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Search: Posts Made By: chef2sail
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By redline
Re: Foot switches for an Anchor Windlass

Our ba
Our boat came with foot separate switches at the aft corners of the anchor well; effective but necessitating doing the splits to see the anchor break surface while stepping on the switch. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 8,002
Posted By tomandchris
Re: Jeanneau, the worst bost for the money?

So, bottom line, this thread was your way of saying that your Tayana brand is so much better? Tayana is a great boat as designed, and if kept to standards, it continues to be a great boat.There are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By northoceanbeach
Re: Just looking for thoughts and recomendations on installing my new chartplotter

Mine are on an electronics switch too. Why not get the lowrance plotter and mount it off to the side of the companionway where they normally are?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By tommays
Re: Consequences of complete battery discharge

I look at what else is going on with leaks ,electric or water :)

My boat lives on a mooring and has been through the same rain and there should not be enough water coming down the mast to run a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By jameswilson29
Securing extra fuel and water tanks for coastal cruising

I have 3 portable plastic 5 gallon diesel fuel tanks and 2 portable 5 gallon water tanks, to supplement the permanent 16 gallon diesel fuel and 26 gallon water tanks on my boat for my occasional...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-02-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 15,153
Posted By northoceanbeach
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Definitely true. But I think that first time, to get the experience, is the hardest part. Like jumping out of an airplane. You just have to jump.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 04-22-2014
Replies: 528
Views: 19,981
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Sorry to hear about the shaftlog fubar, but glad to hear you're fixed and on the water again.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Kent Narrows Bridge Clearance

Hanging down from the bridge is a green (center) light and two reds. The 65 ft clearance is valid only for the middle 75 ft of the channel centered on the green center light. Outside of the middle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By Flybyknight
Re: Rolly Sasker Sails... Opinions

No matter what or whom you buy from, DEMAND that the cloth used is of U.S. manufacture,
and specify the best strongest UV resistant thread.
Why? Because the cloth made in the United States has a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 175,705
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

C'mon, man - everyone knows one of the greatest values of pasta offshore is that it can be cooked in seawater... :-)
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 7,293
Posted By josrulz
Re: Crown vs. US. Battery vs. Trojan 130 amp hour batteries

Just a quick follow-up, we decided on the Trojans. Just couldn't get a great price locally on the US Battery model, so that seemed like the way to go. Should be picking up the SCS225s on Thursday. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-23-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,868
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Name on Bow = Charter Boat?

I've never heard that. It doesn't mean it's not true, but also, none of the charter boats in my marina, nor any that I remember seeing in the BVI had the boat name on the bow.

The closest I've...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 5,393
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Need Opinion: Chart plotter, north up or course up?

Nah, I'm a Luddite, through and through... I rate my Sailomat windvane as the best money I will ever spend on my boat, after all...

Sometimes I wonder how I've managed to fit all this crap...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 969
Posted By manatee
Re: What song describes you boat best.

Don't have boat yet, but she'll be named Manatee.
Song: "Good Ship Manatee", by Leslie Fish; a filksong (science-fiction folksong)
from many years ago.

Carmen Miranda's Ghost 03 - Good Ship...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,773
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Cool Pic

Boca Grande Key/Channel is a really neat spot, until the wind and tide are in opposition. Incredible lobstering and fishing in the anchorage at Boca Grande Key as well.

Brian, I saw that same...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-28-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,294
Posted By capecodda
Re: Can I make this trip as a novice

Every boat I've bought had problems at purchase. This includes new and used. I'd suggest whatever you do, take at least one day and sail it locally at your departure point. Try the motor for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 3,541
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Don't read this unless you have time . .

Here's the point of view from a novice:

There isn't a big sailing culture where I grew up(um, North Dakota). I first set foot in a keelboat in the fall of 2009, so I have never sailed without a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 3,541
Posted By Omatako
Don't read this unless you have time . .

When I first started ocean sailing we had some great systems. We had things like sextants that could help to locate your position in the middle of nowhere. Monochrome radar could tell you if you were...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-22-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,758
Posted By outbound
Re: Flaking the Main Sail

Chef got to accept your experience with your boat(s). Never had e-z jacks but have had several boats with lazy jacks and tried 3 and 4 leg systems on one as it gave me trouble. Current boat has mast...
Forum: Looking for Companionship... 05-21-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 10,829
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Want Mature Cook/Crew/Friend Lady

Just for the record, the moderators have taken a look at this thread. As a group we believe that Jollycruiser's crew search, even if it is gender specific, appears to be consistent with the reason...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-21-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 1,300
Posted By mbetter
Re: Apologize about sn down time

My guess would be to differentiate the button from "Like" buttons that are hooked up to Facebook, as this one isn't.

I agree that "Thanks" doesn't really work as it means something completely...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Thanks for the "Thanks" button. Not sure I like...

seems like a semi casual poll could have been taken to ascertain broader community support for or against "like" or "thanks" ?????? dare I even mention the notion of a vote.....personally I often...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Thanks for the "Thanks" button. Not sure I like...

So those who have built up 'likes' based on credible contributions are all reset to zero. New readers only have post counts to use to filter and we all know that isn't helpful. Surprise!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 13,422
Posted By Roger Long
Re: My Horror Story

For the sake of inexperienced sailors here, will you please top throwing around irresponsible platitudes about inlets.

The applicable extension of your analogy in this case would be walking across...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: This is awesome, I'm sailing.

If I am just out sailing for fun then as long as I'm still moving, I sail. If I need to get somewhere then I usually plan for an average of 4 knots, if I start to go slower than that for more than...
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