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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Side lights on the mast and COLREGs

You are welcome

Seems to me I see some lights that say "Powerboat" on them and others indicate for use on "Sailboats" - I have not checked the manufactures specs. but that leads me to think the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Side lights on the mast and COLREGs

Since those early days I have learned quite a bit and would be unlikely to repeat the dual lighting. Yes you are only allowed to show lights that you are legally entitled to, I cover that clearly in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Docking as an art form.

I do however use a fixed length line attached to one of my primary winches and the other end of the line has a loop in it and the loop is dropped over the first cleat going into the slip, one of the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Side lights on the mast and COLREGs

The problem with lights on the mast in addition to not being legal as pointed out above is the Jib or Genoa could obscure the lights at some points of sail

Yes the masthead lights have problems...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-13-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Navigators Piloting and Charting Reference Card

Thanks & you are welcome

Glad you liked the card - they make great gifts and are easy to make - I have given out many cards over the years
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-27-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By nwsaildude
Navigators Piloting and Charting Reference Card

This is a card I came up with that has some common formulas for standard Coastal navigation, Time / distance -TVMDC - common charting symbols - it is two sided but prints two up on letter sized...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Painting My GOB

I used Interlux Interdeck non-skid on my boat - after three years the deck is still looking great. I did the cockpit when I first got the boat also with Interdeck and after 10 years or so it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,883
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

I might have missed something in this thread, but I had a chat with one of our senior VE folks and a fire extinguisher servicing company last fall, and summarized below is what I was told

For...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,280
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Making Pelican Hook Lanyards & Key Fobs

These are Lanyards I have made for my boat and for friends, they also work nice as Key Fobs (Gave many Key Fobs away as gifts)

They are quick and easy -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,280
Posted By nwsaildude
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,280
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I have also seen the edging in Marine Supply stores also
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,280
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Thanks

I have been happy with it - you could make it a different size if you want.

I store the table aft on port with the fenders - see the background of the picture - the table top goes to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 8,468
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Heating Your Boat

I don't live aboard and just use a small electric heater when required on my boat.

But I have some friends that do live aboard, and they have some sort of tent on their boats, one is a plain boom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,280
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

http://captnmike.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/new-boat-table1.jpg

This is a table I built a while back. 24 x 24 inches, 1/2 inch thick Polypropylene Sheet.

Edges are rounded and the top...
Forum: Ocean Navigator   08-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 4,767
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: AIS Everywhere

The VTS buoys here in Puget Sound are mostly in 600 to 700 feet of water - so again - they are not about running aground - but to keep ships from running into each other - ATON's have many uses -
...
Forum: Ocean Navigator   08-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 4,767
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: AIS Everywhere

They are adding AIS to some of the sea buoys - that gets the collision avoidance and CPA of the navigation systems to help ships know when they will hit a buoy -

What I have seen so far is the...
Forum: Ocean Navigator   08-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 4,767
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: AIS Everywhere

That is also being done in the U.S also - but in some cases they put an AIS transmitter on the physical ATON (giving the true position of the ATON), the AIS can transmit a signal that matches to a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,280
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

looks good on the silverware - good job
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,038
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Notes on a thru-hull replacement

For G-10 and other sheets of fiberglass I use a Jig Saw. Lots of different blades available including carbide tipped. If I wobble a bit on the circle part - I use a small bench / belt sander to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Improving sailing websites and blogs

The site below has a ton of help for blogs and web sites. Timethief is a long time helper in the WordPress.com help forum - but the tips work for any blog or web site. The link is to the getting...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-24-2014
Replies: 131
Views: 66,089
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Downloadable PRINTABLE NOAA Charts

NOAA is now providing free PDF downloads for almost all of their charts: PDF Nautical Charts (http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/pdfcharts/)

NOAA also has PDF downloads to print Booklet charts...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-23-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 10,955
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: 4 lost as 40.7 sinks off Azores 15/May/14

The hull has been found by a U.S. Warship

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/1867354-post11.html
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-23-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Resuming Search!!!!!

BBC News - US ship finds hull of missing yacht (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27551917#%22)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Do I still need paper charts in Canada

It looks like if you are under 100 tons the chart requirements are less - but as noted above make sure you have enough charts to be safe


Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations, 1995...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Learning how to Sail

Learn to sail hands on - not just asking others - advice from others is great - but you need something to filter it against - lots of real bad advice out there given by very well meaning folks
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