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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By guitarguy56
New Sailnet look...

I really like the new website and the look of forums... Great job on creating a more nautical look to the site. :nerd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: We don't need no stinking GPS!

Is there a Goodwill store close to any islands you're traveling to? Maybe donate your GPS and chartplotter to them... sure there are many in need for one! :devil
Forum: Electronics   6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: LowLowrance HDS 7 Gen2 Chartplotter

Gary... good points on the glare issue and reliability of the wifi signals... but really haven't had any of those issues even while several miles out of Savannah or Wassaw Sound which is my stomping...
Forum: Electronics   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: LowLowrance HDS 7 Gen2 Chartplotter

You're right and the link below has a great write-up on it.

Ipad-Android tablets on boats a good idea?...
Forum: Electronics   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: LowLowrance HDS 7 Gen2 Chartplotter

Barry... Thanks for the wax install idea and may try that over installing with epoxy... sure both methods will work as long as the fluid is kept captured.

Gary... Thanks... looks like you love the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,126
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

It was a 'pun' and not to insinuate anyone who buys such a craft can and ever does make any voyage... ;)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,126
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

Further than some of us have made it so far. :eek:
Forum: Electronics   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By guitarguy56
LowLowrance HDS 7 Gen2 Chartplotter

I am planning on upgrading my current GPS unit with this one and the 'shoot thru hull' transducer to avoid another hole in the hull.

Has anyone installed one of these transducers or have any...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,126
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

Some dude from Russia sailed practically around the world in a 'POS' San Juan he picked up approx. $500 so I bet you can also. :laugher

I wished people stop calling other people's boat 'POS' as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Just when I thought I had seen it all...

You may laugh and scoff at this owners paint scheme but if he had painted this on canvas he'd be sailing a Swan or Oyster at the very least a real nice sailboat with the money generated from the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Just when I thought I had seen it all...

I think it looks great! Modern almost European in design... I'd do it if I had the time to paint my boat this way and pop it out from the Chlorox bottles out there... be nice to have the mast and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Auto vs manual inflate lifejackets

Your life is worth plenty to your wife and children... :D

Serious... that is one nice PFD and if it weren't for the price (657.60 Incl. VAT) and the USCG Approval stamp not on it... see...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,708
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

Raindog... You beat me to posting this very blog... I've read it sometime back and it highlights my cruising backyard (GA/SC/FL)... very good read. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Auto vs manual inflate lifejackets

Med... I don't know but how much is your life worth vs the expense of these PFD's... I'm sure there are other PFD's similar to these that may be less expensive... but like anything else it must be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,631
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Too big a fish fishing off our boats?

WOW... Walk away for a minute and we have all out war on fish populations and what not... it was supposed to be something to peak some humor as well as some safety when fishing for that big one (that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,631
Posted By guitarguy56
Too big a fish fishing off our boats?

We all love fishing off our boats and sometimes we pull in some nice sized fish... but this video shows some of the dangers of catching too big a fish... although some of us don't fish game fish such...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 3,584
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

Not all humans are dumb I'll give you that... but we can plan for these situations in advance.

Watch carefully the Yachting World video of different MOB gadgets being tested... one I'd never use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,365
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: CPES for deck core stabilization

Then Greg... You as an attorney have a slam dunk great case to win against Smith & Co. CPES for false advertising and misrepresentation of a product... what are you waiting for? Litigate away... ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Gremlins in the chain locker

Looks like recycled steel with so much impurities made into chain that should never have been for marine use. They sold it to unsuspecting customers knowing full well it should not have been sold to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-20-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,584
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

There is no way of knowing anyone is going to fall overboard in any situation... praying you aren't going to fall overboard is useless... best is to have some form of practice with MOB procedures and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,047
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Installing electric faucet/plumbing

I think 33 gallons is overkill IMHO... I have a 27 gallon tank in my H28 and it's more than enough for about 3-4 days of use... I believe a smaller 10-15 gallon is plenty and placed as close to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-18-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Pedro tube

You're really wondering why it wasn't named 'McMillan tube' or 'Miller's tube' rather than 'Pedro tube' sounds like racial tones to it?:p

Just wondering? :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-17-2015
Replies: 23
  Poll: Cruising Gear #2
Views: 1,254
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Cruising Gear #2

I guess the aforementioned thread on dishwashers was nil as no one is going to admit they have one in their boat or we as sailors on this forum have no real need for this item....

I sort of agree...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2015
Replies: 23
  Poll: Cruising Gear #2
Views: 1,254
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Cruising Gear #2

Now we're talking... but where is the poll for bikes, motorbikes, drones, bikini clad women, hard liquor, etc? :eek: :laugher :laugher
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-16-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,845
Posted By guitarguy56
Re: Is a 32' Sailboat Over-sized for a Beginner?

Buy the 32 footer, crack the bow and come back here so everyone can tell you how expensive the repair will be (more than it's worth).... :D

Seriously the 27-32 footer should be no big issue but...
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