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Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By tom.gohring
Ditto on the iOS version of AC

I do something very similar. I use Garmin AC on an iPad mini. I can use it to mirror my Garmin MFD when on the fly bridge or I can use it independently with the AC software.

A big advantage of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By tom.gohring
My wife and I did a multi-day central Delta...

My wife and I did a multi-day central Delta cruise in October with our last night at Rio Vista marina. We also got caught on the wrong side of 3-Mile Slough Bridge (also out of operation then) and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By tom.gohring
Tide and current (ebb and flood) data

I use this web site to get a handle on tide currents within the Bay:

DeepZoom Nautical Charts Tides and Currents (https://deepzoom.com/)

When you load the site, it will show you an area up in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,434
Posted By tom.gohring
I love the canoe idea. We cruise mostly inland...

I love the canoe idea. We cruise mostly inland (California Delta) and carry two single kayaks. Have yet to use them on the SF Bay, but look forward to doing so.
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 05-17-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,251
Posted By tom.gohring
Sounds like we have near identical boats. Im...

Sounds like we have near identical boats. Im still getting to know River Roost, but so far shes been a great boat. Here is a photo of our refinished transom after renaming. 76398
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-15-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,450
Posted By tom.gohring
Island Gypsy 32

I just installed a Trident controller, sniffer, and solenoid. I agree that their specs are wanting. But it was readily available on Amazon and I wanted to get the job done. Not problems so far.
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Forum: General Maintenance 03-11-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,980
Posted By tom.gohring
Yeah. But Im under the gun the get it done. Ive...

Yeah. But Im under the gun the get it done. Ive done this before and feathered the edges with the sander. As my dad used to say, looks fine from the back of a galloping horse.
Forum: General Maintenance 03-11-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,980
Posted By tom.gohring
Stripping varnish

This is a bit off topic for the thread, but I used a heat gun and an attached scraper to strip varnish. I learned that if I go sloe and apply constant pressure, this technique really works.
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Forum: General Maintenance 03-08-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,980
Posted By tom.gohring
Island Gypsy 32

I'm about to jump into the same task - including the name and hailing port on teak transom. Based on other threads here, I'm planning to use a heat gun and scraper to remove varnish coats. Hoping...
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 03-02-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,251
Posted By tom.gohring
New IG 32 owner

Hello, I am the new and proud owner of an Island Gypsy 32. I'm also new to this forum. I've only put about 17 hours on her so far including a cruise through San Francisco Bay and home to Sacramento....
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,744
Posted By tom.gohring
Dear HeadMistress, this is good advice. I've...

Dear HeadMistress, this is good advice. I've recently acquired my dreamboat: plan to clean up the bilge (yes, really clean it up) AND add some additional ventilation.

Dear DHeckrotte, I'll see...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,744
Posted By tom.gohring
I really like this solution. Can you give some...

I really like this solution. Can you give some guidance on type of fan? Obviously it will need to be rated for continuous use.... Thanks!
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