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Search: Posts Made By: KiteRider
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 7,416
Posted By KiteRider
Re: Advice From Young Punks

Bitter old guy here,

Why do you want to film yourself getting lost when the GPS fails and hitting the dock when the bow thruster isn't working?

Just kidding, carry on with your gadgetry.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-12-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 16,404
Posted By KiteRider
Re: Anyone familiar with the J/28?

The C&C is only 400lbs lighter and the difference is all in the keel. 3000lbs vs 2600lbs. Don't know about the additional 500-600lbs difference in the Pearson, but it has the least ballast of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-11-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 16,404
Posted By KiteRider
Re: Anyone familiar with the J/28?

I have recently took a position as captain on a J28. The owner told me it is hull #75, which according to the Jboat website would make it the last one. It is missing it's owners manual, and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 5,724
Posted By KiteRider
Re: Movies with a lot sailing

another recommendation for Wind,

I'll add White Squall, about a ship based boarding school, Jeff Bridges is the captain/school master, and of course it does involve a white squall among other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By KiteRider
Re: scheduled Gulf Stream crossings?

As others have said the danger is a bit overstated. Back in 2005 I kite boarded to Bimini in a race. We specifically waited for a North wind of around 17 knots as it was needed for the kites to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 4,611
Posted By KiteRider
Re: Fishfinder vs depth sensor

Fish finder if you have an integrated chart plotter or eventually plan to have one. Depth sounder otherwise, unless you actually plan on doing a bit of fishing. If you do fish often though...
Forum: Chartering 04-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By KiteRider
Re: Tampa Bay Charter

How long is your charter and where are you sailing out of? St Pete Marina has a couple of hourly slips you can use to stop in and explore downtown which is pretty nice and has some great museums...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-03-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By KiteRider
And one more

nowCoast has this and much more real time and forecasting data.

nowCOAST: GIS Mapping Portal to Real-Time Environmental Observations and NOAA Forecasts (http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By KiteRider
Pretty boat. Those are actually surf skis,...

Pretty boat.

Those are actually surf skis, which are a bit faster than kayaks, chasing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 3,840
Posted By KiteRider
I've never had an actually MOB (only drills), but...

I've never had an actually MOB (only drills), but I've always been told and subscribe to the theory that rings and horseshoes are more for looks. We always keep the square cushion style throwables...
Forum: Florida - Keys 05-05-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,270
Posted By KiteRider
Not really.

Not really.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By KiteRider
You can only stay for 14 days, so waiting for...

You can only stay for 14 days, so waiting for weeks isn't an option.

The main thing is to learn what your doing first. ASA 101 and 103 are the important ones to start out on, personally I don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 7,775
Posted By KiteRider
If you can find one; a Mirage 5.5. The now...

If you can find one; a Mirage 5.5.

The now defunct Florida Mirage, not the Canadian one.

Great little boat with a swing keel and 190 SF of upwind sail.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By KiteRider
I think the best preparation is to practice often...

I think the best preparation is to practice often and in each condition one might actually face (wind speed, waves, and currents).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By KiteRider
Rather than wing sails, check out kites. A...

Rather than wing sails, check out kites. A google search will bring lot's of info back. Kites have advantages in that the don't require a mast and a boat can easily carry many kites for different...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 5,700
Posted By KiteRider
True, but they are only in bitmap form. We have...

True, but they are only in bitmap form. We have it installed on our PC at the nav station. It's a little cludgy as you have to switch charts to zoom in and get detail. It's OK for checking the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-14-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 4,296
Posted By KiteRider
There always should be a skipper. Like others...

There always should be a skipper. Like others stated, the skipper will be making the fast decisions in an emergency and has final say on disputes. Also when interacting with authorities on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-03-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,582
Posted By KiteRider
Are you sailing out of Harborage marina? I'm...

Are you sailing out of Harborage marina? I'm making the same trip, but taking a detour to the Tortugas.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 8,934
Posted By KiteRider
Head towards bow, but in fairness it's not really...

Head towards bow, but in fairness it's not really a true V, there's a good bit of width to it forward.

In a true V berth we'd sleep the other way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By KiteRider
If you can find one up there in good shape a...

If you can find one up there in good shape a Mirage 5.5 would fit your needs.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,139
Posted By KiteRider
My wife isn't great with lines, so I usually try...

My wife isn't great with lines, so I usually try to get her right on top of the cleat or pylon where she's going to set the spring. The bow thruster makes this a lot easier in any sort of wind or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,652
Posted By KiteRider
It's 88 in FL, they picked that date because at...

It's 88 in FL, they picked that date because at the time it "grandfathered" everyone over a certain age, I think 16.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 12-30-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By KiteRider
Don't know if you're aware, but there is a ferry...

Don't know if you're aware, but there is a ferry that will get you from Fort Meyers to Key West a lot faster than driving. Of course you'll miss the overseas highway that way.

Have fun, I'm...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 12-30-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,485
Posted By KiteRider
My wife and I sail with our three children, 5, 3,...

My wife and I sail with our three children, 5, 3, and 18 months. We also use a car seat rigged up in the cockpit for the baby. We don't require them to wear lifevests unless the weather is heavy,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 4,199
Posted By KiteRider
Only applies to sailing instructions. In...

Only applies to sailing instructions. In everything else she's the exact opposite.
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