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Search: Posts Made By: akin_alan
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,547
Posted By akin_alan
Good Used Boat Search Site

Anybody know of a Used boat search site that has a better search engine than Boattrader and has more listings than E-Bay. Boattrader has alot of sailboats but the search engine seems limited. It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By akin_alan
I wore out most of that program. Its quite good...

I wore out most of that program. Its quite good but also quite small. Now I am downloading a FREE trial version of RulesMaster FlashCards II. Hopefully it will help me to pass the exam
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By akin_alan
I found one called navrules just now. It works...

I found one called navrules just now. It works great. Its free for 30 days too!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By akin_alan
Captain License Learning Software

Has anyone used any of the software programs for teaching the rules and for preparing for the Captain exam. I am looking at Rules Master for $100. Right now I am in Honduras so whatever I use to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By akin_alan
Nissan part in Utila Honduras

The impellar on my dinghy outboard went out and I need another one. I am on the island of Utila Honduras and trying to figure out how or who to get another one from. The local mechanic checked with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,063
Posted By akin_alan
LakeSuperiorGeezer, they were not in a state of...

LakeSuperiorGeezer, they were not in a state of discharge for even 20 minutes. I have been living on the boat for a year and half. This morning when I woke up and checked the voltage they were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,063
Posted By akin_alan
Equalizing, cooking or over charging batteries

I have three everstart 115 amp marine grade Everstart batteries. Here in Roatan Honduras I got to talking with people about getting new ones because now when I turn on a flourescent light or change...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,340
Posted By akin_alan
Oh good, this doesn't sound so bad. I wonder...

Oh good, this doesn't sound so bad. I wonder though? At the top of the mast I have a cap that holds the pullies for the halyards and also connects to the backstay and forestay. I imagine that I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,340
Posted By akin_alan
Electrical wires inside mast making much noise

Inside the mast are the wires going to the antenae and the mast head light. They clank loudly everytime the boat swings. Its gone on all of the way from Charleston SC to Utila Honduras. I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By akin_alan
Gross Tonnage and Net Tonnage for a Grampian

I have looked on Spec sheets for G30's but these aren't listed. I know that there are ways to calculate it but it seems that the ones that come from the manufacturer would be more accurate if there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 634
Posted By akin_alan
Dog to Mexico on a sailboat without a health certificate.

I have a friend who sailed to Mexico with a health certificate for their dog. Mexican customs weren't sure that the US certificate was valid so they went and got their own vet to inspect the animal....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,619
Posted By akin_alan
Gosh thanks everyone. Am planning to set out for...

Gosh thanks everyone. Am planning to set out for Isla Mujeres from Key West December the 10th if the North wind doesn't look like it is going to make for some ugly seas. Before I leave you can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,619
Posted By akin_alan
Favorite internet weather source

Just wanted to hear who has a favorite web page that they go to for getting the weather forcast. Also if you have a spot that you like to go to look up weather patterns for some area at a given time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By akin_alan
Key West to Isla Mujeres and the dog

Planning to set out within the next few weeks after I have another autopilot for backup. Also plan to get more food stores and such. Anyone been to Isla Mujeres lately? How about with a dog? Mine...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-13-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By akin_alan
Clove, I am in route to Mexico from Key West....

Clove, I am in route to Mexico from Key West. Came from Charleston South Carolina. A friend and I dropped anchor here at Key West yesterday. He has to get back to his wife and grandson in north...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By akin_alan
Getting a sail made in Mexico or Central America

Anyone have any experience or heard any stories about having a sail made in Southern Mexico or in Central America. I am considering sailing that direction and I will feel better about going there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,418
Posted By akin_alan
Any way that I go this doesn't look easy. We...

Any way that I go this doesn't look easy. We might just tool around in the Keys for a little while for now. I will probably need to get another main sail. The one that I have is on its second leg and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,418
Posted By akin_alan
South through the Bahamas or toward Costa Rica?

Some of you people that know geography, weather and island people better than I do maybe you would have an opinion about this. I am kind of stuck on the idea of going South. I'd like to go far south...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By akin_alan
Route to Puerto Rico from Nassau

Anyone have a preference for sailing to Pureto Rico from Nassau. Do you go inside the thorny path or do you cut out into the Atlantic? Any experiences?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,688
Posted By akin_alan
It is supposed to be a proper SSB reciever. I get...

It is supposed to be a proper SSB reciever. I get the Cuban Channel 6.01MHz something like that and it is consistent. Kaito is the Manufacture. Made in China but from what I have read people have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,688
Posted By akin_alan
Got a SSB reciever but can't get ANY Weather.

I have all of the channels. I've got all of the times. I've got the reciever and when I pull out the antenae, rest it on one of my metal shroud lines going up the mast, the radio gets loud with lots...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,655
Posted By akin_alan
Sailkote, no kidding, I thought of using Lard or...

Sailkote, no kidding, I thought of using Lard or Greese but that Sailkote sounds like it has a better ring to it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By akin_alan
My boat is not metal Man Sailing Dog you are so...

My boat is not metal Man Sailing Dog you are so often much help and quick to respond. I am really in a hurry. Need to make Melbourne Florida by Friday and then need to make Miami by November the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By akin_alan
Chartplotter with no external antena

About to get a Raymarine A-50 Chartplotter for my sailboat. Thing is it has only a built in reciever. I sometimes bring the chartplotter below and close the hatch on a rainy night. The reciever costs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,655
Posted By akin_alan
Awsome, thanks ya'll. Sounds like its just part...

Awsome, thanks ya'll. Sounds like its just part of sailing.
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