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Search: Posts Made By: gstraub
Forum: Diesel 01-21-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By gstraub
Thanks for the comments. I'll pull them and...

Thanks for the comments. I'll pull them and check them that way. At least one of them had a suspect connection, so I'll clean 'em, pull 'em, and see if they warm up.

Gerhard
Forum: Diesel 01-20-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By gstraub
Volvo Glow Plug Resistance

I have a Volvo MD2040B that is being a little cranky in the cold. To rule out a glow plug problem, I measured the resistance of each glow plug to the engine block. Manual says the resistance should...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-30-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,158
Posted By gstraub
For details on navigation regulations pertaining...

For details on navigation regulations pertaining to restricted areas, etc., check the Coast Pilot for the area of interest. It will have all the navigation information regarding just about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By gstraub
The NOAA site allows you to display the tide...

The NOAA site allows you to display the tide station locations:

NOAA/CO-OPS ODIN (http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/gmap3/index.shtml?type=PreliminaryData&region=Florida)

Gerhard
S/V KIJIT
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 5,731
Posted By gstraub
I've sailed with and without lazy jacks. I like...

I've sailed with and without lazy jacks. I like them a lot. It just keeps sailcloth and lines from being everywhere on deck when dropping the main.

Gerhard
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,648
Posted By gstraub
I've been very happy with SeaClear. I have it on...

I've been very happy with SeaClear. I have it on board and integrated with my GPS, speed, depth, and wind transducers. I added an AIS receiver last season. It all works great. At the beginning of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 4,370
Posted By gstraub
Yes, if you have a CG license or document, you...

Yes, if you have a CG license or document, you must get a TWIC. I went to get mine almost a year ago when the TWIC office opened in my area. I pre-enrolled on line and made an appointment online. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-04-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,017
Posted By gstraub
Yes, except that it is still in the CFR as of Oct...

Yes, except that it is still in the CFR as of Oct 31, 2008. (47CFR80.304)

Gerhard
Forum: Wauquiez 11-03-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,746
Posted By gstraub
Congratulations on the new boat! We have a...

Congratulations on the new boat!

We have a 1994 Wauquiez Centurion 41S that we keep just off the St. Mary's River (just off the Potomac). If you aren't aware of it, there is yahoo group for...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-03-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,017
Posted By gstraub
VHF Etiquette

The 3 minute "quiet" periods apply to watch on 2182 kHz. There is no corresponding silent period on VHF (in the US or by international law at least). There used to be a corresponding quiet period...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 05-30-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,709
Posted By gstraub
Tangier Island

Anyone been to Tangier Island recently? I'd be interested in hearing what kind of depths you encountered on the approach channel (eastern or western). Is Parks Marina before the power lines when...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-21-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By gstraub
Where were you when I needed you?? We sold ours...

Where were you when I needed you?? We sold ours about six years ago after having a Pearson Flyer for 11 years out on San Francisco Bay. What a fun boat. Good luck on your search.

Gerhard
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 4,676
Posted By gstraub
I agree with one of the previous comments. Just...

I agree with one of the previous comments. Just stay on the boat!!!!!!

Gerhard
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-01-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By gstraub
If you are in downtown DC, try www.dcsail.org...

If you are in downtown DC, try www.dcsail.org (http://www.dcsail.org) They are now operating out of Gangplank Marina on the SW waterfront.

Gerhard
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,956
Posted By gstraub
I have always checked the shaft stuffing box...

I have always checked the shaft stuffing box before I left the boat to make sure I didn't have more than the normal drip there. Let's just say that it paid off well one particular time....
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-07-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,315
Posted By gstraub
I used Dave Manning for "half" a survey once. He...

I used Dave Manning for "half" a survey once. He was very detailed. He comes off a bit grouchy, but he is a nice guy. When I find my next boat to survey, I am going to use him again.

Gerhard
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By gstraub
You don't need a big ground plane inside the...

You don't need a big ground plane inside the boat. If you get a good connection to the sea water, your SSB will work fine, assuming everything else is ok. You are sitting on a great ground...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-24-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By gstraub
Surveyor Ft. Lauderdale

Has anyone used Dave Huffman to survey a boat in the Ft. Lauderdale area? If so, what were your impressions?

Gerhard
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 03-19-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By gstraub
View "New Posts"

You folks are doing some really nice things to the web site. You've recently been adding a lot of boat specific and special interest forums to the message boards. That is great. However, when I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By gstraub
The book "Hand, Reef, and Steer" by Tom Cunliffe...

The book "Hand, Reef, and Steer" by Tom Cunliffe has a good chapter on topsails with drawings and photos.

Gerhard
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-10-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,890
Posted By gstraub
Whatever you get, I suggest getting something...

Whatever you get, I suggest getting something that has at least a little cuddy that can be locked so you can stow life jackets, oars, bailer, sponge, etc on board without having to haul that stuff to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-06-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By gstraub
Thanks. No WIGs, no submarines, no mine...

Thanks. No WIGs, no submarines, no mine sweepers...just your run of the mill stuff thank goodness!

Gerhard
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-05-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By gstraub
Thanks for the "luck", as it worked and I passed!...

Thanks for the "luck", as it worked and I passed! Upgrade exam is next week, so I'm going to hang on to the "luck" for another week (I hope!).

j.lathe....good luck on yours as well! It feels so...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-03-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 4,660
Posted By gstraub
When you get really good at capsizing, you can...

When you get really good at capsizing, you can step over the gunwale onto the centerboard before it goes completely over, grab the gunwale and pull real hard, then step back in the boat as it comes...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-02-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By gstraub
My Coast Guard exam is tomorrow....I darn well...

My Coast Guard exam is tomorrow....I darn well better know the lights!!!!!!!!!!! It was a fun exercise and helped me study!

Gerhard
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