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Search: Posts Made By: NCountry
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-27-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 11,729
Posted By NCountry
Re: Single Handing Made Easy - What Are Your Techniques?

My 44 footer heaves to under jib alone. Seems to be a little closer to the wind with the main up also. It does really well with a double reef and LOTS of the jib furled. Also does well with the storm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By NCountry
A sailing dinghy or a scow of some sort are great...

A sailing dinghy or a scow of some sort are great boats to learn on. Depending on the boat and your home waters they can be very challenging. Not to say they can't handle some good wind. I watched a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By NCountry
It's not so much the US Federal agencies that are...

It's not so much the US Federal agencies that are out and out stupid, it's some of the people that are in them. Military and Judicial are no exception. The problem is that there just seems to be a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 6,660
Posted By NCountry
If the battery is under load when you check the...

If the battery is under load when you check the voltage it's fairly common for it to read less than fully charged. Especially if it's not been fully charged. Once the load is taken off then the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 11,714
Posted By NCountry
TAPE before caulking! Dang it, should have seen...

TAPE before caulking! Dang it, should have seen this 2 weeks ago...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-09-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,379
Posted By NCountry
Even the swells (which most people tend to forget...

Even the swells (which most people tend to forget about) will be hard on your dog. If you go outside much at all then your dog can really suffer. If you stick with the ditch then you'll have no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 11,060
Posted By NCountry
I used OpenCPN to navigate on the trip from...

I used OpenCPN to navigate on the trip from Stuart, Fl. to Galveston, Tx last November. It was awesome!
I did take me just a little time to figure out how to get cpn to open the NOAA raster charts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By NCountry
On our last boat purchase every broker that had a...

On our last boat purchase every broker that had a boat listed that I was interested in turned out to be a real A**H***! (Can you say Kemah?) I finally enlisted the help of a broker I had worked with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 5,752
Posted By NCountry
I've had boats with both. Been in the soup and...

I've had boats with both. Been in the soup and had failures with both.
The Alado system is a simple and stupid proof as I've seen. They install VERY easily and the built in halyard is slick. I put...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,301
Posted By NCountry
Before you go for the J boat you should take a...

Before you go for the J boat you should take a look at the Gulfstar 44 CC. Ours is an awesome boat. Not that the J/44 isn't. Robert Perry is apparently a fan of the 44 and the build quality is first...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 7,555
Posted By NCountry
We crossed the Gulf in November and the boat had...

We crossed the Gulf in November and the boat had an AIS on it. Didn't think much of it until I had some experience with it. Ships that wouldn't answer before will answer a DSC call and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 3,110
Posted By NCountry
I'm so confused...... So if I'm swimming in...

I'm so confused......
So if I'm swimming in some Loch on the east side of a big pond I'm going to have to drink beer with some german girl (whose face I'll never remember) if a destroyer crosses my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By NCountry
Merry Christmas Sailnetters.... now about all...

Merry Christmas Sailnetters.... now about all those new electronics I was wanting you to buy me for Christmas.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By NCountry
Everywhere I read they say ditch the engine...

Everywhere I read they say ditch the engine driven refrigeration. The 12v dc on my boat is awesome and fairly efficient.
Both GOOD WORKING autopilot and windvane steering = one less person on each...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,923
Posted By NCountry
Garmin handheld, lap top, Opencpn.org, NOAA...

Garmin handheld, lap top, Opencpn.org, NOAA nautical charts. Plug handheld into usb on lap top. Works GREAT! Very accurate. Through the barrier reefs coming into the Keys and the Hawk Channel I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,762
Posted By NCountry
Try the 78sc... download the drivers onto your...

Try the 78sc... download the drivers onto your lap top then go to OpenCPN.org and download the latest version. Go to NOAA's nautical charts and down load those. Once you have Opencpn loaded and the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-20-2010
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,609,875
Posted By NCountry
Love the fit and finish of these boats. (The...

Love the fit and finish of these boats. (The Sirius) But, having spent time on a deck salon recently I gotta tell you that I'm no longer a fan of steps in the cabin going up and down. One badly timed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 5,824
Posted By NCountry
We should see how high a rep we can get someone...

We should see how high a rep we can get someone to.... I volunteer my profile for the experiment.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 5,824
Posted By NCountry
Hey... I've given good advice at least once AND...

Hey... I've given good advice at least once AND I've been beligerant and smart alec to boot.....I want some rep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,696
Posted By NCountry
Transited the Gulf from Key West to Galveston in...

Transited the Gulf from Key West to Galveston in early mid November on a 47 footer. Had a couple of Northers come through while we were in the middle. Winds to 40 or a little more, waves got big! I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-08-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,983
Posted By NCountry
Just got back from the Keys. Download OPENCPN.org...

Just got back from the Keys. Download OPENCPN.org and the NOAA nautical charts. It's all free. The locals are great on the radio about suggesting anchorages. (and there are a ton of places) Mostly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By NCountry
ST7000 Stuart, Florida

Making preperations to get under way but the course computer is shot. Looking for used one for a replacement. If you're in the area and have one you need/want to get rid of see us on Largo at the...
Forum: Florida - Keys 10-26-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,469
Posted By NCountry
Trip South, Outside or Hawk Channel

Pouring over charts to head south towards Key West from Stuart. I've been told to take Hawk Channel once to Biscayne Bay but the charts I'm looking at don't seem to make it very clear where the best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2010
Replies: 334
Views: 32,139
Posted By NCountry
Actually, yeah, at our marina we did have someone...

Actually, yeah, at our marina we did have someone try to break into our boat while we were sleeping onboard. They fell coming down the campanion way which woke everyone up and they were so startled...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2010
Replies: 334
Views: 32,139
Posted By NCountry
Wrist Rocket Sling Shot.....I shoot medium sized...

Wrist Rocket Sling Shot.....I shoot medium sized ball bearings with it. Leaves large holes, easy to handle. Started learning after reading all the fun gun threads on sail net.
Mostly inland waters...
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