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Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-05-2015
Replies: 3,501
Views: 1,052,702
Posted By Morild
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Denmark (small country in Scandinavia)
I have enclosed a link to our trip this summer.
I know it's in Danish, but just click the buttons and get an impression of what it looks like in our waters...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By Morild
Cool Re: The tool Fanny - latest brilliant product from KTL industries

I think it needs an app....

Can I be Senior Vice President of Technology?

P.S. I'm not a crook
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Morild
Re: Small boat takes more caution.

You were in a Laser, alone, in a blow, in february, in the middle of the night?

I think there is a lot more to discuss, before the size of the boat...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   08-29-2015
Replies: 81
Views: 4,706
Posted By Morild
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

I think that EP is perfect for a sailboat.
Silent (almost), low maintenance, simplicity and a lot of torque.
Current battery technology not so much :crying
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,252
Posted By Morild
Re: Sinking Feeling

What about the drain(s) from the cockpit, do you close them as well, when you leave the boat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Morild
Re: Volvo Penta MD7a - Worn water passage

I'm lookin' forward to see what happens.
I have an MD7B (Basically same engine) from 1984.
So far no problem (it lived the last 30 years in fresh water) but I do worry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By Morild
Re: What would u do? (bareboat dilemma #2)

I would have been p***** but would have gone sailing as you did.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 4,036
Posted By Morild
Re: Our West Marine Debacle

Why do you even post on a forum about this, if this is your attitude against anyone who slightly disagrees with you?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By Morild
Re: Deck hardware: OK to attach with screws only?

1. It must be bolted through with a backplate on the inside.

2. The backplate needs to be supported from below, otherwise the blocks will lift/deform the deck.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,645
Posted By Morild
Re: 2-blade Flexofold Problems

1. CRAZY expensive?? I doubt it.

2.I think you don't need to explain much.

3. If you are norwegian, call the Danish main office, don't see much of a language barrier there.

Believe me spam...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,645
Posted By Morild
Re: 2-blade Flexofold Problems

E-mail is not (anymore) a safe form of communcation.
I guess they never received it, due to spam-filtration. (not OP's fault, but the trouble with exentsive spamming).
Give 'em a call, I did, they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 6,006
Posted By Morild
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

It's a Volvo 120S drive. Don't think it has anything to do with that :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 6,006
Posted By Morild
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

Just looked in my Volvo Penta MD7B manual today.
It says nothing about running it at specific RPM's.
It did, however state that when sailing, one should start and run the engine for about 15...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Morild
Re: Melamine Paint

Oh no please don't use that!
PO of my previous boat had the same thougt when he painted the forepeak.
It was flaking and looked like...
I removed it (that was not a pleasant job) and painted with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,200
Posted By Morild
Re: Thru hull and seacock installation

Where are they located?
Evaluate each location and find out if anything heavy can actually fall onto it while sailing. If not, I would not loose a seconds sleep over how they have been fitted...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-12-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,727
Posted By Morild
Re: What is the best sailing movie ever?

Deep Water is my fave.
It's a true story and honestly tells about the challenges and beauty of ocean sailing.
Forum: Racing   12-12-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 4,243
Posted By Morild
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

It might seem simple, but it's not.
The charts in these areas are raster-images, and therefore the plotter as such does not know the depth. It is just images.
It's not like a depth sounder, where...
Forum: Racing   12-05-2014
Replies: 154
Views: 13,404
Posted By Morild
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

Only Dong-feng has paper-charts onboard in the current leg.
Forum: Racing   12-05-2014
Replies: 154
Views: 13,404
Posted By Morild
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

From Wouters (navigators) own Facebook page:

We finally have means of communications again, so a message is highly over due....

I am totally devastated and still in shock as the gravity of our...
Forum: Racing   11-30-2014
Replies: 154
Views: 13,404
Posted By Morild
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

All crew memebers are safe.
The picture shows the boat on the reef.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Morild
Re: Happy thanksgiving guys!!!

Living in Scandinavia I am not used to the Thanksgiving tradition, but I kindda like the idea, and I did have poultry tonight.
Happy thanksgiving to all on Sailnet. I am thankful for living in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 20,693
Posted By Morild
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Wow, this thing really escalated :confused:
We are all in different modes when we sail, and even in diffrent modes depending on the circumstances.
OP was probably in racing-mode at the time, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-07-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,051
Posted By Morild
Re: Wet core in the hull - what are the options?

This thread is so predictable.
The usual suspects advising you to run away from a fast sinking boat. :)
Well that is always the "safe advice" but not very useful.
A lot of more information is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-02-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 60,556
Posted By Morild
Re: Micro cruisers

Here is small Danish classic. The Drabant 22. (6.6 m)
It was orignially launched in 1968 and, a couple of hundred were built until the mid 70'es.
They sail extremely well, and can still win trophys...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By Morild
Re: Boat Insurance Rant

With that kind of argument you will still be happy if you have to pay 10 times as much?

Insurance is a betting game, don't pay more than what is fair, unless you want to contribute to the bottom...
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