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Search: Posts Made By: DRFerron
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,914
Posted By DRFerron
re: Safety considerations for Great Lakes solo sailor

There is a huge difference between the answers resulting from your thread title and what you asked for in your first post. Some of the responses are generic to offshore cruisers, which won't apply to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Where to get OpenCPN charts?

Chart Downloader for NOAA ENCģ (
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,170
Posted By DRFerron
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Perhaps you and your wife could take a sailing course together? That puts you on equal footing and in a learning environment where someone else is the responsible party.

There are also women only...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By DRFerron
Re: female crew wanted for Bahamas cruise

As a woman who sails whenever possible, and who knows plenty of others who also love to sail, perhaps your bait is inadequate.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 5,134
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

That's awesome.

A woman in my marina used to keep a Catalina Capri in a slip. Every weekend I'd watch her husband drop her and one kid off and she'd head off into the bay.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Sailing East Coast from MD to FL

First, I'm going to move your question into its own thread for more visibility.

Next, there are plenty of people on this forum who have done what you want to do. Just not this time of year. You...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By DRFerron
Re: New Cooking Show

Videos can be posted in the video forum:

Cruising Videos - SailNet Community (
Forum: Practical Sailor 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 33,523
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Learning to Share

Ok. Well. Just FYI:

Promotions: The site is supported by advertising. If representatives of companies post once just to promote their business and also do not contribute to the forum or help...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,291
Posted By DRFerron
Re: noob question

The navigation rules are mostly the same and racing (even as rail meat) is a way to see in practice within a short time frame what you read about.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 03-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By DRFerron
Re: And as someone mentioned, don't forget the Eastern Shore

Well, Rock Hall has everything covered but the book store. There used to be a nice one in Chestertown but I haven't been there in a few years. I would imagine it is hard to keep a book store...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,148
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Take Your Shoes Off in the Cabin

I think I understand what you're saying. The boat owner knew how you worked from the first time you were there so what made her think you would change for callbacks 2 and 3.

I don't agree or...
Forum: Racing 03-01-2015
Replies: 154
Views: 11,425
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

A bunch of SailNetters in the IRC sailing channel talk about the VOR every day. At least four are sailing the virtual race against each other (or however that works).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Shore power question

Yes, but of course it was not as complex a system as on our current boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,930
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Best of these Florida cities for sailing

Are you talking about sailing to these locations? Why not just try them all? Boats are meant to be moved. Try one city one season, another the next season, and so forth. You may get to the first one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,930
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Best of these Florida cities for sailing

St. Augustine has a VERY active cruising community. A few full-time cruising SailNetters make it their home base. There are regular cruising nets, activities, get togethers. I've visited friends a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-12-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 3,185
Posted By DRFerron
Re: yes another help me find the perfect boat....

My take on the OP is that he just doesn't have a firm grasp on what he doesn't know. As many of us didn't when we first started sailing. So he's asking questions.

There are some that come in here...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 5,170
Posted By DRFerron
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Gift suggestion:

Changing Course: A Woman's Guide to Choosing the Cruising Life by Debra Cantrell (Aug 12 2003)

Written by a woman whose husband proposed living and cruising on a boat and she...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 5,170
Posted By DRFerron
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

My first question is why are YOU deciding what SHE should focus on? Let her make up her own mind by simply including her in your training/research/trips, etc. Let her do whatever you do or let her...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,015
Posted By DRFerron
Re: What is the best sailing movie ever?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-12-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 5,479
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

goarmyonem. Chill.

First, it's those who "know everything there is to know" as you claim to about power boating who are the ones who do the dumbest things and thus have more potential to be a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-06-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 4,114
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Money idea for someone with a boat?

Sorry. I shouldn't post between wine and bed. Chesapeake bay. I remember saying the location in my head. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,719
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Chapman's 67th Edition

Since I had a not very old hardcover edition I decided to give the Kindle tablet edition a try. I like the thought of having it on the tablet but when I'm at my desk at home I still reach for the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By DRFerron
Re: How do you start from nothing?

Welcome to SailNet Charlie. I started sailing by Googling local sail clubs and joining one before I bought my own sailboat. NOT yacht clubs, which are usually $$$. Sailing clubs are generally...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2014
Replies: 908
Views: 67,734
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I think everyone should agree to disagree and keep the fires banked. Pirate flags, anchors, boats, we're passionate about what we like and dislike.

tdw's buying eggnog for the room. Tell him I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,237
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Some people's children...

I may be totally wrong, but it sounds like Bubble just came to SN to blow off steam as many of us have done on occasion. "Socially challenged" would seem to apply more to someone who bursts into...
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