sheethead

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About sheethead

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  • Birthday 03/23/1967

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    Branford CT
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    Sierra Nevada, Harpoon, Bushmills, Mt. Gay, Svedka

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  1. sheethead

    Off Soundings Series and low pressure systems.

    Ready for the shitty delivery, hope Friday and Saturday are fair.
  2. sheethead

    Off Soundings Series and low pressure systems.

    I suspected there was a catch, when the app was free; they get 48 bucks apiece for charts! That is crazy, Never had any upcharges with my apps.
  3. sheethead

    Off Soundings Series and low pressure systems.

    Not really, I use it mostly as a chart plotter of sorts. I have just now discovered it has tidal current information embedded in the charts, I still don't know how useful it will be. Going to find out when we go through the Race (or the Gut) on Friday though! I just downloaded SailGrib, I'll let you know how that is. You should try OpenCPN. I had Navionics for a little while and liked OpenCPN much better. You do have to download charts from NOAA, but you can do a lot more with it especially if you know how to program. It is open source based so you can play around with the different modules. I have not done so myself since I do not know how to program, but have seen what others have done. I can show it to you this weekend if you want. I'll be sure to stop by. Are you guys bringing the Bird to Crockers Thursday?
  4. sheethead

    Off Soundings Series and low pressure systems.

    Apple may use real gps satellites. Not sure.
  5. sheethead

    Off Soundings Series and low pressure systems.

    I use it on my Galaxy 5 and on a 4 x 6" tablet. I think it is worth it, I use it mostly for transports, I dropped a few bucks and got a hand held Garmin for myself this past Christmas, I use that while racing;I have most of the ECSA marks programmed in and also some other way points. I found the tablet and phone died too quickly to keep the location setting on all of the time. Besides, as I understand, my phone and tablet aren't using GPS satellites, it's using cell signal triangulation which is shit when you are out of range. Bottom line - I thought it was well worth the $10 for what I used it for.
  6. sheethead

    Off Soundings Series and low pressure systems.

    Not really, I use it mostly as a chart plotter of sorts. I have just now discovered it has tidal current information embedded in the charts, I still don't know how useful it will be. Going to find out when we go through the Race (or the Gut) on Friday though! I just downloaded SailGrib, I'll let you know how that is.
  7. sheethead

    Off Soundings Series and low pressure systems.

    Nevermind, just found a nifty feature on the Navionics app. See ya'll at the party!
  8. sheethead

    Off Soundings Series and low pressure systems.

    Anyone know of an app or website that shows currents? (other than that paper app - Eldridge)
  9. sheethead

    I got divorced today.

    I'ts been about 5 years since the papers were signed for us. Married 22 years with a then 21 yo son still living at home. She moved north to be with her man while I kept the house. There were a lot of ghosts but after a year or two got all of that out, new furniture, new paint, new woman. Things are good now, Downside is that my Boy moved near mom and I only see him when he comes back into town. That's my only regret from the whole situation. It seems to have worked out for the best for both of us.
  10. sheethead

    What's at your bird feeder ?

    I put those cone things on all of my feeder poles. They haven't figured it out. Yet... We also greased up one of the poles with mineral oil, hilarity ensued. I wish I had video of it, don't remember laughing that hard in years.
  11. sheethead

    Quitting smoking (almost) 1 year in.

    Yeah, I vape, just didn't want to sound like a douche canoe. So much stigma around vaping, but I feel better so it is better.
  12. sheethead

    Quitting smoking (almost) 1 year in.

    2 years without a cigarette, I do cheat with the e-cig though. Gotta stop that now.
  13. sheethead

    What's at your bird feeder ?

    A couple of week ends ago we saw 2 great horned owls, a couple of pileated woodpeckers, red tail hawks and ring tailed hawks within 30 minutes. Fucking NatGeo in my back yard! Coolest bird so far is the rose breasted grosbeak, waiting for the oriels to come through. Lots of wooly, downy and hairy woodpeckers.
  14. sheethead

    Off Soundings Series and low pressure systems.

    Friday was a good day once the racing finally started, about 2 miles from 1BI. Saturday was odd, I was below getting beers during the delayed start then BAM! 20 kts!!!
  15. sheethead

    Off Soundings Series and low pressure systems.

    Friday sucked balls, got stuck in the current by Little Gull and never got past it. I thought we were in good position on the fleet and wanted to gybe above Valient Rock but the skip vetoed that move. Sorry about that now... Saturday was epic! By time our fleet started the bumps smoothed out a bit and was blowing north of 15 kts. The last down wind leg was some of the best sailing I have done on the old girl. Saw 9.5 through the water, I guess we were around 12 across the ground but I couldn't check as I was white knuckling the wheel, but I did get to see my buddy's keel and prop on a great wipe out!!!