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Search: Posts Made By: SVAuspicious
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Another RF ground ??

The issue here is different from the RF ground appropriate for an SSB. The cables that interconnect your electronics are shielded to minimize the potential for radio frequency interference (RFI). RFI...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 6,248
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

I've met those kids. Some of the nicest, best behaved children I have ever known.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,495
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How big is too big for one man?

Hi Evongelo,

I could well have tempered my response. Your post:

hit me badly. I read your original post which is indeed a repeat of questions asked and answered many times. I'm not as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,883
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

Yes. You just have to match the fuel hose diameter to the barb on the engine. Note that you'll end up with one of the new "EPA-compliant" ventless fuel tanks, so make sure you get the appropriate...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Do the Cat 22s, and the S2 26 footers, etc., use spinnakers?

Caveat - I'm a spinnaker whore. I love them. Thirty years racing foredeck has scarred me for life. I darn near bought a ketch specifically because I could have TWO spinnakers. *grin*

I agree...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 5,534
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Max wind

A reasonable question. I don't have a reasonable answer.

There are two factors.

First is weight. How much water needs to come aboard for the boat to sit so low that additional water is shipped...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,887
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Jacklines - where to run them?

The idea of twisting the jackline is to make it easier to pick up the jackline to clip on. I lay mine flat and have never had a problem picking up the line. I prefer the jackline flat for no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 159
Views: 6,248
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

This is a family trip right? We think your kids are great but we haven't sailed with them. Passages, even short ones, are an issue if kids need maintenance.

If you time the currents right,...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Internet Access

My AT&T phone comes with access to AT&T WiFi. There are access points with the attwifi SSID all over the place that are free (well included). Granted there have been a couple of cases of spoofing...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-08-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Internet Access

Most people end up with at least a couple of mechanisms: a WiFi extender, usually a Ubiquiti Bullet like those from IslandTimePC, and a cell phone data plan.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-04-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Calling all crapper experts

Use a heat gun to warm up the hose where you have to bend it or get it over a fitting.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

I mostly agree. On most boats you get some lift at small angles of attack. Five degrees seems to be the sweet spot. On my boat and similar medium weight cruisers I reef on weather helm (at ten...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Shore power receptacle

Try this:
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 974
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: eliminated engine...wheres my negative? jajaja

You will want a controller for the solar to avoid boiling the water out of your batteries. It doesn't have to be fancy. A little lost efficiency is a small price to pay to avoid cooking your...
Forum: Electronics 05-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: AIS / Marine Traffic

Very unlikely. If it was a software problem there would be more widespread reports of similar issues.

It shouldn't be hard to get VSWR well below 2:1. Any local ham (check for clubs in...
Forum: Electronics 05-10-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: The bottom line on Ham radio

Furuno and Sailor both make DSC SSB radios. They aren't cheaper by a long shot. I think all the Sailor units are 24 VDC. Icom makes an 801 that costs more but is more robust (it meets CE rules for...
Forum: Electronics 05-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: The bottom line on Ham radio


If you have your RROP get you licenses consolidated under a single FCC FRN. When you do get a boat use the same FRN for your ship station license.

For meaningful utility...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,620
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Boat BBQ tips and recommendations...

That is exactly what I use and it generally works fine and avoids the expensive and inconvenient to store disposable green bottles.

The only operational issue has been that for very long hoses...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 1,968
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Engine problem vs Improper functioning of the Prop

I highly recommend David King at Annapolis Diving Contractors, LLC | Hull Cleaning, Bottom Cleaning, Divers and Dive Services in Annapolis and Kent Island, MD...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 852
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Best Smartphone for boat?

No. OpenSSL does not run on phones, any phones. I think this is a media misunderstanding. It simply doesn't work that way. OpenSSL is one of the ways--one of the biggest ways--the 's' is added to...
Forum: Electronics 04-22-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 1,977
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Entry level AIS?

As noted above you have to pay attention to the time higher current is being drawn.

AIS has 4500 time slots per minute. That means about 13 ms per slot. For Class B if you are moving over 2 kts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,661
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How to run aground properly

A girl friend's daughter had that problem. I found a 'Delta' nautical flag ("I am maneuvering with difficulty; keep clear") sticker for her bumper. No one else figured it out that I know of but it...
Forum: Electronics 04-16-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,024
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Chartplotter at the nav station

You might also consider moving the C70 chartplotter on deck and put a laptop with nav software at the nav station.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 04-09-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Boat Detailing in Annapolis

First choice - Kirk Benedict at Prestige Detailing - 410-267-6860

Second choice - Jill at Boat Shine Annapolis - 443-758-5763

Tell either that Dave from Auspicious sent you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,239
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Vhf/ham

There are lots of radio choices. For used marine radios talk to Bill Trayfors - - who has a good stock. eBay and are good places to look also.

The 706 is a good radio....
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