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Search: Posts Made By: Omatako
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By Omatako
Re: Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (really?)

Possibly because more and more unskilled sailors are wanting to do an ocean voyage and live under the misconception that being in a rally, you'll have a friendly neighbor to call on if you get it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By Omatako
Re: Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (really?)

Hey Scott, we looked for you in every anchorage over the 5 weeks we were out there and never got lucky. Maybe next time.

Hope your enjoyed your cruise.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By Omatako
Re: Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (really?)

As it does when the slow boats are two weeks behind the full-on racers.

I don't see a difference.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By Omatako
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (really?)

Who else shares my opinion that the desire to "win" sometimes overrides the best original intentions?

From the website of the World Cruising Association (organisers of ARC):

Our definition of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Omatako
Re: Are sailors an easy target?

Firstly, the smelly issue. I live on an island that is normally pristine and very beautiful. We have a number of beaches that are glorious with amazingly clean water. Over Christmas and Easter, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,702
Posted By Omatako
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

As I'm not a radio aficionado I'm probably going to be asking dumb questions.

Is FM and HF the same thing? These radios are listed as FM dual band transcievers. Thinking of the FM radio in my car,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,702
Posted By Omatako
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

The whole essence of the underwater "drogues" on a liferaft is to stop it from moving as much as possible from one place to another. Fifty knots of wind can move an unfettered floating raft/dingy an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Omatako
Re: What Y'all think of this scheme?

Surely the best website for this type of info is still Noonsite.com?

I haven't been there lately and I've never looked at Europe on it but a quick look just now indicates it covers most of Europe....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Omatako
Re: Resealing veneer seam?

If you're going to use 80 grit paper, be sure to only sand along the grain or use a random orbital machine. Even a moderate angle will leave scratches that will be there forever. I would use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,327
Posted By Omatako
Re: Safety while sailing the world - avoiding becoming a victim of crime

Hereís my philosophy for combatting theft:

- Donít leave stuff lying around. Put fenders, boat hooks, fishing tackle away in lockers or down below.

- Donít have all you cash in one place, store...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,658
Posted By Omatako
Re: The run aground poll

More like I've had the ground come up at me. Anchored in water that was too shallow for the tidal range and ended up on the hard.

Nearly lost two fingers in the process.

But I have not yet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,490
Posted By Omatako
Re: What's the right thing to do?

I don't believe you have any liability - when someone offers to help they should accept whatever risk there is in it for them. I know I would. If the risk is too high I stay away.

I would not, if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By Omatako
Re: If you scuttle your boat, will insurance pay?

I have never had a problem getting insurance for ocean crossings. The cost is not even any higher than one would expect. What is significant is that it is nearly impossible to get segmented cover. In...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 2,821
Posted By Omatako
Re: Anti Bird Spikes for Spreaders?

How do you tie it to the mast?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 2,821
Posted By Omatako
Re: Anti Bird Spikes for Spreaders?

Maybe the other boats around him are more friendly and the birds go there instead.

Because evidence exists to suggest that fake owls don't work that well. :p
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,720
Posted By Omatako
Re: The Benefits of Bottom Feeding

The lucky thing about people buying new boats is they absorb the depreciation so that we can buy used boats. And they also create the pool of boats that are available to those of us not so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,832
Posted By Omatako
Re: Sailing Dog's Boat Destroyed By Fire

Wow that's rough.

That was probably one of the most cared-for boats I know of.

Sad day SD (if you ever read this), really sorry to hear it especially with the intangible and irreplaceable loss...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,394
Posted By Omatako
Re: Copper sheeting & CopperCoat anti-fouling

These are the reasons for my absolute reluctance to do the job. Perhaps that thought never came through in my earlier post.



I haven't been able to find a meaningful method to invoice myself...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,394
Posted By Omatako
Re: Copper sheeting & CopperCoat anti-fouling

Actually I'd venture to suggest that Auckland is far more advanced in boat stuff than where you live. Could be wrong but don't think so.

The thing is the remedies you suggest all cost a lot of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,394
Posted By Omatako
Re: Copper sheeting & CopperCoat anti-fouling

Actually not really. As FastBottoms names it, cleaning the bottom of a boat that is anti-fouled with an ablative paint result in "pluming". That isn't the surrounding water acting in sympathy with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Omatako
Re: $500 for a throttle cable and a hose clamp

Just the decal set. Oh, moderate that a bit because that is NZ$ so in US$ it's about $380.

No labor, no courier, just the decals and includes sales tax
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Omatako
Re: $500 for a throttle cable and a hose clamp

I told a local Mercury agent in Auckland that I wanted to totally refurbish my 15hp Mercury outboard and in order the get it to look original I needed a set of the engine cowl decals. So understand...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,369
Posted By Omatako
Re: Your anchor is too big

In my naivetť Iíve always regarded the weight of an anchor to be a by-product of its size more than a statistically important feature. Seems I'm an isolated dumbo but here goes.

So letís think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 3,094
Posted By Omatako
Re: Surviving Storm

Jon, of course you're correct, the use of a sea anchor is additional to heaving to - I'm so unaccustomed to any "stalling tactics" that I sort of viewed lying a-hull without any sails up and heaving...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,421
Posted By Omatako
Re: Wave powered propeller

Point 1: Waves do not generate any motion other than up and down unless they break. A swell passing under a boat does not propel the boat.

Point 2: If I have to cross oceans at 1.5 knots, forget...
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