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Search: Posts Made By: nwsaildude
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Day Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By nwsaildude
Navigators Piloting and Charting Reference Card

This is a card I came up with that has some common formulas for standard Coastal navigation, Time / distance -TVMDC - common charting symbols - it is two sided but prints two up on letter sized...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Painting My GOB

I used Interlux Interdeck non-skid on my boat - after three years the deck is still looking great. I did the cockpit when I first got the boat also with Interdeck and after 10 years or so it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,816
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

I might have missed something in this thread, but I had a chat with one of our senior VE folks and a fire extinguisher servicing company last fall, and summarized below is what I was told

For...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,138
Views: 363,908
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Making Pelican Hook Lanyards & Key Fobs

These are Lanyards I have made for my boat and for friends, they also work nice as Key Fobs (Gave many Key Fobs away as gifts)

They are quick and easy -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,138
Views: 363,908
Posted By nwsaildude
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,138
Views: 363,908
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I have also seen the edging in Marine Supply stores also
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,138
Views: 363,908
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Thanks

I have been happy with it - you could make it a different size if you want.

I store the table aft on port with the fenders - see the background of the picture - the table top goes to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 5,796
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Heating Your Boat

I don't live aboard and just use a small electric heater when required on my boat.

But I have some friends that do live aboard, and they have some sort of tent on their boats, one is a plain boom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,138
Views: 363,908
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

http://captnmike.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/new-boat-table1.jpg

This is a table I built a while back. 24 x 24 inches, 1/2 inch thick Polypropylene Sheet.

Edges are rounded and the top...
Forum: Ocean Navigator 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 3,674
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: AIS Everywhere

The VTS buoys here in Puget Sound are mostly in 600 to 700 feet of water - so again - they are not about running aground - but to keep ships from running into each other - ATON's have many uses -
...
Forum: Ocean Navigator 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 3,674
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: AIS Everywhere

They are adding AIS to some of the sea buoys - that gets the collision avoidance and CPA of the navigation systems to help ships know when they will hit a buoy -

What I have seen so far is the...
Forum: Ocean Navigator 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 3,674
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: AIS Everywhere

That is also being done in the U.S also - but in some cases they put an AIS transmitter on the physical ATON (giving the true position of the ATON), the AIS can transmit a signal that matches to a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 1,138
Views: 363,908
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

looks good on the silverware - good job
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Notes on a thru-hull replacement

For G-10 and other sheets of fiberglass I use a Jig Saw. Lots of different blades available including carbide tipped. If I wobble a bit on the circle part - I use a small bench / belt sander to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Improving sailing websites and blogs

The site below has a ton of help for blogs and web sites. Timethief is a long time helper in the WordPress.com help forum - but the tips work for any blog or web site. The link is to the getting...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-24-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 48,492
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Downloadable PRINTABLE NOAA Charts

NOAA is now providing free PDF downloads for almost all of their charts: PDF Nautical Charts (http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/pdfcharts/)

NOAA also has PDF downloads to print Booklet charts...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-23-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 4,104
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: 4 lost as 40.7 sinks off Azores 15/May/14

The hull has been found by a U.S. Warship

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/1867354-post11.html
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Resuming Search!!!!!

BBC News - US ship finds hull of missing yacht (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27551917#%22)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Do I still need paper charts in Canada

It looks like if you are under 100 tons the chart requirements are less - but as noted above make sure you have enough charts to be safe


Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations, 1995...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Learning how to Sail

Learn to sail hands on - not just asking others - advice from others is great - but you need something to filter it against - lots of real bad advice out there given by very well meaning folks
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-21-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Variation question for chart navigators

This is card (half a letter sized sheet of paper) that I made some time back to help me with the TVMDC calcs - has the formulas on the sheet as well as time distance formulas worked out - no putting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 1,710
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: hand held radio for man overboard

There are at least two companies that make MOB alarms - when a crew goes overboard and alarm is sounded - I think they can also be tied into the auto pilot - there is also a Radio direction finder as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 913
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Polyester sling for chafe control

The tables I have seen all have a star somewhere that say to adjust your line size also based on displacement - you also need to take windage into account as the more the wind can push on a boat the...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-02-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,784
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Dehumidifier in wet/rain PNW?

I think this is the one a couple of friends put on their boats a few years back - St.St. small size - drains into a sink -

sorry can't remember where they bought them - they both said they...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-07-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 18,388
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: How did you get your start in sailing?

I give friends the U.S. Sailing "Basic Keelboat" text when they are starting to sail - works much better than the big tells you everything books - I have found the larger books have too much for...
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