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Search: Posts Made By: DRFerron
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By DRFerron
The New Yorker - Unlocked

Starting this week until fall:

Beginning this week, absolutely everything new that we publish—the work in the print magazine and the work published online only—will be unlocked. All of it, for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Preventive Maintenance

Hi mm. I saw your previous post.

I think if you read this thread you may see why there were no responses:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By DRFerron
Re: iPad users only

The apps aren't nearly as expensive as a dedicated chart plotter so I started out with three or four and tried them all. I've come to love the Garmin BlueChart app.

Here is a thread with some...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By DRFerron
Re: What comes first?

If you are lucky enough to have a lot of choices in marinas, don't feel like you're stuck with any one if you find it isn't a good fit (weird dock neighbors, management, ease of getting in and out of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By DRFerron
Re: New from Upstate NY Elmira/Corning area

Matt, congratulations.

You can post your You don't yet have enough posts to send/receive a PM.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 226
Views: 12,098
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

I agree but being critical and urging caution is one thing. Those who are downright rude, mean and obnoxious with it are just not helping anyone other than to pinpoint themselves as rude, mean,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 5,673
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

I listen to a LOT of podcasts. One interviewed the then head of the ABYC (no idea if he's still there). At the time he said the same thing you did and said publicly that if you sign up for the free...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Is it a crazy thought?

No. Be aware of your own limitations, the weather, the boat's needs and plan accordingly.

Try very, very hard not to have a schedule.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 3,722
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Icw

I think it's sort of like the answer to the question some people ask about why other sailboats motor during perfectly good sailing conditions. Why does anyone else care?

It could be comfort level,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-03-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,202
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

That was my first boat: a Venture 2-22. It did well by me. Kept it in a slip on the Chesapeake.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,202
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Every last one of us knew nothing about sailing at one time. Some of us tend to forget that, sadly.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,202
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

I love your enthusiasm, Nancy. I hope you continue sailing and learning for a very long time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,563
Posted By DRFerron
Re: BoatUS membership worth it?

We have BoatUS unlimited towing. It paid for itself for the next five years with just one tow.
Forum: Diesel 05-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By DRFerron
Re: What to know about a raw water cooled Universal

We had one made. The year before the transmission crapped out and we threw in the towel completely.

I don't know how it happened, but the mechanic told us we had to wait until enough people around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Sunfish dry mooring near Phildelphia?

Try Philadelphia Sailing Club ( I'm not a member but I met some and heard about the club when one of their boats stopped at our fuel dock.

Seems like a...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-27-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 8,335
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Another boat lost in Atlantic

No matter how well your forecasting is and how long you wait for the "best" weather window, isn't it the case that nature will do what it's gonna do?

I guess I don't see where the limited facts...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-23-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Training

USCG Aux courses as well as US Power and Sail Squadron are classroom courses.

ASA and US Sailing will get you on the water.

If your intention is to be a delivery skipper, as much on-water...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Towing Services

I had to get towed from right in front of my marina. The bill would have been over $800 if I hadn't had the BoatUS towing. Paid for itself for a few years.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

The "Come on." was directed at Michael K, not Mantus. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

Businesses who pay to advertise are allowed to post about their business in the forums, in their signatures, user names, etc. If you run Adblock, perhaps you don't see their giant banner at the top...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Ballpark to rewire Catalina 22

The one I have is Sailboat Electrics Simplified by Casey. I can't attest to how useful it is but it was recommended when I was looking for one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By DRFerron
Re: CNN on Rogue Waves

If I remember correctly, for a long time those who didn't go to sea were skeptical when those who did reported giant waves. I believe I read somewhere that it wasn't until after satellite images...
Forum: Racing 02-26-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Starting a Sailing team: Comments, tips, advice, appreciated.

I don't race, but I do support US Sailing. You might want to contact them about a club membership if you want to compete with other clubs and be able to advance through the racing system. They may...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-14-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By DRFerron
Re: New here, new to sailing...

Welcome to SailNet!

In ten years hopefully you'll look back and realize how far you've come and how much more you still have to learn! It never stops.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-11-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By DRFerron
Re: New to sailing in Maryland.

Welcome Tom!

What's the draft of your boat? We have a place in Ocean City, MD and there's a reason you rarely see anything but the occasional kite surfer. At low tide you can walk across most of...
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