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Search: Posts Made By: Group9
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Group9
Re: Overview of $220 100w Monocrystalline bendable Solar Panel on Bimini (Video)

That's nice. It's amazing how while the price of pretty much everything else just keeps inflating, electronics are getting cheaper and cheaper.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Group9
Re: Humidity smell

I live in a high humidity area and my boat always had that mildew smell and we fought mold and mildew constantly. One day, we said we had had enough, went to Lowes and bought a de-humidfier. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,660
Posted By Group9
Re: Daytime anchor ball

I'm 56 and have been boating and sailing all my life, having lived on the Gulf of Mexico, south Florida, and Annapolis for most of my life. I probably have, but I just can't remember, ever seeing a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 4,594
Posted By Group9
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

I bought my first used Hobie Cat 16, for $1500. I bought my second used Hobie Cat 16 for $250 (with a perfect set of sails and a hole in one hull that I fixed in two hours).

Sailing is a like a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,304
Posted By Group9
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

I like tillers on boats small enough to use them efficiently. And, there is no simpler auto-pilot than one built for a tiller like the old AutoHelm 800. I installed one on my Cape Dory 25D in about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 2,367
Posted By Group9
Re: Describe your tyical daysail if you would.

We have a lot of barrier islands, located 8 -12 miles offshore. A typical daysail is to sail out to one of them, anchor, eat some lunch, maybe go ashore and walk on the beach for a little while, and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By Group9
Re: My New Cruising Blog

Get going and fix things on the road. That way, you get to learn what you really need to fix and upgrade. Nothing worse than spending money to upgrade something, that you later find out you don't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By Group9
Re: My New Cruising Blog

Good looking blog. I can't wait to see you get started on your cruise!

I went on an extended cruise 2009-2010. I didn't want to come back and all I do is save and plan for the next one. Have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By Group9
Re: Marine Air Conditioning Install

Another point to remember is that it will eventually become necessary to descale any air conditioning system that uses seawater for cooling to keep it running at max efficiency. The same as with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By Group9
Re: Marine Air Conditioning Install

I thought about getting one of those for my boat. I have a small window unit that I place over a hatch with a custom cover I made from a storage bin. The good thing is I don't have to leave a...
Forum: Atomic 4 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 9,259
Posted By Group9
Re: $6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild

It's hard not to love the Atomic 4, even though it's gas. I had one in my Islander 32 and it was neat being able to work on it myself (with help form Moyer). :D
Forum: There's This Place... 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Group9
Re: ticking sound in great salt pond

You have to remember that sounds conducts much, much better in water than it does in the air.

For the brainiacs: (and, yes, I cut and pasted this). :D

Sound is a vibration of kinetic energy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By Group9
Re: Anchoring

I agree. I anchored down wind of a boat in a crowded anchorage in George Town once, and the boat started dragging toward me later. The captain, a really old guy came out and informed me that I was...
Forum: There's This Place... 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Group9
Re: ticking sound in great salt pond

Yep, I was just about to say that. We get the same sound from the shrimp in the Mississippi Sound when we anchor. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By Group9
Re: Even bad choices at the slip can kill you

I spent 30 something years trying to figure out why people did the crazy things I saw them do in my job until in a moment of clarity, the answer was revealed to me.

They're crazy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By Group9
Re: Even bad choices at the slip can kill you

People helping other people to get high, and then running off and leaving them to die when they overdose, is much more common than would ever believe. I've lost count of how many times we encountered...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,890
Posted By Group9
Re: Overnight Anchoring

All of our crab boats are pretty small wooden skiffs that have seen their best days. I'm not sure any of ours could go fast enough to cause much damage. Now, a shrimp boat, that's a different deal....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,890
Posted By Group9
Re: Overnight Anchoring

We had a horrible one down here several years ago. A couple anchored their sailboat near a three way intersection of the ICW and shortcut channel to the Mobile ship channel. They were out of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,890
Posted By Group9
Re: Overnight Anchoring

In my mind, there is no such thing as too much lighting at night, when you are trying to stop a drunk on a go-fast, from hitting you at 70 MPH.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,453
Posted By Group9
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Definitely fixable, but WTF was he thinking? :eek:
Forum: Chartering 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By Group9
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

Hey, I pulled in to the Staniel Cay fuel dock one time, and the opposing wind and tide, just made a complete idiot out of me. I didn't hit anything or anybody (although I came close) but I have no...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,795
Posted By Group9
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

Yep. Sometimes, things just break, and there's not much you can do about it.

It makes me think of what is referred to as the "Jesus" nut in a helicopter (it holds the main rotor blades on). If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Group9
Re: Torn Main Can I Fix It?

I've done repairs like that while out at sea by hand, but it is a tiring and boring job. That said, if you take your time, have a good sewing plan, and some extra dacron, and take your time, it is...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 569
Views: 134,936
Posted By Group9
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Not while I was watching. But, I have no doubt he had an appointment with his petard, sooner or later. :)
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,795
Posted By Group9
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

That, or the seas were putting a lot of strain on the rudder, that the AP was just dealing with by brute force, where a human steering in the same conditions, would have probably decided to try out...
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