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Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-29-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,488
Posted By svReboot
At least in North America you have a lot of...

At least in North America you have a lot of company. Many "significant others" seem to have long lists of more "significant" responsibilities (visit the grandchildren, visit the children, get the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-12-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,743
Posted By svReboot
I solo sail at 66 and have crossed the Atlantic...

I solo sail at 66 and have crossed the Atlantic solo. My 75 year old friend is in the middle of his second solo circumnavigation. Go for it!
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-29-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,259
Posted By svReboot
You will be quickly out of the NOAA weather...

You will be quickly out of the NOAA weather coverage region. The system used for years by cruisers is SSB radio to download radio weatherfax charts, then doing your own analysis. Rather than repeat...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-29-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,543
Posted By svReboot
I don't know. Katadyn has a good reputation. I...

I don't know. Katadyn has a good reputation. I have had problems with this particular unit almost from the beginning. It has worked off and on. I am planning Tenerife to Martinique in November and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,543
Posted By svReboot
I have never gone down the Mississippi but have...

I have never gone down the Mississippi but have done the Erie Canal Route. You can expect it to take two to three months. You will motor all day every day so your biggest cost will be fuel, not...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-12-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 2,116
Posted By svReboot
After about 8,000 NM of open ocean cruising in...

After about 8,000 NM of open ocean cruising in the last 4 years the one thing I would not give up is my TX/RX AIS. Traveling in high density zones - New York Harbor, crossing the North South ship...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 07-14-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,008
Posted By svReboot
I am currently in port in Cascais, Portugal and...

I am currently in port in Cascais, Portugal and using WiFi. BTW this is a very beautiful place.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 07-14-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,008
Posted By svReboot
Butyl tape - purchase at an RV store. Works...

Butyl tape - purchase at an RV store. Works better than anything you will find in a marine store and is much less expensive
Forum: Power & Electronics 04-25-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,179
Posted By svReboot
Yes, I agree that WINMORE works. But world...

Yes, I agree that WINMORE works. But world cruising I don't know (perhaps because I am ignorant) if you can get the global (ASIA, AFRICA, S America) RFax broadcasts over the internet. Nor do I know...
Forum: Power & Electronics 04-23-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,179
Posted By svReboot
Question Slow compared to what? Yes, the entire cycle...

Slow compared to what? Yes, the entire cycle takes about 4 hours. If you can download from the internet or get a compressed email it could be faster. But either solution offshore takes more and...
Forum: Power & Electronics 04-20-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,179
Posted By svReboot
I would also point out that you can receive...

I would also point out that you can receive NAVTEX and RFAX (radio facsimile) without anything but a receiver, computer and a sound card. The software is free - try MMTTY (g00ge it)
Forum: Power & Electronics 04-18-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,179
Posted By svReboot
And where are you? NAVTEX is pretty short range....

And where are you? NAVTEX is pretty short range. Weather is in text, not graphics - hence navTEX(T)
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-20-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,383
Posted By svReboot
It sounds as if you don't have the receive volume...

It sounds as if you don't have the receive volume set. Presuming that you are listening thru the speaker and you have an active wfax (there is a certain amount of dead time where all you get is...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-17-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,999
Posted By svReboot
The bridge has been repaired so I hope a...

The bridge has been repaired so I hope a moderator will delete this thread
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-07-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,999
Posted By svReboot
Exclamation Jacksonville Fl Main Street Bridge Closed

It turns out that not only is the SEC Railroad Bridge on bridge hours for repairs but the Main Street bridge in downtown Jacksonville is broken in the down position. If you intend on making a...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-18-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,807
Posted By svReboot
Up in the right hand corner of this page - where...

Up in the right hand corner of this page - where your login information is, is a link to private messages. If you click on it it will take you to your private inbox. That is where my notes to you...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-18-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,807
Posted By svReboot
See the private message. I left my phone number...

See the private message. I left my phone number and email
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-18-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,807
Posted By svReboot
Read your private message. If you don't know how...

Read your private message. If you don't know how post back here
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-15-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,041
Posted By svReboot
Thanks. I have been using Ziploc bags too. I...

Thanks. I have been using Ziploc bags too. I like the gym bag idea, I am looking for a bunch of cheap sturdy bags. Maybe I can find the source of the Patriots win the Superbowl stock! They...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-15-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,041
Posted By svReboot
Question On Boat Storage

When I moved out of my apartment onto Reboot I simply stowed everything in large plastic boxes that I had used for the same purpose in my apartment. I have slowly transitioned about half of the...
Forum: Pets, Children & Guests 02-15-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,288
Posted By svReboot
Having watched numerous people with dogs on boats...

Having watched numerous people with dogs on boats I suggest you postpone acquisition until you have cruised at least a year. Almost every boat I know has at least one member of the crew that would...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-04-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,246
Posted By svReboot
Since I have not sailed with a furling main I...

Since I have not sailed with a furling main I can't help you with that. I sailed with a 150 jib, now a 135. Used to use a footted main, now use a loose footed. I went to the loose foot so that I...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-03-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,246
Posted By svReboot
I have a furling jib and a battened main. I have...

I have a furling jib and a battened main. I have cruised about 5,000 NM in the last couple of years, most of it300 - 800 miles offshore. I single hand. During unexpected changes of conditions I...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-03-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,143
Posted By svReboot
Smile Remind him, "There are old fighter pilots, there...

Remind him, "There are old fighter pilots, there are bold fighter pilots, there are no old bold fighter pilots"

Black shoe.
Forum: Living Aboard 02-03-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,143
Posted By svReboot
One thing that I learned from my racing days is...

One thing that I learned from my racing days is to have an hour a day when the watches overlap - usually at dinner. Getting the entire crew in one place with food and appropriate drink (hot if cold,...
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