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Search: Posts Made By: XPatriot
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,382
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Stuck in the middle of the ocean with a broken rudder on your boat

He didn't loose the rudder, it's right there in the cockpit.
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Maiden Voyage

And the moment the wind filled the sails, it was completely worth it right? :):)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,879
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Yacht capsizes on launch

Thru hulls not connected?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,586
Posted By XPatriot
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,310
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Best Cell Phone/Data Coverage East Coast, AT&T or Verizon??

AT&T seems to have better coverage in populous areas, verizon seems to have better coverage in the sticks.

My work phone is AT&T but my iPad (personal) is Verizon. My iPad is my principal...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By XPatriot
Re: Battery Charging Question

Thank you both for your replies and although I'm not that good at electrical stuff I understand the logic and also very much appreciate the advice on not switching with the engine running.

It...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By XPatriot
Battery Charging Question

I'm sorry for starting another charging thread!!

I have two batteries, house and starter and simple 1-2-both-off dial for selecting which battery to use.

My question is (and I realize this...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-15-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,557
Posted By XPatriot
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By XPatriot
I'm guessing the asking price just went down!

I'm guessing the asking price just went down!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 25,630
Posted By XPatriot
WindAlert is a good free app. I also use...

WindAlert is a good free app. I also use BuoyData and Navionics Marine.

Weather Bug is also a good radar app, sailing in the Chesapeake it works well for me.

I have to give a shout out to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,865
Posted By XPatriot
Am I being naive in thinking that the lower cleat...

Am I being naive in thinking that the lower cleat on my boom vang could be removed from the base of the mast and tightened down to the deck rail thus forming a stable arm hanging over the side of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,924
Posted By XPatriot
Looking for one too.....I can't believe there...

Looking for one too.....I can't believe there aren't hundreds somewhere with all the abandoned boats around.

Anyone....25' Hunter with a 150 Genoa?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By XPatriot
It's not as easy as just determining what...

It's not as easy as just determining what temperature the rig was exposed to and what can 'withstand'.

Boats are made up of many different materials that burn at different temperatures than...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,556
Posted By XPatriot
Hopefully I'll never have to break out my...

Hopefully I'll never have to break out my emergency one, but if I do, I'll be glad I have it!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By XPatriot
I understand it it advisable to sew each end of...

I understand it it advisable to sew each end of the old and new halyard butted up together. I'd think that would be better than double or triple wrapping them together with electrical tape.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By XPatriot
Fit aside, it will take at least a visual...

Fit aside, it will take at least a visual inspection to see what effect the heat had on both the mast and rigging. I'd also suggest a professional opinion....I'd not want that kind of thing sitting...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,556
Posted By XPatriot
I have an older style Garmin handheld that is...

I have an older style Garmin handheld that is sealed up in a drybag. If all else fails I can fire it up and at least call out GPS coordinates.

I'm not even sure what model it is, it's bright...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-06-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By XPatriot
The wife and I went out Saturday and had a nice...

The wife and I went out Saturday and had a nice sail- 10-12 knot winds in the mouth of The Sassafras River until about 4pm when the clouds looked dark enough to head in. Never made it out to the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,699
Posted By XPatriot
Keep your speed up and crank the wheel at the...

Keep your speed up and crank the wheel at the last minute.

You Tube Vid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8alNxLjCBJc&feature=related)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-03-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,922
Posted By XPatriot
Boat looks beautiful!!!!!!!!!! :) Glad...

Boat looks beautiful!!!!!!!!!! :)

Glad it's now sailing as good as it looks. You'll have to start weight training to keep those biceps taught :laugher
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 06-03-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,649
Posted By XPatriot
My two 9 year old girls have to be pried out of...

My two 9 year old girls have to be pried out of the V-Berth as they love making forts down there for their stuffed animals.

Fishing is a really good idea, maybe I'll try that to get them up on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,765
Posted By XPatriot
Do they spray a lot of pesticides around there? ...

Do they spray a lot of pesticides around there?

I was down at my boat this weekend and a plane was buzzing around nearby. I stopped to look and saw it had the wing mounted hoses for spraying.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-20-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,478
Posted By XPatriot
Leech and Foot lines

Sailcare did a fabulous job cleaning, fixing and replacing the protective fabric on my 150 jib.

They also replaced the foot and leech lines. I know these help shape the sail, but despite reading...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2011
Replies: 1,093
Views: 347,475
Posted By XPatriot
My DIY GPS mount would have involved a shelf...

My DIY GPS mount would have involved a shelf hanger and can of spray paint.

That's way too good looking Faster, you should go into business.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 17,410
Posted By XPatriot
I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned it, but...

I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned it, but a drawback of hinged doors is that the counter space in front of the door has to be clear for it to be opened.

Otherwise, all looks great!!
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