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Search: Posts Made By: empresa
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2007
Replies: 181
Views: 17,563
Posted By empresa
sorry... I thought this guy might still be...

sorry... I thought this guy might still be around. I thought this was the funniest thread on the site
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 5,196
Posted By empresa
sailing in snow

Giulietta,
It's really no different than sailing in light drizzle, just be more careful of the footing. Once, in a place called Snow Pass, N/W of Ketchikan Alaska,

here:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 5,196
Posted By empresa
here is the temporary repair

Obviously, surviving a bowsprit ripping off, and the mizzen shredding in the Gulfstream off Bermuda is one thing. Bringing the boat in safe with all hands, is another. Taking first overall in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 5,196
Posted By empresa
It was manageable

The bowsprit came off because the supercell suddenly exerted so much force that the starboard sampson post sheared off at the deck. It really was a design flaw- the only thing that held the whole...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By empresa
In planning stage

I don't really know yet. I think I'll cruise the Gulf shore lookin' for repair work on the busted up boats while the plan solidifies. This way, when the perfect scenario appears, I just go right...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2007
Replies: 181
Views: 17,563
Posted By empresa
I have finally hit upon the perfect answer......

I have finally hit upon the perfect answer... what you do is put 15 wind generators on the forestay, stacked vertically, (with all the extra wind generated by the "fans" you don't need the Genny...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 7,815
Posted By empresa
Well, for what it's worth, my Lady is 45 on deck,...

Well, for what it's worth, my Lady is 45 on deck, and displaces 34,600 pounds. She is sea-kindly through thirty foot chop, and for all that, She won the Americas' Sail tall ship race single handed. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By empresa
Trucking boat across Tehuantepec

I wonder if anyone knows of a company that will cart a boat across the Tehuantepec isthmus to the Pacific in Mexico. I think this may be cheaper and faster then the canal. (It's only 180 miles.)...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-21-2007
Replies: 3,302
Views: 576,167
Posted By empresa
Boca Ciega Bay, FL, storing up for Mississippi...

Boca Ciega Bay, FL, storing up for Mississippi...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 5,196
Posted By empresa
I simply hope that, through the results of this...

I simply hope that, through the results of this latest election in the U.S., that all other nationalities may realise the truth- that we are all not bloodthirsty, warlike, warmongers- as one might...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2006
Replies: 181
Views: 17,563
Posted By empresa
Had a few tots, so therefore, Empresa discounts...

Had a few tots, so therefore, Empresa discounts any and all vicarious liability for this post.

You are an idiot.

Boundary layers, (look it up) coeffecient of friction, laminar flow, aero and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2006
Replies: 52
Views: 4,684
Posted By empresa
Crap, I thought all you vaunted (and...

Crap,

I thought all you vaunted (and learned) types would be able to graciously and masterfully be able to eludicate me in a moment.
Apparently, I have yet again been caught in naivitae...
I AM...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2006
Replies: 181
Views: 17,563
Posted By empresa
Bwahahahahaha

Bwahahahahaha
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 4,746
Posted By empresa
Pusser's Admirals Blood. There is nothing...

Pusser's Admirals Blood.
There is nothing remotely like it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 5,196
Posted By empresa
Got through a full gail off Bermuda in early...

Got through a full gail off Bermuda in early June. Two days at about 50 knots, confused sea. Gained to 40 feet or so, steady, (if confused.) Went for some rack time the second night. Nailed by super...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2006
Replies: 52
Views: 4,684
Posted By empresa
Hey all, Thanks for the valuable info. I was a...

Hey all,
Thanks for the valuable info. I was a broadcast engineer in S/E AK, and as I said, I understand RF transmission, and the terms USB/LSB and what a sideband is, etc. What I was looking for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,589
Posted By empresa
Nice job, John. I'm right behind you. Repairs...

Nice job, John. I'm right behind you. Repairs almost finished, should weigh anchor in a week.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2006
Replies: 52
Views: 4,684
Posted By empresa
SSB- HAM commo

Hello,
I am absolutely ignorant about this subject. I plan to cruise from the canal to Hawaii, and hope to use the SSB to communicate to a Ham operator in Ohio for position updates and such. From...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By empresa
Right on, It is all a part of the game....

Right on,

It is all a part of the game. Compare the insurance, taxes, mortgage et all of life on shore to the maintainance costs of a boat, and it will be an eye opener. I have (not to "ad...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By empresa
Hi Matt, Spent ten years in AK as a marine...

Hi Matt,

Spent ten years in AK as a marine tech. I have an Alpha Spectra, as far as power consumption and reliability goes, I have found none better. That said, I recommend the Simrad/Robertson...
Forum: Apps & Authors 11-08-2006
Replies: 510
Views: 117,392
Posted By empresa
Here is a really neat site. 19,000 free e-books....

Here is a really neat site. 19,000 free e-books. Lots on sailing. Slocum, London, etc.

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By empresa
Even the reduction should not get hot because the...

Even the reduction should not get hot because the friction plates are not being compressed by the piston. I build transmissions, and this makes no sense to me-
putting the trans in gear will not do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 12,584
Posted By empresa
Genny

The difference is size. Most properly made modern roller reefing genny's have foam in the luff of the sail so when you roll it in partway (reef) it will still have good sail shape. The trick to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By empresa
ENC's

Hello,
Does anyone know any link to download the admiralty ENC's? The NOAA are easy enough to get:

http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/enc/index.htm

but the worldwide admiralty ones they want...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-08-2006
Replies: 3,302
Views: 576,167
Posted By empresa
Hey all, Lost my account, am back. Cuttyhunk 45...

Hey all,
Lost my account, am back. Cuttyhunk 45 in Beaufort, NC. Bound FL in a week or so.
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