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Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 22-05-2022, 08:45
Replies: 166
Views: 6,771
Posted By Pandor
Re: MANTUS MARINE GIVEAWAY - ends May 24, 2022

https://www.mantusmarine.com/product...mantus-anchor/

I still need a new anchor. The boat dragged twice on my recent trip to the keys in only 30 knots with the old Bruce.
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Forum: Marine Electronics 22-05-2022, 04:07
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Pandor
Re: Himunication HM390s VHF NMEA 0183

What Haywood says is correct. Both the talker and listener are both positive and need their own grounds. If the purpose of connection is only to receive GPS and AIS, then you only need to connect the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-05-2022, 05:05
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By Pandor
Re: Weird Effects of Lightning Strike

Don’t you believe the can was the more likely culprit over electricity?
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-05-2022, 20:09
Replies: 92
Views: 9,202
Posted By Pandor
Re: We ran into a bridge!

Sorry to hear of your mishap. I don’t think think it is wise to try tightening the stays until you figure out what happened to cause the issue. Stays don’t just stretch like that. So if both the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-05-2022, 06:39
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By Pandor
Re: Fuel fill problems

My tank gauge hasn’t worked since forever. But I have a pretty good idea of how much fuel the engine burns per hour (by necessity since I have no gauge). When filling, I monitor the gallons at the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-05-2022, 08:56
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Pandor
Re: Mysterious thru hull under kitchen sink

I have something that looks similar to this under my galley sink, as well. I can’t think of how the piping works right now, but with the ball valve in one position the through hull provided sea water...
Forum: Meets & Greets 03-05-2022, 10:13
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Pandor
Re: New member dreaming to become an old salt!

So... as a fellow mariner I am aware that your 3M comes with the equivalency for the 100 T. However, most of those associated with the small boat community often are unaware and assume that your...
Forum: Meets & Greets 03-05-2022, 09:10
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Pandor
Re: New member dreaming to become an old salt!

Welcome, Argo. As far as the license goes, you won’t have any need to pull your 3rd mate out of continuity unless you want to do something commercial. Even if you intend to charter, most companies...
Forum: Our Community 17-04-2022, 19:42
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Pandor
Re: Cruising Potomac

The truth about that designated anchorage in the Washington Channel is that it only fits about 3 boats with room to swing round on your anchor. Harbor Patrol is fairly aggressive about enforcing the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-04-2022, 08:11
Replies: 119
Views: 8,909
Posted By Pandor
Re: retirement

Fixed income of $250K with no fixed expenses? Why are you asking for others’ advice? The world is your oyster and I doubt many are in a similar boat.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 05-04-2022, 04:23
Replies: 172
Views: 18,788
Posted By Pandor
Re: Tricolor considered harmful; Red over green preferred

Exactly!

Stan, thanks for the excellent work on the study and paper. And I appreciate that you indicated some sailors might find the results controversial. But I agree that the COLREGS are very...
Forum: OpenCPN 27-03-2022, 15:25
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Pandor
Re: Help Please! Instruments crash my ocpn

I am making some progress. In advanced display options, I had “Use Accelerated Graphics (OpenGL)” checked. By unchecking, my laptop no longer freezes when instruments are turned on and connected.
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Forum: OpenCPN 27-03-2022, 14:02
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Pandor
Re: Help Please! Instruments crash my ocpn

And when instruments connect, they very briefly appear on dashboard before ocpn freezes. I then have to physically remove the connection and restart the program. Only way I can use ocpn is to disable...
Forum: OpenCPN 27-03-2022, 13:32
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By Pandor
Strange vector from own ship

And I’m seeing something new on my ocpn. While at the dock, the own ship icon is periodically spinning around. This is because my instruments connection has failed me (other post). So I’m not...
Forum: OpenCPN 27-03-2022, 13:22
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Pandor
Help Please! Instruments crash my ocpn

Just got back to my boat from an extended time away and plugged in the laptop. When I try to run ocpn it appears that my instruments connection causes it to crash every time I try to connect. ...
Forum: Navigation 20-03-2022, 06:26
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Pandor
Re: Distance off lighthouse

Vertical sextant angle
The triangle can be described in terms of H, α and Distance:

Distance = H / tan(α)

Vertical sextant angles: math
where, the angle is in radians (0—2π) and both height...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 08-03-2022, 17:33
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Pandor
Re: Opening 95L water tank

Get a pair of channellocks and a pipe. Place the channellocks handle ends in one of the slots and use the pipe to leverage between the two hanfles and open it up
Forum: Marine Electronics 06-03-2022, 18:43
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Pandor
Re: AIS glitch?

Older AIS units and some plotters were restricted in the number of AIS targets that can track. Actually, newer ones are, too. But the newer units tend to track a larger number (up to a hundred or...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-03-2022, 07:30
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Pandor
Re: Fuel tank issue

Looking at your photos, I can’t see much rust and it almost appears to me that your tank is stainless. Is that rust in the 2nd photo or just residue from the crud you removed?

If your tank is...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-03-2022, 20:35
Replies: 16
Views: 10,425
Posted By Pandor
Re: cape may canal bridges

Those damn bridges are supposed to be 55 feet, but I’ll swear they are a couple of feet short of that. My measured air draft is 54’ and I have struggled with those bridges the last three times I...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 28-02-2022, 03:11
Replies: 52
Views: 5,464
Posted By Pandor
Re: ULTRA MARINE WEST GIVEAWAY - ends March 1st, 2022

https://www.ultramarinewest.com/products/ultra-anchor?variant_id=685681767&options%5B345720243%5D =UA21-46%3A%2021%20KG%20%2846%20lbs.%29%20ULTRA%20316L%2 0Stainless%20Steel%20Anchor
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Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-02-2022, 20:36
Replies: 45
Views: 3,390
Posted By Pandor
Re: Do you ever “Dip Your Ensigne “

The regulation I posted applies to only Navy ships because we don’t have written flag regulations for civilian vessels. I posted it because I thought it was interesting the Navy bothered to write the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-02-2022, 18:32
Replies: 45
Views: 3,390
Posted By Pandor
Re: Do you ever “Dip Your Ensigne “

What? I know I don’t sail a Navy ship. But the protocol here in the US doesn’t have anything to do with the ship. It has to do with the flag. It is the same reason the US does not dip our flag at...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-02-2022, 20:11
Replies: 45
Views: 3,390
Posted By Pandor
Re: Do you ever “Dip Your Ensigne “

I'm fairly certain that it isn't proper to dip the U.S. ensign for any foreign ensign (man-o-war or not) unless in return to such a compliment first rendered by the other vessel. The USN custom is...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-02-2022, 06:27
Replies: 59
Views: 5,083
Posted By Pandor
Must a Ship on the High Seas Fly the Flag of a State

The recent thread on flying a US "state" flag made me want to share this legal treatise that I found interesting.
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