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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Anyone use Boat Command?

Here's an update! I purchased the Boat Command at boat show price, and I installed it today. It was a quick and easy install, I just had to make a quick stop to West Marine for some battery ring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-09-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By jslade8581
Question Anyone use Boat Command?

I'm asking about Boat Command: https://boatcommand.com/

There are some similar services (closest in price with similar capabilities is Siren Marine, https://sirenmarine.com/).

I was thinking...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-20-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 6,091
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

The traditional system, prior to holding tanks, was a bucket which was tossed overboard. In fact, reading books about more recent adventures (well into the 70s) suggests that buckets were used quite...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-10-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 6,091
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

Another vote for the composting head. We went with Airhead. One of the best decisions we've ever made with the boat. We love the residential size seat.

One thing that we discovered is to have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-10-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Hampton VA to Herrington Harbour South in June

Follow-up to the original post.

We made the trip, departing Southall Landings, Hampton, VA on Sunday 7 Jun at around 9:15 am (delayed a weekend due to work getting in the way of finishing boat...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-24-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,380
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Departing the slip in reverse singlehanded

Brokesailor, here's the source that brought it to my attention: http://www.sail-world.com/How_to_Undock_Your_Sailboat_with_Natural_Forces/86207

I've never tried to short a turn with a spring line...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-23-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,380
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Departing the slip in reverse singlehanded

This is something for which I've been looking for an answer myself. I can't tell you how much stress I am under leaving my dock where I get crosswinded all the time. That, and I really miss...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Hampton VA to Herrington Harbour South in June

Lot of good advice, thank you. I definitely appreciate the specific points and notes. I'll let you know how it goes!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By jslade8581
Hampton VA to Herrington Harbour South in June

Well, it's time to move the boat again. I'm looking to make an overnight sail up from Hampton VA (north of Norfolk) to Herrington Harbour South (south of Annapolis). Any time I make a "big" trip, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By jslade8581
Re: iPad users only

I'm not in my 50s, but I use my iPad 1 for navigation too. Remember you need the 3G version (cell version) to have the GPS. I use and recommend BOTH iNavX and Garmin's BlueChart because I like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,617
Posted By jslade8581
Re: RYA yachtmaster vs USCG license Captain vs ICC

RockDawg,

Your stories about deliveries are awesome. Here's my two cents:
1. If you want to do international deliveries or get a Captain's job on a non US-flagged vessel, get the RYA Yacht...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By jslade8581
Re: I fell out of my Boat (not mob)

I only use the ladder for me. I lower or raise everything to myself using bags tied to a single line (or a convenient handle on the item). I've had friends break their arms falling down ladders.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 7
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Views: 733
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Visitor

Your boat must be comfortable - after all, that's the best seal of approval I've ever seen!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,594
Posted By jslade8581
Re: You are not welcome

The houseboats were lovely, but I got a feel that they were really little more than RVs on the water (in the sense of how they look and even how they're advertised). And personally, I very much like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 610
Posted By jslade8581
A Trip Out to Sea (Simulator)

I just saw this - intense.

Link: Sortie en mer (http://sortieenmer.com/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Engine room cleanup - better way?

Once I'm done cleaning it, I'm planning to put down an epoxy barrier coat. I hear that's the best to help protect it.

I'm also installing a soundproofing heat shield on the bulkhead and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By jslade8581
Engine room cleanup - better way?

Zephyr is in the yard for some work, and I started working on the engine room since the engine is removed for a rebuild. I'm going to show you a nasty picture, so if you're easily nauseated, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,749
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Delivery issues

Not sure if the OP is still looking for a place to start... Here's where I started: Chesapeake Bay Professional Captains Association. Google it and post a job, and you'll get a ton of responses. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 6,346
Posted By jslade8581
Re: composting toilet-should we do it

I'm a believer - my wife and I installed one on our boat. My dad, brother and I went cruising over the spring for about three weeks total, no issues with it. (We use the Airhead composting toilet.)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Funny Sailboat-for-Sale Ad

That ad was awesome.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,158
Posted By jslade8581
Re: South from Beaufort NC to Fla

There's the option to use the 12-NM slue from Frying Pan shoals vice heading further offshore if you want to stay closer to land. Well marked on the charts, two buoys on station. Pretty neat to see.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,788
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Stove options

We have an Origo one-burner on our boat. The non-pressurized alcohol is relatively easy to find and it heats up FAST (much faster than we expected).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2013
Replies: 270
Views: 29,209
Posted By jslade8581
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Anyone use ships bells for time

We do it in the Navy. I like it.

I also enjoy when the ship I'm on uses pipes (the whistle sequence done by boatswain's mates).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 4,220
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Things lost in the water

Not my loss, but my dad's - after he ran us aground in the St. John's River, he decided to jump in to push us off whilst my brother and I were wrestling with the stuck roller furling jib (when it...
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