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Search: Posts Made By: bshipp
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By bshipp
Re: which genset

Can you share a link to said survey?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 9,945
Posted By bshipp
Re: What do you have on your cabin sole?

I had a teak and holly sole that had been badly damaged over the years. I ended up ripping it out, replacing the subfloor, and putting in plasteak. (And by "I" I mean the boatyard.) I love it. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By bshipp
Re: Tacktick and Navman - help needed

I have the TT wireless wind instruments, the T120 and the T112. I have not been overwhelmed by them. The first unit did not work reliably, and I ended up replacing the display. That fixed the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By bshipp
Re: which genset

I've looked at the Westerbeke and have had great experience with their engines. But even their smallest genset looks much larger than some of the others. I've heard nothing but problems with...
Forum: Caribbean Islands 12-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,918
Posted By bshipp
My US provider is CDMA (Sprint) though if Vz...

My US provider is CDMA (Sprint) though if Vz works down there mine should too, since Vz is a Spring roaming partner. Looks like my best bet is to wait until I get there and see. If I need something...
Forum: Caribbean Islands 12-07-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,918
Posted By bshipp
BVI cell/sat phone coverage

I'm off to the BVI for a week in January for my first time. I had not planned on worrying about cell or sat phone coverage but alas circumstances require that I be in touch, more or less. I am...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-18-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 5,492
Posted By bshipp
For a great discussion of the proper use of...

For a great discussion of the proper use of fenders, see Queene Hooper Foster's Sailing Etiquette. She compares the display of fenders away from the dock to walking to the mens room with your fly...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-18-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 5,492
Posted By bshipp
The last three comments are right on -- a spring...

The last three comments are right on -- a spring line is the way to go. I have a midships spring line with a loop on each end that is exactly the length I need to secure the boat in the slip without...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-18-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,254
Posted By bshipp
Never, ever leave without a spare corkscrew in...

Never, ever leave without a spare corkscrew in case you lose the first one overboard.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-15-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By bshipp
You're supposed to wash them?

You're supposed to wash them?
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-15-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By bshipp
I always say "It's about the journey, not the...

I always say "It's about the journey, not the destination. If you're worried about getting there, perhaps you should try something that starts with a key."
Forum: Destinations 06-14-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By bshipp
PS: Don't cut 1BI.

PS: Don't cut 1BI.
Forum: US Northeast 06-14-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By bshipp
Ahoy Kyle! Very nice post. Fellow Rhode...

Ahoy Kyle! Very nice post. Fellow Rhode Islander here... If you're ever out Potter Cove way (which of course is right around the corner) look for a 46' ketch moored just to the south of R4 and come...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-14-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,323
Posted By bshipp
A couple of other suggestions for the main... ...

A couple of other suggestions for the main...

Someone makes a polymer sail track insert which, along with stainless slides, works great. I got mine from Doyle Sails but I bet any loft can do...
Forum: Provisioning 06-11-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 6,820
Posted By bshipp
Actually I'm surprised the White Horse Tavern...

Actually I'm surprised the White Horse Tavern doesn't use Yacht Club ginger beer, made right here in the Ocean State. I always use a 1:2 ratio of rum to ginger beer... perhaps I've been over-serving...
Forum: Provisioning 06-11-2010
Replies: 109
Views: 15,509
Posted By bshipp
I use a traditional non-powered, low tech drip...

I use a traditional non-powered, low tech drip coffee paper cone system. I have a thermal carafe and a cone holder that fits atop it. I use a #4 melitta filter. Best coffee I have ever made. Oh,...
Forum: Provisioning 06-11-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,001
Posted By bshipp
Poptarts. 21st century sea biscuits. Get a good...

Poptarts. 21st century sea biscuits. Get a good 2 years worth of storage out of brown sugar cinnamon. (The whole "expiration date" thing is just a guideline.)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-11-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,518
Posted By bshipp
You could also try down Wellington Ave. (That...

You could also try down Wellington Ave. (That may be where the last poster meant...) I don't know the deal with multiday parking down there but it's worth a shot. There's also a dock down there...
Forum: Provisioning 06-11-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 7,942
Posted By bshipp
Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc. A bit out of your...

Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc. A bit out of your price range (ok, way the hell out of your price range), but hey -- it's a boat. You've already lost that battle.
Forum: Provisioning 06-11-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 20,308
Posted By bshipp
Magma Newport for me. Permanently mounted on the...

Magma Newport for me. Permanently mounted on the quarterdeck. (The first three were rail mounted... gifts to the sea gods.) Been there 6 years and works like a champ.
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By bshipp
Offering to help with basic boat maintenance goes...

Offering to help with basic boat maintenance goes a long way, too! "Gee, do you need some help sanding and painting the bottom?" always endears me to potential crew. Fortunately you're past prime...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 9,797
Posted By bshipp
I usually give my Rhode Island sailing companions...

I usually give my Rhode Island sailing companions the same advice about reefing that I do about voting: early and often. Unfortunately though I am good at dispensing said advice I am bad about...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 5,492
Posted By bshipp
Any dock landing you can walk away from is a good...

Any dock landing you can walk away from is a good dock landing :)

Take a women-only cruising course. There are a number of schools that offer them and they are a great way to learn the basics...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-04-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,646
Posted By bshipp
I have a fairly heavy weather boat with a full...

I have a fairly heavy weather boat with a full keel, so I wouldn't exactly describe her as "tender." As a result I'm not a constant tweaker nor am I a set-and-forgetter. To windward it's usually...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-12-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 4,642
Posted By bshipp
On wet ice.

On wet ice.
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