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Search: Posts Made By: ccriders
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By ccriders
Re: Completed 4th recent Cape May trip

Nice boat. Great trip, one I wanted to take when I lived there, but at 22 ft., thought better of it. Most I ever did was Toms River to Shady Side.
John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By ccriders
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By ccriders
Re: source of 12 volt instruction ?

Ditto also on Charlie Wing's book. In the army when we taught electronics, we started with Ohm's Law, as does Charlie. From there draw "block diagrams" of your system. From there you can draw your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By ccriders
Re: Safe paint removal?

I once used a soy based paint stripper to take off bottom paint. It wasn't quite up to the challenge of many years of paint build up, but could easily handle your job. Google "soy paint remover" and...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 06-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By ccriders
Re: We did it!!!!!!!!!

Wow,
My envy factor is pretty high right now. They are beautiful, capable boats. Have fun sailing her.
John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By ccriders
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

I just experienced the Lee shore problem in a Beneteau 34. We were trying to round the point of an island with an on shore breeze and would encounter currents that would stall the boat which pushed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 9,684
Posted By ccriders
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,314
Posted By ccriders
Re: Music for sailing: what floats your boat?

The world of music is just too big to make "the list" and do justice to all the musicians who have given us their art. So why not get a XM satellite subscription and then you can wade through a huge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,707
Posted By ccriders
Re: Have a workbench?

Downeast 450,
I think many miss the fact you are on a 28 foot boat, and one of the prettiest examples out there to boot. Have you looked at that compression post as a place to clamp on a work bench?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 4,938
Posted By ccriders
Re: Missing Boat Found- No Skipper

Not true. Go to the drug store a buy a portable urinal and stop putting yourself and crew at risk.
John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,782
Posted By ccriders
Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

Why not think about a generator, increased battery bank and an electric motor? I can think of several reasons why this would be better than an outboard and would support long term cruising for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,181
Posted By ccriders
Re: What do you use for cockpit cushions...

However, I gave my wife and daughter those go anywhere seats from West Marine as Mother's Day gifts. We finally got to sail all together today and my 8 month pregnant daughter was in heaven. She has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 2,772
Posted By ccriders
Re: Young people and adventure

Interesting topic and a fun read. I think too much importance is being placed by some on physical adventure, you know rarified air, incredibly steep slopes, raging water etc.
Also, there seems to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-18-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 4,620
Posted By ccriders
Re: VHF Protocol

I'm retired from the Army Signal Corps and have used the phoenetic alphabet all my adult life, including with my wife when needed. Recently I was driving her car and the sepentine belt exploded...
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