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Search: Posts Made By: MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Ever had a MEDICAL EMERGENCY while at SEA?

Back in the late 1960s, the University of Washington kick started it's PA program. The vast majority of the students were GIs and RNs. At the time, I was teaching Cardio Pulmonary Technology at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By smurphny
Re: Anchor Bridle Advice

Last year I started using an Amsteel soft shackle for the snubber attachment and will never go back to a grab hook. Grab hooks almost invariably fall off when the line becomes slack at current...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By capta
Re: Ever had a MEDICAL EMERGENCY while at SEA?

When I began my circumnavigation, my father, a surgeon, put together a med kit for me. One of the big surprises was no suture equipment. When queried he stated emphatically that even if it was calm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Ever had a MEDICAL EMERGENCY while at SEA?

To be perfectly honest, if you are single handed, and 1,500 miles offshore, it doesn't make a damned bit of difference - THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO OTHER THAN HOPE FOR THE BEST!

Now, if you have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,306
Views: 147,871
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

People are talking about provisioning as if it were one thing. Every place you go it is a different set of parameters - what is available, what are costs like, are there new things for sale that you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

I endured several weeks of BS over our, then, 6 month old Kidda ABC Fire Extinguishers with our insurance company after a Surveyor (for an insurance survey) added his "opinion" that having our...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

"Regardless, even $20 is cheaper than a new one"
$17.87 at your local Wal-Mart, among other places. Of course, they may be hiding in the kitchenware or hardware section, they're one of the products...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: VERY dissapointed with Mustang Lil' Legends lifejacket!

Med
We have two of the now earlier Mustang Lil Legend jackets for our 4 and 2 year olds.

We experienced a similar fit issue with both out kids between ages 1 and 2. Now that the older one is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,804
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

Slightly off topic, but...

A soaked towel or fire blanket can make a lot of sense in the galley.

Water, unless fuel, 110v, or electroninics are involved, is effective and available. And the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,840
Posted By smurphny
Re: Salts in the oil

While my exhaust has a flapper gizmo, I don't believe these are at all effective in a following sea. I made up some tapered foam plugs for the exhaust with an eye bolt through them that can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,780
Posted By Delta-T
Re: The WTF challenge!

Shop The Hillman Group 8-Count 5/16-in-18 Stainless Steel Standard (SAE) Brad Hole Tee Nuts at Lowes.com (http://www.lowes.com/pd_454332-37672-4145_0__?productId=4409659&Ntt=)
or
Shop The Hillman...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,780
Posted By capta
Re: The WTF challenge!

OK, thanks.
Perhaps the easiest way then, would be to use a hole saw completely removing what is there, and rebuild each hole. Then you could redrill for new bolts/machine screws in the repair.
I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,780
Posted By bblument
Re: The WTF challenge!

They look pretty messed up, but I thought I'd throw another idea at you. It might be too late for this if you've already gone the "vice-grip smash" route.

Penetrating oil for a day or two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,780
Posted By eherlihy
Re: The WTF challenge!

The ones that you have drilled pilot holes into may be a problem. However, you MAY be able to key them directly into the chuck of the above pictured drill/driver.

If you cannot use the drill,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 615
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Hello and I need help finding a trader

Volks,

You are floating on thin water. First, the trade was not removed because we really have no rules against it, only outright selling stuff. Which you cannot do because you have not been here...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,840
Posted By mitchbrown
Re: Salts in the oil

This is what I used.

Racing Digital Temperature Controller Sensor Engine Alarm Oil Water Gauge Meter | eBay...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,477
Posted By killarney_sailor
Interesting little video

This was in the Newsfeeds and I think many people have this blocked. It is worth eight minutes of your time.



The Pros and Cons of Living on a Sailboat in the Caribbean
The Atlantic
David...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 4,031
Posted By outbound
Re: Concussions

Provocative post Medsailor and appreciated. Never heard of this D30 stuff. Very intriguing.
To simplify. There is a major difference between what you experience as full recovery and what's going on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By newhaul
Re: Powering hot water heater with dedicated 12v

Here is a dedicated direct replacement 12 v heating element that meets all of Brad's requirements and a lot cheaper han a new heater 6 Inch 12 Volt DC Submersible Water Heater Element...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-21-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,734
Posted By Classic30
Re: How not to get wet

That's one reason the way we learnt to do it as kids (no matter what type of dinghy) was:

Drop the dinghy (sand, grapnel) anchor over the bow just outside the shore-break.
Stop the outboard and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 3,816
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

I'm just picking up on this thread. NOB you've been given a lot of advice, some good, some not so good. I had a business which as a result of I was involved in the settlement of hundreds of claims....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Alex W
Re: Anemometer for a wind voyeur....

I was at the boat today and captured a couple of low quality photos (lighting was terrible, and I just had my cellphone).

This shows the i70 doing a apparent wind speed history chart. This is for...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-10-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,761
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I will say again. I would not make the same decisions they did, but they just don't seem all that nuts to me. Lot's of people have made a passage like theirs in at least as questionable condition. ...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-10-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 33,761
Posted By ScottUK
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

It is too bad these cases are attritional with the party with the least resources disadvantaged.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2014
Replies: 5,254
Views: 351,485
Posted By bobperry
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

We could easily double the tankage on FRANCIS. There is lots of vacant volume in the boat. We don't need to weld a vice to the deck. There is not much need for welding on Frankie.

I chose SPRAY...
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