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Search: Posts Made By: JimMcGee
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By travlineasy
Re: TV antennas

No TV stations in the keys that I know of. Everyone down there is either on cable or satellite. Lots of free WI-FI though, so you can find pretty much anything you wish to watch on the PC and if you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By DavyJ
Re: TV antennas

I just spent 18 days cruising from Tampa to Marathon and then down to Key West and back. You can forget all about TV reception down there. Well, except for one Spanish paid programing station.........
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Heading South?

For many, including me, it's not an insurance issue - it's bugs. Lots of bugs along the ICW, noseeums, skeeters, gnats, black flies, you name it, they're out there awaiting your flesh to arrive....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By DRFerron
USCG Navigation Rules Updated

FYI:

Amendments to Inland Navigation Rules (33 CFR 83) became effective 1 August 2014 and a new Handbook of Navigation Rules (replacing the old Commandant Instruction 16672.2) is posted on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,130
Posted By smurphny
Re: Avoid "diegoscustommarine" on eBay for custom canvas

That's for sure. It's a major PITA to try to screen out unwanted scripts but I find that after a while, the names of tracking scripts become familiar and you can put them on the blacklist. Most sites...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By khammett
Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

oh yes....paradise

Youtube - The Real Castaway (http://youtu.be/-qSXyz3he3M?t=16m44s)

Micronesia in the South Pacific baby

who would do it?

discuss the pros and cons
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 28,671
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

Well--It is now 5 days shy of 2 years since making our home-cooked repair/upgrade to our Solar Vent (see Post #42) and, other than a slight burp caused by the formation of a little rust on a battery...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By weinie
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,316
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Docking and Undocking

More interesting info on docking:

Docking in Currents (http://www.savannahaux.com/WSN/aug09.htm)

The basics of docking - Consumer Products | YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD....
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,316
Posted By TakeFive
Docking and Undocking

I found these helpful instructions on docking and undocking today:

Docking and Undocking - BoatSafe.com (http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/docking.htm)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,869
Posted By khammett
Re: Stuck on a sailboat in a monster storm with 80-foot waves and 90-knot winds

And here's a video of the conditions that the sailboat crew faced.

10 second ride up a 70 foot wave during sub-tropical storm Andrea, 7 May 2007 - YouTube

And the rescue.

Rescue of the Sean...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By titustiger27
Google Alerts for boat search

I thought a few might be interested in this --- if they didn't know about it already.

Google Alerts: https://support.google.com/alerts/answer/175925?hl=en

It's a way to have Google always on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 7,325
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Oceanair vs. Lewmar skyscreens

Sadly, I have to agree. In my case, the latch that allows the screen to stay closed, while the blind is open, has broken off after three years. It appears that the plastic became brittle (UV?), and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By mitiempo
Free Books Very Worth Having

http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t580/mitiempo1/d_zps407e1e2a.jpg (http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/mitiempo1/media/d_zps407e1e2a.jpg.html)

The 2 books above are free to download as Pdf's at...
Forum: Multihull 03-12-2014
Replies: 302
Views: 21,164
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

How well do they move in light air (more wetted surface)?
--well, this is going to depend very much on the cat itself and then it depends on how heavily you load it down. A FP will do better than a...
Forum: Multihull 03-12-2014
Replies: 302
Views: 21,164
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

There's a lot of stuff on my blog.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,676
Posted By billsull
Re: Joshua Slocum

I put the Librivox audio book recording of Capt. Slocum's masterpiece on my iPhone. When I listen to it at work, I am transported out of my cubicle into cockpit of the Spray!
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,676
Posted By deniseO30
Joshua Slocum

If you have not read the book your life is incomplete! :)
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,025
Posted By blt2ski
Re: Sun Awnings & Boom Tents

If you go with the sunshade/truck tarp material. THere is a true wooven, along with more of a blended for lack of better term. The wooven cloth, like you shirt has a tendency to get caught and rip....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,025
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Sun Awnings & Boom Tents anyone use them?

Hang on, it gets better...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/22/vu2yvate.jpg

Thats me and Fatty having a beer, me in my bathing suit, tuesday afternoon about 330...

Just sayin'!

Brian
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,025
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Sun Awnings & Boom Tents

That is what i use also. It is up right now and has been for weeks. Have owned it for two years and has seen a lot of use and strong winds but not a sign of damage. The porous material allows the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 7,025
Posted By capta
Re: Sun Awnings & Boom Tents

We have found a product called "Sun Shade Fabric" which I bought at Home Depot. It is far superior to Sunbrella, tarps or anything I have ever used. It is a loose weave so it does not gather wind and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 3,358
Posted By CalebD
Re: Steak, OMG! pan seared!

Well, I'm now a convert to compound butter. Need to keep an eye out for Truffle oil though.
I followed this recipe for Filet Mignon: ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By MarkSF
Re: 5200 Bond

When they remove an old car windshield, they use a wire. Thread it through, wrap it around a piece of wood on each side of the window, pull it around, cutting the sealant.

Just saying.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By CalebD
1st sail this season.

To counterbalance the "My Horror Story" thread I'll post about my first sail on our Tartan 27' this season. We have owned and cared for her for over 10 years so we know where her warts and moles are...
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