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Search: Posts Made By: yachtvalhalla
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 04-29-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Obscured page?

My SailNet pages have overlapping windows that obscure the page.

http://yachtvalhalla.net/photos/sailnet.jpg

Anyone else have this problem?

Terry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 8,461
Posted By yachtvalhalla
And it's always helpful to have a bottle of...

And it's always helpful to have a bottle of Toilet Duck (or equivalent) to give it a squirt each time. Helps to kill the offensive bacteria. A bit related is the buildup of lime deposits in the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-22-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 3,729
Posted By yachtvalhalla
FWIW, a related bit of information is that charts...

FWIW, a related bit of information is that charts which show depths in fathoms will express them as, for example, 6-1 (with a smaller figure 1 than the figure 6) which is interpreted as fathoms plus...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-22-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,494
Posted By yachtvalhalla
At any latitude a towel is always difficult to...

At any latitude a towel is always difficult to get dry. My solution for over 25 years has been an inexpensive chamois ... available at any auto supply store. An occasional rinse keeps it fresh and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,009
Posted By yachtvalhalla
I refinished the interior of my liveaboard...

I refinished the interior of my liveaboard cruising boat in 1995 using Captain's Varnish. The surface was first coated with clear epoxy to seal the teak and prevent damage to the finish from the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-21-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 8,256
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Are you a cruising boat sailing in water infested...

Are you a cruising boat sailing in water infested by pirates as I have been doing for the past few years? If so you don't store the gas can .. you keep it in the scuppers near the cockpit with a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-18-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 7,387
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Here's what Sailingdog referred to: ...

Here's what Sailingdog referred to:

http://www.dinghy-tow.com/

Terry
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 6,464
Posted By yachtvalhalla
I built a scaled down version of the Chameleon...

I built a scaled down version of the Chameleon nesting dinghy as described on my website at:

http://yachtvalhalla.net/gecko/gecko.html

It's Danny Greene's design and contact information is at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,405
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Here's Sailrite's take on it: ...

Here's Sailrite's take on it:

http://www.sailrite.com/Tips/cleaning.htm

Terry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,478
Posted By yachtvalhalla
I had a similar problem years ago while removing...

I had a similar problem years ago while removing the handrails for rebedding. I used a plug cutter that would just fit over the screw to neatly cut out the handrail around the screw. With the other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Smile Try this cruiser's trick

As a liveaboard cruiser I often find the need to wash down the boat while hoarding our precious supply of fresh water. A trick for doing this is to put a dollop of vinegar in a bucket of salt water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 10,513
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Even after the hot and cold water showers I had...

Even after the hot and cold water showers I had some remaining itching which was relieved with the deodorant. What I think is happening is that the deodorant closes the pores and keeps them closed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,841
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Right on Sailingdog! Learning marlinspikemanship...

Right on Sailingdog! Learning marlinspikemanship is part of the joys of boat ownership. Here's a good place to learn:

New England Ropes http://www.neropes.com/splice/default.htm

And for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 10,513
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Relief from fiberglass itch

Just by chance I've discovered a symptomatic relief from the itch you get when grinding or sanding fiberglass. Even with protective clothing that nasty stuff works its way onto some of your skin .....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 3,362
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Come on you 'armchair sailors'! If you are in...

Come on you 'armchair sailors'! If you are in the water it will take more than your weight to make it hit the water! My boat has been in a supertyphoon with 150 knots across the beam (while in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,276
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Mate, I don't wish to belabor the point but ... ...

Mate, I don't wish to belabor the point but ...

>the difference between GC and Rhumb us probably less than a day

If, after over 2900 NM you can't do 21 NM in four hours then you need to clean...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Well Matey, You are welcome to come look at...

Well Matey,

You are welcome to come look at my CQR 'Harbor Set' anchor (an original) which has lead in the tip.

Don't be fooled by all of the advertising hype floating around the world.

Terry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,276
Posted By yachtvalhalla
OK .. apology accepted. So I did a few...

OK .. apology accepted. So I did a few calculations for the tentative route. The great circle distance from Boston to Falmouth via the intermediate points is 2,976.9 nm. The rhumb line distance is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,574
Posted By yachtvalhalla
1. Is this crazy; to go to sea without a SSB? ...

1. Is this crazy; to go to sea without a SSB?

The simple answer is yes.

Terry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 2,276
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Great circle?

Sean,

Would you please tell this old salt why you think great circle calculations are necessary?

Terry :confused:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 3,264
Posted By yachtvalhalla
True Blue has a different model of control than...

True Blue has a different model of control than what I have been dealing with. When I replaced the original one cylinder engine that had been installed by Fuji it had a wonderful dual control made...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 3,362
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Good point about the jackstands and what they are...

Good point about the jackstands and what they are sitting upon, Bill. In the earlier photo you can see the jackstand/cradle being used here in Thailand. It's popular in most of the yards in SE...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-20-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 5,436
Posted By yachtvalhalla
FWIW why don't you download the COLREGS from...

FWIW why don't you download the COLREGS from http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/boating/colregs.html

Advice is cheap but litigation isn't.

Terry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By yachtvalhalla
Look at this link: ...

Look at this link:
http://www.sailrite.com/Tips/cleaning.htm

Terry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,950
Posted By yachtvalhalla
You would have to let us know your intended use...

You would have to let us know your intended use of the boat ... coastal cruising, weekending, vacation cruising, full time liveaboard .. that sort of thing before you decide on a 'system'. And I'm...
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