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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,531
Posted By padean
Re: Which Smartphone for Sailing

I agree. I primarily use my iPhone (currently) and iPad as a back up to my chart plotter, but I have learned the hard way to use up to date paper charts when going into a harbor or area I'm not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,531
Posted By padean
Re: Which Smartphone for Sailing

Thanks. Read that article and the ideas are helpful, but phones have come a long way since the Palm OS and Blackberry talked about in that article.

Also considered the Samsung Note. I'll have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,531
Posted By padean
Re: Which Smartphone for Sailing

Which navigation app do you use on the Nexus? I assume the app could be used for any android phone as well.

I tend to agree with Chef. When it first came out, the iPhone was a great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,531
Posted By padean
Which Smartphone for Sailing

I have tried to search for updated information on sailing apps and adaptability, but much of the information on non-iPhone apps and phones on these forums is old, and the market has jumped ahead in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By padean
Re: A little rigging advice please

I agree. While it is true that the 5/16 wire will feel more sturdy in your hands and will be more stout, I doubt that you need the extra strength for this 1974 boat. You didn't mention whether the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,657
Posted By padean
Re: Lubricating Sail Slugs?

I just spray a bit of SailKote on the first 2 or 3 slugs and raise the mainsail. it doesn't take much to lube the track on my 40' track. If a little lube doesn't help much, you may have some dirt...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By padean
Re: Room enough to sail

Read some of these threads. It appears that aliens may already have our planet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 6,939
Posted By padean
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

I have followed this thread for awhile, and can appreciate and even commiserate with many of the posters. Probably don't need to add my opinion, but I have observed the following from the several...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By padean
Re: hole plug

I concur. The "plug" that comes with most of these depth/speed instruments is meant to be temporary, and usually made of plastic and hollow, typically much less substantial than the speedo/depth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By padean
Re: Thanks MaineSail!

Or equally beneficial, consider purchasing some of those do-it-yourself items from his site. The butyl tape has come in very useful over the years.

Thanks Maine Sail for all the "How-To" advice.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,565
Posted By padean
Re: Traveler???

Some boats are designed for a mid-boom traveler, others for an end boom traveler/sheet, and most somewhere in between. The forces on the deck or cabin top transmitted from the mainsheet are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-17-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,703
Posted By padean
Re: Cape Dory 30 - How slow is "slow?"

How slow is slow to you? If you are not racing, it makes perfect sense to buy a heavy boat that will smooth out the chop on the bay on those rough days, and be a boat you are happy sitting in on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By padean
Re: which side slip?

As to the concerns you mentioned, I think it is a wash. You will have a neighbor that can hit you either way, and whether it is easier to "cut" sharply into a closer slip or slide to the farther...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 7,519
Posted By padean
Re: Main Halyards - Back to cockpit or keep at mast?

I agree with Dave. My lines are all run back to the cockpit for a number of reasons:
1. It is much easier in a pinch with sailing solo or short handed to raise and lower the main from the cockpit....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 2,858
Posted By padean
Re: New(er) vs. Old(er)

This question seems to come up frequently. The thoughtful responses are as varied as the available boats are, and are almost always correct (both sides).

I look at this in the same way you would...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-10-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By padean
Thumbs up Re: Singlehanded Winning Attitude Study is Complete

Thank you for all your thoughtful work. I enjoyed the last edition, and have downloaded this addition to review as well. Learned much from your experiences and research that would have been painful...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-03-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,374
Posted By padean
Re: Champagne taste on a beer budget

I agree with getting out on the water. In my experience (and observation) it is rare for someone to wait for years for that "perfect" first boat and find that indeed it really is the perfect boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 11,570
Posted By padean
Re: Anchor light

I agree. Don't fool around and get a good nights sleep. The cost of a good LED mast-head anchor light has come down considerably, and is worth the investment.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,468
Posted By padean
Re: Steaming light

The requirements for lights are the same as for a similar sized power boat if you are not sailing. If sailing at night, you won't need the steaming light, however.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 1,735
Posted By padean
Re: When does the fun start?

Faulty premise. The logic suggests that because members are searching the gear and maintenance forums that translates to what they are doing when at their boat. I would submit that I don't need...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By padean
Re: Bittersweet day

Thanks for sharing that story and the photos. Many of us hope to have the 31 years on our boat that your father did on his. To say his story is touching is not doing it a service. This kind of...
Forum: Racing   07-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,517
Posted By padean
Re: Good starting boat with some speed, but forgiving while learning as well?

More information:

How big?
Keel or centerboard?
Trailerable or beach boat?
Monohull or cat/trimaran?


The list of boats fitting your desires is endless. There are lots of small centerboard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-27-2012
Replies: 206
Views: 16,680
Posted By padean
Re: Fond Fairwell

By the way....

One indication of the gradual change in SailNet is obvious when you just look at the "Join Date" in the ID section. Most are within the last 3 years. Don't know what that means...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-27-2012
Replies: 206
Views: 16,680
Posted By padean
Re: Fond Fairwell

Glad to see the thread and all the responses are still posted. Also glad you felt like expressing your views.

Sailnet, like most internet forums, has changed dramatically over the years,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-18-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,418
Posted By padean
Re: Jib trimmed but main luffing?

I agree with the previous comments that this is probably backwinding from the jib as sailingfool pointed out. However, if your jib is trimmed in tight, your boom will probably have to be across the...
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