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Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 29-01-2018, 14:58
Replies: 21
Views: 4,447
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Any guides or books on offshore fishing?

Fishing success in cruising is usually defined as catching more tasty fish than your crew can eat, with minimum effort. In my experience, it's not all that difficult to achieve.

> I will be glad...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 21-01-2018, 22:32
Replies: 35
Views: 4,339
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Self delusion, or stalwart seamanship?

Also, if you are reasonably strong, in 35-40ft size, a sloop rig with a decent furler and slab reefing is the simplest thing that works. Detacheable inner stay for a storm jib is useful, double head...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 21-01-2018, 22:27
Replies: 35
Views: 4,339
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Self delusion, or stalwart seamanship?

I see nothing stupid or crazy in what you wrote. 40ft is entirely manageable as a singlehander, but you can get what you want a bit smaller boat, too. 40-footers may have very different interior...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 23-12-2017, 19:09
Replies: 21
Views: 4,447
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Any guides or books on offshore fishing?

In fact, we replaced the yoyo with a 20lb rod/reel rig that can be used in a dinghy eventually. Calculating that it'll pay back for itself in less than a year in food alone, nevermind the...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 23-12-2017, 19:06
Replies: 21
Views: 4,447
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Any guides or books on offshore fishing?

FWIW, I had both a 200lb mono on a yo-yo setup and a 50lb rod/reel running in parallel for many weeks. Twice as many bites on the latter (thicker mono == much more visibility), and quite a bit easier...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 23-12-2017, 13:44
Replies: 21
Views: 4,447
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Any guides or books on offshore fishing?

> a dorado or tuna bigger than 15 pounds or so is tough to get lande

Not much of a problem with the rig recommended in the aforementioned "Fishing for Cruisers" book. Namely, a short heavy rod...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-12-2017, 14:40
Replies: 487
Views: 43,346
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Full keel vs fin keel for offshore?

I'd hazard a guess, that you have 10-15 degrees drag at that point. I.e., you may get your bow to 25 off-wind, but your plot line should be waaay downwind of that.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-12-2017, 14:37
Replies: 487
Views: 43,346
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Full keel vs fin keel for offshore?

They came pretty late this year, so it's still hitting 30C (85F) in the afternoon. Whether we sail left or right from here is still up for debate, either way it'll be next season (all going well...
Forum: Marine Electronics 17-12-2017, 14:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Vyacht router opinion

In my case, because I didn't want to solve the problem of interfacing Raspberry with NMEA2000 opting for a canned solution instead.

I know how to write a JavaScript app getting data as a JSON...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 17-12-2017, 11:42
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By RedHerring
Re: dimensions of the Monitor windvane wheel attachment?

It's not just a round disk, but a mechanism to disengage the vane / adjust the relative wheel position.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-12-2017, 11:09
Replies: 487
Views: 43,346
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Full keel vs fin keel for offshore?

@Paul Elliott: completely agree.

One way or another, everyone makes those "how much risk is acceptable" judgements all the time, e.g. whenever you get into a car and go on the highway.


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Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 17-12-2017, 10:39
Replies: 21
Views: 4,447
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Any guides or books on offshore fishing?

> Yoyo's , 2oz lead weight , 50lb or heavier main line and best to use a 2ft braided wire leader.

FWIW, when I drag both a handline and an actual rod/reel simultaneously, I get a comparable number...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 17-12-2017, 10:30
Replies: 21
Views: 4,447
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Any guides or books on offshore fishing?

Yup. The best fish soup method ever, too.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-12-2017, 10:20
Replies: 487
Views: 43,346
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Full keel vs fin keel for offshore?

Question is, by how much? And can you not do something else with $2k that would improve your overall chances to survive an ocean passage better than a life raft?

Per my napkin estimates, the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-12-2017, 09:10
Replies: 487
Views: 43,346
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Full keel vs fin keel for offshore?

I'm pretty sure I'm going to see quite a few early 90s Benes in French Polynesia, once I make it there. We'll see.
Forum: Marine Electronics 17-12-2017, 01:22
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Vyacht router opinion

There is also iKommunicate – The Gateway to Signal K (https://ikommunicate.com/)
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-12-2017, 01:18
Replies: 487
Views: 43,346
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Full keel vs fin keel for offshore?

Already happening. Early 90s Hunters and Beneteaus are a pretty common sight in the Sea of Cortez.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-10-2017, 01:20
Replies: 67
Views: 10,445
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Free Open Source Advance Battery Monitor System

Nice code, doesn't look like this is your first embedded gig. :)
Few stupid questions if I may?

* How much current does each gauge consume? Haven't found any power management stuff in the first...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 03-10-2017, 02:35
Replies: 16
Views: 1,979
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Self-Driving Boats Anyone?

Self-driving != crewless. There is going to be a requirement that a human is in charge and manual control overrides are available for a loooong time after these things are introduced.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 30-09-2017, 21:06
Replies: 16
Views: 1,979
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Self-Driving Boats Anyone?

The only reason these things don't yet exist is that the market is much smaller than cars. But it's a lot easier problem to solve, and - just like the self-driving car - it doesn't need to be perfect...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 20-02-2017, 09:34
Replies: 29
Views: 8,128
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Fishing: starting with nothing and no experience

Rubber squid on the surface works for tuna and the likes, but for, e.g., salmon - forget it. Deep-diving Rapala plugs work pretty well on all kinds of fish, including tuna. They are expensive and do...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 21-01-2017, 21:06
Replies: 99
Views: 17,859
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Do I really need a barometer? Which one?

As I'm sitting in La Paz, winding down a 7 months cruise of west coast, one thing I can say is that I did not actually need the barometer during this trip. Between VHF forecasts, weather forecasts...
Forum: Meets & Greets 14-11-2016, 13:39
Replies: 39
Views: 6,037
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Yet another wannabe

When you have a five year old onboard, "mob sailing" has some great upsides. As long as she is shy to approach other kids, at least :)

And having once been that Russian guy Sarah Palin saw from...
Forum: Meets & Greets 14-11-2016, 10:13
Replies: 39
Views: 6,037
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Yet another wannabe

@Don: there are quite a few boats the shape and size of your Columbia 29 around here. All from Left Coast US.
Forum: Meets & Greets 14-11-2016, 10:08
Replies: 39
Views: 6,037
Posted By RedHerring
Re: Yet another wannabe

Update: we made it to the southern end of Baja California. Winter is no longer coming.

Did the last 700 miles as part of a rally (Baja Haha). 150 boats, all going in the same direction. The idea...
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