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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 11,003
Posted By SamHunter
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 11,003
Posted By SamHunter
It is in Junger's book as well as in news articles at the time

No need for the sarcasm...

This is a well-known story. It was misrepresented in Junger's book, "The Perfect Storm" to read as if the Captain of Sartori had deserted his post and lay on his bunk...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 11,003
Posted By SamHunter
May Day; Pan-Pan; Securite

We seem to have a disconnect.

As I understand it...

MayDay (from "funny" french - M'aidez) is used only for severe and immediate threat of loss of vessel and crew. In other words, MayDay is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-10-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 5,224
Posted By SamHunter
Thumbs up Classes vs Racing, and other thoughts

First, I am biased...

I think classes are an excellent idea for most, maybe almost ALL of us.

While I personally prefer USSailing courses over ASA, either, or any "strong curriculum and...
Forum: Electronics   05-01-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,418
Posted By SamHunter
VHF and GPS -- Opinions...

The fittings on fixed-mount VHF units pretty much universally connect, including to the back of the radio.

If the existing fittings are not corroded, you can just use them as is. If mildly...
Forum: Electronics   04-29-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 8,726
Posted By SamHunter
Talking OK, FINALLY got it worked out! (Strange but true answer)

Thanks to yesterday's effort with the VHF's DSC connection, I had discovered / realized that NMEA 0183 is NOT a two-way network, but is instead two parallel one-way networks, sharing a common, well,...
Forum: Electronics   04-28-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 8,726
Posted By SamHunter
Unhappy Raymarine 2000 Plus Tillerpilot connect to Garmin GPS?

Trying to connect both my VHF (for DSC) and my TillerPilot to my Garmin 76Cx.

Got the VHF / DSC working, thanks to Sailnet forum notes on Garmin NMEA grounding practices.

Cannot get good signal...
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