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Search: Posts Made By: DropTop
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By DropTop
It only took 10 months....

but whatever problem was with my account preventing me from logging on or resetting my password has finally been resolved and I'm able to get back in sailnet!

lots of projects done on my boat this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,412
Posted By DropTop
isn't there another marina that can accomidate...

isn't there another marina that can accomidate larger boats nearby? that would make the most sense to me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,835
Posted By DropTop
Mine's in my signature as well. Mostly I just...

Mine's in my signature as well. Mostly I just write up projects I do on the boat, but also some of the trips I go on. It's new this season so it doesn't have a ton of content yet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,328
Posted By DropTop
I have hank on for my head sail, When I bought...

I have hank on for my head sail, When I bought the boat I had every intention of installing a roller furling, but after receiving a hank on storm sail, a hank on jib, and a 220% hank on drifter last...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 36,513
Posted By DropTop
true, but the transmitting radio will retransmit...

true, but the transmitting radio will retransmit frames that don't get ack'd by the receiving side regardless of what transport protocol is being used (it happens at layer 2, TCP/UDP packets start at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 36,513
Posted By DropTop
correct, but the closer you are the stronger the...

correct, but the closer you are the stronger the signal will be, and the more signal reflection you will have, so you will still have a useable signal, even if each side's antenna is not in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By DropTop
You may be correct on Kappa using Challange, but...

You may be correct on Kappa using Challange, but they didn't list it in the quote they gave me in Annapolis, and I forgot to ask (assuming it would be on the quote like everyone else)

the mitre...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 36,513
Posted By DropTop
Vertical beamwidth is a consideration, but I...

Vertical beamwidth is a consideration, but I beleive the water will actually partially negate that as there may be significant multi-pathing from being reflected off the surface of the water. There...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By DropTop
New Sails

I'm in the process of deciding on what loft to go with for new sails (main and genoa) for next season. I have it narrowed down to 3 lofts, and for the most part they are fairly close in price. My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 36,513
Posted By DropTop
I used to own and operate a Wireless Internet...

I used to own and operate a Wireless Internet company in the mid-west. I have used many of Ubiquti's commercial products with great suceess, but never the consumer line such as the Bullet.

I can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,710
Posted By DropTop
I have a Tohatsu 8hp for my 5000lb 27' boat. ...

I have a Tohatsu 8hp for my 5000lb 27' boat. Normal conditions it is plenty of power, but I could really use a couple of extra HP for those high wind / chop conditions. For a 3500lb boat 8hp would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 11,343
Posted By DropTop
I have a aluminum pot that came with the boat,...

I have a aluminum pot that came with the boat, used it a few times with mixed results. Now I buy the maxwell house tea bag coffee bags. It may not be the worlds best cup of coffee, but it's very easy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,337
Posted By DropTop
my marina is small, about 45 boats. ammenities...

my marina is small, about 45 boats. ammenities are limited (doesn't even have a shower), but it's a little cheaper than the alternative options in my city, and by far the easiest to get to from where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By DropTop
I use sailkote for the cars and track. mine will...

I use sailkote for the cars and track. mine will slide like they are on ice if the pins are locked out.

Harken says to use it on anything that moves... not sure about clear hatch covers though.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,212
Posted By DropTop
I have documented most of the installation...

I have documented most of the installation procedures I went through to rig my boat for a symetrical spinnaker this season. it's going to be mostly the same for your boat from the sound of it.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By DropTop
I think you'll need to rig up a way for the mast...

I think you'll need to rig up a way for the mast to poviot on both the trailer end, and the roof end. ffiill's comment about hanging it sounds the easiest, build a tripod rig that fits on the roof...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 5,160
Posted By DropTop
My boat is on Long Island Sound (already...

My boat is on Long Island Sound (already protected to a large degree by Long Island), docked at a marina behind a Hurricane barrier.

If the storm makes it way towards me, I'll take the main and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By DropTop
not sure what size boat you have, but I recently...

not sure what size boat you have, but I recently helped unstep, and step the deck stepped mast on a catalina 25 by hand. It really wasn't that bad, and required a total of 3 people.

took the jib...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,710
Posted By DropTop
glad I wasn't the only one that noticed this... ...

glad I wasn't the only one that noticed this...

I have nothing against saving money (the marina where I bought my boat at charged $550 to step the mast.) I think it's clear (baised upon the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,581
Posted By DropTop
I just give them a friendly wave and a smile. If...

I just give them a friendly wave and a smile. If they are pissing me off by being too close or throwing a huge wake, I definitly don't smile, and often wave something else...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By DropTop
Last weekends sail to NYC

Just finished posting the pictures and writeup from my sail to NYC last weekend on my site if anyone wants to check them out.

NYC sailing trip 2010 | sailingit.com – Sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By DropTop
Block Island - Sept 10-13th

heading out to Block Island, planning to depart Mystic on Friday the 10th, and return on Monday the 13th. If anyone is interested in meeting up let me know.

One question, I've been trying to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,062
Posted By DropTop
you may want to plan to have the captain for 2...

you may want to plan to have the captain for 2 months, a month of prep / practice sailing, and then the actual trip.

what is your budget?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,581
Posted By DropTop
what are you talking about, that's the only time...

what are you talking about, that's the only time that I DON'T mind a powerboat passing close by me:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,581
Posted By DropTop
I agree with the other people, pass astern, and...

I agree with the other people, pass astern, and keep a close eye on your wake by watching behind you often.

wakes hitting the bow can stop a sailboat (particularly if motoring or light wind)...
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