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Search: Posts Made By: smurphny
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,077
Posted By Andrew65
Re: Diving from Sailboat

In addition to getting certified for the basic knowledge on diving, I'd also recommend picking up a copy of PADI's encyclopedia on diving. It's a good book to have on one's shelf.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,077
Posted By Peter Janker
Re: Diving from Sailboat

Been a diver for over 40 years and it’s a great hobby especially if one likes the water and travel. Just a word to the wise for boaters that want to clean their bottoms by holding their breaths and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,077
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Diving from Sailboat

Those of you who dive or planning to dive with what ever system you will use or plan to use... A major word of advise: Always Analyze your Breathing Gas(s). Not going into detail here..but Google:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,077
Posted By jimrafford
Re: Diving from Sailboat

I carry a "Rapid Diver". Complete dive system in one small package. Fits in a small soft case for easy storage. Give's me about 1/2 hour of air. Way easier getting on and off the boat.
Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,077
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Diving from Sailboat

smurph-
By all means, go for it. If you can swim, hold your breath underwater, etc. the technical additional skills aren't very intense. A good SCUBA course will take you through the technical...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,077
Posted By capta
Re: Diving from Sailboat

I agree on the 12 volt hooka rigs available today. Ours is called a deck snorkel. All together they cost less, take up less space, don't chip the glass or ding your wood and are much safer than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,077
Posted By kentobin
Re: Diving from Sailboat

I would recommend a hookah. No certification needed and no tanks to worry about where and when to fill.

You can make your own hookah from parts or buy a complete unit. When I looked into building...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,077
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Diving from Sailboat

I was SCUBA certified back in 1968. Been a diver for quite some time now. When we departed in 2004 we took a Hookah system and LOVE it! It works off 12 volts. When diving the boat, I hook to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,077
Posted By rikhall
Re: Diving from Sailboat

I too am a certified diver. I carry a 40, BC, regs, - the full stuff. Have done so for the last 15 summers. Never used it even once.

BUT _ I have on numerous occasions donned the wet suit, fins,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,077
Posted By DavyJ
Re: Diving from Sailboat

Certified Diver here. We carried our dive gear on our last trip to the keys but did not find the opportunity to use it.

I don't have any experience with this product, but am considering it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,123
Posted By zeehag
Re: To Sail or to Sit

west coast of fla--the forgotten coast--is most nice and not as crowded as is the east coast of fla.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,123
Posted By nolesailor
Re: To Sail or to Sit

Not sure whether you are limited only to the ICW in SE FL, but there are other places in FL that have better sailing...I would suggest the Ft. Myers or Tampa/St. Pete area...or in the panhandle from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,570
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: When Do You Reef?

Of course. They (or the staysail) wouldn't be much good otherwise.

Recognize that the runners are generally only needed upwind. You don't need them both - just the upwind one. When you tack you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 8,824
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Give AIS a rest

This isn't technology. It's geometry. Distance to the horizon (d) is d = 1.2246 * SQRT (h) where d is in miles and h is height of eye in feet. If you are interested in the underlying trigonometry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 8,824
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Give AIS a rest

They use two high marine VHF channels 87B & 88B. They have approximately the same range as VHF channel 16 which is basicly line of sight (remember that the line of sight from 100 feet in the air to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 8,824
Posted By jackdale
Re: Give AIS a rest

AIS sends and receives VHF signals. The height of the antenna allows you to see over the horizon.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 7,764
Posted By BarryL
Mattituck

Hey,

Just a little note that mattituck was dredged this year to 10' at MLW. So now almost anyone can get in or out at any time.

Barry
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By RichH
Re: Asymmetrical Color

IMPOSSIBLE !!!!! Nylon fibers, including the nylon used for spinnakers, is 'solution dyed' ... meaning that the dye is IN the chemical mix before the fibers are formed. If you attempt to dye nylon...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 1,686
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery Acid!

6V batteries are true deep cycle and most all 12V "marine" deep cycle batts are pseudo deep cycle, usually rendering half the rated cycles as a 6V GC2/T105.. The 6V also usually cost less per Ah but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 14,305
Posted By SchockT
Re: Refrigeration-Frigoboat Keel Cooled vs. others?

If you are having to run your thermostat at it's warmest setting in order not to freeze the contents then your thermostat is probably intended to control the evaporator temperature rather than the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,949
Posted By Alex W
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

These are theoretical numbers. They also vary based on the anchor.

The West Marine test has actual tested numbers:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 41,348
Posted By noelex77
Re: Another "Next Generation" anchor enters the market...

Mantus have sent me an anchor to test. It is still early days with about 50 nights at anchor so far.

I dive and inspect my anchor underwater quite carefully (and did the same with my previous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,443
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Wing n Wing

As usual, "it depends", but it's pretty basic trigonometry...


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As I mentioned earlier, matching your VMG sailing DDW by broad reaching at an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,443
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Wing n Wing

If you have the room, turn into a beam(ish) reach under main alone. Lash the wheel/tiller and you should hold somewhere in that range. Go forward and attach the pole to the furled sail on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,443
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Wing n Wing

Yup, that can work very nicely, as well, and if your vane or autopilot is not up to keeping the boat going straight, might often be the preferred solution...

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