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Search: Posts Made By: boknows
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By seafrontiersman
Re: Real Life Coastal Cruising - First Time - Bent Rudder

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Look at it this way, you are paying for an education like no other!

About chart plotters, I've got the spiffiest, gee-whiz plotter money can by and the darn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By Group9
Re: Real Life Coastal Cruising - First Time - Bent Rudder

It really is.

And, the most important thing to know about charts and chart-plotters when cruising the coast of the Gulf of Mexico is to remember that these areas get chewed up by major hurricanes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Real Life Coastal Cruising - First Time - Bent Rudder

Am not sure what shows up on chartplotters as I use only paper charts but even 5 miles off that Cape I think my charts show "breakers". I cannot confirm this as I dont have them here. I wouldnt get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Real Life Coastal Cruising - First Time - Bent Rudder

As they say, "Cruising is the art of fixing your boat in inconvenient places".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By Tim R.
Re: Real Life Coastal Cruising - First Time - Bent Rudder

You are now officially a cruiser. Welcome to the club!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By chris_gee
Re: airmar thru hull transducer on pole

You can hang it over the back. That is specifically mentioned in the installation test instructions. Sure you don't want it just behind the keel though that is presumably impossible anyway. After all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By sidney777
Re: airmar thru hull transducer on pole

I put an emergency Humming bird type, @$$70-90 on 2x2 wood pole clamped to stern rail. This transducer has wire that is screwed to the wood with the transducer screwed to the bottom of wood &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By xort
Re: airmar thru hull transducer on pole

No
ours was acting up so I tried a fishfinder transducer on a pole overboard. Did not work. You need to get it deep enough to be out of the turbulence from the boat and off the back it will ne...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,200
Posted By blowinstink
Re: learning about waves...

Swell vs. waves is a good thing to consider and start to understand. A 15' long period swell might be nothing (kind of an enjoyable up and down to your sailing) 15' waves are another thing entirely....
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,200
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: learning about waves...

Anything more than THIRTY FEET ???

Uhhh, gee, 'ya think? ;-)

I'm a wimp, I suppose, but I find it hard to imagine any circumstance where I would EVER consider leaving a harbor or protected...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,200
Posted By piclarke
Re: learning about waves...

Go to weather site

World wide Marine all local weather zones - Marine wind kite and surfing data links site directory office guide data base resource links global windfinder weather temperatures...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,200
Posted By paulk
Re: learning about waves...

Anything more than 30' high would probably be more than you'd want to handle. The tops of such waves would be well above your spreaders with you straight up & down in the trough. Four to six foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Nervous about Trip - Virgin

Do yourself a favor. Click-on ActiveCaptain (https://activecaptain.com/), register (it's free) and use the Interactive Cruising Guidebook tab to review your area of interest. Most everything you'll...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By billyruffn
Re: Nervous about Trip - Virgin

Calling ahead on the VHF or cell phone is always a good idea. Ask the marina for specific instructions on how to get to the assigned slip. Don't forget to ask which side the lines and fenders should...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-28-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 934
Posted By Zac Penn
Re: Boat Title? need help

If it is currently registered in Fl then you will not have a problem with the paperwork. Just get a very detailed Bill Of Sale, and copy of the current registration and you can easily register it in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-28-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 934
Posted By Zac Penn
Re: Boat Title? need help

I just went through this issue in Florida with a boat from Georgia. Georgia doesn't title boats so the seller didn't have one so we had to use a bill of sale. Make sure your bill of sale is VERY...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,192
Posted By ellenwhite2
Sailing 3 miles off shore and Thunderstorm moves in from the east. What do you do?

This is the feminine side speaking: calling your "crew" a cow, may be more perilous than any thunderstorm at sea!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,192
Posted By Dfok
Re: Sailing 3 miles off shore and Thunderstorm moves in from the east. What do you do

Whoa Bessie - you only call the Coast Guard in the case of udder disaster.
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