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Search: Posts Made By: shadowraiths
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Cheap boating gear. Too good to be true?

Too good to be true, rarely ever is. Too good. Or true, for that matter.

That said, their site interface is horrendous. They apparently used ZenCart to throw the thing up. As for their prices. I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-21-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 5,738
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

For future reference, this wiki article appears to provide the skinny on various VESA mounting setups, to include screw info, etcetera.

Flat Display Mounting Interface - Wikipedia, the free...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2014
Replies: 1,135
Views: 360,573
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I must admit, it's a blast. Here's a non-boating item I printed...

3D Printable Captive Bearing Mechanism - YouTube

... for the challenge, of course.

As for printing marine items? I've been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2014
Replies: 1,135
Views: 360,573
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Last year, to keep flying critters (especially bees) from flying into my cabin, I picked up some netting from the army surplus. Since that time I have been playing around with 3D printing. So, I...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Internet Access

I have a refurbished 16GB 3/4G enabled iPad mini that I picked up through the apple store (http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad) for around $300 +shipping & taxes. The nice thing...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Internet Access

The internet is going to become a thing of the past. Esp when mesh networking gets a good foothold. For many more reasons than stated in the following article...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Okay, I went and done did it.

I picked up these

Amazon.com: VMAX857 AGM Battery 35AH Marine RV Deep Cycle HI Performance Batteries ideal for boats and 18-35lb minn kota, minnkota, cobra, sevylor and other trolling motor:...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-14-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 18,721
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Another mini update. Yes, I am still living aboard. Woo-hoo!

Okay, so, I've been aboard for a little over 2˝ years.

Now that the newness has worn off? Still love living aboard. Even so, I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By shadowraiths
Okay, I went and done did it.

I picked up a little Minn Kota 30lb trolling motor for my walker bay. Yeah, I know, it's for fresh water, and using in salt water voids the warranty. Still, considering the price, I view it as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 7,923
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Aren't boats too easy to steal?

I looked at similar implementations when I first moved aboard but decided they present a potential fire hazard, and ended up skipping the idea. Though, I have been toying around with the idea of...
Forum: C27 09-08-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Q regarding aft port side galley

Work in progress

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j304/shadowraiths/lifeaboard/galley-work-in-progress_zps3c524b5f.jpg
Forum: C27 09-08-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Q regarding aft port side galley

Finished galley... Mostly. Still have to add trim. Will upload pix when I have time.
Forum: C27 09-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Q regarding aft port side galley

Good point about the through hulls. Guess I'll leave the location as is.
Forum: C27 09-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By shadowraiths
Exclamation Q regarding aft port side galley

I am in the process of redoing my galley and am considering moving it to the port aft area. It is currently located forward, across from the dinette and butted up against the port side closet.

By...
Forum: Racing 09-04-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Oracle Team USA forfeits both ACWS season titles

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j304/shadowraiths/Lines/3202d77f.gif

ALLEGATIONS OF GROSS MISCONDUCT (Jury Notice 103)

4. On 19th August 2013 the Jury issued Jury Notice JN103. Jury Notice...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 166,545
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Here's a short blurb from a crew member of another transpac 2013 boat.

This was a hard fought and well-earned victory for the Cirminal Mischief crew. The whole crew worked together and worked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By shadowraiths
After tsunami loss, sailor wins yachting race to overcome grief

SHIOGAMA, Miyagi Prefecture--A man, who lost his wife and second daughter in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami and went on to become Japan’s first sailor to win in the Transpac...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Circumnavigation book suggestions

My all time favorite sailing book, thus far, is "Confessions of a Long Distance Sailor" by Paul Lutus (http://www.arachnoid.com/administration/index.html).

Online...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 166,545
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Well, IANAL, nor do I think they were lying. Memory is malleable, after all. Now, sprinkle that with a good dose of embellishment, and you end up with inconsistencies. What I was primarily focusing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Safety Notice To Mariners

I wear a pfd. I sometimes take a small backpack, which I have hooked to my dinky dink, in the event of capsize.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,878
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: IPAD or...... ???

Android is def not an option for me due to google's embedded OS... read, huge, huge, security risk. As such, I use apple products, mostly. Though, I do have a windoze machine (also a huge security...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 166,545
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I'm not Sal but...



Btw, and aside, here is a perfect example inconsistency from their stories.




Regardless, based upon what these two wrote, the water bit sounds more like a folie ŕ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,029
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: R i p wolfenzee...dammit

Wow. This is truly sad news. Wolf was one of the first people I chatted with when I was buying my boat. My sincerest condolences to his loved ones.
Forum: Racing 08-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Oracle Team USA forfeits both ACWS season titles

Also see:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j304/shadowraiths/Lines/3202d77f.gif~original

10. Upon receipt of the Report from OTUSA, and the MC reporting that ‘The modifications appear to be...
Forum: Racing 08-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By shadowraiths
Oracle Team USA forfeits both ACWS season titles

Oracle was discovered to have improperly placed lead weights in the bow struts of all three of its 45-foot catamarans in the ACWS, including one that was loaned to BAR J.P. Morgan and skippered by...
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