelly smell" to it. :mad:Clothes that remain in it get saturated with the smell. Here's the kicker. The hanging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 5,502
Posted By Dave_E
Re: How Old is Your Boat

36 years young... no end in sight. :)
Forum: Electronics   05-01-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Dave_E
Re: NMEA 2000 questions

Thanks guys,

I installed the other dead end... and swear the now the plotter and the wet compass agree. They didn't before and I thought it was because I needed to align the external GPS. :)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Navigation App for Tablet

Navionics on the i-pad. Simple, works good. Get's my recomendation. ;)

Dave
Forum: Electronics   04-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Dave_E
Re: VHF with AIS/GPS

Hi Captain,

Sir, I couldn't agree with you more... however, for inland water movement only (I know, Puget Sound is prety big), I don't see the need for a 31' sailboat to be a transmitter, in fact...
Forum: Electronics   04-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Dave_E
NMEA 2000 questions

Hi All,

I hooked up my Lowrance HDS-5, and an external GPS last week before I read you must have 2 dead ends on your NMEA bus. OK, I could hook it up that way, but I ended up with only 1 dead end....
Forum: Electronics   04-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Dave_E
VHF with AIS/GPS

Hi All,

Considering the jump to AIS receiver... I just cannot justify a transmitter. I'm looking at a Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS GX2200. Does anyone have this unit or familiar with it? From...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,842
Posted By Dave_E
Re: I need more horsepower

Sorry to sound so negative... but there is NO trick or easy way to get 4-6 more hp out of your diesel. Repower. Unviversal makes a brand new 26hp that will fit right in (but it does have 4 mounting...
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