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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2014
Replies: 264
Views: 22,576
Posted By DJR351
Re: Advice From Young Punks

Super Yacht.....pfft!:rolleyes:

A Mega Yacht for me please....:D
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-11-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 460,330
Posted By DJR351
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Sadly another sailboat sunk, although this happened last December and thankfully both crew where rescued, you maybe interested in this one Bob.....She was made out of steel.....

| what's left of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,101
Posted By DJR351
Re: How do you circumnavigate?

I am a Master (unlimited) in the Offshore Oil & Gas and I can say without a doubt there is no such requirement in SOLAS or anywhere requiring charts to be changed in such away, we get done over by...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-08-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 16,034
Posted By DJR351
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

tdw.....i'll never see 50 again but this is the sort of crew i am looking for, would you mind if i borrowed the description (with a small modification) for the add i want to pass around the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,101
Posted By DJR351
Re: How do you circumnavigate?

Your going to have to provide some reference to that, even long long ago in my 2nd Mates days that never applied....:confused:

Theres only two reasons a chart is removed from service...

1. New...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,101
Posted By DJR351
Re: How do you circumnavigate?

Everything you need to know is here......

How to Sail Around the World: 7 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow (http://m.wikihow.com/Sail-Around-the-World)

:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,963
Posted By DJR351
Re: Why don't boats have headlights?

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii275/XA351COUPE/imagejpg1_zps649f5385.jpg (http://s266.photobucket.com/user/XA351COUPE/media/imagejpg1_zps649f5385.jpg.html)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-23-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 460,330
Posted By DJR351
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Ahhhh......so that is what the fire axe is for......
Forum: Electronics   04-22-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,003
Posted By DJR351
Re: Entry level AIS?

First of all do not put to much faith in marinetraffic.com, i have lost count of the instances where the info from that site has been completely wrong, and secondly AIS should never be used as a...
Forum: Electronics   04-21-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,003
Posted By DJR351
Re: Entry level AIS?

That is for Class B Transponders, Class A Transponders transmit at 12.5W.....:)

Edit: Or to be more precise Class A transmits at 1W/12.5W Selectable....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,601
Posted By DJR351
Re: Hours on watch. Navy research.

In my working world it's.......

Bridge/Navigational Watch

Master: 0800 > 1200 & 2000 > 0000

Chief Officer: 0400 > 0800 & 1600 > 2000

Second Officer: 0000 > 0400 & 1200 > 1600
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-20-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 460,330
Posted By DJR351
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Here's one that seems to have served her owners very well.....

the boat | s/v silas crosby (http://silascrosby.com/sail/?page_id=13)
Forum: Electronics   04-19-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,003
Posted By DJR351
Re: Entry level AIS?

Seeing as I am on the bridge of those ships (as well as my own boat) I respectfully have to disagree with the last statement. AIS is primarily a collision avoidance tool, by having a receive only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 14,705
Posted By DJR351
Re: Chart plotter or IPad

Well sport I guess this will be a revelation for you then won't it, 100% waterproof integrity maintained and can be run indefinitely.....;)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 14,705
Posted By DJR351
Re: Chart plotter or IPad

No different over here, frequent trips into the South Pacific requires the same as far as waterproofing goes. Normally my HDS lives on the helm but I would have no problems leaving the iPad there as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 14,705
Posted By DJR351
Re: Chart plotter or IPad

This is one of our backups to the main unit which is a Lowrance HDS 10m Gen2 chartplotter.

iPad 2 Wi-Fi 3G running iSailor, iNavX and Plan2Nav, compared to the other two Plan2Nav is rubbish so is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2014
Replies: 1,103
Views: 75,896
Posted By DJR351
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Nothing wrong with flying a Pirate flag at all....:D

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IqIRpnsUvP4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By DJR351
Re: Rigging Bottlescrews Fail -- Racing Fleet Diverted

Looks like a serious bit of kit.....

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii275/XA351COUPE/140-news-main_zps2b6a4f7b.jpg...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-27-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 460,330
Posted By DJR351
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Well he doesn't really have to play does he....;)

Lionheart Concerto Party - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/embed/lLUlkzwyDiY)


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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,545
Posted By DJR351
Re: So why leave?

Because the grass is always greener.....?

....or maybe like me, it doesn't matter whether on land or sea, I just prefer to move, It's impossible for me to take my eyes of the horizon for long and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,456
Posted By DJR351
Re: Experts, Hero's, and Screw-ups

Seeing as where you live you are definitely in the minority.......but I agree....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By DJR351
Re: Anchor lights

I guess they would be real popular in a crowded anchorage.....:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By DJR351
Re: Sailing Yacht worth $14,000,000

I would have snapped this up but the marina said the overhang in my 16m berth would be a tad to much:confused:, oh well......guess I'll just keep looking....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,177
Posted By DJR351
Re: New Years Resolutions: Sailing-Related Goals for 2014

Get rid of the house and associated junk then move on to the boat permanently......:)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-26-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 460,330
Posted By DJR351
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

OT Post....

True he didn't build Spray, he rebuilt it, there was not much left of the original boat after removing the rot.....

While it may seem to be nothing but an exercise in semantics,...
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