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Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 28-04-2021, 06:27
Replies: 90
Views: 6,027
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: How do you make toast?

This is what I do.
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 26-04-2021, 09:58
Replies: 123
Views: 4,669
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: E-MARINE GIVEAWAY ends May 3rd.
If I win this, I will only need two more panels to complete my solar project.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 15-03-2021, 21:26
Replies: 22
Views: 2,268
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Gulf of Mexico- Shrimp/Fishing vessels

Most of the boats have and will communicate with you; however, Iíve never encountered one with AIS.

Just sayin[/QUOTE] experience crossing the gulf, almost all of the gulf shrimpers had...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-03-2021, 22:09
Replies: 144
Views: 12,377
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Up to 40 feet for solo sailing?

I sail singlehand almost all of the time, and the only time that my boat feels big to me is when I pull into a marina. The last time I was in a marina was for one night, two years ago. When I was...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 05-03-2021, 19:46
Replies: 28
Views: 4,226
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Superb Rescue by Canadians and Americans

I don't doubt that 40 to 80 feet is exaggerated, but it's probably also unrealistic to base judgement of the sea state of the whole operation from one photo.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 15-02-2021, 09:23
Replies: 56
Views: 4,803
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Using anchor as drogue

I agree, try it for yourself and see what happens. When you do, post your results on the forum.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-02-2021, 11:08
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Rigdaddy
Mantus program; need obsolete windlass part; snubbing hook failure

Trying to kill multiple birds with one stone. First, I want to thank Mantus Marine and Cruisers Forum for the Mantus promotional program which I won second place in. I got a 65# M3 and a 3/8" chain...
Forum: Navigation 23-01-2021, 10:40
Replies: 58
Views: 5,733
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Almanac and Celestial Navigation Calculator

My question also, I would like to keep up with your efforts.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 22-12-2020, 12:21
Replies: 95
Views: 8,560
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: To what extent is a gimballed stove necessary?

I depend on the gimbal feature of my Luke Heritage stove to keep the heated contents of various pots and pans, in those pots/pans and off of me. It is appreciated at anchor almost as much as when on...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-12-2020, 13:34
Replies: 23
Views: 2,385
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: 2 head, single hand, bluewater cruisers?

I mostly single-hand my Hans Chrstian 41T. When I need the second head, mostly with female guests, I appreciate having it. When I'm alone, or with guys, the second head is mostly a wet locker; again...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-12-2020, 12:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Heading to Florida from Texas

I should have added that if you're single-handing, go south first to avoid the rigs.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-12-2020, 12:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Heading to Florida from Texas

If you have decent crew, go east from Galveston at the start of a good norther. If you are single-handing, avoid the rigs.
I love my Garmin In Reach, but if you want e-mails and good weather...
Forum: Powered Boats 30-11-2020, 13:14
Replies: 31
Views: 3,671
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

I know over 50 power boaters. They all have PFD's aboard. As a rule they usually make the children wear them, but almost never wear them themselves or ask the adults to. As to dinghys/tenders, I...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-11-2020, 12:27
Replies: 80
Views: 6,747
Posted By Rigdaddy
Forum: Navigation 21-11-2020, 11:17
Replies: 49
Views: 5,154
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Creating polars for an older cruising boat

Upon sufficient effort on my part, mea culpa; the comparisons on the SeaPilot site should be adequate.
Forum: Navigation 21-11-2020, 10:55
Replies: 49
Views: 5,154
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Creating polars for an older cruising boat

Anyone know where to find polar data for a Hans Christian 41T? It's not included on the SeaPilot site and I have not been able to find it elsewhere.
(Please forgive me GILow for using your thread)
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 16-11-2020, 12:57
Replies: 293
Views: 15,061
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: MANTUS MARINE GIVEAWAY - ends Nov 24, 2020

This would go a long way in replacing the 666# Bruce and 300' of chain that I lost crossing from Georgetown, Exuma to Key West three weeks ago....
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 14-10-2020, 10:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Storing snorkeling gear aboard

Another vote for rinse and store in a mesh bag
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-08-2020, 22:04
Replies: 36
Views: 4,292
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Crossing the Gulf of Mexico - specific scenario

I made a crossing from Matagorda to Key West two years ago; leaving just before Memorial Day. Followed a norther for four days with good results; almost rhumb line until the prevailing SE winds...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 18-08-2020, 09:25
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By Rigdaddy
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-08-2020, 09:55
Replies: 305
Views: 26,896
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Yachties Stuck In New Zealand - Facing Expulsion

I agree; I left my boat in Elizabeth Harbor, Exuma in February for family matters, and have not been able to return. Every time I think that I have the stars aligned, something prevents me from...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 24-07-2020, 07:39
Replies: 157
Views: 14,149
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: How much chain..really?

I agree. Having anchored many times in water deeper than 75', I'm glad to have had 300' of chain on my primary anchor. As has been stated, a lighter boat in shallower water doesn't need as much; not...
Forum: Navigation 27-06-2020, 09:42
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Navigating Northern Gulf of Mexico

Install Open CPN on your laptop, download the NOAA charts and use a gps puck. I was surprised how up-to-date the charts were, relative to platform markings when I last crossed in 2018. Beyond a depth...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 15-06-2020, 13:08
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Defaulting Yankee to reef 2 on furler

This holds true for me too. My boat is pretty heavy, and if I'm going any distance, I'll normally have both up; getting a knot or more over just the main and jib.
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 28-05-2020, 11:27
Replies: 57
Views: 7,803
Posted By Rigdaddy
Re: Is There an Accepted/Easy Way to Deal With Schengen 90 Day Rules?

Thank you for citing your link. It was well written, informative, and interesting.
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