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Search: Posts Made By: Quetzalcoatl
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 4,249
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
Where I would not want to proceed would be if my...

Where I would not want to proceed would be if my effort found no interest, and the effort found itself unpublshed and neglected. For that reason, there must be at least enough interest (as in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 4,249
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
Why write a book?

Just for the sake of the discussion, I was not thinking of writing a cruising medicine book for the profit. It's more about a sense of accomplishment and rendering a service. And, of course, if as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 4,249
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
Cam and Hellosailor, Thanks for replies. I had...

Cam and Hellosailor,
Thanks for replies. I had suspected that the issue of a small market for such a book would raise itself, which is why I have not already started the huge task of writing a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 4,249
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
Question

Question to the group: Is there a good all-encompassing textbook for offshore sailors for handling medical situations on the water?
There is a reason for my question: I casually looked around for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,892
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
Cruisingdad, We'll likely be at Cedar Mills...

Cruisingdad,
We'll likely be at Cedar Mills this weekend to have a look at the boat, unless the weather is truly foul. It sounds like you're leaving for an extended cruise soon. Happy for you and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,892
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
Cruisingdad, Cardiacpaul, Come and join us at...

Cruisingdad, Cardiacpaul,
Come and join us at Cedar Mills! We enjoy being there. Lots of nice folks. We have not had anything stolen....(yet!). Really sorry to hear that people saw fit to take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 7,128
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
Great pictorial

All I can say is...WOW! What a great set of pictures! This should inspire others to do as you have. For many years I dreamed of building my own sailboat, and I spent countless hours studying. After...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-07-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,432
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
re: Caribbean boat charter

Bob,
We're a couple who in principle would love to participate in a Caribbean charter. We have a 42 ft boat of our own (bought about 4 months ago). We have never chartered a boat, but are planning...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-02-2006
Replies: 205
Views: 35,131
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
Huh?

I just dropped in on this thread...so is this the new "Fight club"??
What happened to the sense of community here?
(looking for "chill pills" so I can pass 'em out)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,688
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
screw extractors

Here is an image of a screw extractor, which has reverse threads, and can be inserted in a drill hole in a broken screw.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,398
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
...heater

ebs001,
Thanks for the reply. After weighing pros and cons, I went ahead and bought the expensive engine room heater (I'll be at the boat tomorrow a.m.). Apparently one of the issues is potential...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,398
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
Winter heater to avoid freezing

I live and sail in Texas, where it doesn't always get as cold in Winter as the North. Most here leave their boats in the water year-round. When I lived in the North, I hauled my boat in the Fall and ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,688
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
removing seized screws

I agree with Faster on the impact driver tool. I've had one for years. But it's important to know that the force exerted by these things is considerable if you give them a good lick. It's possible to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-24-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 5,157
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
objectionable post

I have filed a report to Sailnet on the objectionable post bySeriousSam containing a pornographic image. I hope it will be deleted. I'm as open-minded as the next person, but if children can access...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 5,131
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
aircraft carriers

tdw,
You mentioned that the Enterprise moved fast. I wonder what the hull speed for that ship woud be? Easy to calculate if I knew the length.
Q
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 5,131
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
cavelamb: We have a sailboat on Lake Texoma...

cavelamb:

We have a sailboat on Lake Texoma not too far from you. Hello!
On the subject of partners, my wife, Suz, is a bit fearful of our little 42-ft sailboat (!). Much larger than what she was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,414
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
broker fees

In selling/buying real estate, the commission paid by the seller is shared (not necessarily equally) by buyer's and seller's brokers.
Although the same should work for boats, one should also be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2006
Replies: 181
Views: 17,358
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
...physics

Hoo, boy! Can't believe I'm even joining this thread...
Here's my way of looking at it:
Fan mounted on the aft end of a sailboat blowing forward at the sails:

1) Force of wind from fan on sails...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
Best Wishes

Paul,
Greetings from a fellow Texoma Sailor who also happens to be an M.D. (not a cardiologist, though!). I'm sure many here in the SailNet community share my wishes for a safe and speedy recovery...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 5,331
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
power sources

ebs,
When someone is able to develop a "cold fusion" reactor small enough to power a boat, that will be a possibility. It's beyond our current technology.
Remember the "Back to the Future" films...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 5,331
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
folding props

hellosailor,
I confess that my boat has a fixed 3-blade prop....Your GPS experiment is interesting, and I'd like to hear if you do it. I thought a fixed prop represented a loss of about a knot or so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 5,331
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
prop drag

Hellosailor, you raised an interesting question about prop drag when a boat uses propellers to generate electricity. This subject seems complex to me. I have read diametrically opposed opinions about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 5,331
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
energy efficiency and electric propulsion

disclaimer: I'm not an engineer. I hope one comments on this thread.
The problem I see with a boat equipped with a diesel reciprocating engine generator, battery bank, and electric propulsion motor...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-12-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
spousal veto

My first sailboat was a raceboat...low freeboard, no standing headroom, rudimentary accomodations, lots of heeling due to high sail area to displacement, etc.
Wife hated it!
Current boat is a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-12-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 12,479
Posted By Quetzalcoatl
Shack

As a matter of fact, there is a cruising boat available with Carbon fiber skin, Nomex honeycomb construction, epoxy resin, and kevlar-reinforced hull....
I'm not doing a commercial, I wish I could...
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