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Search: Posts Made By: rockDAWG
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: What next for Ainia?

I have no actual experience in J-Boat. All is coming from cut and paste in the internet. hahahah..

J/37c Technical Sailboat Specifications (http://j-boats.net/j37c-tech-specs)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: What next for Ainia?

I read your post a few times, but somehow keep missing your point. You would like to keep your new boat with a draft around 5 ft, but J-boat is not know for shallow draft.

Anyway, good luck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Cost of email at sea services

Understood!!!

GMDSS is the international agreements geared towards to the merchant marine. I would expect it will work much a slower pace than our congress.

There are inherent advantages...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Cost of email at sea services

The upfront cost of SSB is prohibited in today's technology, unless you are a radio head and enjoy chatting with others, or have the SSB system came with the boat. I would not invest 3k to 4k.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Garmin Blue for iPhone/iPad

In short answer YES. You can keep your old version.

Garmin site remembers you account and what you have purchased. So the old charts are still available for you to download to any your your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By rockDAWG
Garmin Blue for iPhone/iPad

I meant "Garmin BlueChart" for iPhone/iPad

Just got my new iPhone 6 64GB to replace 4 yo iPhone 4. Can I say hee haw!!! Yes, finally 4G LTE and able to share hot spot, still enjoying the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Crew Wanted Early Nov.

Captain,

Welcome to Sailnet. You don't have the private message privilege since you are a new member. Please provide your contact info for others to contact you if you like. To avoid spam use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,688
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Engine problem vs Improper functioning of the Prop

As I promised to keep the "good" folks on Sailnet informed about the fate of the diesel engine problem of the Chicken.

The lack of power and heavy smoke of the engine have been resolved. Bay...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Double handed crewing

I am very interested in hearing more about your

1. boat
2. objectives
3. approaches/plans
4. funding
5. timing

If the opportunity is there, I can commit. Since you are new to...
Forum: Engines 06-03-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Do you shop around for Diesel fuel?

Last time when we fueled in FLL, we got it from a Tanker truck. There was a short line waiting for diesel. I was told the price was the cheapest in the last couple years in cruising.
Forum: Engines 06-03-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Do you shop around for Diesel fuel?

You two have a tunnel vision and narrow minded or just so stuck up you could think straight. There are many reasons that fueling was not advisable until now. Of course you act like you have the...
Forum: Engines 06-03-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Do you shop around for Diesel fuel?

If you look at the design carefully. Every time you use it, the water and dirt in sump trap will indiscriminate trapping good diesel.

I had a captain/owner once proudly announced to me how good...
Forum: Engines 06-02-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Do you shop around for Diesel fuel?

hahaha.... I am just buying fuel for OPB. That is the best part. :D
Forum: Engines 06-02-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Do you shop around for Diesel fuel?

Thank you.
Ok, got it. I am not be penny wise and pound foolish. I am in Annapolis, there are plenty fuel docks I can call. Who knows, they may have the same price and are owned by the most...
Forum: Engines 06-02-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By rockDAWG
Do you shop around for Diesel fuel?

Well when filling up the tank in my cars, I do shot for the best price as long as not out of my way. Do you do this for your boat? I need diesel in Chesapeake bay, and the fuel dock is just down a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,485
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Stuck in the middle of the ocean with a broken rudder on your boat

Well, a few years ago, I was sailing a Jeaneau SO 37. In the middle of tack, to avoid the barge coming from aft at port, the steering cable broke. I missed the barge by 10 yards as I used the jib...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Happy Ending

I am quite sure if I would label this British sailor as a macho guy. The couple has taken this 87 year old boat around the oceans for last 10 years. We are humans, we make mistakes. In hind sight,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Happy Ending

Good for them. They kept their boat to continue their journey. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Diesel outboards

When it comes to diesel power engine, our choice sucks big time. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Diesel outboards

Plus too heavy for outboard and too hard to start.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,485
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Stuck in the middle of the ocean with a broken rudder on your boat

I can't hear what he was saying. But he looked pretty calm and able to make a video. I assume he was under-control. It is a good that he did not lose his rudder in the rush hours NY harbor without...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-02-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 14,103
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Arhhhhg, that is painful, might as well stay up. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,117
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: RYA yachtmaster vs USCG license Captain vs ICC

Thank you so much.

I am also a proud American too but by Choicenot by birth. I always have a soft spot for the service men and women. Thank you for your service. :thumb-up" I came to this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,117
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: RYA yachtmaster vs USCG license Captain vs ICC

Please do not come there the trash this thread. Your off topic post is not welcome here. Please do us favor, stop.

Thank you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,117
Posted By rockDAWG
Re: RYA yachtmaster vs USCG license Captain vs ICC

Phil,

For the Yachtmasters off-shore or Ocean certificate, are there ratings for non commercial and commercial endorsement?
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