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Search: Posts Made By: TillerJohn
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By TillerJohn
NASA????? It's even got the exact same NASA logo...

NASA????? It's even got the exact same NASA logo from the 1970's, with a little arrow added.

I'm going to e-mail them and ask if I can buy a Gemini capsule. I've always wanted one of those.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2008
Replies: 99
Views: 8,582
Posted By TillerJohn
I don't see any legal gray area here at all. It's...

I don't see any legal gray area here at all. It's your boat and you have the title. Just go get it just like you normally would, in the middle of the day.

If it was hand cranked lift there would...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 10-14-2008
Replies: 535
Views: 40,330
Posted By TillerJohn
So what happens to the kid's boat? Does the...

So what happens to the kid's boat?

Does the Coast Guard use it for target practice to eliminate a navigational hazard? I got the impression it was still afloat after abandonment.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 8,572
Posted By TillerJohn
you should see my other boat. ...

you should see my other boat.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x223/brando1945/pix/rowboat_gun.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By TillerJohn
Try removing the batteries from the boat and then...

Try removing the batteries from the boat and then measuring. Remove the batteries one at a time and measure after each removal.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,151
Posted By TillerJohn
Here are 7x30 Steiner marine binoculars: ...

Here are 7x30 Steiner marine binoculars:

steiner-binoculars.com/binoculars/marine/353.html
(can't make the link format right)

I saw these listed on-line for $445.00

The copywriting makes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,151
Posted By TillerJohn
I have the WM Tahiti 7x50 with compass. I think...

I have the WM Tahiti 7x50 with compass. I think they are a good deal and I'd recommend them. The optics are very good and they balance very well, but they do have problems. Tthe compass has very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By TillerJohn
The biggest issue with improper over-pitch on a...

The biggest issue with improper over-pitch on a propeller is not engine strain but cavitation. This is the formation (and subsequent collapse) of vapor bubbles on the prop blade that causes noise,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By TillerJohn
The official US Coast Guard Auxiliary Float Plan...

The official US Coast Guard Auxiliary Float Plan form specifically states that you do NOT file it with the USCG, but instead "leave it with a reliable person who can be depended upon to notify the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-09-2008
Replies: 3,269
Views: 473,515
Posted By TillerJohn
Santa Monica Bay and beyond

Santa Monica Bay and beyond
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 2,747
Posted By TillerJohn
Channel 16 in Los Angeles has Coast Guard...

Channel 16 in Los Angeles has Coast Guard announcements of non-emergency flare shootings all the time, usually for movie filming. The USCG gives the time and the place of the firing starting about 3...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 8,420
Posted By TillerJohn
You should check out the Mars Draft 925-05 if you...

You should check out the Mars Draft 925-05 if you want an affordable stand-alone unit to determine current speed and direction. The 925-05 can interface any GPS with your magnetic compass and your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 8,420
Posted By TillerJohn
The knotmeter doesn't know the tide speed or...

The knotmeter doesn't know the tide speed or direction. You, the navigator, are the perfect companion to the GPS in figuring out the current from what the knotmeter is trying to tell you.

Here's a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,881
Posted By TillerJohn
Tortuga, I have the same situation as you. I...

Tortuga,

I have the same situation as you. I rent boats too, and I got my own handheld VHF because I didn't always trust the condition of the on-board radios of the different vessels I rent. It's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2008
Replies: 233
Views: 50,076
Posted By TillerJohn
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x223/brando1945...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x223/brando1945/knot4sale_web.jpg
i like this shot on many different levels
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,556
Posted By TillerJohn
Hello CapnRon! Beautiful boat and great...

Hello CapnRon!

Beautiful boat and great pictures! Is that the "Heron"?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,567
Posted By TillerJohn
How Do I Get An MMSI if I Don't Own A Boat?

Hello All,

Does anyone know how I can get an MMSI number for my new hand-held DSC marine VHF radio if I don't own a boat?

I have been sailing now for four months (at least once if not twice a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-24-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Posted By TillerJohn
Maybe things have changed since my day, Teirst,...

Maybe things have changed since my day, Teirst, but when I was in the Navy they gave me nothing BUT a live aboard life ; )
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