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Search: Posts Made By: gtod25
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By gtod25
Re: A Customs PITA example

Ok, obeying all the rules of a country is a given. What amazes me it the citizens of this great nation (of which I'm a citizen) frequently get bent out of shape when confronted by regulations of...
Forum: Chartering 05-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By gtod25
Question Re: Miami to St barh

Ok Morgan

Just to clarify your question;

a. You want to charter a boat in Miami, Fl, USA.

TO

b. Travel 1200 + miles against the trade winds, to a French Territory.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By gtod25
Re: Jefa Autopilot experience?

"The Jefa AP-1 from PYI is available in two models, the 17AP112LD (for 20- to 40-foot vessels) and the 17AP112DD (for 30- to 45-foot vessels), and is priced at US $3,500 and $4,500, respectively. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By gtod25
Re: Jefa Autopilot experience?

No direct experience but I did a lot of research on the Jefa system. I almost bought the complete LD 100, and their stand alone control head the AP1 on eBay a few months ago but changed my mind. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By gtod25
Re: What's this on the furler?

Sail Pre-Feeder...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By gtod25
Re: Bow thruster - dedicated battery bank cabe

Thanks mitiempo

The Echo Charger will be located next to the forward batteries and will be connected to the large connection cables before the switch. Its only job is to maintain the charge on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By gtod25
Re: Bow thruster - dedicated battery bank cabe

Thanks to everyone for posting. Maine Sail I especially appreciate your input and future input. Anyone who mentions good old W. Peukert has my full attention.

What I really need to know is "HOW...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By gtod25
Bow thruster - dedicated battery bank cabe

I am about to install a forward battery bank to run a windlass (120 Amp max) and eventually a bow-thruster (300 Amp max). The forward bank will be 160 AH.

I will have the forward bank connected...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By gtod25
The 2013 20th Whitby/Brewer sailboat rendezvous

The 2013 20th Whitby/Brewer sailboat rendezvous will be held again at the West River Sailing Club in Galesville, Maryland on October 7, 8 & 9. Anyone who owns or is looking at a Whitby/Brewer is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,742
Posted By gtod25
Re: Buried Chainplates

Island Packet chainplates;

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_bcbdEkul644/SbkHvcuGw8I/AAAAAAAABTk/Mtupu-yMQnA/s1600/Island_Packet_Factory_Tour_039.jpg

My chainplates which had been x-rayed in Trinidad...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-04-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 7,573
Posted By gtod25
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Rock

Didn't realize you were a boomer, go for it;

http://fotozup.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Weird-tattoos-illusion-17-400x440.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-04-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 7,573
Posted By gtod25
Re: I want a nautical tattoo :)

Says it all;

Dara O Briain | Tattoos And Parenting | Universal Comedy - YouTube
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,838
Posted By gtod25
Re: Chain Plate Replacement

From my blog; "I ordered Grade 5 (Ti-6Al-4V) Titanium with sand blasted finish. Interestingly someone suggested that the polished finish is too shiny while the blasted finish is cheaper and holds the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,838
Posted By gtod25
Re: Chain Plate Replacement

Hi

I must have missed the start of this discussion but I know I contributed to an earlier one. I have installed Ti chain-plates on my Whitby 42 and am well pleased. I have jokingly posted the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,794
Posted By gtod25
Re: Alejuela 38 vs Pearson 365/367

A Skippy who got bent out of shape and went off in a huff because he got a slagging?, WTF:eek:. (The Americans will understand none of this). Separate shower stall, I have a 42 footer and do not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-05-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,794
Posted By gtod25
Re: Alejuela 38 vs Pearson 365/367

GUNNADAVE, from your mention of "nappies" in your earlier post and the "English Channel" in the recent one I can only assume that you are of the English persuasion (or at least British). As an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2013
Replies: 159
Views: 13,446
Posted By gtod25
Re: Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew

""Even my father has said, 'Why go out in those conditions? Why not wait a few days?'" recalled Southward."

Duh!, on an Island Packet SP cruiser, which was designed for the ICW.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,264
Posted By gtod25
Re: Arriving to Puerto Rico from USVI read this!!!

Oh happy days. This argument brings back many happy memories of my time in PR from 1999 to 2003 and a short time in 2005. I will stay out of this little discussion as I don't have a decent rum in...
Forum: Chartering 03-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By gtod25
Re: BVI Flag Etiquette

http://sailingalmanac.com/Almanac/Reference/Resources/senioritymicro.gif

Flag Seniority (http://sailingalmanac.com/Almanac/Reference/flagseniority.html)

I would fly in on the Port shroud but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-23-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,701
Posted By gtod25
Re: Advice on a Caribbean Cruiser

Excellent, that would save a lot of marriages.:)

If you buy up North you also have more time to work on the boat, in an area you are familiar with, where you may have access to resources.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-23-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,701
Posted By gtod25
Re: Advice on a Caribbean Cruiser

OK, you are going to like none of this.

Forget the Carib 1500. IMHO its nuts even for a well found vessel with an experienced crew. I have helped out vessels that have been on this trip and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By gtod25
Re: Nautical/Signal Flags for Hurricane

The Hurricane flag is not part of the International Code of Signals so I would doubt if anyone would be bent out of shape if the flags were shown side by side. The reason that they are vertical is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 8,518
Posted By gtod25
Re: BVI chart/nav app

Hi Take 5

The US Coastal does not cover the BVI's, you will need to buy the North America coverage. Your question about the Coastal chart accuracy is therefore moot.

As for overall accuracy,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 8,518
Posted By gtod25
Re: BVI chart/nav app

Hi Donna

Saw this as well. I downloaded all my charts a few weeks ago and it worked flawlessly. Give Garmin a day of so to wake up their server.

Gerry
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 8,518
Posted By gtod25
Re: BVI chart/nav app

That's interesting as I have just used it on two separate boat trips on the East coast and West coast of Florida where it tracked perfectly using the internal GPS on an iPad 2. It does not appear to...
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