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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-11-2007
Replies: 83
Views: 12,698
Posted By morganmike
We are in Annapolis now, leaving today to...

We are in Annapolis now, leaving today to continue on for Norfolk, hope to be there by the weekend. I'll be trekking south through the ICW in November. I'm pretty sure I saw Aria here the other day. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 8,462
Posted By morganmike
That's pretty much exactly it, you're not wrong...

That's pretty much exactly it, you're not wrong at all. The bouyancy of a given volume is exactly equal to the volume of water it displaces. The volume measurement can be taken in any convenient unit...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-30-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,872
Posted By morganmike
I sailed my boat for two years with the...

I sailed my boat for two years with the centerboard up. Did it make a lot of leeway? Sure, but she still pointed fine and I never had much trouble going to windward. When I finally got it working...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-29-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By morganmike
Can't tell you how relieved I am to have my life...

Can't tell you how relieved I am to have my life so accurately described in Wikipedia.

:|
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By morganmike
From what I've been told by a member of the...

From what I've been told by a member of the Newport Yacht Club, there is very little space available during the show. All those folks who normally dock on what become the show piers are forced out...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-24-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By morganmike
Freeman, thanks very much for the kind offer, I...

Freeman, thanks very much for the kind offer, I may very well take you up on it. I have relatives in Maryland, near Annapolis, and I will probably be stopping in the area for a bit before continuing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-24-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By morganmike
sonofa... well, I certainly hope I can avoid the...

sonofa... well, I certainly hope I can avoid the 85mph winds, not sure I could handle that. I am aware that Florida weather in the winter can be downright cold. My dad lives in Ft. Lauderdale, and I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-23-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By morganmike
Rev. Mike: I don't know how well thought out it...

Rev. Mike: I don't know how well thought out it is, but I've been thinking about it for a long time. We lived in New London when we first moved down here, but we bought a house in Montville. We did...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-23-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By morganmike
I dock in Groton, right across the river from the...

I dock in Groton, right across the river from the State Pier. I don't go to Block for the weekend unless it's a ling weekend. Even if you leave early, it can take 6 or 8 hours to get to Block, and so...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-23-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By morganmike
It's official!

OK, here it is:

After years of plotting & planning (+some sailing), I am now officially among the ranks of live-aboards. And while I'm not yet officially among the ranks of cruisers, I'm only a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 8,373
Posted By morganmike
Asking people here if the right thing to do is go...

Asking people here if the right thing to do is go sailing is like asking the lunatics at the insane asylum if they'd like another cup of tea with their Lithium.

Do it. Follow whatever advice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,619
Posted By morganmike
REMOVING THE TOERAIL CAN BE DANGEROUS. ...

REMOVING THE TOERAIL CAN BE DANGEROUS.

Removing the toerail can lead to warpage of the hull-to-deck join and can make it impossible to get the toerail back on. It depends on the type of joint, but...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-18-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 8,768
Posted By morganmike
Being a submarine engineer, when I first started...

Being a submarine engineer, when I first started sailing and reading all the horror stories about running into containers, I immediately thought a forward looking sonar small enough for a sailboat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-14-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By morganmike
P.S. If you don't believe me, (since I'm just a...

P.S. If you don't believe me, (since I'm just a guy with a degree in Fluid Mechanics and ten years experience in the field (but no Rep points)) then just ask Giuletta, he can confirm the flow...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-14-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By morganmike
While described correctly in the article, the...

While described correctly in the article, the flow streamlines in illustrations A and B are incorrect. Flow does indeed try to move from the high (actually ambient) pressure side to the low pressure...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-25-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 14,428
Posted By morganmike
This argument gets twisted so many ways depending...

This argument gets twisted so many ways depending on the prejuidiced opinions of whoever is holding forth. It's always funny when people start linking to the Dashews and the Nordhaven home page...
Forum: Morgan   07-21-2007
Replies: 148
Views: 32,227
Posted By morganmike
Awesome, glad to hear there's so many Morgans,...

Awesome, glad to hear there's so many Morgans, and especially M30s as old as mine still out there. Particularly glad to hear that Kim & Ray are Florida/Bahamas cruising, as that's exactly where I'm...
Forum: Ericson   07-21-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 5,188
Posted By morganmike
Parts are gone, the only thing left is the mast,...

Parts are gone, the only thing left is the mast, and if you want that it had better be within the next 30 days, otherwise it's getting turned into a flagpole for the dock.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By morganmike
Check the bottom of your raw water pump with your...

Check the bottom of your raw water pump with your finger. You likely have a bad seal, and water is running either out the seal ports or from the gasket seat. I had this problem the first time I...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-06-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By morganmike
Allan, I race Wednesday nights in the...

Allan,

I race Wednesday nights in the Newport Yacht Club races on a boat out of Jamestown harbor. I can probably do an afternoon/evening sail during that week, and possibly a full day sail on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,046
Posted By morganmike
Well, not to step on the trolls, but I'll swing...

Well, not to step on the trolls, but I'll swing it back on topic ...

Grew up on Lake Champlain; canoeing, sailing sunfish at summer camp, fishing & swimming. My love of the water started then....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,939
Posted By morganmike
On my Universal MD-40, there's a pull switch next...

On my Universal MD-40, there's a pull switch next to the companionway stairs that manually shuts down fuel flow to kill the engine. My electric fuel pump turns on and off with the key, but shutting...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-06-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 2,624
Posted By morganmike
The builders of big cruising catamarans have big...

The builders of big cruising catamarans have big bucks to pay for advertising. Period.

CW has always been an advertising whore, how else do they pay for all those nice boat pics and funny columns?...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-24-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 14,791
Posted By morganmike
Oh ... my ... god. Can I just say say I love...

Oh ... my ... god.

Can I just say say I love you guys? What a great bunch of responses. Heartwarming, truly heartwarming, and I mean that from the black pits of my atheistic heart.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 5,497
Posted By morganmike
I'm not arguing that there are some clueless...

I'm not arguing that there are some clueless people out there, I'm arguing that your post did nothing to answer the OP's question. The OP asked about best location for a tank vent, discussion ensued...
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