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Search: Posts Made By: beej67
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-30-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By beej67
Re: Help a rookie figure out how to bareboat charter

Well I got a lot of joy out of boat maintenance, truthfully. It was frustrating, but the achievements in it were very satisfying.

I just can't justify the drive from Atlanta. :P

Keep the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-30-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By beej67
Help a rookie figure out how to bareboat charter

Owned my boat on the north gulf coast for over a decade - Pearson 323. Finally had to let her go this past February, in part because I have a new toddler and I live in Atlanta. Too big of a hike to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,751
Posted By beej67
Re: Ideas on securing wires inside mast?

What we did:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/41949-funduit-large-pics.html

Sorry the images are broke.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,937
Posted By beej67
Re: Where to attach the sea anchor?

What's the chance that your retrieval line fouls the cones while it's deployed?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,937
Posted By beej67
Re: Where to attach the sea anchor?

Who knows?

I met a guy who got caught in a blow and faked together a poor mans series drogue out of all of his spare line, his pots and pans, and all his spare foul weathere gear. Swore it worked....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 19,577
Posted By beej67
Re: Bleeding your Yanmar Engine

Well I had my first problem about a year ago. The little hand pump that's built into the Yanmar engine is pretty terrible too. I went to the marine store, bought one of those squeezy-bulbs the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 4,526
Posted By beej67
Re: the inevitable slow death of sailing journalism - does it matter

Google does need a "Whoops, we were evil" hotline.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 4,526
Posted By beej67
Re: the inevitable slow death of sailing journalism - does it matter

Wow Dylan, thanks for the comprehensive look at how you're trying to tie ends together. That's some fantastic first hand info. Sounds to me like you got screwed on the whole "click fraud" deal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 6,574
Posted By beej67
Re: Gun question

Human nature. Sure is fun to argue when you're right, though, which is also human nature. :)



The idea it "leaches into the environment" is the very thing I did the math on, so throw that out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 6,574
Posted By beej67
And what were they shooting at?

And what were they shooting at?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 3,482
Posted By beej67
Depends on what heat source you use to render the...

Depends on what heat source you use to render the fat. Gotta check those carbon credits, after all.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 6,574
Posted By beej67
For me? Sure. But not everyone. Maersk...

For me? Sure. But not everyone.

Maersk Alabama hijacking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maersk_Alabama_hijacking#Rescue)

Those guys made 3 simultaneous kill...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 3,482
Posted By beej67
I propose all chain rode made entirely of...

I propose all chain rode made entirely of depleted uranium shells.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 4,526
Posted By beej67
I completely disagree. And everyone who's...

I completely disagree. And everyone who's dumping their cable TV for Hulu or bittorrent disagrees as well. The product is the thing I consume as the consumer. I do not consume the advertisement, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 6,574
Posted By beej67
I made a lot of very bland assumptions in what I...

I made a lot of very bland assumptions in what I did above. To do it 'right' would require quite a bit more math, particularly when it comes to diffusion of plumes in water columns, and boundary...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 6,574
Posted By beej67
Ooo fun. Here we go. You are...

Ooo fun. Here we go.



You are absolutely correct that I know vastly more about environmental engineering than neurotoxicity.



That boils down to arguments over the definition of the word...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 6,574
Posted By beej67
Link please, lets have a look at them. And...

Link please, lets have a look at them. And clarify what you mean by "large portion," are you claiming that a majority of the dissolved lead in the ocean is anthropogenic?



I might question his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 4,526
Posted By beej67
This is exactly my point. On the internet, 5...

This is exactly my point. On the internet, 5 stores are 5 clicks away. Or there's one click to Expedia who does those 5 clicks for you.

Now why would I pay money to three different sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 4,526
Posted By beej67
Most of your post is condescending and rude so...

Most of your post is condescending and rude so I'm not going to bother with it, but the thing about profit margins is very important to understand.

In a perfectly transparent free market, whoever...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,937
Posted By beej67
Well, the replacement for the parachute sea...

Well, the replacement for the parachute sea anchor isn't a regular drogue, it's one of these "series drogues" they have nowadays, basically thirty drogues on a long line with a chain at the end to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2012
Replies: 151
Views: 11,697
Posted By beej67
I saw the Discovery Channel documentary on the...

I saw the Discovery Channel documentary on the Concordia. It said that maritime design standards specify that your ship has to be able to stay afloat if you breach two sections. The nitwit scraped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 4,526
Posted By beej67
I view the internet as the great free market...

I view the internet as the great free market equalizer.

In a truly transparent, completely free market, nobody makes money, everybody saves money. Profits are driven down to the margins because...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,937
Posted By beej67
You mad bro? Read a bunch of personal...

You mad bro?

Read a bunch of personal accounts of people who had problems with sea anchors, then learned about wave motion to figure out why.

"anchored firmly" is a very loose term when we're...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 6,574
Posted By beej67
I'm afraid these guys beat you to it: Somali...

I'm afraid these guys beat you to it:

Somali Cruises - Cruise along Africa's east coast! (http://www.somalicruises.com/)

Hard not to include the 1911 or AK-47 on any "one design" gun list.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 6,574
Posted By beej67
I don't think they'd fine anyone for it, but it...

I don't think they'd fine anyone for it, but it might create a nuisance for them if I didn't let them know I was doing it first. Which brings this back up:




Say I hail them as a courtesy and...
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