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Search: Posts Made By: dsiddens
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 6,969
Posted By dsiddens
Drakus' WiFi

WISP Router ( sold me a RooTenna and an Engenius C3B for about $200. The antenna has about 19dB of gain and space for the C3B radio to fit inside. There is very little signal loss...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 01-18-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By dsiddens
OK, I'll give another clue, besides being in the...

OK, I'll give another clue, besides being in the Pacific Northwest, the Crescent City I'm referring to is at the northern end of California.
Forum: San Fran Bay 01-17-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By dsiddens
Navy marina at north end of GG bridge

Is the Navy marina at the north end of GG still as such or has it converted to National Park?

Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 01-17-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By dsiddens
Crescent City?

Having grown up in Crescent City I know it to be a wonderful safe harbor. Looking over other's logs and posts I find rare mention of CC. I wonder why?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-17-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By dsiddens
best terminations?

On one end of things are two wires stripped and twisted together with fingers and maybe (delux) some tape wrapped around it.

On the other end, imho, are simple uninsulated, tinned, copper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By dsiddens
any ol' board

Long ago rudders were planks of wood. Anything that disrupts the balanced flow of water will cause the boat to turn. What I'd be concerned with is the way (diameter, length of the rudder shaft)...
Forum: Polls 01-13-2009
Replies: 125
Views: 12,978
Posted By dsiddens
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By dsiddens
Here is some of what I've come to be familiar...

Here is some of what I've come to be familiar with in re-wiring our boat. It's not so much a reading list as a topic list:
Voltage drop chart (3% or if you must, 10% - Casey or Blue Sea or...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-12-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,371
Posted By dsiddens
Our Froli is still in boxes waiting for me to...

Our Froli is still in boxes waiting for me to finish installing the autopilot. We plan on some new foam over the Froli.
Forum: Living Aboard 01-12-2009
Replies: 88
Views: 16,117
Posted By dsiddens
HP Pavilion on board

I've been using my refurbished Paviliion on board with a Rootenna with the electronics inside (POE) (wisp Over the summer I dribbled sweat down my forearms so much that the salt rusted...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-12-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By dsiddens
SV Drakus Says Hello

I'm Doug and my wife is Anne. When I was a boy my dad bought a Klepper boat rigged with lee boards and a sloop. At about 58 Anne and I bought Drakus. Well, it's been a real learning experience to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 15,315
Posted By dsiddens
Drakus at Cape Canaveral & After Ophelia

We bought her at Cape Canaveral. The after Ophelia pic has her on the hard... mud. Drakus is an Ed Monk Sr. design, built by Skookum Marine in Port Townsand, WA 1973. 47'LOD, 6-1/2' draft, 13'2"...
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