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Search: Posts Made By: -OvO-
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,347
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?

If I'm leaving for three days or more, I do turn off the water, yes. The gas system is more reliable -- or at least, less extensive.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Coast Guard Foundation ID card has dangerous calendar on back

You say "hire an Ivy League MBA and ... raise 1000 times the money", and imply that you might raise 1000 times the money by increasing the overhead from 5% to 30% but then your concrete example only...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-31-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 13,766
Posted By -OvO-
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Greece "deeply conservative" .. wow. When did that happen? There used to be plenty of nudity on the Greek islands, not all *that* long ago. Well into the 90s, for certain.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-06-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,064
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Sailboat that can be beached???

As waterrat says, keep your weight centered and low. You are coming up over the stern, not over the side, right? So find a way to do it smooothly. No jumping. Think slither, not climb. It might...
Forum: Mirage 07-06-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 2,450
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Mirage 29, a make over.

So, now that you're (mostly) done (starting to spend money on a boat), how have the expenses compared to your original plan?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Tow or Not

I don't understand why you put it back in the water for the last 20 miles. Were there some problems with keeping it on the foredeck?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-06-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Case Study in Surviving a Cat 1 Tropical Cyclone

Barring a clogged water intake, or some other failure of the cooling system, how would one cause an engine to overheat to the point of failure? This is a situation I have heard of but have never...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By -OvO-
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-04-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,064
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Sailboat that can be beached???

Is the beach steep, or is the sand real soft? Seems like you should be able to move 250lbs across hard(ish) level(ish) sand with a good dolly. Maybe you just need different wheels?

Or some funky...
Forum: Electronics 07-04-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,169
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

"Is there any impact to having the oil pressure be "teed" or on a hose further away from the engine block itself? "

No. It's a hydraulic system - pressure is the same everywhere.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 4,243
Posted By -OvO-
Re: What is proper dingy etiquette?

I would prefer if people didn't borrow my stuff without asking, but I won't get bent out of shape if they at least leave a note. Or hey, send a text message. I'm going to engrave my phone number on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,229
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Jacklines - where to run them?

"when I grew up sailing as a kid on Barnegat Bay, we virtually NEVER wore PFDs..." I have a long list of things we did as kids, and we all survived just fine. 'Cept for the ones who didn't, but...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-23-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,213
Posted By -OvO-
Re: How do you fold the headsail underway?

Alex has a very good point. That aside, if you're stuffing the sheets in the bag too, I've always been taught to stuff them first, and leave all the hanks at the top of the bag with the clew tack...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-21-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,213
Posted By -OvO-
Re: How do you fold the headsail underway?

Unless you keep the sheets in the bag as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Problem with anchor windlass.

Practice makes perfect. If she uses it four or five times a day, every day, eventually she'll get good at it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 11,286
Posted By -OvO-
Re: How not to make a tricky harbor approach...

I see the crew kept their heads and didn't try to climb on the powerboat the instant it arrived. Shows they weren't panicking.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,217
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Refrigerator space filler

Once the fridge has reached operating temperature, it requires precisely the same amount of energy to maintain operating temperature no matter whether it is full or empty. The difference is in how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,217
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Refrigerator space filler

Keeping the fridge full of thermal mass is the best strategy for sustained operation. "cold loss" is proportional to the surface area (and leaks, etc) of the box, not the amount of empty space in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Experts, Hero's, and Screw-ups

one position is that soldiers, cops and firefighters risk their lives to save others, thus they are heroes. The catch is, I think, that a hero is someone who risks their life *and could just as...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-20-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,217
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Ugly Side of Liveaboards: Sailboat vs. Doublewide or Homeless Shelter

Sometimes I think I'm about *that* far from ending up living in a box myself. Just one deep funk that ends up too deep to climb out of. I'll bet that just three or four days in a row of deciding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,178
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Autopilot install with a switch

Everybody has been ignorant at some point or another, there need not be shame in that. Fortunately, it's curable - unless you're *willfully* ignorant, but that's a different (and harder) problem....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Winch went?

You might want to take a look at the other winches as well. They may have been rebuilt already, but if not, they're all in the same condition. It will be easier to do the others while the knowledge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,178
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Autopilot install with a switch

It looks like you're in way, way over your head on electronics. I say this without judgement - it can be hard to know what you don't know when you're a novice - but wiring a switch is about as basic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By -OvO-
Re: Help with refinishing of teak.

The original finish may have darkened over time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,506
Posted By -OvO-
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