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Search: Posts Made By: lshick
Forum: Electronics 08-15-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By lshick
Re: Anyone using a laser range finder while anchoring?

The rangefinder is helpful in assessing swinging-circle issues, too: i.e., if the wind shifts from NE to SW, and I have 100' of chain and 40' of boat, my stern will be 280' from where it is now, and...
Forum: Electronics 11-28-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By lshick
Just to add to what svHyLyte said: I believe...

Just to add to what svHyLyte said:

I believe that the information on currents is packaged with the program (i.e. the harmonics tables that the tide/current formulae work from). Some forms of...
Forum: Provisioning 11-01-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By lshick
Mildew is likely. There are various...

Mildew is likely. There are various mildew-prevention products that may help (we have used SunPack with some success).

Cockroaches love the glue in bindings, so any books you bring aboard should...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-29-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Posted By lshick
We used Rob Eberle...

We used Rob Eberle (http://www.marinesurveyor.com/eberle/) of New Bern. Not cheap, but the most thorough survey I think I've seen in 35 years of boat ownership. Highly recommended.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,059
Posted By lshick
Another element to be aware of is that some of...

Another element to be aware of is that some of the cruiser's nets run on Ham frequencies, so you'll only be able to participate with a General license.
Forum: Caribbean 09-07-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By lshick
In the Abacos, at any rate, many of the...

In the Abacos, at any rate, many of the anchorages have Wi-Fi service through one of several local carriers. You can sign up for a month's service, for example, and the account seems to carry from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,460
Posted By lshick
I've had good luck with foot-long pieces of...

I've had good luck with foot-long pieces of 1"-wide webbing, doubled through a link and sewn right next to the link. Red=50', White=100', Blue=150', White=200', Red=250'. Red-white-blue is easy to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-07-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By lshick
For what it's worth, I have 380 watts of...

For what it's worth, I have 380 watts of horizontally-mounted panels and normally see something like 16A on a reasonably sunny day, though the record has been over 20A (there's a Bluesky MPPT booster...
Forum: Diesel 07-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By lshick
I can't say with assurance that different mounts...

I can't say with assurance that different mounts fore and aft are "usual," but it's certainly the case with my engine.
Forum: Electronics 06-10-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,484
Posted By lshick
"I am aware of the offshore standard of using a...

"I am aware of the offshore standard of using a SSB radio and modem to receive weather fax or voice reports..."

Certainly that's the way most offshore cruisers go. And of course, when you're...
Forum: Catalina 05-02-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,484
Posted By lshick
CNG vs. Propane

We had CNG for 20 years, now have propane, and would never go back.

In addition to the difficulty of finding refills (impossible outside the US, which may not matter to you), you have the problem...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 4,905
Posted By lshick
Another temporary solution would have been to...

Another temporary solution would have been to trail a bucket in the water on a short line from the stern of the dinghy, so that both the mother ship and the dink would have been tide-rode, rather...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By lshick
I believe they support the use of non-toxic...

I believe they support the use of non-toxic antifreeze as an alternative agent. From my 200C manual: "Flush 5 gallons of potable water system antifreeze straight through the system instead of using...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 5,137
Posted By lshick
You may find it interesting to review NWS's own...

You may find it interesting to review NWS's own catalog of known "biases" of the different models. See for example Model Performance Characteristics...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 3,676
Posted By lshick
We once spent several hours under sail trying to...

We once spent several hours under sail trying to "give way" to a vessel which, by her lights, was a commercial fisherman (red over white). Turned out to be a sailboat under power showing her masthead...
Forum: Cal 12-04-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By lshick
You might also consider a folding (nesting) dink....

You might also consider a folding (nesting) dink. I believe that Danny Greene and Dave Gerr (try Googling) have plans available.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By lshick
We have one on our canoe stern, rarely use it. ...

We have one on our canoe stern, rarely use it.

For "bow and stern," consider dropping a 2nd bow anchor (as though you were going to do a Bahamian Moor), and then walking the 2nd rode along the...
Forum: Other Destination 11-08-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 655
Posted By lshick
Anchorage between Hilton Head and St Catharines (outside)?

I've been looking for an anchorage to make two outside (non-ICW) legs out of the passage from Hilton Head Island to St. Catharine's Island. We draw 6 feet.

On the charts, it looks as though on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,634
Posted By lshick
Nick has it right. One other thing is to look at...

Nick has it right. One other thing is to look at your weather patterns--how many "not-sunny" days do you see in a row? In order to "surf over" a series of cloudy days, your battery bank needs to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By lshick
My vane is on-center, and I don't have experience...

My vane is on-center, and I don't have experience with one that is off-center. Based on my experience with vanes over the last 30 years though, I would look carefully at whether the vane would be...
Forum: There's This Place... 08-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,097
Posted By lshick
We enjoyed Belize. They have a fascinating...

We enjoyed Belize. They have a fascinating history as a tiny sliver of English-speaking territory in the midst of Spanish Mexico and Central America, and a complex mixture of heritages. Belize can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 5,026
Posted By lshick
Have a look at Sailflow.com, for example the...

Have a look at Sailflow.com, for example the Chesapeake (http://www.sailflow.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=108&regionProductID=22&day=0&timeoffset=11).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By lshick
Without getting into brand issues, it's important...

Without getting into brand issues, it's important to know that the output of a windgen will be roughly proportional to the square of the blade diameter and to the cube of the windspeed.

I looked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 16,072
Posted By lshick
We started with bronze slides, but they were...

We started with bronze slides, but they were always sticking in the slot.

We converted to Nylon slides, and found that (a) they broke more often than we liked, and (b) occasionally came out of...
Forum: Electronics 07-11-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,708
Posted By lshick
Hmm. There's "ground-piercing radar." Maybe there...

Hmm. There's "ground-piercing radar." Maybe there could be "water-piercing radar"? Mounting the sensor on the mast instead of on the hull would make the geometry better...

But I expect that Dean...
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