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Search: Posts Made By: ThirdCoastSailor
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Navionics Chart Question

Alex,

I updated to LightHouse II two weeks ago. Still don't see the light characteristics of the buoys. I'm starting to think it's just not included in the chart data. I may try the LightHouse...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Navionics Chart Question

TK,

Thanks for the tip, I'll check that out next time I'm at the boat.

TCS
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Navionics Chart Question

J,

I will have another look at the different layers and check it after dark to see if it's somehow linked to time of day (I doubt it, but you never know). Is this information available on your...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Navionics Chart Question

I tried that but as far as I can tell when you do that it thinks you're trying to create a way point.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Navionics Chart Question

I have a Raymarine e series chartplotter with Navionics gold charts and while these charts have lots of auxiliary information on them (marinas, fuel docks, etc. ) they appear to be missing some basic...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-20-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,533
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Full Time Cruisers

Congratulations! My wife and I have about one year to go before I retire and we can slip the dock lines as well. Have fun!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Wind Vane Calibration

Lumelind,

I'm guessing my unit is reading high by about 20%. It reads 30 knots in what I think is about 25 knots.

TCS
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 7,977
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Nothing has changed in 50 years...many sailors still can't navigate...

Hi James,

I certainly agree folks should have some basic knowledge before setting out (colregs, basic boat handling etc.) but at the end of the day knowledge is not the same as experience and the...
Forum: Catalina 08-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Depth gauge on cat 25 acting up

I am having EXACTLY the same problem. It just started about a week ago. The boat in currently on the hard for a bottom job. I'm hoping it goes away when it goes back in the water.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Wind Vane Calibration

The direction looks about right, the speed seems a bit high so it's the speed that may need calibration.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Wind Vane Calibration

I've just installed a new Raymarine wind vane (E22078) which is connected to an ITC 5 converter and i70 display. It seems to read a bit high compared to other boats nearby. Does anyone know if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2013
Replies: 214
Views: 12,134
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

I have Mustang inflatable and I always wear it. I have a strobe and whistle attached to it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 5,308
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Drinking water tank water.

My wife and I use our tank water regularly for both cooking and drinking and have had no health issues. We do shock the tanks with bleach annually. Using bottled water while cruising doesn't sound...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-29-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 3,410
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Hello!! Saling newbies from Kentucky!!

Congratulations and welcome to Sailnet.

Kentucky to Florida sounds a bit off the beaten path. Remember to check all the bridges along your route for clearance!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-27-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,149
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Jeanneau 42 vs. Catalina 42

I don't know much about the Jeanneau but the Catalina 42 is a very popular cruising boat. I don't think you can go wrong there if you find one in good condition.
Forum: North American Yachts 12-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: daysail to redfish point

Trying to figure out if I could get in there from offshore. Looking at the charts seems there is 6 to 8 ft in the Acadiana channel but the depth appears to go to 3ft just as you leave the channel...
Forum: North American Yachts 12-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: daysail to redfish point

Where is this yacht club. Is it accessible with a 6ft draft?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 11,263
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Dripless Shaft Seal versus Stuffing Box

I have the dripless seal. The original was leaking when I bought the boat and it didn't have the air bleed hose. I replaced it and not had any trouble with it since. It was replaced about two...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Advice on sailing from Galveston Bay to Matagorda Bay

I think most of the well heads are between Freeport and Matagorda so I would try to do that stretch in daylight. Probably means leaving Galveston at night.

Make sure you're monitoring channel 16....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-04-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 10,255
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Re: Couples living aboard how goes the relationship

I've been in an MRI machine and I have a Catalina 380. There is NO comparison. There is a lot more room than it appears in the photo. Plenty of room to read in an inclined position. We don't live...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Rocna Anhors

I am planning to purchase a new anchor and was favoring a Rocna having read several positive reviews but I've recently seen some chatter regarding poor quality materials and workmanship (see Sep....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,340
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Folks, I contacted PYI and they provided the...

Folks,

I contacted PYI and they provided the specs which are 1/4 X 20 with a length of 5/16" for a 1.25" diameter shaft.

I will head the warning about not putting thread locker on the inner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,340
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
PSS Shaft Seal Set Screws

Does anyone know the size of the set screws in the PSS shaft seal rotor? 1/4 X 20? Metric?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Condensator Problems

I've recently installed a condensator to pump out the AC condensate. I have two evaporators and the condensator works well when plumbed to one or the other but I cannot get it to pump out both drip...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-28-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,096
Posted By ThirdCoastSailor
Moonie, I live in Houston so I know a little...

Moonie,

I live in Houston so I know a little about the Galveston area. I believe Galveston Yacht Club suffered significant damage from Ike as the eye past almost directly over that area. I know...
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