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Search: Posts Made By: Patient
Forum: Electronics 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,881
Posted By Patient
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

Have you taken a look at the Freeboard project (

Its designed around RasPi and has multiplexing for NMEA. If you dont want the charting and instrument...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,083
Posted By Patient
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

If they get "thousands" of requests from legacy customers for information about their boat specs, why don't they just charge $100 for an archival inquiry? %5 of that revenue could pay someone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 24,078
Posted By Patient
Re: Manson Supreme

*snort* I woke the neighbors with that one, hehe.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Patient
Re: nmea 2000 etc

NMEA is just an attempt to standardize a communication protocol between multi-platform devices (Ie. Think Esperanto for boat electronics). Its up to the actual device to decide what it wants to do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 4,732
Posted By Patient
Re: Yacht capsizes on launch

In reference to the topic at hand:

"You're launching today, and you're gonna like it!"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By Patient
Re: "FrogSuit" waterproof cases for iPads

Its a pretty complicated thing to brainstorm, I was toying with a concept in Maya one weekend. The connection issue would have to be solved with using an anti corrosive in-between socket. Rubber...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 15,329
Posted By Patient
Re: Westmarine - the good and the bad

I want to call it WorstMarine just due to the price variation alone compared to Defender and the like. Yet, at the same I marvel at the fact that I am standing in a store dedicated to nothing other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,006
Posted By Patient
Re: Thug proofing

Sweet setup! Even cooler you hacked it together yourself.

I was curious so I looked up a few "All in one" marine alarm solution providers and was amazed how expensive they are.

When I get to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,006
Posted By Patient
Re: Thug proofing

Here's a solution for your outboard at least.

* Buy or fabricate your own Edson style outboard motor mount (
* Lock it up with an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,752
Posted By Patient
Re: Ice Box Rebuild

Nigel Calder was talking a bit about the relationship between refrigeration and energy conservation in the lecture I attended a few weeks ago. He really knows his stuff and has a few books that talk...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 12,692
Posted By Patient
re: Husband killed as he defends his wife from yacht robbers in St Lucia

Really sad news. =( Every account I have read of the Couple was that they were extremely safety conscious and had awareness of their surroundings. What a horrible tragedy.

St. Lucia seems to...
Forum: Electronics 01-04-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,379
Posted By Patient
Re: ipad as instrumentation...

The water issue was the only thing that has made me think twice about it. There are finally a few new products out that seem to do the job. One of them seals an ipad completely except for the screen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 6,438
Posted By Patient
Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

Jeremy Jackson nails it in the TED talk about overfishing. (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By Patient
Re: Trusting someone to take a watch

There are a ton of "crew finding" websites out there right now, I think I even have a profile on a few of them myself. What always bothered me though, is that you can basically invent your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By Patient
Re: Ham License Advice

Check out this guy's videos and watch your online practice test scores go to %100 in a few days of learning. His site has everything you need.

The Ham Whisperer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By Patient
Re: Weather radar

The folks at ( pretty cool. I kept in touch with them for a bit before they went with the "subscription-based revenue scheme", hoping the entire time my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,557
Posted By Patient
Re: USVI Men Facing Firearm Charges Said they Came for Fuel

Good bust!

If they followed the rules they would have been sharing drinks with the locals, but instead they decided to circumvent the entire entry process and were caught doing so.

I dont blame...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,588
Posted By Patient
Re: marina etiquette question

I think it depends where you are, but I don't think tipping just exists in North America and generally it makes friends that will go out of their way to help you the next time around.

Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 08-29-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 10,409
Posted By Patient
Re: I'm Done

This is pretty much spot on.

In youngster internet lingo the OP pulled a "rage quit". Meaning, it was not a post aimed at pointing out frustrations at the community and its handlers with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Patient
Re: Help identifying a used boat

Here's another.

Deutsche Werft 580X210 Segelboot (47967), Jahrgang 1988, EUR 2.800,- (Gebrauchtboot, Segelyacht) (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 1,608
Posted By Patient
Re: When does the fun start?

I think it is just part of the package.

When you think about it, you are taking a buoyant fiberglass container, with electronics, fabrics, an engine and several crucial parts that endure eye...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-13-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By Patient
Re: A memorable log book enty

Now that made my day.
Log entry of the year in my books!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-21-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By Patient
Re: Not to be repetitive, but greeting from the Windy City

Hello from Chicago!

You should look around the Muskegon MI area for boat shopping, thats where a lot of people put up for the winter. A LOT of boats for sale there.

As for City side slips, put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2012
Replies: 908
Views: 66,786
Posted By Patient
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

Really interesting post and it does highlight some of the problems with "my" generation.

However, I think that there is something missing in the last few pages and that is the cruising...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,239
Posted By Patient
Re: Chicago liveaboard guest

Heya Lesnair,

Chicago is a very difficult place when it comes to marinas and boat ownership. The public marinas along the lake are operated by the city and they have very strict rules regarding...
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