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Search: Posts Made By: Ded reckoner
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Ded reckoner
Re: New to Sailing

Consistent with the others, my recommendation is to learn on a small boat. If you want to learn to sail, you need to sail often. A small boat is more affordable to buy or to rent. If you buy, it's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By Ded reckoner
Re: Best filtration for freshwater: just particles, or carbon too

A superior method for eliminating bacteria in water irradiates the water with ultraviolet light. Do a search on "ultraviolet water purification". This is the principal means the semiconductor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 12,798
Posted By Ded reckoner
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Statistics bear out the difficulty of circumnavigation. The achievement is a difficult solution successfully combining aspiration with preparation and opportunity.

I met my wife at a sailing club...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,697
Posted By Ded reckoner
Re: Lake sailors?

The first time I ever went sailing it was in a dinghy sailboat on Lake Sebring in Florida. I was used to a small fishing motorboat and the experience of moving across the lake powered by the wind was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 4,674
Posted By Ded reckoner
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

Great story! You are one intrepid guy and your finance is amazing.

I learned to sail on a 16 foot sloop. There's no motor, just the wind. It blows you around and you learn how to work it to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 5,282
Posted By Ded reckoner
Re: Watches

I have a Suunto Vector. It's a nice watch for sailing with time, barometric pressure, and a digital compass readout. As mentioned for the Casio, the temperature isn't an accurate ambient measurement...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Ded reckoner
re: Trolling motor care

We have used a Minn Kota Endura C2 40 for the last two summers on our Hunter 170. I recommend you use an AGM battery in case of a knockdown. We have used a Werker battery (WKA12-12F2) for the last...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 2,731
Posted By Ded reckoner
Re: Do I have to know swimming to sail?

If you know how to swim in a pool, then it sounds like you have some basic skill. It's a good skill to have for anyone spending time on or near the water, and I would encourage you to keep at it to...
Forum: Chartering 12-18-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,058
Posted By Ded reckoner
Re: Experience required to bareboat?

I suspect the charterer is having heartburn over two things. The first is that this is your first bareboat charter and the second is that you are requesting a 40 foot sailboat, which is considered...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By Ded reckoner
Re: Me, My Boat, and Eleven - Whatís Going On?

There is a high probability of a grouping of unlikely random occurrences but a low probability of a grouping of unlikely particular occurrences. So, in your case, you will not be able to accurately...
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