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3 Weeks Ago 12:47 AM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Looking nice Smack.

We just bought a life edge and rail mount, but now I am very jealous of your Navpod!!!
3 Weeks Ago 11:45 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

The boys and I are a few more steps closer with the boat. A new NavPod, LinkPRO, and a couple of other things...

Various Projects: Part 3 | SmackTalk!

3 Weeks Ago 06:56 AM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Awesome. I wish when I was young(er) and stupid(er) I had done something like this.
3 Weeks Ago 02:26 PM
RTB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

A cool kid. Thanks for the link.

Ralph
3 Weeks Ago 12:41 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyhillbilly View Post
Not sure that this qualifies as Big Freakin Sails but it sure qualifies as a Big Freakin Adventure. Not sure of his age but has to be fresh out of high school. Its a blog about a young man who bought a catalina 25 and is sailing it around the Bahamas. Something most of us only dream about doing only he is living his dream instead of dreaming it. A person can find his blog searching S/V Meadowlark Blogspot.com. Thought a few of you might like it.
Oh hell yeah!!







S/V Meadowlark

GO THE YOUNG PUNKS!
3 Weeks Ago 12:34 PM
Kyhillbilly
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Not sure that this qualifies as Big Freakin Sails but it sure qualifies as a Big Freakin Adventure. Not sure of his age but has to be fresh out of high school. Its a blog about a young man who bought a catalina 25 and is sailing it around the Bahamas. Something most of us only dream about doing only he is living his dream instead of dreaming it. A person can find his blog searching S/V Meadowlark Blogspot.com. Thought a few of you might like it.
01-26-2015 05:11 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Yes - that's part of the First Aid kit - and is specified in the ISAF/OSR regs for the grab bag. We have both Bonine and Ginger tabs in the kit.

I've only been seasick off-shore twice in my life, and both times it was when I was attending my puking kids. I recovered quickly both times - and haven't had trouble with it on other trips.

Even so, you're right. You don't want to be puking in a LR where all rations are slim.

In our upcoming cruising grounds, I think realistically we would be in a LR no more than a day - tops...unless of course we got spectacularly unlucky on every front. Stuff does happen, of course. But it seems you have to set everything up to your most likely scenario - not to spending 2 months at sea in a LR, or needing a survival suit in the Carib. Playin' the odds, eh?
01-26-2015 04:59 PM
MedSailor
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Seasickness meds would be my other thought. If I recall, you all are afflicted and in a bouncy raft, and under stress, you're very likely to be affected. You don't want to be barfing up your water rations....

MedSailor
01-26-2015 03:22 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Very cool! Thanks med!

I'm ordering 3.
01-26-2015 03:18 PM
MedSailor
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Quote:
Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
Good idea on using the Smart Leash as MOB alarms. Looks like they've gotten some negative reviews, mostly due to difficult pairing. Let us know how they work for you. I hope they come out with an Android version at some point.
Looks like a good list. My suggestions would be to make sure your batteries are lithium, as they won't leak and destroy other things like alkaline batteries will. Also, if your space blankets are the mylar type, ditch them (they're completely useless) and use the
Amazon.com : Adventure Medical Heatsheets Emergency Blanket : Camping First Aid Kits : Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com : Adventure Medical Heatsheets Emergency Blanket : Camping First Aid Kits : Sports & Outdoors


instead. Also Datarex rations, while not strictly necessary, could provide energy to effect rescue and morale.

MedSailor
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