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Search: Posts Made By: Omatako
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,305
Posted By Omatako
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

See I think this depends on the size of boat. I note that all the smaller-boat owners insist on PFDs being worn and mostly wear one themselves. Larger-boat owners appear not to.

Our boat is also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By Omatako
Re: Wanted: The Worlds Greatest Sails.

I guess one's perspective plays a part in this.

From a purely sailing perspective, nothing beats a downhill run in the trades wherever they may be. 20 knots on the quarter, set the boat up and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Omatako
Re: watermaker woes

800psi is about right. What sort of TSD levels are you getting? Anything below 200 is potable and at that pressure you should get that from a good (new) membrane.

Oil in the membrane is a death...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,366
Posted By Omatako
Re: this puts the price of boats into perspective

Not that I'm a banking guru (far from it) but in the two countries I have lived in there isn't a single financial institution that will give a 15 year loan on movable (and guaranteed-to-depreciate)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By Omatako
Re: What Would You Do?

8 years too long? I don't think so.

We bought our present boat in 2006 and set a 10 year plan to go ocean voyaging/cruising (I don't define cruising as sailing to the next port and back once a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,366
Posted By Omatako
Re: this puts the price of boats into perspective

The real estate market in the US is obviously different but we have twice used equity in our real estate to fund our next boat.

It's a matter of borrowing against the mortgage at 7% instead of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By Omatako
Re: Liability question

So let me understand this.

A car is sold by a Ford dealer to a leasing house. The leasing house leases it to a fast foods company. The company gives the car to an employee as a part of his salary...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,366
Posted By Omatako
Re: this puts the price of boats into perspective

Whilst this is an interesting discussion . . . . . .

I have never at any stage in my life been able to afford a new boat irrespective of what my salary was or what financial environment/time it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By Omatako
Moving your boat from one place to another

Sometimes one has to move a boat from one place to another. This is how others do it (other than me):

These guys send it by ship:
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,809
Posted By Omatako
Re: Refrigerator Box Design

I rarely bother to check facts but the performance of this unit begs investigation.

On the Danfoss UK website there are literally hundreds of spec sheets so I didn't do an exhaustive check but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,652
Posted By Omatako
Re: Greatest fear?

Breaking limbs or any other bones for that matter is a real concern even when sailing with others (particularly when voyaging). The prospect of keeping a broken arm/leg totally immobile in a bumpy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,652
Posted By Omatako
Re: Greatest fear?

The good thing about fear is that it is a quickly-perishable emotion. One never stays scared for long.

While reading this thread I was obviously thinking of my own fears and I recalled sailing in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By Omatako
Re: Final Moments

Whatever caused the prop to start turning it wasn't the engine. Only started to turn as the ship sank.

Eery.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,015
Posted By Omatako
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

In my experience the only things that change on paper charts are lights and occasionally man-made marks. Coastal features/hazards rarely change and only if there is some quite serious development in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,170
Posted By Omatako
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

Reading this thread leaves me with only one conclusion - I'm a selfish bugger.

I almost always sail single handed - sometimes we have people with us on the boat but I still sail single handed. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,587
Posted By Omatako
Re: How do I start my sailing adventures.

Buying a small boat and getting into it with your buddies may sound like a great idea and accompanied by other elements it will work. But in my opinion it will not work on its own.

I did exactly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Omatako
Re: Fishing off of a Sailboat?

I rarely fish for fun/sport. When I fish it's for food. So I fish with heavy tackle that allows me to just reel the thing in without having to stop the boat and if I lose one, there'll be another...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,459
Posted By Omatako
Re: 3D Printing

I found I was spending a lot of time on lathe and mill making small plastic components for assorted projects and given that most of my projects start their lives on Solidworks (full-on 3D draughting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,377
Posted By Omatako
Re: Water vs Gas

Yes but with respect that's why it's call "survivor". At 6 litres and hour that is just about enough water for emergency supply. As far as I recall this unit can actually be pumped by hand. As far as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,377
Posted By Omatako
Re: Water vs Gas

And it also doesn't rain fuel.

But would I replace a water tank with a fuel tank? Well I guess the argument that you can't make fuel is easily countered by "You can't drink it, shower in it, wash...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,389
Posted By Omatako
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I would venture to suggest that hauling yourself back to the boat from 100 feet behind even at three knots of boat speed is a sheer impossibility. Try it one day when you have people on the boat. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,389
Posted By Omatako
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

It is intelligent to always have the main ready to go up when leaving a slip/mooring irrespective of how many people are on board. This was demonstrated to me during a sailing exam I did thirty years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By Omatako
Re: America's cup, BERMUDA??????????????

In Auckland they shut the entire commercial harbour when AC racing was on. :)

Open-sea AC will mean another radical shift again in the boat design. A cat foiling at 45 knots into even a small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By Omatako
Re: America's cup, BERMUDA??????????????

It'll probably end up as an easy win for Oracle because the talk in New Zealand (from the biggest supporter in government) is that the AC being held in Bermuda does not sit well with the NZ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Omatako
Re: Plumbing fittings

If it is threaded (surely it is) then PTFE thread tape, not glue.
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