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Search: Posts Made By: Architeuthis
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 7,448
Posted By Architeuthis
Since I was only referring to their actions after...

Since I was only referring to their actions after they knew there was a problem we are in agreement. These facts are known, punches should not be pulled and people, companies, and brands should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 7,448
Posted By Architeuthis
As long as the wind, tide or other conditions...

As long as the wind, tide or other conditions change you will not drag. I have very little experience in areas were conditions are not constantly changing. Which is why I really like anchors that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 7,448
Posted By Architeuthis
Well here is my buck fifty and change. I've...

Well here is my buck fifty and change.

I've never had faith in anchoring. Decades ago when first introduced to sailing I questioned the whole concept. I would look down into the inky depths and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2010
Replies: 199
Views: 13,213
Posted By Architeuthis
Then Sorry I was wrong. I did not want to,...

Then Sorry I was wrong.

I did not want to, I should not want to, take someone from their pew and point to people floating (or point out that one of those gumby suits has a rip). It is wrong to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2010
Replies: 199
Views: 13,213
Posted By Architeuthis
No. Most Safety equipment is there because people...

No. Most Safety equipment is there because people objectively determined that the old system, be it praying to the gods or tossing over a slave or whatever could be improved upon. Many people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2010
Replies: 199
Views: 13,213
Posted By Architeuthis
Yes. Sorry guys you can strawman all you...

Yes.

Sorry guys you can strawman all you want I've spent my time in the Safety biz and met the same attitudes. Actually reminds me of trying to get people to stop using safety belts and start...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-24-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,289
Posted By Architeuthis
LOL Good one, since I figure the OP is about 57...

LOL Good one, since I figure the OP is about 57 it is clear such issues are true for every generation and of course every generation is unique, just like all the rest. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 6,335
Posted By Architeuthis
In many other such situations the overcharged has...

In many other such situations the overcharged has recourse, in fact in many areas it is illegal to price gouge in such situations. It appears the law needs an update in this area.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 4,404
Posted By Architeuthis
It is money and lack of accountability. The...

It is money and lack of accountability. The automotive repair industry was similar before they got training programs and regulations.

I slam this industry all the time but there are good guys out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2010
Replies: 199
Views: 13,213
Posted By Architeuthis
Very true a tender or life raft is better than a...

Very true a tender or life raft is better than a life jacket but there would be many people alive today if they did not have a liferaft. The lesson of Fastnet, one of the lessons, is that liferafts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Architeuthis
That is the tip that helps, that is the #1 tip,...

That is the tip that helps, that is the #1 tip, read that tip, it is the one that must be understood first.

I got other ideas but they do not matter, that is the one, that one there, that tip is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2010
Replies: 199
Views: 13,213
Posted By Architeuthis
Testing stage. Volunteers?

Testing stage. Volunteers?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2010
Replies: 199
Views: 13,213
Posted By Architeuthis
The Fastnet of '79 taught us that is not true but...

The Fastnet of '79 taught us that is not true but it is part of the belief system that people have so they have to operate with that to feel comfortable.

Personally I have been off shore without...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,334
Posted By Architeuthis
Leave the mast tied to the bridge! When you...

Leave the mast tied to the bridge!

When you come back from sailing have someone on the bridge reach out with a pole to grab the mast at/under the speaders. Use quick release toggles on the...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-23-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,439
Posted By Architeuthis
EDIT: I'm calling BS on that. I did some...

EDIT:

I'm calling BS on that. I did some quick research and am being told that there is no such package avialable. Canadians are not covered outside their province, let alone country, many revoke...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By Architeuthis
Photoshop is your friend, that is what we used...

Photoshop is your friend, that is what we used but I would defer to the opinion of the plaid suit and kiwi green tie guy. Nothing says style like being able to wear what I call complex combinations...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2010
Replies: 199
Views: 13,213
Posted By Architeuthis
Maybe but you are not going to carry anything...

Maybe but you are not going to carry anything other than propane.

A hot air ballon can be packed quite small, not be any heavier than another person, and can be powered by propane. They can also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 4,404
Posted By Architeuthis
That is a good thing and don't take to heart...

That is a good thing and don't take to heart anything posted here. Most of us are a bunch of bitter old guys....ok maybe just this poster. :D

IMO:

What you are dealing with is very very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By Architeuthis
I agree that'd be nice but is not always a good...

I agree that'd be nice but is not always a good idea. As I've said before enforcement is an industry that demands feeding, if they saw the pump out hose in the water I am positive they would swoop...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,904
Posted By Architeuthis
Well if money is still coming in then this is...

Well if money is still coming in then this is very doable. I started with a 50K budget for just the boat but found that adding another 20k actually saved money on the repair outfitting end for the...
Forum: Diesel 04-22-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,748
Posted By Architeuthis
I don't think any question is stupid and the...

I don't think any question is stupid and the shipwright may be getting a bad rap. It can be done, I can't see how it is cheaper but I'm sure it can be done. It is quite possible the shipwight felt...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By Architeuthis
That is the case in Canada. We have a name, I...

That is the case in Canada. We have a name, I just made it up, a port too but it is clearly not a port. We have been borded a number of times and the numbers on the bow have been the only thing they...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,904
Posted By Architeuthis
oh oh, that is IMO rather low for what you are...

oh oh, that is IMO rather low for what you are trying to do with the experience you have. Doable but could be a challenge that is all. If that 50k is total boat purchase, repair, outfitting and first...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,904
Posted By Architeuthis
Only a fool would sell everything, quit work, and...

Only a fool would sell everything, quit work, and go sailing...but some of us fools are having a great time!!!

You are getting good advice here, go small, go quality, and get a boat that does...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By Architeuthis
I would follow regulation which I think your...

I would follow regulation which I think your documentation will say is 4". Larger is better but not required....I think!

I also believe you need hailing port. If it is not documented and just a...
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