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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-30-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 12,119
Posted By Sandflea
I alleviated the disappearing pillow act by...

I alleviated the disappearing pillow act by sewing my pillow case via a 2-3 inch para cord to a fitted sheet that I put over the cushions before slumber. The short cord allows me some nuzzle room...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-18-2010
Replies: 197
Views: 126,211
Posted By Sandflea
A+ thread, glad it was bumped

First off I want to thank all of you for making this forum a wealth of knowledge and even a source of laughter at times. I am deployed to Iraq and what downtime I have is spent reading, learning via...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-26-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By Sandflea
I have a copy of The American Practical Navigator...

I have a copy of The American Practical Navigator Bowditch, Pub. No. 9, 2002 on order, so I estimate it will reach me in Iraq in about 2 months.

Thanks for the link Sun, good to have a soft copy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Sandflea
I don't know much about the Halon replacement...

I don't know much about the Halon replacement agents, in the Army we still use Halon in our vehicles.
I know you said you didn't want to, but if you are considering to install a manual pull station...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-26-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,844
Posted By Sandflea
I am looking at a few boats right now in the...

I am looking at a few boats right now in the 10-15k range, but I have my heart set on either of these 2:

Cape Dory 25D
Contessa 26

While not the the boats in these ads, they are in very...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-24-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By Sandflea
Thanks for the responses. I think this...

Thanks for the responses.

I think this process takes me so long is because the use of the sextant is new to me (arrived in the mail 4 days ago) and when I make my observations, I am double and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-24-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By Sandflea
Beating the dead horse of CN

Howdy all!

Before I get started on my questions, I assure you, I have read all the threads here and on other sites regarding Celestial Navigation and have learned a ton so far. My questions are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 6,590
Posted By Sandflea
Thanks for the info, when I get back stateside I...

Thanks for the info, when I get back stateside I will definitely look into it.

Take Care!

Ben
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 6,590
Posted By Sandflea
Truth is, alot of people here tend to freak out...

Truth is, alot of people here tend to freak out at the word "circumnavigate", especially when people like you and me say it before or after we tell of our lack of sailing experience. Honestly, they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 8,470
Posted By Sandflea
Don't know if the laws are the same in Jersey,...

Don't know if the laws are the same in Jersey, check your .gov site to be sure but I think this will help you be prepared for the ordeal should you decide to make the leap....

Abandoned Boats
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-28-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 55,222
Posted By Sandflea
The vast majority of semi-auto handguns are...

The vast majority of semi-auto handguns are modeled after the old 1911 .45 which are easy to disassemble, reassemble, perform a functions check and reload. Personally, as a professional soldier, I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-27-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 55,222
Posted By Sandflea
Howdy All, My knowledge of sailing is nill...

Howdy All,

My knowledge of sailing is nill but of firearms quite extensive for 10 years in the Army. If I were to select a personal defense sidearm that would be used in close quarters, it would...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-23-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 3,732
Posted By Sandflea
Thanks for the encouragement

Truth is, half the people that are aware of my plan think I'm crazy, which is par for the course with them. The other half, close friends and family, have complete faith that I will be successful in...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-23-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 3,732
Posted By Sandflea
Thanks for the replies. I figured I would have to...

Thanks for the replies. I figured I would have to flip the bill for the ASA courses, just wanted to confirm.

I would love to start small, buy a sailing dinghy and learn like most people I have...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-23-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 3,732
Posted By Sandflea
My plan, your thoughts

Howdy All!

After reading a ton of threads, I thought I would start a new one here to share my plans, ask a question and gather some input...So here it goes...

The Plan: Finish my last 4 years...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-22-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Sandflea
Thanks for the warm reception. I have developed...

Thanks for the warm reception. I have developed the habit of reading the vast array of info everyone here has shared, before I know it 3 hours has past and I end up with twice as many questions, all...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-18-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Sandflea
Howdy All!

Been reading and learning alot here over the past 2 weeks; thanks for being such a great community without charging $19.95 a month to be able to post here...err... I hope I didn't give the Mods a...
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