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Search: Posts Made By: steel
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,866
Posted By steel
Re: Anchoring for long term or in unprotected waters

fryewe and Stumble,

Thanks for the replies. It's the kind of information that I was wondering about. I enjoy thinking about a lot of things out of curiosity. I saw some videos on the Internet of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,352
Posted By steel
Re: A 60 foot sailboat for $2,600 found on Craigslist

I was given some ideas about the bums in the anchoring thread. I assume that includes hobos and the homeless. The thing could be taken and put in to a long term anchoring setup! Then it could serve...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,866
Posted By steel
Re: Anchoring for long term or in unprotected waters

Thanks for finding that. I had completely forgotten about it.

Anyway, lots of people today seem to have a problem separating the hypothetical from the real thing.

There seems to be an unusual...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,352
Posted By steel
Re: A 60 foot sailboat for $2,600 found on Craigslist

Say the hull is in good shape, the sails are usable but need to be replaced, the engine runs and the boat can be moved under her own power, the anchors are usable, the navigation lights are working,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,866
Posted By steel
Re: Anchoring for long term or in unprotected waters

boatpoker,
It would be funny if you were also participating in the Why is Sailing Dying Why are no New Young People Getting in to Sailing thread.

manatee,
Well I'm not alone, look at nearly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,866
Posted By steel
Re: Anchoring for long term or in unprotected waters

Yes ... there is a strong attitude against anyone trying to do things a different way to cut costs. Everyone is expected to have safety equipment which is only considered necessary in 1st world...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 250
Views: 8,785
Posted By steel
Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness

Better attach the slings to it before it sinks again!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,866
Posted By steel
Anchoring for long term or in unprotected waters

I've been wondering about keeping a boat anchored for several months, and not paying a marina. Is it possible? I guess it depends on the circumstances, and that's what the rest of this is about.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 250
Views: 8,785
Posted By steel
Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness

Is it possible to anchor the boat for a long period of time, until you can afford the marina? Just get an LED anchor light and a small power source.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 10-18-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By steel
Re: Moderators: Be Alert today

I don't know how to tell what would have triggered that. It could be that someone inserted some content linked from that blackhole dot net malware site on a posting, or there is malware installed on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By steel
Re: Sailing Product Research

It seems that things which the owner spends lots of their time with develop emotional attachments.

If the owner makes something, then he becomes emotionally attached to it. But this is a problem,...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 09-17-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By steel
Re: Moderators: Be Alert today

There was malware that was installed on the site from months ago which was causing the redirects to malware downloading websites when new visitors (no cookies) would view pages from search engines....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-17-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,237
Posted By steel
Re: Limits of Captains authority

So it was said that I am wrong because a ship is part of the country of the flag that it flies. Well here: By reading this you surrender the ownership of your boat and all legal authority to me!...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,976
Posted By steel
Re: Runaway diesel

I don't think anyone mentioned this, but you can use a CO2 fire extinguisher to stop a run away diesel.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-15-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,237
Posted By steel
Re: Limits of Captains authority

Traditionally most ships went to sea for extended periods, away from any legal jurisdiction.

Today many of us live under governments which are more totalitarian, and more involved with our daily...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,312
Posted By steel
Re: Someone tied up my boat.

I tied up a pontoon boat once. The stern was tied up to the handrail with 1/4" line. The handrail is much higher than the dock and it make quite a large angle. Well it broke and the stern swung...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By steel
Re: My wooden rudder needs to be painted or something

The project is finished! The plywood on the sides in new. Thanks everyone.

Here's the picture. I'm trying to make sure it is viewable by everyone, not just members of the forum.
...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,593
Posted By steel
Re: dnf because of county police boat?

Isn't a power boat still to give way to a sailboat under sail? If they kept heading across the bow of the police boat I thought the police would have to give way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By steel
Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

Just don't overcharge. 13.5 volts for 4 years on a battery and there will be nothing left of the positive plates. That's what happened to my flooded lead acid marine deep cycle battery that was being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 12,176
Posted By steel
Re: My Horror Story

Something is wrong. An engine should not be able to run away while in gear. The prop must be completely fouled or slipping on the shaft.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-15-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 1,278
Posted By steel
Re: Sailnet Chat Silenced -- Day 2

You can install NoScript in Seamonkey/mozilla/Firefox and then set it to allow all scripts. Then select the menu and disallow the domain name of the company that hosts the chat feature. I disallowed...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-15-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 1,278
Posted By steel
Re: Sailnet Chat Silenced -- Day 2

That does not necessarily mean that the posts of that subject matter would step being posted on the forum!



Based on the name "env.nocache", my guess is it contains javascript to make the...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-15-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 1,278
Posted By steel
Re: Sailnet Chat Silenced -- Day 2

So apparently there is nothing wrong with the chat, but there is something wrong a certain anti virus program, that is frequently related to Best Buy, which has detected the new chat room version as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By steel
Re: My wooden rudder needs to be painted or something

I mixed up the sawdust with the CPES until it was like extra creamy peanut butter. I was a able to use it to fill in the old screw holes, and maybe one of the bigger cracks. The sawdust is too flaky...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By steel
Re: My wooden rudder needs to be painted or something

There are lots of little cracks, but the biggest crack is 0.040". Can I skip the sawdust thing?

I put some water on it to see if it would swell up. How many days should I let it dry before doing...
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