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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,356
Posted By dnickers
Wow! Another great vid. Thanks! One of...

Wow! Another great vid. Thanks!

One of the comments on that video said something about how that flow in/out is just a normal day at Deception Pass up in WA. That's great, but I wanted to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,356
Posted By dnickers
Wow! Great video! It is really something to see...

Wow! Great video! It is really something to see those buoys in the main channel being pushed around like that. It's a nice reminder of just how powerful water and the ocean is.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,356
Posted By dnickers
I'm kind of surprised I haven't seen any more...

I'm kind of surprised I haven't seen any more local news regarding the behavior of the ocean down here in southern California.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,356
Posted By dnickers
Surge currents in Marina del Rey!?

I've been sailing my Santana 27 in and out of Marina del Rey in Los Angeles for the past two years, on average of twice per week. Today was the first time I have ever experienced any kind of current...
Forum: Electronics   01-08-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 45,653
Posted By dnickers
As far as mobile apps for marine navigation, I...

As far as mobile apps for marine navigation, I really like MotionX GPS for tracking routes. The units can be shown in nautical terms, and the app will cache a certain amount of map tiles. In fact...
Forum: Electronics   01-08-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 45,653
Posted By dnickers
I'm not sure why people are so confused about the...

I'm not sure why people are so confused about the iPhone's GPS.

It is TRUE GPS. It's also true that it is aGPS. a being 'assisted'. This actually makes it a better GPS in terms of locking a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 4,775
Posted By dnickers
First sail of the year: Cruising back to Marina...

First sail of the year: Cruising back to Marina del Rey from Avalon on the 2nd, after arriving on the 31st and spending NYE on shore. Beautiful weather, 1st time in Avalon, 2nd time picking up a...
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