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Search: Posts Made By: BoatyardBoy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By manatee
Re: Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

Isn't it interesting how many zany ideas in science fiction have become facts of life?

Submarines -- Jules Verne
Travel to the Moon -- Lucian of Samosata, Cyrano de Bergerac, H.G. Wells, Jules...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 23,609
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Safety Equipment for Offshore Sailing

If they were lost at sea they died without being rescued. So, how would you know how many smoke or flares they used if they died without being rescued to tell the tale? How would you even know of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 980
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

boatboy, take a look online at what the plastics manufacturers have to say. PPG, Dow, GE, Rohm & Haas, whoever is in the game today.

Most of them have installation guides online which will show...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By RichH
Re: Preventing smell from bilge

A brief review of what causes 'boat stink' -

1. Probably the greatest cause of boat-stink is allowing shower water to enter the bilge. Shower discharge is loaded with zillions of exfoliated human...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By krisscross
Re: Preventing smell from bilge

If you do not have any metal parts in your bilge (like keel bolts) that may corrode, the cheapest solution is adding bleach to kill the odor causing bacteria.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Preventing smell from bilge

I'd be more like trying to find that leak and dry out the bilge, me.

Nevertheless, this is an alternative solution: denture tablets…?
Cleaning with Denture Tablets...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 980
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

acrylic all the way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 2,947
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

The best way to learn to sail is by racing, you learn boat handling, sail trim and tactics. The best boat to learn on is a dinghy.

But you're 55 so mucking around racing in a dinghy isn't going...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By desert rat
Re: VHF Antenna Fiberglass Splinters

Repair it the same way you would any other fiberglass on the boat. Prep, prime, and
whatever kind of pant suits you best.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Hook and Moor by Robship

Never seen that before. Kind of slick. I had to watch it a couple of times to understand how it wasn't violating the laws of physics.
Forum: Electronics 03-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: What to do while mast is off?

Placing a coin under the mast:

The ceremonial practice is believed to originate from ancient Rome. One theory is that, due to the dangers of early sea travel, the coins were placed under the mast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By charlottea
World Wind Visualization

Just in case people haven't seen this wind visualization:

earth :: an animated map of global wind and weather (http://earth.nullschool.net/)

You can zoom in and out. I think it's showing close...
Forum: Electronics 03-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: What to do while mast is off?

Things to do while mast is off:
Drink
Party
Make Friends

Oh, you mean on the boat...

1. Take all of the standing rigging apart. If the spreaders come off take them off. Take off the spreader...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,553
Posted By T37Chef
Re: Stainless -vs- Aluminum Cookware

In professional kitchens I have worked, most if not all the cookware was made of aluminum, including saute' pans, pots, stocks pots, roasting pans, etc. Often the reason is that its relatively...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-28-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,362
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Admiral is apprehensive about cruising

a-word? You mean ass-hole?

I agree, two people go to sea, they should both have a minimum level of knowledge or capability in case one gets injured.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,132
Posted By Fstbttms
Re: new bottom cleaning kit

When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave, Grasshopper. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Sailing a technological breakthrough?

Well, I kind of hate to play the curmudgeon, but I have to say that I'm not seein' it.

For ships to ever put energy back into the grid, they'd have to store it while they are sailing. For now, at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 21,932
Posted By obelisk
Re: Pictures of your boat

Leaving Port Vila

http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo184/svobelisk/015Copy.jpg

Changing a through hull

http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo184/svobelisk/PA050297-CopyCopy.jpg

Anchored...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 9,334
Posted By trantor12020
Re: How not to make a tricky harbor approach...

In situation like this, do I suppose its better to have the small powerboat rescue the MOB than using the sailboat? Which was why the sailboat didn't rescue the MOB. Right? I would expect the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 21,932
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Pictures of your boat

1966 Pearson Wanderer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 21,932
Posted By Delta-T
Re: Pictures of your boat

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w597/greatfulldad123/Sailing/DSCF5513_zpsda6e42e7.jpg
http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w597/greatfulldad123/Sailing/DSC01657_zpsb580848d.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,879
Posted By Bene505
Re: Dinghy engine thief caught!! Fake CraigsList Ad

Update: Just heard from the DA's office. Edward Persico of Long Island NY accepted the plea bargain for a fine with misdemeanor charge on his record and 3 years probation. The DA said he has to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Colored fairleed?

Um, New Orleans is Creole, not Cajun...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 1,937
Posted By capecodda
Re: Headset intercom vox

The problem with this thread is, some of us just want to have an argument. I think it's because of the bad weather, and severe sailing withdrawal syndrome.

After further consideration, let me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 1,937
Posted By bljones
Re: Headset intercom vox

Of course there is...it's sailnet. if it doesn't blow, it sucks.
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