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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 3,060
Posted By Lurch
Cupholders

What, didn't your computer come with one of those handy little cup holders that slides out when you push the button?:D :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By Lurch
"The Dove?" Or maybe the "Little Dove", which...

"The Dove?" Or maybe the "Little Dove", which would be, in Dutch... Duyfken!

I'm sticking with my first guess!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By Lurch
Is that Duyfken?

Is that Duyfken?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,232
Posted By Lurch
connectors

Since your connections will be above deck, note that the connectors you linked to are "sealed against moisture", not "Waterproof". :)

Here are a couple of alternatives you might consider.
Sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Lurch
It doesn't really describe ANYTHING very well:D ...

It doesn't really describe ANYTHING very well:D It's just a "fudge factor" to convert true load to apparent load for an "average" case. If you used it on "nameplate" watts, it would be a guess for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Lurch
power calculation

The above is true for all dc loads, and for ac resistive loads, like lighting. It isn't true, however, for inductive ac loads, like motors. (Or for ac capacitive loads either, but you shouldn't have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 9,226
Posted By Lurch
roll dampeners

A pretty good description is here:
Centre for Marine Science and Technology (http://www.cmst.curtin.edu.au/news/fsc/index.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 4,832
Posted By Lurch
My brother's first boat (40 years old and wooden)...

My brother's first boat (40 years old and wooden) was "Leki I".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2007
Replies: 86
Views: 5,372
Posted By Lurch
Freidrich von Schiller may have said it best: ...

Freidrich von Schiller may have said it best:

"Against stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in vain."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 3,053
Posted By Lurch
Like maybe Heron's Formula? ...

Like maybe Heron's Formula? A=SQRT[s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)] where a,b,and c are the lengths of the sides, and s is the semiperimeter 1/2(a+b+c)

Or, you could just cheat and use the on-line calculator!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2007
Replies: 120
Views: 14,246
Posted By Lurch
Evel Slocum?

Evel Slocum?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,613
Posted By Lurch
Deeeeep socket!

McMaster-Carr has a 1-1/8", extra-deep socket, 1/2" drive, with an overall length a tad over 6" in their catalog. Their url is http://www.mcmaster.com/
The socket is in stock, part no. 55375A43....
Forum: Chartering   02-21-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,612
Posted By Lurch
Link Problems

Cam,
I had the same problem with the secure link that Zan had, and I'm in the U.S. After a bit of digging, this is what I found:

After going to the page via the non-secure portal, I bookmarked...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-29-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 3,411
Posted By Lurch
Zanshin -- You are correct that an S-corp. won't...

Zanshin -- You are correct that an S-corp. won't work. It would have to be a C-corp. The CEO and Chairman of the Board would both have to be U.S. citizens, but could be the same person. Also, only a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-15-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 6,218
Posted By Lurch
T37 If, by expiration date, you mean that old...

T37 If, by expiration date, you mean that old posts would be deleted, I would hate to see that happen. As a longtime lurker, I've found a lot of interesting stuff in the oldies.

It would,...
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