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Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get?

Posted By: jcasto1

Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 04:26 PM

Well now that Christmas is finally over (Orthodox as well), what did you get?

I got a new trampoline for my NACRA 5.7. Now I can sail my 2-man boat without danger of falling into the lake each time I tack.

Jim Casto
NACRA 5.5 uni
NACRA 5.7
Posted By: ThunderMuffin

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 04:30 PM

Got a GoPro HD that doesn't work and GoPro doesn't want to replace.

Can't say I'm too pleased about it.
Posted By: orphan

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 04:36 PM

speedpuck
Posted By: pgp

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 04:47 PM

Box of much needed odds and ends from APS.
Posted By: Baltic

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 05:51 PM

Originally Posted by Undecided
Got a GoPro HD that doesn't work and GoPro doesn't want to replace.


What is the problem, mine works perfectly well. Can I be from help?
Posted By: ThunderMuffin

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 06:29 PM

The shutter button doesn't work. I can turn it on, but I can't start taking any movies or pictures, nor can I get into the settings menu. I'm using a class 10 SD card so thats not the problem.
Posted By: Baltic

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 06:45 PM

Is the SD-card empty? Otherwise I'd vote for a mechanical defect. That's annoying, I agree.
The good news: if you're living in the northern hemisphere you have weeks to solve the problem ...
Posted By: David Ingram

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 06:54 PM

A new pair of running shoes.
Posted By: ksurfer2

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 07:00 PM

Originally Posted by David Ingram
A new pair of running shoes.


What for?
Posted By: brucat

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 07:05 PM

I bought Hunter a Nok Hockey game. I bought the jumbo version, the thing is absolutely enormous. Quite the riot to play with a 4-year old!

Mike
Posted By: David Ingram

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 07:10 PM

Originally Posted by ksurfer2
Originally Posted by David Ingram
A new pair of running shoes.


What for?


Temple maintenance and someday I will want that cool new look of a ping pong ball on top of a toothpick.
Posted By: ThunderMuffin

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 07:23 PM

Originally Posted by Baltic
Is the SD-card empty? Otherwise I'd vote for a mechanical defect. That's annoying, I agree.
The good news: if you're living in the northern hemisphere you have weeks to solve the problem ...


The SD card was brand new from the packaging. It got formatted by the card since when I pulled it out and put it in the PC, it had the proper directories. Still no way to take pics though.

I'm going sailing this weekend so I would have loved to have had it. In Florida, you can sail year round :P
Posted By: Ventucky Red

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 07:31 PM

new trampoline for the Inter 20 I am rebuilding.
Posted By: F-18 5150

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 07:50 PM

I got a new Camper to live in at the regattas.
Posted By: David Ingram

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 07:51 PM

Originally Posted by Undecided

I'm going sailing this weekend so I would have loved to have had it. In Florida, you can sail year round :P


You know saying you sail is not the same thing as actually sailing.
Posted By: orphan

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 07:59 PM

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Posted By: John Williams

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 07:59 PM

Make fun all you want, but Santa brought a Wii Fit for the family... and it is actually working. All three of us have fun with it, and I'm feeling stronger and my balance has improved.
Posted By: David Ingram

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 08:20 PM

Originally Posted by John Williams
Make fun all you want, but Santa brought a Wii Fit for the family... and it is actually working. All three of us have fun with it, and I'm feeling stronger and my balance has improved.


Chasing that coveted Super Squirrel status are you? Isn't there an app for that?
Posted By: hoofhearted

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 08:42 PM

Craig got a new Main for the Viper640
Deborah got a new Spin and Jib for the Viper 640
Craig got a mast cover for the Viper640
Deborah got a rescue knife for the Nacra 20
Craig got a $100 West Marine Gift Card for the Nacra 20
Deborah got a Wii
Posted By: JeffS

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 09:36 PM

I got new sails for the 5.7 and my wife got the biggest pitchpole ever first time out
Posted By: PTP

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/07/11 10:46 PM

Originally Posted by Undecided
Got a GoPro HD that doesn't work and GoPro doesn't want to replace.

Can't say I'm too pleased about it.


i got one too, but haven't really tested it yet, guess I should

oops. no, it is a koday play sport. what the difference is, dunno.
Also got a new jib kit for the 31. A 23 panel modified radial cut. I love sewing, but the thing pretty much burned me out. It is, however, a work of art if I do say so smile
Posted By: cyberspeed

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/08/11 12:18 AM

Undecided,

Could also be a firmware problem. Upgrade or reinstall the firmware and set it up for the one button start.

