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Search: Posts Made By: denverd0n
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,985
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Am I an SOB?

Exactly. Being helpful and concerned, putting in hours and hours helping someone else with no expectation of a payback, looking out for those around you who need help... All these things do, indeed,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 63,897
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Battery Confusion - Amp Hours vs. Reserve Capacity

Because a whole lot of people don't want to have to wrap their heads around anything, and they certainly don't want to do any real calculations. You really don't have to read this forum all that long...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 5,544
Posted By denverd0n
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Started out with some ASA courses (be careful to pick an instructor that is "woman-friendly"). Moved to a couple of one-week, bareboat charters in easy areas like the BVI and Bahamas (our first...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By denverd0n
Re: New at Sail Net and need advise about Florida

Well, basically, they had no license requirement at all for a long, long time. Like most states in the U.S. Then they realized that maybe some sort of certification would be a good idea. But they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Do Sailboats Sweat?

Yeah, so you've gotten a number of answers to your question. I just wanted to add that I used to own a San Juan 23. Really liked it. Excellent boat for what it is, and sails very nicely.
Forum: Ocean Navigator 09-25-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 10,698
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Still holding its own - HF Radio

Your friend sounds like he knows what he is doing, and I'm sure things will work out fine.

I have done some modeling of the radiation patterns of an insulated backstay versus no insulation and...
Forum: Electronics 09-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Which shoot thru hull depth meter to buy?

If your hull is solid fiberglass then almost any transducer can shoot through it. Here is a good write-up on transducer mounting.

Capt'n Pauley's Virtual Boat Yard -- Projects Galore!!!: How-To:...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Un-inspected passenger vessel - What emergency signals??

I think you should consider the fact that no one here is going to argue the case for you, with the Coast Guard, should they give you a wrong answer. Contacting your local Coast Guard station, and...
Forum: Electronics 05-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By denverd0n
Re: The bottom line on Ham radio

This is my understanding also. Some of the older marine HF sets could only be unlocked by opening them up and making internal modifications. That would void their type acceptance. Some of the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,717
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Virgin Islands Sailing School

I have chartered boats with Sunsail out of Road Town, Tortola, in the recent past. Very nice operation, excellent shore-side facilities, and helpful, pleasant people. Have not taken a course from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 6,131
Posted By denverd0n
Re: How many sailors actually know how to sail?

Of course, there are always extremes. You can always find the ex-racer who is never satisfied and has to tweak the sails every 20-30 seconds. On the other side, you can find the cruisers who almost...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 4,274
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Alternative to Solar

Well I think the obvious answer to how big and how heavy would be, it depends. I'd be willing to put up with a bigger, and heavier, device if it produced more electricity. If it is the size of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Sailing a technological breakthrough?

Well, I kind of hate to play the curmudgeon, but I have to say that I'm not seein' it.

For ships to ever put energy back into the grid, they'd have to store it while they are sailing. For now, at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,213
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Newbie buying a dirt cheap liveaboard...

You want to know what annoyed me most about the lack of headroom in my San Juan 23? It was the need to get dressed and undressed everyday either stooped over, sitting down, or laying down. Got...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,213
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Newbie buying a dirt cheap liveaboard...

No offense intended, but if you really believe this then you are only fooling yourself. If you actually include ALL of the costs associated with owning a boat, there is absolutely NO WAY that you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By denverd0n
Re: moving chain plates

Smart choice. Unless you are a qualified naval architect yourself, it is usually a very bad idea to start thinking that you know better than the person who designed the boat in the first place.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 3,740
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Living in Florida

Lots of good advice. One thing I will mention is a statistic that I read some years back, and that is that almost 2/3rds of the people who move to Florida will move away within 2 years. The reason...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By denverd0n
Re: To do it myself or not ?

This is one of those kinds of questions where I figure, if you have to ask, then the answer should be "no." That is, if it were something that you should be tackling on your own, you'd know it; you...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-25-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Nebraska sailor

Welcome! I grew up in Omaha, first learned to sail on some of the small lakes around there, and also did a bit of sailing on Lake McConaughy. Nebraska doesn't have a lot of lakes, but there are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,946
Posted By denverd0n
Re: What do you use for cockpit cushions...

Custom cut cushions here...
Yoga Mats, Exercise Mat, Polyethylene Foam, Yoga Mat, Exercise Mats (

1" thick "FloTex" makes a great cushion for sitting on...
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