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Search: Posts Made By: dhays
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,498
Posted By dhays
Yes it is possible. Check this...

Yes it is possible. Check this (http://www.facnor.com/uk/products/asym_spi_furlers/default.asp) out. I know of one person to have installed one and that was at the end of this last season. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 1,861
Posted By dhays
That is a great suggestion and one that I...

That is a great suggestion and one that I wouldn't ever have thought of. It makes so much sense for a variety of reasons. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,370
Posted By dhays
To me it just says that no party wanted to...

To me it just says that no party wanted to alienate the Cubans in Florida because they needed those 25 (now 27) electoral votes. Florida is a big prize in the Presidential election and there are two...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By dhays
As a kid, my family cruised for 6 weeks with 2...

As a kid, my family cruised for 6 weeks with 2 adults and 3 kids on board a San Juan 24. It was a lot of fun, but not something I would recommend. Depending on your budget, I would look larger. A...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By dhays
So what would you and others recommend for...

So what would you and others recommend for ensuring that all aboard know the correct position? The obvious solution of course is to have an MMSI equipped radio that is connected to a working GPS as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 6,604
Posted By dhays
I'll have my boat for as long as my wife and I...

I'll have my boat for as long as my wife and I find we are enjoying her. I have no idea how long that may be. My folks used their Catalina 36 extensively year round with my father having a fatal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,527
Posted By dhays
By the way, those SS Fast Pins are very spendy...

By the way, those SS Fast Pins are very spendy items. They are also very handy for some applications.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,927
Posted By dhays
A couple months ago I noticed a 25 power boat in...

A couple months ago I noticed a 25 power boat in the marina across from mine looking might low in the water. Turns that that they had a leak somewhere and had left the boat with their power turned...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8,949
Posted By dhays
Sounds good, but then where do you put all the...

Sounds good, but then where do you put all the crap that has nowhere else to live? My Nav station desk has an assortment of keys, pens, knives, whipping line, tide books, stereo remote, Sampson...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,040
Posted By dhays
If there was any concern with rodents, I'd be...

If there was any concern with rodents, I'd be putting rat poison out as part of the winterization process.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,040
Posted By dhays
My boat stays in the water all year round (like...

My boat stays in the water all year round (like JedNeck probably does) but I leave my sails on board unless I know that I'm not going to be sailing for a month. Otherwise, the sails stay on so that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By dhays
For recreational boating I think the key is...

For recreational boating I think the key is whether all concerned will be enjoying themselves. I used to have the attitude that if it is possible to go out in the conditions, then you should go out...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-18-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,826
Posted By dhays
I always monitor 16.

I always monitor 16.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By dhays
Bummer. My Mom and a Nephew are scheduled to go...

Bummer. My Mom and a Nephew are scheduled to go to NZ in December for a kayaking and hiking trip along the coast. I'll need to find out where.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By dhays
I'm a bit confused. Are you saying that your...

I'm a bit confused. Are you saying that your wind speed indicator said the wind speed was 20 knots and that when factoring in your boat speed you figure the wind was really 33 knots? Or were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,567
Posted By dhays
I don't want to be negative, but I strongly...

I don't want to be negative, but I strongly suggest that you first learn to sail before considering buying a boat. With some sailing experience, you will have a better idea of What type of boat you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 6,235
Posted By dhays
I'm a bit amazed at the number of folks that...

I'm a bit amazed at the number of folks that suggest (only partly in jest) that you keep the boat and toss the wife. No wonder the divorce rate is so high.

There are days when sailing is hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,693
Posted By dhays
BTW, one trick to keep your shower bilge pump...

BTW, one trick to keep your shower bilge pump odor free and not clogged, is to squirt a little Raritan CP into the sump before letting the boat sit. Give a quick swipe with a toilet brush as well. ...
Forum: Electronics 10-16-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,441
Posted By dhays
Well, I was able to find a location just forward...

Well, I was able to find a location just forward of the chart plotter. I used some hook and loop to mount it up where it should be out of the weather and reasonably far from any interference. The...
Forum: Electronics 10-15-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,441
Posted By dhays
I'll check to see if I can fit the unit...

I'll check to see if I can fit the unit underneath where my other instruments are located in the console in the cockpit. It should be out of the weather there. Thanks for the suggestion.

Dave
...
Forum: Electronics 10-15-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,441
Posted By dhays
Raymarine wireless controller install

I was fortunate enough to be given a gift of a Raymarine Wireless Smart Controller by some friends and I'm now working on installing it.

My uestions has to do with the placement of the wireless...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 3,847
Posted By dhays
BTW, yesterday was one of those days where the...

BTW, yesterday was one of those days where the float coat was perfect for the conditions. We motored yesterday afternoon to Wollochet Bay and the float coat provided the needed warmth and there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 3,847
Posted By dhays
Very good question. BTW, the more I read your...

Very good question. BTW, the more I read your posts, the more I think I would enjoy taking one of your courses.

The transmittance of a clear plastic spectacle lens without an anti-reflective...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 3,847
Posted By dhays
I have a cheap set of foulies that work great for...

I have a cheap set of foulies that work great for the wet days. As others have mentioned, I will often use the bib bottoms and other, more breathable tops. I have a float coat that I inherited from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By dhays
I have been happy with it. Like Minne, I've not...

I have been happy with it. Like Minne, I've not gotten around to it as much as I would like. Part of the problem is that if the temperatures are above 70 around here, we are out sailing!

I like...
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