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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: I whimped out

For the first time EVER, I hooked up to shore power while at the dock. Normally, I have no provision for shore power or water but realized that trying to squeeze into that engine compartment at 100...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 6,182
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

I sailed for several years in N. FL coastal waters with 2' 10" draft without a depth sounder but it is all sand and oyster bars, not rocks. However, how much do rocks move around? So, it is a nice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Slit at front edge of chart table?

Insert edge of rolled up chart so it will not roll back up when you are using it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,223
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: "FrogSuit" waterproof cases for iPads

Am not aiming for scuba as I do not know the effect of a lot of water pressure on an iPad or Iphone and the FrogSuit case is not rigid so the pressure might crush it.
NOW, I find that Apple says...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,402
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: The compass ... old hat?

I am almost stunned into not being able to type. You don't look at your compass? What?
My compass(s) are my primary means of navigation and my entire mental image of my track is based on compass...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
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: 1,718
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: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 4,091
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: marine head vs. porta potty

On a small boat, a porta potti is infinitely easier than a "marine head". When my 28' had a marine head, I spent more time fixing it than all other systems combined. Replaced it with a porta-potti...
Forum: Florida - Western   02-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: vacation help... panama city fl to key west fl

Go up the St. MArks River (South of Tallahassee). 5 miles up, it branches into the St marks and the Wakulla R. Follow the Wakulla about 3 miles to US 98 bridge. Manatees hang out by this bridge...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By Frogwatch
THE most unusual sailboat albeit very slow

If the weather up top gets nasty, this sailing vessel had the option of going down where things were calmer:
USS R-14 (SS-91) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Weather helm

When sailing close to the wind it is the tendency of the boat to want to point directly into the wind. You feel it as pressure on the tiller. It can get so strong that it is hard to hold the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-30-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,463
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Malaria

Yes, I learned to sail on Lake Guntersville and have seen the bats fly several times. Still make annual trips to that part of Alabama to go caving.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: constructing a sunfish sail

Lateen sails have no camber. Trying to put in camber will screw it up (I know, I tried)..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Frogwatch Lightning ground

OK, here goes. First pic is of lightning ground aboard.
Next is of electrical connection to Bimini and to cleat, You can see the floats for the cable.
third is of towing it at 10 kts.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 16,028
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: My Horror Story

Well, I don't expect to convince you but please hear me out. Going without liability insurance is like going to sea in an unseaworthy boat and simply relying on other boaters to rescue you. Not a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-14-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,073
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: 10' Porta Boat For Dinghy?

I use an 8' porta-bote as a dinghy for my 28' S2 so a 10' one is prob about right for your 32' boat. The 8' rows very well even with 3 adult men aboard. It is easy to hoist aboard, It is easy to...
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