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Search: Posts Made By: Chiquita
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By Chiquita
Re: SSB receiver & JVComm

RockDAWG, Have you ever thought about getting your Amateur Radio License aka HAM ?
It would allow not only receive but also transmit capabilities. With a SSB radio you can receive all your weather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Chiquita
Re: looking for nice marinas VA/NC/SC

Had a great experience at Deltaville Yacht Center. Very clean, nice bathrooms, very helpful to include a vehicle for your use to go out and handle tasks, groceries, dinner, etc. Very quiet and VERY...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Chiquita
Re: Roller Furling failure .

Thank you all for your responses !! You all are awesome. Chuckles, just got off the phone with the peeps at Bacon sails....wow they are awesome. Very knowledgeable folks. I think we might have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Chiquita
Roller Furling failure .

Well, we finally got out this year after some bottom paint and small items knocked off my list. Sunday was beautiful until the roller furling got jammed up...no big deal..we can fix this. Well a very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,349
Posted By Chiquita
Re: Help me decide on a name

It's always fun to have a story behind the name. Bad luck/ Good luck....no such thing. What ever you choose, be proud of it. Pride in ownership. Say each name out loud 3 times each. What sounds good...
Forum: Cruising Videos 07-10-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By Chiquita
Re: Cheoy Lee 41 summer sailstice sail

Awesome vid ! Love the Cheoy Lee boats. Baby is sleeping well. Looks like a future deck hand. Thanks for posting.

Don
S/V Chiquita
N4MDX
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-10-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,297
Posted By Chiquita
Re: Offshore Checklist

Isn't funny how there is always one or more folks need to degrade another for some reason. Would it be more human to say "thanks for your insight and input ". Next, here is MY list and what myself...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By Chiquita
Re: HAM Radio Exam.....prep?

Cruiser 2 B ! Good morning sir. There are 3 classifications of licensing. Technician, General and then Extra being the highest. If you have a background then this should be much easier for you. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By Chiquita
Very cool ! I'm the next dock over from Winkie...

Very cool ! I'm the next dock over from Winkie Doodle. You probably saw the burgundy Endeavour then. Well, I'll keep an ear out for you on 14.300.

73 sir.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By Chiquita
Dave, where are you based out of ? We are in the...

Dave, where are you based out of ? We are in the Colonial Beach area. We sail a 35.5 endeavour named Chiquita. Call is N4MDX
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By Chiquita
When the 10 meter band can get you out far. Last...

When the 10 meter band can get you out far. Last few contacts I made on 10 meters was to Germany, Belgium, Texas, Florida, Oregon and I reside close to DC just to give you an idea of its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By Chiquita
So true ! Pat getting your general license is the...

So true ! Pat getting your general license is the easiest way. They do have many frequencies on HF for HAM operators that allow ship to ship and ship to land conversations. Some are designed to keep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,356
Posted By Chiquita
Hi all. Might be able to help. The best way we...

Hi all. Might be able to help. The best way we have found to keep in communication is HF radio. This would require you to get your General class license. First you need to study for your technician...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By Chiquita
Name here is Don. I can def help if you would...

Name here is Don. I can def help if you would like. The back stay type work ok, however if you really want 100% booming signals coming in look at buying a good HF antenna. There is a great place...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By Chiquita
Brokesailor, that is fantastic. Welcome to high...

Brokesailor, that is fantastic. Welcome to high frequency ! Your gonna love it. What kind go antenna do ya have?
If you would like we can do a test on a frequency that you use, we are pretty close...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 02-10-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Chiquita
Hey Donna, Yea I was looking for more off shore...

Hey Donna,
Yea I was looking for more off shore sailing. The bay is fun, however looking to spread my wings out a bit.
Tall rig 30 ?
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 02-10-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Chiquita
Looking to crew for free this Spring/Summer !!

Good day all ! My name is Don and reside in the Northern Virginia are just south of Washington DC. I figured Spring will be here soon so I better get this out. I am looking to crew on a sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By Chiquita
Entertainment - Well there is regular chat, there...

Entertainment - Well there is regular chat, there are practice emergency nets, radio stations that play music from different countries all over the world, military operations globally, tons of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By Chiquita
Good info sir ! I had explored the option of...

Good info sir ! I had explored the option of using your backstay as a inverted V dipole except as you said they are expensive and the work to have them installed in pricey also.The insulators alone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By Chiquita
Wow ! It's really great that people are getting...

Wow ! It's really great that people are getting involved with HAM radio. The latest reports are that HAM operators worldwide are at historical highs.
I got involved about 3 years ago now for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,486
Posted By Chiquita
Hi All ! Well, we just had a trial and error...

Hi All !
Well, we just had a trial and error lesson. We went to ebay and bought from a reputable unamed company. We saw the fabric Aqualon. It was cheaper and the company stated that it was similar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 5,890
Posted By Chiquita
Sublime, You rock !! Thanks for the info. Take...

Sublime, You rock !! Thanks for the info. Take care.
Don
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 5,890
Posted By Chiquita
Sunbrella vs. Aqualon....

Good day to all !!
We just purchased a good amount of Aqualon fabric. It was described to us a sunbrella type fabric. Well, the reality is....much different.
We can use it however. My concern is,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-08-2011
Replies: 3,295
Views: 538,530
Posted By Chiquita
Don and Karen here !! Endeavour 35.5 Sloop ...

Don and Karen here !!
Endeavour 35.5 Sloop
Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay areas.
For all that sail in the Potomac River area, we started a active Yahoo group for local sailors. If interested...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By Chiquita
Deck Moisture problems ....

Hello all, my name is Don. My wife and I are proud owners of a Endeavour 35.5 in the Potomac River area of Virginia. We have had a deck moisture problem that needs to be addressed sooner than later....
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