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Search: Posts Made By: mightyhorton
Forum: Electronics 02-08-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 852
Posted By mightyhorton
Re: Radar and AIS

If you are never going to go boating after dark, if you are never going to go boating in the fog, if you are never going to go boating in a storm whether snow or rain, if you are never going to go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 6,878
Posted By mightyhorton
Re: AGM batteries: Someone using them?

If you don't like running your engine to charge your batteries, the fast charge thing is huge. In the Sea of Cortez and Banderas Bay, where it is almost always cloud free, you can keep them charged...
Forum: Diesel 02-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,959
Posted By mightyhorton
A lot of Passport 40s had the Mercedes 636...

A lot of Passport 40s had the Mercedes 636 engine, marinized by Nanni. There is a lot of info on the PassportOwners google group about these engines, and some guys that have lived with them for many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2011
Replies: 2,871
Views: 333,009
Posted By mightyhorton
Is this Bluewater Sailing, or What?!

I helped this friend get his boat, named Shanti, a 2007 Catalina 42, from the San Juans to Santa Barbara a year ago September, and then from Puerto Vallarta to the Marquesas last April and May. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 5,601
Posted By mightyhorton
Good comment, Omatako, about sometimes reading...

Good comment, Omatako, about sometimes reading too much into something.

On the other hand, your situation is pretty different. You have what, maybe 100 years?, of sailing experience under your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,539
Posted By mightyhorton
Thanks for posting that great link!

Thanks for posting that great link!
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 10-09-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By mightyhorton
Email List Archives

Have the email list archives been taken down, again? I was looking for some old threads on the Passport list and can't find them. They were restored once after the first time they were taken...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,094
Posted By mightyhorton
Good answer, Sailingdog, well said. The...

Good answer, Sailingdog, well said. The difference between blue water and coastal sailing is a muddy line. The Voyage Around the Americas (I think that was what it was called) was blue water, to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,405
Posted By mightyhorton
Well, I don't know a participle from what not. ...

Well, I don't know a participle from what not. You got me there. But hove is kind of already done even if we are now enjoying its benefits and heave is now, eh? We had dinner while we were hove...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 8,087
Posted By mightyhorton
I have been spending 6 to 8 months a year for...

I have been spending 6 to 8 months a year for three years sailing on the west coast of Mexico. Most marinas or areas have daily VHF nets, and when not in marinas we have daily SSB and Ham nets. Not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,094
Posted By mightyhorton
Yeah, we checked the weather. October was going...

Yeah, we checked the weather. October was going to slam down on us if we didn't go, the boat had to get to Santa Barbara. Schedules are bad for sailors, too. And so are boat yards that don't get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,405
Posted By mightyhorton
Hove to is the past tense of heave to. I was...

Hove to is the past tense of heave to. I was hove to when you heaved to.

I have to laugh at people who call the cubby hole in the back end of my boat a stateroom. I don't think you get state...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,094
Posted By mightyhorton
You can be blue water sailing in a boat that is...

You can be blue water sailing in a boat that is only sufficient for coastal cruising or coastal cruising in a boat that is competent to go around the world. To illustrate, I got my butt kicked two...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-16-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 3,668
Posted By mightyhorton
Smacky, I thought you were smarter than this. ...

Smacky, I thought you were smarter than this. You should have known better than to bring the scientific method and coherent logic to a faith based argument.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,258
Posted By mightyhorton
yup, yup and yup. Thanks for reminding me that I...

yup, yup and yup. Thanks for reminding me that I don't need an exact match to my antique black plastic stuff, which is what I was imagining finding. The boat yard probably just used what it could...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,258
Posted By mightyhorton
Where to buy black plastic panel backing

Over the years my nav station instrument panel has had various instruments installed, swapped out and/or abandoned. The black plastic material that the instruments have been fit into has been...
Forum: Electronics 12-09-2009
Replies: 130
Views: 21,306
Posted By mightyhorton
Is it true that you can't, with a reasonable...

Is it true that you can't, with a reasonable amount of ease and expense, connect an M700 to a Pactor modem? That you need an M710 or better? I'm sure that it can be done, but supposedly it is so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 6,599
Posted By mightyhorton
Oh, come on Stone Age. They are being pirates to...

Oh, come on Stone Age. They are being pirates to make money. Maybe the fisheries have been impacted, etc., but the pirates don't give a crap. They just want the million bucks per victim, or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,484
Posted By mightyhorton
I bought a 10' 6" WB Genesis about three years...

I bought a 10' 6" WB Genesis about three years ago from Alki Boats in Seattle, at the boat show. Two years ago the glue pads holding the transom to the inflatable tubes failed. WB agreed to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2009
Replies: 80
Views: 7,044
Posted By mightyhorton
Not only were they authoritatively wrong in their...

Not only were they authoritatively wrong in their first stab at the sailboat v. whale story, but they seem to have taken our joking around seriously! We need to be careful in our humor so that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2009
Replies: 80
Views: 7,044
Posted By mightyhorton
It was a good trick, smacky!

It was a good trick, smacky!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2009
Replies: 80
Views: 7,044
Posted By mightyhorton
I was on the 3 am to 7 am watch, years ago, on...

I was on the 3 am to 7 am watch, years ago, on the way back from Hawaii. My watchmate was below making coffee or sleeping or something, I was all alone. It was warm, we were about 700 miles NNE of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2009
Replies: 80
Views: 7,044
Posted By mightyhorton
Now, Smackdaddy, what languages do you speak? I...

Now, Smackdaddy, what languages do you speak? I entered the Japanese characters into a free online translation service, and the free translation said "sailboat"!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2009
Replies: 115
Views: 11,797
Posted By mightyhorton
Buying a boat with an Atomic 4 is sort of like...

Buying a boat with an Atomic 4 is sort of like deciding to start dating a girl with a meth problem, or a drinking problem. You know you are going to have trouble, so why start? I'd suggest you keep...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,885
Posted By mightyhorton
I've been using the Alfa AWUS036H 1000mW...

I've been using the Alfa AWUS036H 1000mW (formerly 500mW) Long-distance USB Wireless Adapter + Antenna in Mexico. It works great, I pick up 3 to 5 bars of signals a mile or further offshore and it...
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