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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-08-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,164
Posted By n7cjv
Re: Anchor swivels... yea or nay?.. and how?

If you must use a swivel, put 6" chain between the swivel and anchor. Orthogonal loads on the anchor shank can result in swivel failure if connected directly to the anchor. I have two friends that...
Forum: Chartering   03-09-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,384
Posted By n7cjv
Sorry, I genericized a bit. Starting from B'ham,...

Sorry, I genericized a bit. Starting from B'ham, you have to go around Lummi Is and cross over into the islands. Depending on where you're going, this could be ~3 hrs. Sometimes the winds from the...
Forum: Chartering   03-09-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,384
Posted By n7cjv
AYC is a good reputable charter company. ...

AYC is a good reputable charter company. Starting/ending in Anacortes would save you about a day assuming you want to stay in the islands. Chartering in B'ham would mean crossing the Georgia...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 6,787
Posted By n7cjv
so is that a software pkg that has to be...

so is that a software pkg that has to be purchased that can talk to the Garmin?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 6,787
Posted By n7cjv
I don't plan on having a PC on board. Sailing is...

I don't plan on having a PC on board. Sailing is a way to get away from them. I choose way points on the fly i.e the night before or possibly the same day. Still looking like the paper chart and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 6,787
Posted By n7cjv
Garmin gpsmap 78sc

Thanks... I was under the impression I could put the cursor at a position on the chart within the gps and mark it as a waypoint. This is no better than my old Garmin 45.......(I've been out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 6,787
Posted By n7cjv
Garmin gpsmap 78sc

Been playing around with my new one and trying to read the manaual. How does one establish (and name) a waypoint without physically being there. And call it back up. Garmin's manuals really suck...
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