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Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-24-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By wwilson
Farewell SailNet Friends

SailNet Friends,

I acknowledge that it is poor form to use the BB for personal communications. I hope you will indulge one given my 11 years of membership with no such prior infraction!

I've...
Forum: Caribbean   11-12-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,214
Posted By wwilson
2010 Caribbean 1500

I didn't see a link to the 1500 after a SailNet search, so will add one for those who may be interested. I know some of the fellow HR owners, so I like to watch their progress.

Here is a link to...
Forum: Diesel   11-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By wwilson
Yup! We had a Toyota till we had to sell it...

Yup! We had a Toyota till we had to sell it because our son ridiculed it's age - it simply wouldn't break. Now Hondas - same deal.

The year after I bought the boat its manufacturer offered Yanmar...
Forum: Diesel   11-11-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By wwilson
Volvo Parts Prices

OK - no Volvo bashing, I've got one and I have to admit it has been perfect for 9-seasons now. But the bash against Volvo has always been for outrageous part prices.

Today I received, via UPS, a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By wwilson
That's a great price on the generator or one...

That's a great price on the generator or one potent chart-plotter isn't it?

Seriously - I agree with SailingDog on this, the Garmin BlueChart is hard to beat and comes preloaded. Garmin will sell...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   10-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By wwilson
Same poster on another thread or a different Q? ...

Same poster on another thread or a different Q?

Watch a boat being pumped out. The nozzle and hose are partially full on shut off of the pump. The valve on the nozzle is somewhere in the middle of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,797
Posted By wwilson
Not so, many boats are dead quiet. Mine has...

Not so, many boats are dead quiet. Mine has pounded south from Block Island to Cape may in 6-8 seas as quiet as a cat (excepting the hourly gagging overboard sound by her skipper.)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,513
Posted By wwilson
Considering the contents, you want gravity...

Considering the contents, you want gravity working with you on a pump out. If through the bulkhead means a vertical fitting arrangement - you will need a mop with it as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By wwilson
Oh Yeah!

Oh Yeah!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2010
Replies: 19
  Teak
Views: 2,143
Posted By wwilson
Brittany - I looked at your blog. First rate job....

Brittany - I looked at your blog. First rate job. I compliment that work too!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2010
Replies: 19
  Teak
Views: 2,143
Posted By wwilson
Nice job Chef. We use Cetol too. About 20...

Nice job Chef. We use Cetol too. About 20 man/woman hours in the spring each year and it is good as new. I've never seen it as all that much bother. Nothing compared to changing a joker valve as far...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-19-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By wwilson
Thanks for the compliments Jack and Shawn. The...

Thanks for the compliments Jack and Shawn. The cameras were two, both just plain ol' Canon point-and-shoot. The shot of Portland Head with an SD850IS that I had incorrectly set the ISO! The day was...
Forum: US West Coast   10-18-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By wwilson
While waiting for a weather window in Cape May a...

While waiting for a weather window in Cape May a few seasons ago we were invited aboard a 49-ft boat that the Capt & wife had sailed through three Atlantic Crossings and a year in the Med and years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By wwilson
East Quaddy Head Light, Campobello Island, New...

East Quaddy Head Light, Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. The entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay. (Some serious tides here (~26-ft) especially for Chesapeake sailors!)

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By wwilson
Portland Head Light, Maine - from our 2007 sail. ...

Portland Head Light, Maine - from our 2007 sail.

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Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-16-2010
Replies: 518
  Sticky: Chesapeake Bay Eats
Views: 36,502
Posted By wwilson
Waterman's, Rock Hall ★★

Based on numerous prior visits, we are predisposed to like The Waterman's Restaurant in Rock Hall. it is a typical dockside seafood "dive" but a good one. Or so we thought...
Oysters parmesan and...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-16-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
Posted By wwilson
Thanks Chef, Dog and ilikerust for the kind...

Thanks Chef, Dog and ilikerust for the kind reviews.

A few stills of the same sail...
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The famous "Glass House" marking the entrance to Broad Ck. on the Magothy R.

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Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-15-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
Posted By wwilson
Chesapeake Rainy Day Antidote

I'd hoped to get this posted in time for Thursday's downpour. Here is a minute of Tuesday's sail from Broad Creek in the Magothy to Rock Hall. Maybe a psychological partial antidote for the next...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-04-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By wwilson
Slow, Do you like to fill the raw water...

Slow,

Do you like to fill the raw water jacket with the "pink stuff" good to -50 F (?) or do you go for the "purple stuff" and sleep better at night?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-04-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By wwilson
2011 Thomas Pt. Photo Op

Never too early?

This is an interesting presentation of wind data from which to choose the "right" date for the next Photo Op. May has the better wind, June more warmth. ...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-04-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By wwilson
Mid, Beginning of November for me. THe other...

Mid,

Beginning of November for me. THe other day a fellow sailor accused us of being "fair weather" sailors... guilty as charged. If there are a few days of sun and warmth left in the season, I...
Forum: Electronics   10-04-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 6,145
Posted By wwilson
The general location of all the SeaTow automated...

The general location of all the SeaTow automated radio check transponders is listed at the bottom of the article posted in Original Post (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/650573-post1.html)

Here is...
Forum: Electronics   10-03-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 6,145
Posted By wwilson
Automated Marine VHF Radio Checks

Here is an interesting article on an automated radio check service that SeaTow has started.

SeaTow Free Radio Check Service (http://www.boattest.com/resources/view_News.aspx?NewsID=4115) The...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-03-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 8,468
Posted By wwilson
I'm just back from the boat and I tried the...

I'm just back from the boat and I tried the automated radio check. It worked slick as snot!

Tune to 27, transmit a radio check in any form you normally use and you will get a recording of your...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-03-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 8,468
Posted By wwilson
More on Radio Checks...

Here is an interesting article on an automated radio check service that SeaTow is initiating. I haven't tired it yet - maybe I will today and report back.

SeaTow Free Radio Check Service...
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