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Search: Posts Made By: Triquetra
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-10-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By Triquetra
I really appreciate the insight of all of you who...

I really appreciate the insight of all of you who responded to this, particularly Jackdale's link and nolatom's comment regarding the "vagueness" of the rule. Anytime there is a short, terse rule, I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-06-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By Triquetra
Nav Rule Question on the Use of Radar on Sailboats

The Nav Rules state, "Every vessel shall maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 4,995
Posted By Triquetra
I appreciate everyone's input on this. I had not...

I appreciate everyone's input on this. I had not considered SF's point that it might appear as if I was under power, so I will use this tactic only when I do not get acknowledgement from the ships...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 4,995
Posted By Triquetra
When going offshore, I have used my spreader...

When going offshore, I have used my spreader lights on my sails when I knew that I was around the shipping lanes, because I figured that it is easier to see a larger lighted area rather than smaller...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-11-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 16,537
Posted By Triquetra
I have been looking at getting an HF rig for my...

I have been looking at getting an HF rig for my boat also, and I have found that the amateurs tend to prefer the amateur rigs and likewise for the marine users for the marine rigs. I have an amateur...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-11-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 11,925
Posted By Triquetra
Mercury outboard vs. Rowing: Almost as much work.

I prefer to row, though I have a 2-stroke Mercury outboard, and I think that I may actually get more of a workout when I actually need and intend to use the outboard than if I just started rowing in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 3,712
Posted By Triquetra
Not depending on one navigational aid

Even radar has limitations, with most boaters using s-band to see small boats better and commercial boats primarily using x-band to see the coastal features better. Additionally smaller boats and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-11-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,148
Posted By Triquetra
Believe it or not, here in FL, they are stealing...

Believe it or not, here in FL, they are stealing manhole covers to sell for scrap, and it is a dangerous and expensive problem for the local towns (as well as those unfortunate enough to have an...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-12-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By Triquetra
SD, I appreciate all of your input on this. I...

SD, I appreciate all of your input on this. I was not certain of the newer models, though I only saw the lower-end ones at the store. The plastic ones just pull out as opposed to screwing into the...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-12-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By Triquetra
I will look into them again, SD. I was reluctant...

I will look into them again, SD. I was reluctant to pop a 3-inch hole in my boat an potentially introduce a leak, while I was getting mixed information about the vents getting caught by lines and...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-12-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By Triquetra
SD, the ventilation is not as good as I would...

SD, the ventilation is not as good as I would like, but I have added some efficient internal fans to keep the circulation going. The design of the boat is not great for dorades and I was concerned...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-09-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By Triquetra
Dehumidifiers.

I ended up using a small, energy efficient dehumidifier and a fan to keep the air circulating and had great results. I used the 3M mildew remover to get rid of the mildew, which worked surprisingly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 12,229
Posted By Triquetra
As usual, you are correct. I must have gotten...

As usual, you are correct. I must have gotten the folded 9'5" foot confused. It is 25'7". Now, I am going to worry about not having enough beam.:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 12,229
Posted By Triquetra
I have a kind of hybrid trimaran, a Corsair 36,...

I have a kind of hybrid trimaran, a Corsair 36, which I have fitted out as a liveaboard. Space is a bit tight at times, and docking does have to be carefully arranged, due to my 29.5-foot beam, as...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By Triquetra
Mildew/Ventilation problems.

I live aboard my boat in FL and have an marine AC that both heats and cools. Yet the way that my boat is designed, I am getting condensation in the winter. Unfortunately an indoor/outdoor carpet was...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-27-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 14,699
Posted By Triquetra
Wireless cards for WIFI

I actually had a Verizon PCMCIA card that allowed the Admiral to surf the web at about 5 nm off of Daytona. I recently upgraded to the MIFI router, so that I can connect both my laptop and hers at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 2,933
Posted By Triquetra
Ponce de Leon Inlet from Canaveral Locks.

My fiancee and I sailed up to Ponce Inlet From Canaveral Locks and back over the weekend, enjoying the FL afternoon storms appear and dissapate from a distance, 4 nm offshore. The next day we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 7,358
Posted By Triquetra
The Admiral: Sailing is more fun and meaningful...

The Admiral: Sailing is more fun and meaningful when you have someone to share the experiences (assuming you survive them :eek:).

Rail-Mount Grill: FL summers are terrible if you have to cook...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 3,020
Posted By Triquetra
Waterproof, EMP-proof calculator

I keep my "waterproof calculator", a plastic slide rule on board, so no trig tables are necessary. :D Brushing up on using the trig part of the slide rule is good to do every now and then though.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By Triquetra
live-aboards vs. portable

Many cruisers do not take their boats out of the water and are really in a different category from people with portable/trailerable boats that go camping. They will skew your results.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By Triquetra
It is a Corsair36.

It is a Corsair36.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By Triquetra
Sd, I upgraded the photos and got rid of the...

Sd, I upgraded the photos and got rid of the fish. :D Unfortunately, I do not have a better photo of the compartment, and my boat is about an hour south of me at the moment, so I can't get one soon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By Triquetra
I'll try it again (my thanks to SD and CD for the...

I'll try it again (my thanks to SD and CD for the information about Photobucket) My boat was the only one in the marina that had problems. My foundering (thanks for the correction SD :o ) boat is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By Triquetra
I have tried to up load a couple of photos, but I...

I have tried to up load a couple of photos, but I am having problems. The files are small enough, but I keep getting an error for uploading my jpg files. Is there a trick to do it?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-10-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By Triquetra
I agree with you, SD. Until this mishap, I did...

I agree with you, SD. Until this mishap, I did not know that the metal louver over the vent had no valve mechanism. I was told that the vent was to prevent pressure buildup which could flex the...
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