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Forum: Classifieds Archive 16-12-2011, 10:59
Replies: 12
For Sale: Sat.Phone
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Posted By opsailor
Re: Sat.Phone

Doesn't appear to be coverage in Hawaii... See link.

Coverage Map - Voice (https://www.globalstar.com/en/index.php?cid=101&sidenav=85)
Forum: Classifieds Archive 19-10-2011, 10:55
Replies: 3
Views: 1,353
Posted By opsailor
Thumbs up SOLD SOLD SOLD: 2007 Genesis Odyssey 8'10" RIB w/ 2008 9.9hp Honda

This boat has been sold: Thanks for your attention
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 11-10-2011, 07:21
Replies: 18
Views: 7,815
Posted By opsailor
Re: Crossing the Bahamas Grand Bank

Another alternative is to start your transit by anchoring near the air field at Cat Cay or at Honeymoon Harbor and leave out at 3AM or so. The initial miles are well marked on Explorer Charts or...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 11-10-2011, 07:13
Replies: 3
Views: 1,353
Posted By opsailor
Forum: Classifieds Archive 03-10-2011, 18:53
Replies: 3
Views: 2,403
Posted By opsailor
Re: SailRite LS-1 Sewing Machine

Sold! Sold! Sold! to Kentucky! Thanks for your interest.
Forum: Classifieds Archive 03-10-2011, 08:16
Replies: 3
Views: 1,353
Posted By opsailor
2007 Genesis Odyssey 8'10" RIB w/ 2008 9.9hp Honda

Good condition after three cruises to Bahamas and Florida Keys. Honda approx. 200 hours, with spare parts. Deluxe seat, heavy-duty air pump, manual bilge pump, oars, separate water separator/fuel...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 03-10-2011, 07:03
Replies: 3
Views: 2,403
Posted By opsailor
SailRite LS-1 Sewing Machine

Purchased 2006 from Annapolis dealer. Looks and operates like new. This machine does NOT have zig-zag. Includes CD-ROM owner's manual, supplies and swing gauge. Price $200 at St. Augustine...
Forum: Navigation 28-03-2011, 13:27
Replies: 3
Views: 2,357
Posted By opsailor
Re: Florida St John's River to Tampa area?

Take the water route if you have time. Great route to do a shakedown, with anchorages and marinas and boatyards galore. With TowBoatUS, you'll enjoy yourself.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-03-2011, 13:23
Replies: 52
Views: 12,957
Posted By opsailor
Re: Air Breeze

We have an Air Breeze to go along with solar panels. When we first purchased in summer of '08, the new white blades were very quiet. What no one knew, was that they couldn't resist the UV, so when...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-03-2011, 07:36
Replies: 38
Views: 5,074
Posted By opsailor
Re: Water for batteries?

There are products out there like the "Zero Water Filter." Why not carry one of them for getting best water possible during an extended cruise?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-03-2011, 06:55
Replies: 7
Views: 4,728
Posted By opsailor
Re: Help. Whale Cay passage advise please

Wait for weather. Usually a daily report on the cruisers' net.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30-07-2010, 10:18
Replies: 76
Views: 12,071
Posted By opsailor
NOT political

Meant to engender discussion on what is a yacht. When I was a kid in South Florida, it seemed everything larger than 32 feet was a yacht. Now you rarely hear the term used.

Political angle just...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30-07-2010, 09:46
Replies: 76
Views: 12,071
Posted By opsailor
When Is a Sailboat a Yacht ?

Senator John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, was sure to point out to me (Kerry Picket, blogger on the Washington Times) on Thursday that the "Isabel," his 76-foot $7 million luxury yacht docked in...
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 01-07-2010, 10:51
Replies: 104
Views: 11,605
Posted By opsailor
Sayonara!

Just returned to St Augustine from six months in the Bahamas to read all about this great adventure! Best of winds and seas, while we live vicariously through your postings.

Dennis & Bettye
Son...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-06-2010, 05:34
Replies: 10
Views: 4,655
Posted By opsailor
This Sterling looks like it....

This appears to be what I read about oh so many months ago. CRS is a key feature of my life. Also, the current product doesn't seem to need any soldering or unusual installations.

We have a...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-06-2010, 16:20
Replies: 10
Views: 4,655
Posted By opsailor
Three-Stage Charging with Single-Stage Alternator

Before we left for the Bahamas last December, I would have sworn that I saw advertised a battery charging device that took 13.5 to 14.5 volts from a single stage alternator, massaged and managed the...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 23-06-2010, 06:17
Replies: 80
Views: 6,452
Posted By opsailor
No Outrage At All

No outrage at all re: grocery pricing....

You are free to get those grapes or Xantrex repairs anywhere you want! By the way, try to get two pounds of grapes on board without the grocery store. ...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-12-2009, 11:55
Replies: 31
Views: 13,288
Posted By opsailor
DeLonghi.....Model DEN500P. Bought this brand of...

DeLonghi.....Model DEN500P. Bought this brand of de-humidifier last year at Costco -- $180, with a built-in pump to pump water UP up to 12 feet (into the sink) Has worked great for two summers on...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 13-12-2009, 09:33
Replies: 21
Views: 3,556
Posted By opsailor
Expanding on your request.... Thirty-five...

Expanding on your request....

Thirty-five nautical miles southeast of Georgetown is Long Island, a wonderful destination. A popular anchorage is Thompson Bay, near Salt Pond. Salt Pond has two...
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 02-12-2009, 15:38
Replies: 18
Views: 3,577
Posted By opsailor
Could you elaborate on not liking Bimini for...

Could you elaborate on not liking Bimini for check in? We checked in there a year and a half ago and had a good experience.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 02-12-2009, 15:36
Replies: 114
Views: 16,524
Posted By opsailor
What is "the code of safety regulations"? Not...

What is "the code of safety regulations"? Not aware of this....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-11-2009, 07:38
Replies: 20
Views: 2,295
Posted By opsailor
For consideration, the Pentax W80: Waterproof to...

For consideration, the Pentax W80: Waterproof to 16 feet, shockproof, <$270 AND has HD quality video. Con is that it has so many features (WAY beyond point and shoot) that the owner's manual is 260...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 28-11-2009, 06:52
Replies: 72
Views: 12,853
Posted By opsailor
With the advise given above, we have just ordered...

With the advise given above, we have just ordered this sea anchor from Defender to use as a drogue on our anchor line. Wish us luck; we won't know how it works until we get to the Bahamas in...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 25-11-2009, 08:57
Replies: 28
Views: 11,036
Posted By opsailor
We use FROGG TOGGS! They are lightweight,...

We use FROGG TOGGS!

They are lightweight, breathable, and inexpensive. Not cheap. About $60 a set. We use them as rainsuits when motorcycling, and for outdoor events. They are perfect to block...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 22-11-2009, 12:45
Replies: 117
Views: 12,649
Posted By opsailor
If anyone sees this, Son of a Sailor won't be...

If anyone sees this, Son of a Sailor won't be there. Dennis still in Vero Beach since boat did not get in until mid-day.

Bettye
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