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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-12-2003
Replies: 329
Views: 46,783
Posted By johnamross
Celestial Navigation? Forget it!

Astro navigation is not difficult!! It is a great way to occupy yourself on passage too - you never know when George "dubya" Bush might switch off GPS! The sextant (even plastic types) are extremely...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-06-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 4,168
Posted By johnamross
Chain rode/size & length

Agree with anchor weights but think you should go with all chain anchor cable on your main anchor of at least 60 metres - you can permanently attach a 20 metre rope rode after this for emergency/cut...
Forum: Provisioning   03-06-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 2,278
Posted By johnamross
Cooking in Ten Minutes

"Cooking in Ten Minutes" is a superb, if dated, little book written in the late fifties by the Frenchman Edouard de Pomaine who lectured at the Institute Pasteur in Paris. It is still in print...
Forum: Provisioning   03-06-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 2,981
Posted By johnamross
Quickand easy(lazy)

My favourite rough weather meal:
1 can stewed meat
1 can mixed vegetables (don''t drain, juice is stock)
1 can potatoes (drain unless you want salty soup)
Heat up all ingredients in a large pan...
Forum: Provisioning   03-06-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 7,749
Posted By johnamross
What''''s needed on 1st boat?

I cannot reccomend the "Ship to Shore" books highly enough. They give you great recipies using locally available supplies and include a directory of places and shops where you can provision easily....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By johnamross
A hot shower!

I have a small cruiser which I would like to use for extented cruising in warm and not so warm areas. I have a Volvo 2002 18HP diesel and I m considering fitting a heat exchanger so that I can shower...
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