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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-09-2020, 09:19
Replies: 5
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Posted By bobmcd625
Re: FIRST 29 (1984) vs CONTESSSA 28 (1977)

The Contessa 28 was designed by Doug Peterson and built by Jeremy Rogers in Lymington. Builder of the extraordinary Contessa 32. I ordered one of the first off the line but had to cancel due to...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 04-05-2020, 19:07
Replies: 260
Views: 17,356
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Collision avoidance at night

If you see his green (starboard) light off your port bow he must see your red (port) light so you are the Stand On Vessel and should maintain your heading. But be ready to alter course if he does...
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-04-2020, 10:04
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: B&G boat, advice on best Anchor alarm INSIDE cabin?

I have a Garmin Quatix watch which has an anchor alarm. Not B&G but it works.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-04-2020, 09:35
Replies: 22
Views: 1,812
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: 1975 Downeast Downeaster 32'

Thank you, Eric/Argyle, for those valuable insights. You pointed out a few things that I'll now check on my own DE38! I agree that the asking price seems very low and there will be many tasks...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-04-2020, 19:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,812
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: 1975 Downeast Downeaster 32'

I know other DE owners who love the composting heads. Going back to a flush toilet with holding tank is a lot of work.

Why not try to get some reactions from other owners in the DE forum?

They...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-04-2020, 11:54
Replies: 22
Views: 1,812
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: 1975 Downeast Downeaster 32'

There is a DownEaster owners' website with a lot of good info and helpful hints from other owners. I found this from a previous owner of Sea Bird. Looks like it has been well cared for in the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-04-2020, 09:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,812
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: 1975 Downeast Downeaster 32'

Downeasters are very well built. I have a 1975 DE38 and love it.
Survey makes sense as for any older boat.
Forum: Our Community 10-04-2020, 09:51
Replies: 697
Views: 51,805
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Anyone not in lockdown and still able to sail?

I see sail boats on the San Francisco Bay every day. Not many, but expect more this weekend. I think the rule relates to the number on board. Families are ok but parties are not. San Diego has...
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-03-2020, 09:07
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Best way to get weather updates “near offshore”

I've never used it but Sirius XM weather forecasts via satellite should do the job. Can others comment please?
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 29-03-2020, 19:26
Replies: 1,583
Views: 129,545
Posted By bobmcd625
re: corona virus alerts - Latest cruising Information for vessels/locations/rules

I heard from my friends in Martinique, and as you said they can go ashore for food and medicines. Maybe boring, but nice place to be stuck!
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 19-03-2020, 17:02
Replies: 29
Views: 3,009
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Preparing ASA 105 (Coastal Nav) for experienced sailor

Hi JD. I had the reverse situation when I moved to France years ago. Bought a Samurai in Marseille and sailed the south coast, including a jaunt to Corsica. My bible was the text book from Les...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 18-03-2020, 17:25
Replies: 1,583
Views: 129,545
Posted By bobmcd625
re: corona virus alerts - Latest cruising Information for vessels/locations/rules

What's the situation in Martinique? I have Norwegian friends on a Norwegian sailing vessel anchored there. I assume they can get on shore for supplies.
Sailing and all other recreational boating...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-03-2020, 12:59
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Navico Radar, to splice or not to splice?

As others have said it's quite easy to cut and reconnect using various connectors. I did it with success and I am a rank amateur electrician. My only advice is to be very careful to match the wire...
Forum: Marine Electronics 31-01-2020, 09:59
Replies: 38
Views: 3,982
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Ships clock & barometer for the wheel house

Interesting discussion about the clocks, but what about barometers?
I would like a accurate barometer for my home as well as on my boat.
Reviews of the electronic ones are not too encouraging and I...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 20-01-2020, 12:11
Replies: 36
Views: 5,198
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Yacht Tracking for family and friends back home

Unless you pay for satellite tracking. I just did it! It works!
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 20-01-2020, 11:12
Replies: 36
Views: 5,198
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Yacht Tracking for family and friends back home

As I said earlier, Marine Traffic can provide satellite tracking for any boat with AIS but at a price. (Just looked it up. Satellite tracking of one boat is $16.50 per month or $15.00 if billed...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 20-01-2020, 10:33
Replies: 36
Views: 5,198
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Yacht Tracking for family and friends back home

Predict Wind can set up a web address which will show the boat's position at all times. See this: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/LaMustacheII
Not sure of the cost to the boat...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 20-01-2020, 10:19
Replies: 36
Views: 5,198
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Yacht Tracking for family and friends back home

If the boat has AIS your friends can track your boat via Marine Traffic's satellite tracking service. It costs a bit but can be turned on and off as will. You can get noon and/or midnight position...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-12-2019, 10:08
Replies: 155
Views: 11,175
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Wooden hull for long term cruising

Hi NicBeeee.
It's a very personal matter, but wooden boats can be maintained and serve their owners very well. One of the best of this lot is Norwegian built 12 mCR yacht, Skoiern, now over 100...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-10-2019, 09:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: charter sailing in Sweden

Flip a coin. Either starting point would lead to a great trip.
I have not done either but did survey the west coast a few years ago and found it to be charming beyond belief. More "nature" there...
Forum: Marine Electronics 06-10-2019, 09:07
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Looking for B&G Ethernet connector

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
I had the same problem with a Zeus 2 MFD and went the route of 2 RJ45s with connector, but made the joint under the deck in the engine compartment. Easy to access...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 16-08-2019, 22:31
Replies: 24
Views: 2,868
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Panama to Mexico (Sea of Cortez)

These are the people to contact.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 30-07-2019, 11:20
Replies: 28
Views: 2,178
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: EBay nylon 3 strand.

Interesting...
I am looking for 5/8" 8 strand (or plait) anchor line to be spliced into 3/8" BBB chain.
It seems that 8 strand braided is much better for anchor lines than 3 strand twisted, but...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 11-07-2019, 09:12
Replies: 9
Views: 3,082
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Good Anchorages in SF Bay

There is a good book called Cruising Guide to San Francisco Bay by Carolyn and Bob Mehaffy. They show all the possibilities with photos and charts.
Lots of good suggestions already, but I'd add: ...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 25-06-2019, 10:01
Replies: 24
Views: 2,868
Posted By bobmcd625
Re: Panama to Mexico (Sea of Cortez)

Join the "Panama Posse". They have lots of good advice.
https://panamaposse.com
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