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Search: Posts Made By: svzephyr44
Forum: Beneteau 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: 220V to 110V

Search the threads - there is a long thread talking about this conversion.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,989
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Overnight Anchoring

I replaced my spreader down lights with LED versions. Of course run the anchor light on top of the mast but the spreader lights light up the entire boat. Reboot is much more visible than when I used...
Forum: Living Aboard 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Internet Access

As someone who is in and out of the US for long periods of time (several months) my solution was:

Swap my cell phone (very dumb phone) service (which happens to be Verizon) from a "plan" to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Should it (the binnacle) stay or should it go

Patience... If you can leave it open. Spend 10 minutes each day to spray it with "Blaster" (better than WD-40) and apply a little heat. If that does not work in a week or two then you can drill out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 2,153
Posted By svzephyr44
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 937
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Tuning Standing Rigging after Mast Stepped

1. You need a Loos Tension gauge or equivalent. There is no way to do it by "feel." When sailing the lee side shrouds will be loose but should not be flapping around - they should just feel less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 2,153
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: US Citizens urged to support FCC RM-11708

Dave:
Like many others I can not support this technology unless and until SCS is required to license their technology at a reasonable rate and Pactor 4 modems become $30 like every other modem in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Washington DC visit budget

The more I look at this the more I am coming to agree with you. Its not a bad drive from Pax River or Norfolk and I am not really sure why I want to go. Not to mention the cost of motoring up and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By svzephyr44
Question Washington DC visit budget

I am down in the Norfolk area and am considering taking the boat up to Washington. I spent 10 years as a Navy Reserve officer at the Pentagon so I have seen most of the city several times. My desire...
Forum: Electronics 06-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: ST 4000+ Slipping out of engagement

Not my experience with them. They have suggested a number of fixes (including with my autopilot ram.) Your mileage may vary.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Worst place in the U.S. to sail...

Death Valley. Real hard not to run aground.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-31-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,399
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: How Dangerous?

That is a very interesting statistic as I would have expected the number from Bermuda to Portugal et al to be much higher.

I can tell you from my insurance premium that a lot of people screw up.
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-29-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,399
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: How Dangerous?

Let me answer the question posed in your post headline - How dangerous? There is no way of knowing what goes on in other's minds so your question is unanswerable. However, let me make a few...
Forum: Electronics 05-29-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: ST 4000+ Slipping out of engagement

Is there a reason you have not called Raymarine? They do have free technical support.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By svzephyr44
Memorial Day Memory

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In honor of Memorial Day I offer up this photo that brought back particularly good...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: US Coast Guard VHF Marine Safety Broadcasts

Somehow that phrase "the use of force, including deadly force, is authorized." Comes through every time. :)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By svzephyr44
Exclamation US Coast Guard VHF Marine Safety Broadcasts

It has been noted on this forum and others that sometimes the US Coast Guard VHF marine safety broadcasts (Pan-Pan, Securite-Securite) can be difficult to understand or happen so quickly that one...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: places to avoid in Florida....

I find St Augustine expensive and not very savy. They have filled all the anchorages with expensive mooring balls. Free launch - 10 AM to 3 PM or something like that. So not dinner, no nightlife...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: What's one word of advice for animals on board

Mexico and English Harbor (Antigua) for sure. Senior moment on the third but I will check my log. Checking boat into English Harbor - 5 minutes. Checking XO into English Harbor - 5 hours. Yes, 5...
Forum: Electronics 05-08-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: AIS / Marine Traffic

AIS uses two dedicated VHF marine radio bands. Thus, your range will be approximately the same as your range transmitting and receiving on your VHF. There are technical reasons why the range might be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: What's one word of advice for animals on board

Don't
That is my one word.

I have a very loving cat on board. He is both a blessing and a curse.

Concerns:
1. I have been in about 16 or 17 countries in the last 2 years. With the exception...
Forum: Electronics 05-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: The bottom line on Ham radio

Since you said you got a tech license I assume you are a US Citizen. You can not operate a marine VHF radio outside the US (e.g. Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas) without a ship station license (the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Going to Catalina in Gale???

Amputation with a dull spoon is possible, it is just time consuming and messy. Are you really in that big a hurry?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-05-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 673
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: What to do about a 220V electrical system?

Have you ever actually done this? Because I have and it is not as straightforward as you suggest. Depending on your equipment the frequency issue can be significant, as can the fact that the step-up...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 673
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: What to do about a 220V electrical system?

In my experience units are placed on the dock to avoid any wiring changes to the boat. They simply have a cord set at both ends. In some places you can actually rent them for your stay. I am not...
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