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Forum: Marine Electronics 09-04-2021, 13:51
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply

It has been my experience that the Raspberry Pi is voltage sensitive and best runs at 5.1 volts to get rid of the dreaded lightning bolt. Shop for supply bricks that deliver 12v -> 5.1 v at any...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-03-2021, 10:16
Replies: 34
Views: 3,858
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Desperately seeking a study...

Take a look at the Nonesuch boats, they have a shop, office,whatever already built in forward. Not to mention the apartment size quarters available in the cabin. Come in lots of sizes to fit your...
Forum: Our Community 13-01-2021, 16:05
Replies: 41
Views: 3,721
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Newport, RI to Lake Erie - options for deep draft sailboat

"there is a marina in Buffalo that can step the mast for you once you get there. You need to know though when you exit the Erie Canal and enter the Niagara river that you need to stay as far to the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 31-12-2020, 11:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Help to identify a yacht

You are premature in dismissing the Gulet. Best adventure in the world is rounding up a few friends and chartering a Blue Cruise out of Bodrum or the like. Most Captains and crew are excellent...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-11-2020, 10:15
Replies: 128
Views: 8,452
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Atomic 4 vs. diesel ?

And buy a boat with propane stove.....
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 20-11-2020, 10:44
Replies: 10
Views: 1,625
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Coast guard reg name and hailing

And the hailing port must be a legit mailing address. I sail out of the lower Niagara river and wanted to put Niagara as a hailing port. They rejected it as not having a legit post office address. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 01-11-2020, 12:01
Replies: 144
Views: 16,578
Posted By fdr14127
Re: What to do when a guest gets scared and wants off the boat?

Foredeck Captain invited a college friend onboard for the Saturday regatta. After the first start on the way to the windward mark she excused herself and went below.....bad move. Spent the next...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-09-2020, 10:14
Replies: 27
Views: 4,320
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Where is the best place to buy new sails?

Our rolling furling UK tape drive genoa is first rate. Probably worth the cost if you can swing it.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-07-2020, 12:00
Replies: 43
Views: 3,326
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Retrieve boat from US marina & return it to Canada

Call Glen at ATL in Virgil and ask him, about it. I think ATL is delivering boats daily. Call Todd Fetzer in East Aurora. NY and ask him how he arranged it, as his C&C 40 went from Niagara on the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-04-2020, 14:54
Replies: 63
Views: 5,489
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Albany NY to Lake Michigan recommendations?

Given the present circumstances I would transit the Erie Canal thru to Buffalo, then sail on bypassing Canada at this time. It's a lovely trip albeit rather rural past Brockport.

I once booked a...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-03-2020, 09:52
Replies: 25
Views: 1,536
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Tiller vs Wheel

Well having sailed both a Tiller equipped and Wheel installed C&C 29, I much prefer the Tiller. Nobody has mentioned one of the best features of the tiller, nestled under the dodger in the driving...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 13-01-2020, 21:17
Replies: 39
Views: 5,657
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Excessive USCG Processing times

Since we couldn't launch this year on the North Coast, I wasn't paying attention and missed the renewal deadline. By the time I got around to updating the paperwork with the late fee, I missed that...
Forum: OpenCPN 24-10-2019, 21:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By fdr14127
Re: OpenCPN 5 and Run error message "0xc000001d"

That old Dell will run fine with the install of a current installation of just about any Linux distro. I would install Linux Mint current 32bit long term support version (good to 2030 I think) and...
Forum: Navigation 24-10-2019, 20:54
Replies: 23
Views: 3,604
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Conservative Sail from NYC to Detroit

I would not pass up a chance to do the raging Erie Canal. Troy to Buffalo. Probably the best week cruising anywhere. (A dull but effective option would be to call Glen and ATL Transport in Virgil...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-09-2019, 08:00
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By fdr14127
Re: A single module to provide position and heading

I would explore the gpsd driver utility which downloads with some utilities that might answer your needs. If you post on their blog they might have some good advice as there are a ton of people...
Forum: Marine Electronics 03-07-2019, 21:43
Replies: 18
Views: 2,587
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Looking for Nmea 0183 T connector for GPS/VFH Radio DSC

This is a not so enlightening discourse on the differences in wiring protocols between NEMA standard connections and Canbus connections. NEMA signals are transmitted over serial connections between...
Forum: Navigation 06-06-2019, 08:32
Replies: 50
Views: 4,337
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Mac vs. PC

We run a series of Thinkpads from medieval to current all loaded with Linux based systems and OpenGPS and various maritime apps. Raspberry Pi B3+ draws least juice. Apple works because it's...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-05-2019, 09:07
Replies: 112
Views: 17,753
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Tablet no chart plotter?

Buffalo company sadly out of business. Trying to rebuild as an education supplier, Wish I had stopped by and tried to interest them in expanding into the marine market.....good design hardware for...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 01-05-2019, 11:11
Replies: 21
Views: 2,782
Posted By fdr14127
Re: CBP Sticker - Details and Questions

I don't know if it is still the case, but up here in the North Coast the sticker was only required on boats 30ft and greater. That was the reason Rob Massa designed the C&C 29 mkI to be 29.75 ft at...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 04-04-2019, 12:26
Replies: 105
Views: 11,892
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Eliminating the 1-2-Both-Off Battery Switch

well this was done 18mo ago and the boat is up on the cradle so I can't check for sure, (but we have an after market alternator from Moyer Marine which claims to be zap protected). At any...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 04-04-2019, 11:17
Replies: 105
Views: 11,892
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Eliminating the 1-2-Both-Off Battery Switch

I don't understand why people don't upgrade to the latest design solution and be done with it. We installed one of these ( )...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 09-09-2018, 12:32
Replies: 148
Views: 18,091
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Does anyone get the FCC license?

Years ago we were required to have a station license if we sailed in Canadian waters, so we got one. We also were required to have a Operators license to fly in Army aviation, so we got one. ...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-08-2018, 17:07
Replies: 13
Views: 2,355
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Looking at buying a C&C 29

Judging from some of the comments posted here, there are probably a number of folks who have never owned a C&C29. We bought ours used in 1985 because they were raced extensively here in Niagara as a...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-07-2018, 10:01
Replies: 40
Views: 4,957
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Installing a solar vent fan

Well one thing for sure, you are gonna get lots of experience installing these things as they last from 24 to 36 months and then pack it in. After four replacements we refurbed the hatch back to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 21-05-2018, 13:19
Replies: 11
Views: 2,062
Posted By fdr14127
Re: Can you network VHF radios that have AIS with Cell phones or other MFD'S using Wi

We have an Icomm MX500 which gives us the AIS, and have added a Std.Horiz GX1700 which integrates the GPS features. All this feeds a Digital Yacht IConnect which in turn converts the traffic to...
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