I got a new wetsuit and polarized sunglasses.
Posted By: Nacra5.8NA1386

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/08/11 12:47 AM

New trapeze harness, a new big righting bag
Posted By: ThunderMuffin

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/08/11 03:04 AM

Craig: I couldn't upgrade the firmware considering the shutter button wasn't working and pressing the shutter button is a necessary action to upgrade the firmware.
Posted By: Tony_F18

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/08/11 10:35 AM

Got a Gopro HD which I have been using to shoot some nice kitesurfing videos while on holiday.
I'm sorry to hear yours doesnt work, normally Gopro has excellent service, what is the reason they wont replace it?
The button also doesnt work when outside the case?
Posted By: ThunderMuffin

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/08/11 01:57 PM

They claimed that it was outside the warranty period. My dear mother had bought it for me and didn't have the invoice which is required if you RMA it. I guess yesterday they received it and saw that it was brand new, not a scratch on it, and they are going to replace the unit according to the email I got this morning.

No the button wouldn't work when the unit was outside the housing. Also the camera wouldn't switch modes unless I hit the front button like 4 times in a row to get off of video mode.
Posted By: IndyWave

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/08/11 02:34 PM

I got a new "Farmer Bill - Grizzly" wetsuit. The fuller cut fits great!

Thank you to whoever posted the link to the NRS site.
Posted By: Baltic

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/08/11 05:50 PM

Originally Posted by Undecided

I'm going sailing this weekend so I would have loved to have had it. In Florida, you can sail year round :P


I suspected this answer somehow ...
Posted By: yurdle

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/08/11 08:15 PM

Yale phd
conception
swiftcord
sta-set
shock cord
42 bearings
and a 40mm block
Posted By: scooby_simon

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/08/11 10:05 PM

New pair of Skis
New pair of Ski boots
New race (ski) helmet.

Posted By: carlbohannon

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/10/11 04:33 PM

I got a sewing machine so I am now making boat covers.
Posted By: PTP

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/10/11 06:59 PM

Originally Posted by carlbohannon
I got a sewing machine so I am now making boat covers.
what kind did you get?
Posted By: Capt_Cardiac

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/10/11 08:59 PM

Originally Posted by PTP
Originally Posted by carlbohannon
I got a sewing machine so I am now making boat covers.
what kind did you get?

<snicker snicker>
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/11/11 02:57 AM

Santa bought me a nearly new- gently used Dry suit!

Posted By: carlbohannon

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/11/11 02:43 PM

A Swiss made Elna from the 1960's that I had setup for heavy fabrics. I have had my fill of "Made in China".

Now that I learned a little about sewing machines, I am looking at machine my mother gave me for heavy work. It was built in Japan in the late 1940's, apparently in old military equipment factories. It's cast steel and must weigh a hundred pounds. I doesn't look very friendly. The needles look like miniature versions of triangular WW I French bayonets.

As a sailmaker said, "it takes a real man to sew boat gear. The sewing is easy but cutting your own hand free and then cursing for 30 mins without repeating yourself after you sew your hand to a sail, takes a real man". I saw that once, I can confirm the cursing part but, I had to cut his hand free. I sucks to sew your hand to a sail, with your shears just out of reach.

Posted By: hoofhearted

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/12/11 04:03 PM

Back in my sailloft days we had an Adler maching. Could sew through 1/4" plywood. It was great for corner patches.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/12/11 05:15 PM

Originally Posted by Undecided
They claimed that it was outside the warranty period. My dear mother had bought it for me and didn't have the invoice which is required if you RMA it. I guess yesterday they received it and saw that it was brand new, not a scratch on it, and they are going to replace the unit according to the email I got this morning.

No the button wouldn't work when the unit was outside the housing. Also the camera wouldn't switch modes unless I hit the front button like 4 times in a row to get off of video mode.


My first GoPro had some issues as well. It worked ok to start but developed issues within a week or 2. I was unable to get the unit to power up or off unless i removed the battery. And it's in there real tight. I solved this issue by losing the unit.

The new unit works perfectly.

Glad to hear they are going to replace it Tad.
Posted By: David Ingram

Re: Christmas presents for sailors - what did you get? - 01/12/11 05:56 PM

Originally Posted by carlbohannon


As a sailmaker said, "it takes a real man to sew boat gear. The sewing is easy but cutting your own hand free and then cursing for 30 mins without repeating yourself after you sew your hand to a sail, takes a real man". I saw that once, I can confirm the cursing part but, I had to cut his hand free. I sucks to sew your hand to a sail, with your shears just out of reach.



Call me twisted but that last sentence made me laugh.
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