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Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 27-06-2022, 07:33
Replies: 47
Views: 5,096
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Electric Folding Bike Reviews?

LOL! The "e" on E-bike is not for exercise! Unless you count straining to lift it on/off the boat. Rent in port is excellent advice. Or hire a local guide in a port city. Or take a bus. Oh! I get it....
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-06-2022, 07:02
Replies: 54
Views: 4,553
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: 50 Must Have's

Never turn your back on a cordless tool on your boat. I say that with all seriousness. Search CF for my old post fire explosion rescue at sea.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-06-2022, 06:44
Replies: 54
Views: 4,553
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: 50 Must Have's

Hat's off to previous posters. Spot on mostly! Consider the balanced 4-legged stool: tools, spares, food, toys. I found well stocked chandleries in/near all cruising areas & "treasures of the bilge"...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 24-05-2022, 15:58
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By JDGreenlee
Univ Texas fresh water tool

Cellulose tech absorbs humidity makes lots of fresh water when heated to only 60C.
New Atlas: Cheap gel film pulls buckets of drinking water per day from thin air....
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 18-10-2021, 18:27
Replies: 152
Views: 10,911
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Cost/Benefit Ratio of Offsoundings weather reports

What they said. See Bowditch for evasive actions from storms.
Forum: The Library 15-10-2021, 07:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: INTERNET ARCHIVE - WAYBACK MACHINE

Much of the internet deserves the dust bin of history but the concern about savings some of it is directly related to proliferation and monetization of non-fungible tokens on the blockchain: the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-01-2021, 11:15
Replies: 182
Views: 14,053
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Why Do We Make It So Hard Sounding

Am ASA instructor and circumnavigated 37' sloop. I hope we make sailing sound exciting and fun. There are few things in this life that better the sight of the spark in a previously reticent teen when...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 04-01-2021, 09:55
Replies: 70
Views: 9,075
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Planning a Pots and Pans System

Whole-heartedly agree. One-pot cooking during passage in a small yacht is perhaps best accomplished in a stainless steel pressure cooker with or without the pressure. On passage in a small yacht,...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 19-11-2020, 13:54
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Nautical charts

charts sent to a sailor
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 06-11-2020, 10:07
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By JDGreenlee
Nautical charts

Free to anyone with guts enough to use them. Pay postage. 3 Navico Gold SD e-charts: Africa & Middle East, Indian Ocean & China Sea, and Australia; plus about 200 paper charts - most in color -...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 30-10-2020, 07:25
Replies: 47
Views: 6,130
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: How much damage to vessel from whale strike?

37' PCS w/ 5'10" cut-away Pb keel making 5-8 kts struck large gray whale after dawn abt a day from Cabadello. Boat suddenly "wheelied." Awoke pod. Spilled coffee. Big commotion. Must have struck her...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 26-10-2020, 13:54
Replies: 3
For Sale: SSB kit
Views: 604
Posted By JDGreenlee
SSB kit

make offer
Yaesu FT-8900 and kit
see pics
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 09-10-2020, 07:43
Replies: 85
Views: 12,336
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Advice for first time crossing an ocean

The previous replies by others were good advice. I have a slightly different take - not so much old school as practical. Yes, WX is key. Be patient. Pick a good departure time using web tools from...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-09-2020, 10:53
Replies: 95
Views: 7,272
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Corded or Cordless Tools, Which is Best

If you cruise with cordless tools then 1) separate battery from tool, 2) transport them 50%-75% DIScharged, 3) place each in a water proof wrapper, 4) place the wrapped battery(ies) in a vented metal...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-08-2020, 08:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,990
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Playa del Carmen

Yes, but not as expected. The wives were to fly to Cancun and we were to join them at Xaman Ha Condos in Playacar. The sail plan was to leave Galveston across the Gulf to take a slip at Isla...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 17-08-2020, 10:15
Replies: 116
Views: 17,849
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Is Lithium Worth it?

Please refer to post "Explosions fires rescue at sea" for discussion of Li-ion battery safety issues.
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 08-02-2020, 03:48
Replies: 122
Views: 38,582
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Explosions fires rescue at sea

Further to the analysis of marine insurance coverage, note that Markel declined to replace my C-PAP ($800), prescription drugs, and reimburse for medical office visits to replenish them. Essentially,...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 08-02-2020, 03:19
Replies: 122
Views: 38,582
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Explosions fires rescue at sea

Many asked the brand. I reported it to the insurance company and USCG but am reluctant to do so in such a public forum. I will say that the same name brand drill and 18v heavy duty battery pack is...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 07-02-2020, 13:59
Replies: 122
Views: 38,582
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Explosions fires rescue at sea

Am OP. Thanks to everyone for the sentiments. Re: my terminology...Maybe not supersonic but I characterize them as explosions - in increasing intensity separated by a minute or two (just enough for...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 03-02-2020, 08:41
Replies: 122
Views: 38,582
Posted By JDGreenlee
Explosions fires rescue at sea

A buddy and I got Rhapsody in shape and set sail from Houston for Isla Mujeres, Mexico, Sunday after Christmas. Halfway there, at 2AM on Thu 2 Jan a heavy duty Li-ion battery pack exploded 4 times...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-12-2019, 05:43
Replies: 101
Views: 11,256
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Ocean Crossers and Global Cruisers Only

Circumnavigated loaded down with spares, tools and food. Didn't need a tenth of what I took. Regretted not bringing more toys. Better strategy: hire a local shipwright to do repairs and manage the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-12-2019, 18:12
Replies: 101
Views: 11,256
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: Ocean Crossers and Global Cruisers Only

Define your purpose. Set a date and go. Take the girl. Take more toys than spare parts, tools or food. Listen to Mother Nature and bend your will, not Her's. Cruising is sailing from one exotic...
Forum: Other 25-11-2019, 13:06
Replies: 61
Views: 6,876
Posted By JDGreenlee
Re: General Documents for Entry at Foreign Ports

As well me. I showed the insurance policy coverage page that listed both my LLC and me as insured with the same mailing address. Whew! The articles of inc or op agreement would suffice, too, but a...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 25-11-2019, 12:44
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By JDGreenlee
Open/crowd source sailing screen play(s)

It was a dark and stormy night...

Question:

If we began writing a screen play on CF...

And other CF members joined in and embellished it...

And an administrator helped fork the thread to...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 14-11-2019, 15:41
Replies: 4
Views: 2,305
Posted By JDGreenlee
re-animate tacktick mn 100-2 display

stored display covered in nav sta on return from last passage.
it worked well then.
no sunlight to recharge for a few years.
put in sunlight for days.
want to re-animate it.
no love after...
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