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Search: Posts Made By: JBIZZ
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-18-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: cheap sailor, inboard vs outboard

I put an outboard on my Sabre 28 & have been using it for the past couple of years w/no problems, even in 3-5 foot seas. Its only popped out of the water a few times w/ about 40 hours of motoring....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-25-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,700
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: Best country to purchase a boat

I've seen some nice looking boats of all shapes/sizes down hear in Fort Lauderdale which haven't moved from their docks in more than 20 years. I'm sure one could acquire these boats for little/no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 2,891
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: My pet fear

Thanks for the clarification, very informative wiki. I'm just going by what I've experienced & must have got the nomenclature mixed up. When I go sailing its generally in a high pressure system w/...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-16-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 12,666
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: Free or low cost GPS navigation software?

I use Navionics on my Iphone, along w/ my old Iphone as a backup and paper charts for reference. I've sailed through Biscayne Bay at night several times w/ no problems on my way to and from Elliot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,399
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: Rookie on a San Juan 21

There are a lot of good sailing instructional videos on Youtube. Familiarize yourself w/ navigational rules as well. Maybe take a Coastguard auxiliary coarse when you get a chance if there's one in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-16-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 6,110
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: wind conditions and reefing

Not familiar w/ your boat but in lets say 30 knots or more I personally would just use the motor. I've got a Sabre 28 @ 7800 pound displacement, w/ fin keel & 4.5' draft. In 25 knots I would just use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 2,891
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: My pet fear

I sail out of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL. I went out a couple of weeks ago & saw a nasty thunderstorm forming over land & decided to go in only after sailing for a little bit. As I was...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-16-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: Noobie

I'm only 33yo but believe that age is in the mind. As long as you're somewhat physically fit I think you'll be fine. I'm legally blind w/out my glasses, have a fused spine w/ steel rods and pins in...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-16-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,918
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: Single-handed sail on Lake Michigan

Sounds like fun. Just be careful. It gets rougher in the Great Lakes than in the Atlantic ocean at times. There are tighter wavelengths in shallower water. Get one of those micro-burst storms and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-16-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,209
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: One battery or two?

Its always good to have redundancy on a boat. I personally believe one should have at least 2 batteries & a battery switch. I once bought a powerboat w/ no switch & 1 battery, never saw that on a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-16-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: Hello from Michigan.

We have a place down here in Fort Lauderdale, FL called Sailorman, which sells used masts & booms at a reasonable price but I'm sure shipping costs may be an issue. There are also plans online to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: Beginners Question... HELP!!!

X 2 on the Catalina 22. You can find them between $2K to $5K ready to sail. Make sure you have enough depth in the lake your planning on sailing in & continue your research. decide which boat you...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-16-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 4,569
Posted By JBIZZ
Re: Docking with an outboard

Go as fast as you want to hit the dock. Have just enough speed to compensate for wind & current. I have a wheel & can control both the wheel and the outboard at the same time (controls on outboard)....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 582
Posted By JBIZZ
Columbus Day weekend Elliot key

Is anyone partaking in the debauchery off Elliot key next weekend? I'll be sailing from Port Everglades on Friday on my Sabre 28. If anyone wants to raft up let me know.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 26,862
Posted By JBIZZ
Yes, these are separate apps. The Weather...

Yes, these are separate apps. The Weather Underground looks like an app but is just a link to their website for my local marine forecast. Navionics and The anchor alarm don't need the internet to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 26,862
Posted By JBIZZ
Navionics, Anchor alarm, Tide App, Windbuoy, Surf...

Navionics, Anchor alarm, Tide App, Windbuoy, Surf Guru & Radar. I also have Weather Undergrounds marine forecast for my area saved as a link on my home screen.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-19-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,478
Posted By JBIZZ
Several years ago while sailing the boat back...

Several years ago while sailing the boat back from a race in Palm Beach w/ my dad, the wind suddenly shifted directions, while maintaining our course, then suddenly shifted back. My dad said "I've...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By JBIZZ
Thanks for the advice degreeoff & Faster. I'm...

Thanks for the advice degreeoff & Faster. I'm gonna try to bleed the fuel system more thoroughly & check my hose connections. We'll see what happens.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By JBIZZ
Universal m3-20 problems.

I'm having a problem w/ my engine (Universal M3-20A). It runs good for about a half hour then slowly shuts down. When I try to restart it it takes a while but then runs fine for extended periods of...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 01-28-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 15,351
Posted By JBIZZ
+1 Catalina 22. They are reasonably priced, ready...

+1 Catalina 22. They are reasonably priced, ready to sail between $2500 to $5000 & trailerable. There are many racing fleets as well, depending on area.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-01-2011
Replies: 103
Views: 12,325
Posted By JBIZZ
I've used both Navionics and InavX on my iphone 4...

I've used both Navionics and InavX on my iphone 4 to navigate from Fort Lauderdale to Elliot Key in Biscayne bay at night a couple times along with my paper charts. I'd recommend Navionics, seems a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By JBIZZ
The best thing to do is meet sailors in your...

The best thing to do is meet sailors in your area, either through a sailing club, on the docks, or on here. Most are more than happy to teach one to sail. Many also need crew for sailboat races but...
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