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Search: Posts Made By: vtsailguy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Mystery md2030 volvo alarm

Its a standard prop, not a saildrive.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By vtsailguy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,894
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Replacing Headliner in Tartan 41 (1974)

More pictures here:
Tartan 41 for sale - Sailing with Kids - Caribbean cruising with children (http://sailingwithkids.net/452-2/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,894
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Replacing Headliner in Tartan 41 (1974)

Our tartan 41 has wood strips in the galley, and a fuzzy fabric on the rest....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By vtsailguy
Mystery md2030 volvo alarm

alarm

On reaching shore after a sail, I fired up our volvo md 2030, and as soon as I tried turned the key, an alarm sounded. It was a slightly different pitch to the main three alarms, pressure,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 3,658
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

I'll be making an extended post, we have just started using the spade.

The idea is that we used the mantis from Vermont to Dominica, and will be using the spade on the way back :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,707
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: yes another help me find the perfect boat....

You might be in luck, we are just getting ready to sell our tartan 41

Tartan 41 for sale ? Sailing with Kids - Caribbean cruising with children (http://sailingwithkids.net/452-2/)

It's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 18,785
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

I am currently long term testing testing a mantis on our tartan 41 around the Caribbean. It's been excellent so far, digging in firmly and quickly. We have held comfortably in 35 knot nights, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 3,658
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

On our tartan 41, we used to have a Bruce claw and a delta.

I am currently long term testing a mantis and a spade. I can honestedly say that there is night and day difference with these two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 6,056
Posted By vtsailguy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By vtsailguy
Boat School meets MacENC data

I thought I would share some fun I was having with sailing data as part of our boat school.

Creating Sailing Speed Data from MacENC ? Sailing with Kids - Caribbean cruising with children...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By vtsailguy
Ocens vs Xgate

So having decided that I am going to get a email server compression service, I can't tell the difference between OCENS and Xgate. They seem to be the same?

Is one reselling the other?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Annapolis boat show

I am here with my family. Look for the pirate flag in the mooring field!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Cost of email at sea services

Ahhh, but the upfront cost of an SSB is zero if the PO installed it =P

I got a trial working of Ocens and am comparing it with Thunderbird.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Cost of email at sea services

Ug, airmail does not appear to run on macs
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Cost of email at sea services

To clarify, I definitely want to use my globalstar sat phone. I am trying to figure out the most economical way of doing it. I can connect to the internet find, but I can't use gmail at 9.6bps. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By vtsailguy
Cost of email at sea services

Hi all,

I am doing research about getting email at sea. I have both satellite and SSB.

I an trying to hook up my globalstar 1600 to my laptop. As far as I can tell, the bottom line is roughly...
Forum: Electronics 09-14-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Nexus Autopilot lurches left?

Thanks for the ideas.

The compass isn't especially near anything. Its a new problem, it was working a few days ago.

The next part in the saga however is that now the Nexus displays are not...
Forum: Electronics 09-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By vtsailguy
Nexus Autopilot lurches left?

I have a nexus autopilot. The PO had a messy Nexus/Raymarine set up.

It seems a new fault has developed which is strange. Underway, the nexus systems (reading from the compass I assume) read about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,290
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Tomorrow we move aboard and set off

Thanks everyone, I'll post here too during out travels!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,290
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Tomorrow we move aboard and set off

We draft 7', I'll need it :)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-18-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,027
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Thanks :)

My goal for the year, to get the boys to understand... It's the journey, not the destination....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,290
Posted By vtsailguy
Tomorrow we move aboard and set off

So after two years of planning, boat shopping, installing, researching, reading, training, preparing, job quitting and child wrangling - it is finally time.

Tomorrow we move aboard our tartan 41...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-18-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,027
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

So I come across this thread, and tomorrow my family of five begin our year of sailing to the Caribbean. I have a post about how I chose our boat on our blog, a tartan 41. We have been two years in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Boat Ventilation

The Air Only are two way. We use them to exhaust hot cooking air:
Installing Air-Only Ventilators ? Sailing with Kids - Caribbean cruising with children...
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