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Search: Posts Made By: jcmannone
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-19-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 2,407
Posted By jcmannone
Easy Question

What about the effect of different materials on air friction (all other factors the same)? And, will water spray affect the sailing characteristics?

I imagine air friction can reduce your speed by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By jcmannone
forum information

Ken,

I can highly recommend WoodenBoat.com. This forum is responsive and informative. Many bright people there. If they can''t answer your questions directly, they will almost assuredly know what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,505
Posted By jcmannone
Longitude: How do yo tell what the exact ships time is.

Hello Duffer,

You must synchronize your ship''s clock with UTC. The Naval Observatory has the precise time as well as many other sources. I suspect your computer is linked to one of these sites so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By jcmannone
How Did Ulysses Sail By The Stars?

BigRed

Apparently you missed the point. This post is intended only for those who wish to think. I recommend you go pirate another thread.

John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By jcmannone
How Did Ulysses Sail By The Stars?

Polaris isnít mentioned since it is a marginally bright star 21 degrees from North. If Ulysses just keeps The Bear to his left, he will be sailing way off course to the East. You can fix on a star...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By jcmannone
How Did Ulysses Sail By The Stars?

I beg to differ. Earthís spin axis wobbles due to the presence of the Moon and the Sun. It traces out a circle against the background stars about every 26,000 years. Only in recent times is Polaris...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By jcmannone
How Did Ulysses Sail By The Stars?

In The Odyssey, Book V (by Homer 800BC) Ulysses is trying to get back home to Greece some 400 nm miles away (northeast) and his sailing directions from Ogygia (Malta) are given in celestial terms....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 2,820
Posted By jcmannone
Tidal Current Charts

Thanks for the link.

Here is the info I found on it, in case someone else was interested. Now I can only hope I can get the Boston Harbor chart- I think I''ve heard they stopped making that one....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-27-2003
Replies: 329
Views: 40,704
Posted By jcmannone
Celestial Navigation? Forget it!

Celestial Navigation (CN) encompasses a great deal more than just sextant use. As you all know, this only gives you a latitude fix. A good timepiece is necessary for a longitude fix.

As a pilot, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By jcmannone
Blown Balmar?

This is an aside on battery life:

You mentioned "put a switch in the line that turns the regulator on and off. This is so you can start the engine without the load of the alternator on it"

This...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By jcmannone
Cancelled Membership

Hi Dennis,

Though on a different matter, I too couldn''t get Sailnet to return my e-mail inquiries and phone calls (their operator asks for you to leave a message with the promise of returning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By jcmannone
Will the boat swing in time?

Thank you all for the excellent answers.

For your own curiosity, I filled in some details to support the figures I used.

The setting is Boston/Charlestown in April 1775.

The spring tides in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By jcmannone
Will the boat swing in time?

Hello sailors,

I need help in trying to understand if a large heavy ship will turn during tidal change in time.

A large wooden sailing vessel (warship) is moored facing east in a channel with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By jcmannone
What happened to the message boards this past weekend?

I have contacted them a couple of times about the problem and asked for an acknowledgement the second time. But, as true to form, I have yet to get them to respond to ANY question either by phone or...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-01-2003
Replies: 34
Views: 5,666
Posted By jcmannone
The perfect sailing beverage

After your ship is secured for the evening, the choice of libation does indeed depend on your mood.

I''ve been reading about the 18th century Royal Navy and the drinks their sailors enjoyed....
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-31-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,615
Posted By jcmannone
Looking to learn!

There are several Australian sailors on the wooden boat forum. This site is friendly, responsive, and knowledgable.

Go to http://www.wodenboats.com and click on WB forum. You can brouse, but like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,204
Posted By jcmannone
ship''''s spyglass

I received what looks like an antique shipís spy glass/telescope for Christmas.

It is brass with a worn leather sheath around the main barrel, it telescopes into 3 sections. The total length is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By jcmannone
top 10 weather websites?

Hello Oz,

I am not a sailor, but I am a pilot. I found some better that the generic weather analysis tools like Intellicast and The Weather Channel. If you know where to look, NOAA has many great...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 2,248
Posted By jcmannone
sailing forums

Hi Jack,

Thanks for the site info, I went to a few of the more highly recommended ones and found them interesting.

Check out Wooden Boats forum; its among the best and they will rspond to your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 2,248
Posted By jcmannone
sailing forums

Hi,

Can anybody recommend other forums on boat, ships, and sailing; especially on technical questions?

I already know Wooden Boats is a good one.

Thanks,
John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 2,820
Posted By jcmannone
Tidal Current Charts

Hello everybody,

Well, with the help of maineharbor.com, I found a source that displays tidal currents on a chart. This is a PC-only Nobeltec software- Visual Navigation Suite with a separate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 2,820
Posted By jcmannone
Tidal Current Charts

The online software WWW Tdie and Current Predictor has helped me somewhat. Current speed is not available for most locations, but I was able to get data at Boston Light. The good thing, though, is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 2,820
Posted By jcmannone
Tidal Current Charts

Hi,

I had the same thought. Find someone with a PC who will download the software and run it for me.

You are almost certainly correct. The software will not go back to 1775. But that''s OK. All...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 2,820
Posted By jcmannone
Tidal Current Charts

Hi tsenator,

I have tried to use Tide Water Player (Eldridge) but it doesn''t seem to support my platform (Macintosh G4 under OS X or 9).

The links are helpful. I know most of them already. My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 2,820
Posted By jcmannone
Tidal Current Charts

Hello,

I am new to this site. I did a members search before posting this question.

On a sailnet.com webpage, Jim Sexton wrote an article entitled "Using Tidal Current Tables" (Jul 31, 2000). He...
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