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Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,277
Posted By Roger Long
Not us. There is no longer a legal protected...

Not us. There is no longer a legal protected anchorage for visiting the north end of Cumberland Island overnight.



The map was obviously rushed out in response to the outcry. The wording of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,277
Posted By Roger Long
The official GA DNR anchoring map has been...

The official GA DNR anchoring map has been posted. All of Brickhill Creek is excluded due to leased oyster areas not shown on the map I was working from in my earlier comments. There is now no...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,277
Posted By Roger Long
Not quite as bad as I thought on the Brickhill. ...

Not quite as bad as I thought on the Brickhill. We can still anchor everywhere we have previously.
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Roger Long
I have been commenting on the need for a way to...

I have been commenting on the need for a way to back up Aqua Map gpx route files directly to a separate folder on the same device without Internet access and have found a way to do it. It's a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,277
Posted By Roger Long
Georgia Anchoring Regulations Released

Georgia has gone and done it. The new anchoring regulations just came out. It's a bit hard to read what I just saw posted but they basically outlaw anchoring within 1000 feet of any man made...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Roger Long
I used to scan but now find Dual Watch (many...

I used to scan but now find Dual Watch (many radios have Triple Watch) instead. It stays primarily on the channel you set and breaks in if there is a broadcast on 16 (and 9 for Triple Watch).

In...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Roger Long
Another COD Renewal Report and Rant

Renewal with no changes filed online August 29.

Just received December 16 with December 12 issue date.

We lost one month trying to insure that it would arrive while we were home for the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,989
Posted By Roger Long
I just thought to look up my GPS track for the...

I just thought to look up my GPS track for the incident. My post, and memory, seem to give the impression of weaving through a fleet. There was a lot of mental activity making sure I had an out for...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,989
Posted By Roger Long
Bridge tenders are an unknown quantity and I...

Bridge tenders are an unknown quantity and I wouldn't depend on them for traffic control. Many won't do it anyway because of liability.


We were going a bridge recently with the current against...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,989
Posted By Roger Long
Not traction. I've noticed before significant...

Not traction. I've noticed before significant differences in responses between this group and others. Interested in the broader perspective.
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,989
Posted By Roger Long
Passing Before Bridges

OK, Iíll put on my flameproof suit and start this conversation:


On our recent trip south (now interrupted to return home for the holidays), we came upon the Wally Wad of over a dozen boats...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-11-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,054
Posted By Roger Long
I had a bilge pump hose come off while the boat...

I had a bilge pump hose come off while the boat was on the hard and accumulated rain water leaking through a hatch coaming due to the boat not being blocked level recirculated until the two AGM...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Roger Long
Polar Navy Shut Down

Any Polar Navy users (refugees?) here who would like to start a thread to compare notes? Iím looking at both Aqua Map and OpenCPN. I just installed CPN and, when it asked for a chart directory,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Roger Long
Mid East and Fuel Prices

Oh boy, this business in the middle east looks bad.


We're anchored here in New Haven. It looks like there is $3.00 fuel on the CT River and we have 100 gallons extra tank capacity.

...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,955
Posted By Roger Long
I asked a noted expert about bonding and his...

I asked a noted expert about bonding and his reply was along the lines of, "As a licensed ABYC surveyor, I can not suggest or recommend removing your bonding system. But (Whisper) nothing on my boat...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,277
Posted By Roger Long
Anchor Wars come to Georgia

Better pay attention snowbirds. If this passes, it will be the end of southern cruising for us. I know a lot of ICW cruisers skip Georiga entirely and go outside but it's our favorite state. A...
Forum: Welcome Mat 03-09-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Roger Long
Lots. Here is how ours came out: ...

Lots. Here is how ours came out:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10206586659585641&type=1&l=0046b03f85I (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10206586659585641&type=1&l=0046b03f85)...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,504
Posted By Roger Long
This discussion, which has been carried on here...

This discussion, which has been carried on here and on three Facebook groups, has been very interesting. I’ve learned some things and my radio procedure will be even better than if I hadn’t posted...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,504
Posted By Roger Long
I thought it would be cute to be the only...

I thought it would be cute to be the only sailboat in Maine flying a steaming cone when motoring with the main up. I had to stop because of the hazard created by people trying to come close enough...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-20-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By Roger Long
Transducers work just fine installed in...

Transducers work just fine installed in anti-freeze cofferdams glued to the inside of solid fiberglass hulls. I would be very surprised if you notice any change in performance. I'd follow Comodave's...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,504
Posted By Roger Long
I think there is a rational and justification for...

I think there is a rational and justification for that. The rules say they should use the sound device but that the radio, if agreement is reached, is an acceptable alternative. The "Whistle" usage...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,504
Posted By Roger Long
This forum really needs a "Like" button such as...

This forum really needs a "Like" button such as Facebook has.


:thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,515
Posted By Roger Long
This over-pompous know better would like to point...

This over-pompous know better would like to point out that, if everyone who called on 16 made a quick simple low power hail as you described and to which I could respond with a simple "Gypsy Star -...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,515
Posted By Roger Long
I have many times on the ICW and in New England...

I have many times on the ICW and in New England AFTER I have tried on their working channel that I have looked up. Seems lots of dock attendants forget to switch their radios back to scan and are...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,504
Posted By Roger Long
No problem. I'll hear you on 16 as well. The...

No problem. I'll hear you on 16 as well. The sign is just intended to reduce the amount of 16 traffic and channel switching. I'm under no illusion that it will solve every problem.
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