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Search: Posts Made By: Sasha_V
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By Sasha_V
And up til now, my major nightmare experience has...

And up til now, my major nightmare experience has been dental.

Rough sea passage, shorthanded and a screamingly painful tooth that had split right down the middle to the root...Oh yeah.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 19,763
Posted By Sasha_V
After six failures of various commercial units, I...

After six failures of various commercial units, I built my own. Then I built two more for friends. The oildest is now more than 3 years old and still working fine. PVC vertical tube. Internal...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-06-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 28,540
Posted By Sasha_V
That's funny, my definition for that title was...

That's funny, my definition for that title was always the backpacker girls that offer to jump you on a regular basis if you take them cruising the Whitsundays with you....

There is also the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-03-2008
Replies: 88
Views: 11,487
Posted By Sasha_V
Bad lifelines, or incoreectly secured staunchions...

Bad lifelines, or incoreectly secured staunchions are worse than useless....But good ones, even the lowish ones common to most boats are very usefull.

The only time I have come close to going...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Sasha_V
I have had to pull someone back on board in...

I have had to pull someone back on board in earnest twice. Once I was the only one on the boat and my wife had gone overboard in suddenly less than ideal conditions. It certainly informed my approach...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Sasha_V
Yep, cannot agree strongly enough. There is...

Yep, cannot agree strongly enough.
There is formal training, that is important. There is informal, ongoing training, that you make a part of shipboard routine and practice. And there is discussion...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,889
Posted By Sasha_V
Oh, and when you are getting it running again, do...

Oh, and when you are getting it running again, do remember to hook up a hose or have it ina drum of water so it does not overheat. You will trade the oil seizing problem for the chunks of blown...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-06-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 4,130
Posted By Sasha_V
Let em see if I can find the exact, succinct way...

Let em see if I can find the exact, succinct way to put this...

Oh yeah..

DO NOT DO THIS.

My advice would be in 98% of cases Do Not Do This with a worthwhile hull, of a good performing,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2008
Replies: 105
Views: 10,569
Posted By Sasha_V
I've always been of the opinion that fire...

I've always been of the opinion that fire extinguishers are far from uni-taskers.

It is hard to have larceny on your mind when your lungs are full of nasty choking chemicals and your eyes are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Sasha_V
Get it machined in a solid engineering plastic...

Get it machined in a solid engineering plastic like vesconite.
Better at coping with vibration, dampens sound instead of transmitting it. Totaly corossion proof and lighter then either stainless or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Sasha_V
A) They know how to cater a fun party. B)...

A) They know how to cater a fun party.

B) Hot sailing lesbians of the reneisance.

C) It is just like attending a club get together in the hopes of organising bigger and better races and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,654
Posted By Sasha_V
All the way through the ending, where you were...

All the way through the ending, where you were motoring into the marina I was expecting the next thing to be the same as what happened to me once...

We had just a finished a major overhaul...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By Sasha_V
I have seen variations of this arraingement...

I have seen variations of this arraingement encted about eight times...I have seen it work exactly once.... And that was because it was me that was "sharing" the boat. I decided to go into it knowing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-07-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 8,287
Posted By Sasha_V
The Visitors, with Naomi Watts. Very odd...

The Visitors, with Naomi Watts.

Very odd and unsatisfying film....but it is about a lone yachtswoman on a cirumnavigation...and there is a fair bit of sailing.

and the yacht is lustworthy.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-04-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 4,584
Posted By Sasha_V
It does look remarkably humb-backed. Sort of a...

It does look remarkably humb-backed. Sort of a sea-going Volkswagon Beatle...with none of the sentimental "cute appeal".
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 03-28-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 8,201
Posted By Sasha_V
ah...No. No, thanks. But, you know, feel free...

ah...No. No, thanks.
But, you know, feel free to spam the board any time the mood takes you.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-17-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
Posted By Sasha_V
How to tell you are marrying the right woman... ...

How to tell you are marrying the right woman...
She is the one smacking you across the ehad and telling you not to be stupid when you propose selling the boat to pay for a PARTY (wedding).

It is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 5,927
Posted By Sasha_V
On the other hand, lets be honest. If he gets...

On the other hand, lets be honest. If he gets more then floorboard deep water, he is not going to just sit back and listen to the little electric bilge pump going brrrrr. He is going to PULL UP A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By Sasha_V
I like really straight edges on hoses and like...

I like really straight edges on hoses and like sort of melting the layers of a laminated hose togetehr so that moisture cannot start seperating them,

For these reasons I tend to use an ANGLE...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,472
Posted By Sasha_V
I love latex...but it is HEAVY. Much heavier then...

I love latex...but it is HEAVY. Much heavier then any of the standard closed cell foams apart from neoprene pr vulcanised rubber foam. HEAVY.

The way to get around this si to have a honeycomb...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-13-2008
Replies: 107
Views: 11,884
Posted By Sasha_V
I agree, with one caveet. The one absolute FITS...

I agree, with one caveet.
The one absolute FITS EVERY SITUATION response should be to KEEP THINKING. Force yourself to slow down and actually assess the situation so that you can break the Disaster...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 16,466
Posted By Sasha_V
I would buy a portable DIESEL genset. I would...

I would buy a portable DIESEL genset. I would arange a support cradle and a simple way to plumb it into the fuel and exhaust system, so that it can quickly be adapted back to being an independent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,107
Posted By Sasha_V
Dumbest, most annoying theft i have exoerienced...

Dumbest, most annoying theft i have exoerienced was on a boat project I was working for someone else. We were doing a full boat rebuild. We were at the stage that the boat was back in the water and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,492
Posted By Sasha_V
Harkenb for blocks and traveller...yeah,...

Harkenb for blocks and traveller...yeah, probably...But for clutches LEWMAR, LEWMAR all the way!

I also like Lewmar for deck organisers more then ronstan or Harken.

Sasha
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 03-11-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,844
Posted By Sasha_V
Dear Mr Hartley... You have a very small...

Dear Mr Hartley...

You have a very small sailboat, Mid-boom sheeting from the bridge deck will be absolutely FINE for you. Your boat will never battle with Cape Horn or compete in a tacking duel...
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