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Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 33
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I saw the bouy in the video on the Mail link,...

I saw the bouy in the video on the Mail link, which pictures the coasties going out.
Also, apologies to friends in the south. I was just thinking, gambling boat, redneck....
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,731
Posted By RED
Let's see, in the video there is a red bout on...

Let's see, in the video there is a red bout on the port side of the boat as its facing the shore. Yep got all those nav rules down, 'red, right, returning', but I always have to get out and throw a...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 07-14-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By RED
What are the dimensions on the Stove?

What are the dimensions on the Stove?
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,722
Posted By RED
I'd suggest hiring a captain who has a boat. It...

I'd suggest hiring a captain who has a boat. It will also help to have a captain give some instruction to your wife. I've done this even though I have a lot of experience, when I buy a different...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By RED
Shhh! I agree, a great spot, and in my opinion,...

Shhh! I agree, a great spot, and in my opinion, some of the best sunsets in the gulf islands. I stop in every year when we cruise up north. great bakery there, too.
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,792
Posted By RED
I'd like to welcome you to the Portland area, I...

I'd like to welcome you to the Portland area, I keep my boat here and travel to the cruising grounds of Puget Sound and Canada in the summer. One advantage of mooring here is being in fresh water,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-06-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,598
Posted By RED
I have both a Raymarine multifunction (used...

I have both a Raymarine multifunction (used primarily for radar) and a marinized cpu driving a Big Bay daylight display. (but I''m a belt and suspenders guy with paper chart backup for navigation).
...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,066
Posted By RED
1) 1957 16' wooden Lear Cat sail; sunk Columbus...

1) 1957 16' wooden Lear Cat sail; sunk Columbus Day Storm
2) 1967 18' Y Flyer, wooden hand built; sold
3) 1972 23' Venture, Sail; sold
4) 1973 20' Ranger, Racing Sail; sold
5) 1975 24' Ranger,...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-11-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,035
Posted By RED
I am in the process of building a boarding ladder...

I am in the process of building a boarding ladder myself. I have a similar issue, with a tilt up dinghy on the swimstep, and fairly high freeboard, so getting over the side is an issue. I have been...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,469
Posted By RED
I like the flybridge for visibility, particularly...

I like the flybridge for visibility, particularly offshore looking for crab pots. For safety, I rig jacklines and use tethers and life jackets (suspender types) for the crew to maneuver safely.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-01-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By RED
I have AIS class B send and receive from Vesper...

I have AIS class B send and receive from Vesper Marine - great company and customer service. I use it for both river and coastal navigation. In the Columbia River with Barge and Commercial traffic,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,827
Posted By RED
I have a 25mm flare gun, with an insert for the...

I have a 25mm flare gun, with an insert for the smaller flares as well. The 25mm is a metal gun as opposed to the plastic ones that come in the flare kits. There is also an insert that fits a 12 ga...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,454
Posted By RED
I note that Marin has it wrong in his picture. ...

I note that Marin has it wrong in his picture. First of all, his boat has a cargo mast, not a sailing mast, so there is no gaff to fly the flag from. Also, even is one were to argue that the cargo...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,602
Posted By RED
I'm 70 and been boating for 50+ years - ready to...

I'm 70 and been boating for 50+ years - ready to go for another 50 ;-)
Ran offshore from Portland, Or up to the Canadian cruising grounds last year and plan to go again this year. Life on the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,913
Posted By RED
I agree, here's my J boat

I agree, here's my J boat
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By RED
We celebrated in Portland, too. The theme was...

We celebrated in Portland, too. The theme was Portland's Party. So we went with Roses and Beer!
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By RED
Criteria for going to sea

So, what is your criteria for going to sea? For me, getting to the cruising grounds of Canada involves a 100 mile run down the Columbia, stopover in Astoria, crossing the Columbia River Bar, 130...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 22,585
Posted By RED
18563 Sunset at Roche Harbor 18564 ...

18563

Sunset at Roche Harbor

18564

In the Pacific, just past Tattoosh (and just before a nasty front rolled in after dark)

18564
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-23-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,417
Posted By RED
I just upgraded my older Furuno, and thought...

I just upgraded my older Furuno, and thought about going with broadband. First of all, on the class of vessels we all represent, our maximum range to 'see' another vessel is less than about 8 miles,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,911
Posted By RED
I don't want to imply that I'm even in the same...

I don't want to imply that I'm even in the same league, but here's an R/C model of mine; still have some sailing blood in me.
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,228
Posted By RED
I have Mustangs on the boat. They are automatic,...

I have Mustangs on the boat. They are automatic, and as Marin noted are also manually inflatable either orally or by pulling the lanyard. I also have a pair of Stormy Seas float vests. These look...
Forum: Power Systems 04-05-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,217
Posted By RED
I have Drive savers and they do fail. This one...

I have Drive savers and they do fail. This one failed From shifting (I was in a boat parade and in and out of gear continuously trying to maintain station and position relative to the fleet.

When...
Forum: Welcome Mat 03-29-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,410
Posted By RED
Thanks for all the kind thoughts! Time on the...

Thanks for all the kind thoughts! Time on the water is the best.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-29-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,776
Posted By RED
I check the tides and the currents, particularly...

I check the tides and the currents, particularly when crossing the Columbia River Bar; I always try for slack current at the bar, which occurs sometime after low tide because of the momentum of the...
Forum: Welcome Mat 03-28-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,410
Posted By RED
Hello, Again

I'd like to reintroduce myself. Haven't been here for some time; long story, lost my wife & lots of life changes, but still have the boat and the enthusiasm for boating. Been lurking for a bit, and...
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