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Search: Posts Made By: i670684
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By i670684
Getting Dog from Water into Sailboat

This outfit has some products that may be of use, depending on your boat:

http://www.divendog.com/

Dave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By i670684
Severe Weather Alert !!!

The way I read this, the NWS would be constrained to provide only severe weather warnings and forecasts. Protection of life and property could be easily interpreted to mean information and forecasts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 8,820
Posted By i670684
ATN Topclimber

Even if you can physically use the Topclimber, you may have trouble. I had no problem ascending to the top of the mast several times, but found that my knees could not take the deep knee bends and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-10-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 6,388
Posted By i670684
MaxSea and NOAA ENC Charts

Well, I am at a loss. I would suggest you send an email to the support team at Maxsea (link is on their web site). Don''t expect much.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-08-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 6,388
Posted By i670684
MaxSea and NOAA ENC Charts

Ah, I''m using version 11. The file -> open doesn''t work for me either. There is a reasonably good document at the maxsea web site that explains how to work with S57 charts:
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-08-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 3,019
Posted By i670684
Wireless Internet access

Consider purchasing a wireless PC card that has both an internal antenna and a connector for an external antenna. When you are at anchor or docked, an external antenna will allow you to connect...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-08-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 6,388
Posted By i670684
MaxSea and NOAA ENC Charts

How are you trying to open the chart? I use "file -> open chart" and Maxsea then scans my system to find all available charts. I then go to "windows -> new chart window -> vector window" and ,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 6,233
Posted By i670684
anti-fouling paint recommendations

The Practical Sailor issue just hitting the stand has a review on bottom paints. Timely, if you like PS.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,702
Posted By i670684
Spade anchor comes up backwards

Mine always comes in backwards as well, but it corrects itself at the last minute if I just continue pulling in the chain.
Forum: Living Aboard 04-14-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,745
Posted By i670684
southern fla east coast liveaboard slips

You need to look at Waterfront News:
http://www.waterfront-news.com/

and the ads in the Miami Sun-Sentinel:
www.sun-sentinel.com

Both papers have a large number of liveaboard dockage.

Dave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By i670684
Clearance of 17St causeway bridge in Ft Lauderdale

Thanks. The url doesn''t seem to work but I appreciate the info.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By i670684
Clearance of 17St causeway bridge in Ft Lauderdale

Does anyone know the clearance in the center of the span? The Coast Pilot doesn''t list the new bridge but other sources show it is 55'' above MHW. Where would I confirm whether that''s at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By i670684
Fiberglass people in Fort Lauderdale

Jeff, I haven''t seen any plastic people in Lauderdale, but up here in Boca Raton is a different story! TPI could learn a thing or two from the plastic surgeons here.

Dave
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By i670684
Fiberglass people in Fort Lauderdale

I''m looking for recommendations on someone in Fort Lauderdale to do some cosmetic gelcoat work. If you''ve had positive or negative experiences I would love to hear about them.

Dave
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2003
Replies: 6
SSB
Views: 903
Posted By i670684
SSB

There are modification instructions for a large number of rigs at this site:

www.mods.dk

I don''t know if they have mods for your radio but it''s worth a look.

Dave
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,446
Posted By i670684
leak from engine raw water siphon break

Thanks for the idea, Robin. I guess I had a naive view of what''s inside the siphon break itself and didn''t even consider it could be the problem. Funny how assumptions cloud one''s mind when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,446
Posted By i670684
leak from engine raw water siphon break

I noticed recently a slight trickle of sea water from the direction of
the siphon break in the raw water line. Today I was able to
disconnect the mount from under the sink and pull intact the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By i670684
boat sails at anchor

Lots of great replies... thanks. I''ll try running a line from the rode aft and see if that''s sufficient. Might try the kellet next as that''s probably a good idea to increase holding anyway. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By i670684
boat sails at anchor

Our J/40 is a great cruising boat that sails very well. Unfortunately, it enjoys sailing so much it continues to sail after we''ve anchored. I''ve taken to using two anchors to keep her in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By i670684
SSB Antenna

Gordon West ran some tests and came to other conclusions, namely that a huge counterpoise/ground system was not needed. I haven''t tried what he recommends, but here''s a link to some more info. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By i670684
Fresh to Salt

I did the same last year (bought boat from MI, moved it to FL) and Pettit''s advice was to remove it. That we did, and put on Trinidad SR, which is holding up pretty well.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-10-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2,985
Posted By i670684
Electrical Power Recharging Options for Extended Cruise

What type of regulator do you have? The smart regulators from Ample Power and others are supposed to do a much better job than traditional regulators. I don''t speak from experience yet, but will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By i670684
Mast Climber?

I bought a Topclimber-- worked great first time. Very hard on the knees, though, so if you have ever had knee trouble, even a little, I would consider other options.
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-09-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By i670684
Help! How to teach someone to maintain heading

Thought you might be interested in some feedback on what has worked. Firstly, thanks again for the helpful replies.

My original guidance was use a landmark to steer to, rather than getting overly...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-15-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By i670684
Help! How to teach someone to maintain heading

Thanks for the helpful hints. I''ve tried several of these, but what we have not done is to practice several times without raising the sail. We''ll keep it simple and build on success.

Thanks...
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