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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   22 Hours Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 6,571
Posted By MedSailor
Re: The danger of GPS as the sole means of navigation.

This is useful first hand experience. Thanks.

MedSailor
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Days Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 6,571
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 3,211
Views: 416,855
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Ummm... No. Shape counts exponentially more at high winds. Increased draft and camber increase drag and power which causes you to heel more.

You want a flat blade that develops lift and forward...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 891
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Onewheel.. Replace your folding bike?

I had a friend who circumnavigated the globe by bike and airliner with his Pocket LLAMA. The bike fits into a regular rigid suitcase. The suitcase then becomes a trailer that is towed behind the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Yacht Sinks off Tasmania

I don't think there is any coral growing in the Bass Strait. It's at 40deg south for crying out loud!

MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Bow chafe protection

Some ideas in random order:

-Do you have a Selden pole for an A-sail? Run the bridle from that as a temporary bowsprit. :-) (I'm not sure if I'm joking here or not...)

-What about bridle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Bow chafe protection

Are you familiar with hammerlock mooring? If not, look it up snd give it a try. If you swing that much it might be just the trick.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Bow chafe protection

Could a bow eye be glassed into the boat, painted and look acceptable? A costly option, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

Medsailor

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,554
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Drugs after Expiry Use or Chuck? New Research

Try the search term "Fanconi Syndrome." with Tetracycline. It was something that popped up in a few case reports in the 60s, 70s and 80s. The data and case reports since then have been quite thin. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Bow chafe protection

Install a U-bolt just above the waterline. Either have a fixed bridle/pennant from it or use a block (or Antal ring) to transfer the line up to the roller. It will also improve your scope as you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,268
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Cruiser versus motor sailer

Sparkman and Stephens designed nauticat motor sailors:

Nauticat 40
Nauticat 43
Nauticat 52

Big motors, 220gal of fuel 220gal water, pilot house steering, good SA/D ratios and build quality......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Good short wave radio to get started with

Which receiver do you favor?

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Buoyancy in inflatable vests

Regarding the safety sausage, the one from XS is the only one that I could find that was easily inflated by mouth, was small (many are HUGE) and was good quality.

Most are too big, need a BC to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Buoyancy in inflatable vests

Bill,

To continue the thread drift a little.... based on your blog post and your approach to the MOB situation, you might like This post...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Buoyancy in inflatable vests

Thanks. I had seen that and either didn't see that it also had DSC or maybe I saw an earlier version/prototype.

I find this unit very attractive because of its activation mechanism. I love how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Buoyancy in inflatable vests

I've never seen one of these. Only DSC + GPS OR AIS. Never all three.

Do you have a link?

MedSailor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Small rechargeable batteries (AAA, AA, C,D)

Sounds like NiMh is still king, but the ENLOOPS technology sounds like a winner. I hated how my NiMh batteries that I used to use were always dead when I wanted to use them.

I'll still keep...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By MedSailor
Small rechargeable batteries (AAA, AA, C,D)

I have some devices aboard that use AAAA, AA, C or D batteries and I'd like to start using rechargeables.

What's the new tech? Is NiMH still tops because it's like NiCAD without the "memory...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,907
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Washing machine-non electric

When you own a yacht with a sauna, pretty soon it's hard to find any footage in the collection that doesn't have cute girls in it.

Don't pity me though. Its my cross to bear... :D

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,907
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Washing machine-non electric

I thought it wasn't cool to discuss buckets here. Maybe it's just plungers. :devil:devil

A bucket can be pimped out to the point where it would be very effective.

Check out the gamma seal...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Good short wave radio to get started with

I think you're right. That helps limit my choices.



I was just wondering about this right after I posted. A circuit board is a circuit board. What makes a "marine" electronic device, other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Good short wave radio to get started with

I agree. It looks pretty big. The item I get would likely be more appropriate if it could be small, as one day it will be relegated to a backup after I buy a full system.

Rich_H. Thanks for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Good short wave radio to get started with

How about this one? It looks fancy with lots of knobs and dials. :-)

Amazon.com: Eton Grundig Satellit 750 Ultimate AM/FM Stereo also Receives Shortwave, Longwave and Aircraft Bands - Black...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Good short wave radio to get started with

Thanks everyone for the tips so far. I'm looking forward to getting deeply into this as a hobby, but the realist in me is trying to remember that I have 2 small kids, lots of time taken up by work,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By MedSailor
Good short wave radio to get started with

I plan to install a full HAM/SSB setup, and I also would love to get into ham as a hobby in the future. For now, I'm looking to dip my toe into the world of radio.

I was reading some sailor's...
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