SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related) > What to do?
 Not a Member? 


Thread: What to do? Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
03-02-2013 08:54 PM
Stiche
Re: What to do?

Well, one doesn't really want to go anchor OR gun, so I'd recommend a nice stainless steel shotgun. That way you can use it as an anchor and it wont rust. Mossberg makes a nice one!
12-19-2012 12:33 PM
downeast450
Re: What to do?

Contrails can help you find Hawaii, too. Don't ask!

Down
12-19-2012 12:32 PM
jackdale
Re: What to do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by downeast450 View Post

Thanks to everyone for this education. Jack, can I get a certificate for reading all this vital stuff?

Down
Sure - how about a 2-pack?
12-19-2012 12:11 PM
rgscpat
Re: What to do?

Here are some more advanced "wise" tips:
-- Your government-issued "TWIT" card allows you to work in any country and can be shown to pirates to chase them off; it's also good for discounts of up to 50% at West Marine.
-- Remember that Atomic 4 gas engines are only compatible with inexpensive alternators and blowers from auto parts stores or junkyards.
-- If you have an Atomic 4, you can improve fuel mileage by removing the backfire flame arrestor so the engine gets more air.
-- If you go over the side for a mid-ocean swim in calm weather, leave the sails rigged in case you need to make a quick getaway.
-- The best place to watch a sailboat race is with your boat tied up to the "leeward" or "gybe" marks. To be more festive and in the spirit of sailboat racing, fly some random signal flags while you're tied up to the race mark.
-- Keep a couple of screwdrivers and a vise grip or pipe wrench next to your boat's compass (the numbered card thingy in a glass) so you can make quick adjustments to it.
-- Sails with a big belly in them are the best, because they can hold more air.
-- The best material for amateur boat building is aluminum; it's not only strong and light, and dead simple to weld and shape, but is also compatible with all other metals, unlike mild steel. Those who really lack basic skills, though, could try making an aluminum boat with a reinforced-concrete deck house.
-- When entering a foreign port, the black flag with the skull and crossbones must be flown, above and along with the country's flag turned upside down, until you have checked in with the authorities. Only after checking in are you allowed to turn the country flag right side up.
12-19-2012 11:30 AM
ShoalFinder
Re: What to do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by steve77 View Post
I thought Doritos were Mexican food...
Whoa. So, you're telling me that I have been duped by the Mexicans? I did not even see that coming, dude.
12-19-2012 11:24 AM
steve77
Re: What to do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShoalFinder View Post
those contrails are CHEM trails, bro. why do you think you want to follow them so badly? because they are using brain control on you, man.

I've been using Capt Aaron's advice for like two days now. He said to pound the corn into tortillas, but I don't like mexican food so i pounded the corn into Doritos. Bro, I'm golden for this coastal circnav.
I thought Doritos were Mexican food...
12-19-2012 11:16 AM
killarney_sailor
Re: What to do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by downeast450 View Post
Let us not forget, navigation by contrail!

Down
Should not admit this, but they were a big help finding Bermuda on my first trip there in the early 80s before all the electronic stuff happened. Figured that they provided a decent LOP to go with whatever I could do with the sextant.
12-19-2012 09:56 AM
ShoalFinder
Re: What to do?

those contrails are CHEM trails, bro. why do you think you want to follow them so badly? because they are using brain control on you, man.

I've been using Capt Aaron's advice for like two days now. He said to pound the corn into tortillas, but I don't like mexican food so i pounded the corn into Doritos. Bro, I'm golden for this coastal circnav.
12-19-2012 09:53 AM
ShoalFinder
Re: What to do?

Dude, you're following contrails because that's what they WANT you to do. Can't you see it, man? The contrails lead you directly into open water and away from the coast. Who's leaving the contrails, man? West Marine, bro. It all adds up.
12-19-2012 09:50 AM
MarkofSeaLife
Re: What to do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by downeast450 View Post
Let us not forget, navigation by contrail!

Down
In general it doesnt work if you are crossing oceans.

When i came accross the Atkantic last time I didnt see a contrail for three weeks.
I got to thinking about it and worked out the first contrail would be London to Barbados. I dropped a waypoint on my course and amazingly a week later i looked up and saw a contrail! I rushed down and it was EXACTLY on the Waypoint!!!


(Ok, it wasnt ON the waypoint, but it was crazy close )
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:13 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.