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Search: Posts Made By: XPatriot
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By XPatriot
I'm guessing the asking price just went down!

I'm guessing the asking price just went down!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 24,698
Posted By XPatriot
WindAlert is a good free app. I also use...

WindAlert is a good free app. I also use BuoyData and Navionics Marine.

Weather Bug is also a good radar app, sailing in the Chesapeake it works well for me.

I have to give a shout out to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,759
Posted By XPatriot
Am I being naive in thinking that the lower cleat...

Am I being naive in thinking that the lower cleat on my boom vang could be removed from the base of the mast and tightened down to the deck rail thus forming a stable arm hanging over the side of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,774
Posted By XPatriot
Looking for one too.....I can't believe there...

Looking for one too.....I can't believe there aren't hundreds somewhere with all the abandoned boats around.

Anyone....25' Hunter with a 150 Genoa?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By XPatriot
It's not as easy as just determining what...

It's not as easy as just determining what temperature the rig was exposed to and what can 'withstand'.

Boats are made up of many different materials that burn at different temperatures than...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By XPatriot
Hopefully I'll never have to break out my...

Hopefully I'll never have to break out my emergency one, but if I do, I'll be glad I have it!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By XPatriot
I understand it it advisable to sew each end of...

I understand it it advisable to sew each end of the old and new halyard butted up together. I'd think that would be better than double or triple wrapping them together with electrical tape.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By XPatriot
Fit aside, it will take at least a visual...

Fit aside, it will take at least a visual inspection to see what effect the heat had on both the mast and rigging. I'd also suggest a professional opinion....I'd not want that kind of thing sitting...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By XPatriot
I have an older style Garmin handheld that is...

I have an older style Garmin handheld that is sealed up in a drybag. If all else fails I can fire it up and at least call out GPS coordinates.

I'm not even sure what model it is, it's bright...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-06-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By XPatriot
The wife and I went out Saturday and had a nice...

The wife and I went out Saturday and had a nice sail- 10-12 knot winds in the mouth of The Sassafras River until about 4pm when the clouds looked dark enough to head in. Never made it out to the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,525
Posted By XPatriot
Keep your speed up and crank the wheel at the...

Keep your speed up and crank the wheel at the last minute.

You Tube Vid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8alNxLjCBJc&feature=related)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-03-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,838
Posted By XPatriot
Boat looks beautiful!!!!!!!!!! :) Glad...

Boat looks beautiful!!!!!!!!!! :)

Glad it's now sailing as good as it looks. You'll have to start weight training to keep those biceps taught :laugher
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 06-03-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,473
Posted By XPatriot
My two 9 year old girls have to be pried out of...

My two 9 year old girls have to be pried out of the V-Berth as they love making forts down there for their stuffed animals.

Fishing is a really good idea, maybe I'll try that to get them up on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Posted By XPatriot
Do they spray a lot of pesticides around there? ...

Do they spray a lot of pesticides around there?

I was down at my boat this weekend and a plane was buzzing around nearby. I stopped to look and saw it had the wing mounted hoses for spraying.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-20-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,460
Posted By XPatriot
Leech and Foot lines

Sailcare did a fabulous job cleaning, fixing and replacing the protective fabric on my 150 jib.

They also replaced the foot and leech lines. I know these help shape the sail, but despite reading...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2011
Replies: 1,024
Views: 304,267
Posted By XPatriot
My DIY GPS mount would have involved a shelf...

My DIY GPS mount would have involved a shelf hanger and can of spray paint.

That's way too good looking Faster, you should go into business.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 17,098
Posted By XPatriot
I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned it, but...

I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned it, but a drawback of hinged doors is that the counter space in front of the door has to be clear for it to be opened.

Otherwise, all looks great!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,521
Posted By XPatriot
Yes, I understand and would not recommend running...

Yes, I understand and would not recommend running the engine with fuel dripping.

If it can drip into a container, you're a little better off.

I'm not sure what the carb looks like but generally...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,521
Posted By XPatriot
Sailhog has hit the nail on the head. I've seen...

Sailhog has hit the nail on the head. I've seen this on everything from Klein carbs on a motorcycle to lawn mowers. Debris hold the needle open and gas keeps flowing.

I'm not familiar with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By XPatriot
Is it internal memory or a card? I've seen...

Is it internal memory or a card?

I've seen software updates that increase card capacity. If it is card based, you might want to update the software (through Garmin) and see if you can add a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,536
Posted By XPatriot
Exclamation Boom/Cunningham setup

I'm trying to sort out various things that don't make a lot of sense to me.

I took my boat out several times last year after purchasing it around the end of the sailing season and now am actually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,534
Posted By XPatriot
Goof Off.

Goof Off.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By XPatriot
Upgrading batteries, solar etc.

My main goal is to upgrade my electrical system- mainly from a standpoint of charging and having enough power on hand to run lights at night, maybe a car dvd player for the kids, radio etc.

Here...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-11-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By XPatriot
New to Sailnet, 25' Hunter, MD

Hello all-

Like many I spend a lot of time wishing I'm on the water compared to how much time I actually can be! So I satisfy that by reading and surfing the net about things related to sailing...
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