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Search: Posts Made By: Stearmandriver
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By Stearmandriver
To be fair, earlier Samsung models did have an...

To be fair, earlier Samsung models did have an issue where they'd never get a gps lock if they were out of cell tower range and their cached aGPS data was older than a day or so. This was a...
Forum: MacGregor 11-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Stearmandriver
We use a plug-in heater in the cabin, keeps...

We use a plug-in heater in the cabin, keeps things warn and dry and toasty. If you're on shore power, of course... the light bulb would work too I'm sure.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,498
Posted By Stearmandriver
Anchor light could be problematic, producing the...

Anchor light could be problematic, producing the appearance that you aren't moving. Deck lights, yeah if I had them they'd be on unless they affected my night vision. Landing lights always on? ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,498
Posted By Stearmandriver
This is just silly. I've already explained that...

This is just silly. I've already explained that your scenario is meaningless because it wouldn't happen... if I light myself as a powerboat, I'll certainly know I did that, and certainly behave as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,498
Posted By Stearmandriver
Thanks Jackdale, you're correct. I didn't word my...

Thanks Jackdale, you're correct. I didn't word my explanation very well. The 2 whites total 360 degree visibility is what I meant but didn't say very well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,498
Posted By Stearmandriver
No, that was my point... I DON'T believe...

No, that was my point... I DON'T believe otherwise. I fully intend to behave in accordance with the lights I'm showing, and act as a powerboat when it comes time to give way. Inconvenient for me,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,498
Posted By Stearmandriver
Nope, you're exactly right. If you're operating...

Nope, you're exactly right. If you're operating under power at all - even motorsailing - you're a power boat. The lighting difference is, a sailboat shows a white running light visible from the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,498
Posted By Stearmandriver
Hah... if I was that big I don't think I'd be...

Hah... if I was that big I don't think I'd be worrying about being seen. 27 ft sloop, and "all those extra lights" consists of one masthead steaming light, the original subject of the thread I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,498
Posted By Stearmandriver
My theory on this is, I don't so much care at...

My theory on this is, I don't so much care at night if other vessels can tell whether I'm under power or sail... I just want them to see me. So whether sailing or motoring, at night I use every...
Forum: Destinations 07-09-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,750
Posted By Stearmandriver
So... It's basically ActiveCaptain?? :D

So... It's basically ActiveCaptain?? :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 3,140
Posted By Stearmandriver
Gps accuracy degradation for civilians was turned...

Gps accuracy degradation for civilians was turned off in the Clinton years. The signal you're getting on your Garmin is every bit as accurate as the Navy's.

Gps is not flying bombs down elevator...
Forum: Electronics 05-24-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By Stearmandriver
Yeah, Maxsea Time Zero does this... Only thing...

Yeah, Maxsea Time Zero does this... Only thing is, their tide and current data is not very accurate. I was checking out a friend's install of the latest Time Zero, and compared its current data for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Stearmandriver
They abbreviate a lot. Typically, if you've...

They abbreviate a lot. Typically, if you've accessed the text product from a NOAA or NWS site, the abbreviations and technical terms are hyperlinks that open the glossary.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,526
Posted By Stearmandriver
All, Firstly, to clarify, I never intended...

All,

Firstly, to clarify, I never intended my remarks to sound as if they were "argumentative" or "posturing". I do apologize if they came across that way. I really was just seeking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,526
Posted By Stearmandriver
Hey, thanks for that thread, med. And I do...

Hey, thanks for that thread, med. And I do understand the force vectors as you mention them... but still, aren't the shrouds doing the main mast support? If they aren't then I've read several...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,526
Posted By Stearmandriver
Guys, Thanks for the replies. I do...

Guys,

Thanks for the replies. I do understand what you're saying in general - my first impulse was to rig a halyard as a forestay as well... but it would mean losing a safety line. The only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,526
Posted By Stearmandriver
What all seems insane about this? And WHY do I...

What all seems insane about this? And WHY do I need a forestay, when if anything my weight should be pulling the mast FORWARD? I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just trying to understand. That's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,526
Posted By Stearmandriver
Going Aloft with Forestay Removed?

Hi all,

So we're (still) in the process of trying to get an odd type of roller-furler working that came with the boat. We're down to replacing the upper bearing assembly. Can't find an original...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 2,577
Posted By Stearmandriver
Especially places where there is no industry and...

Especially places where there is no industry and few people liove.[/QUOTE]

The majority of the power produced there is shipped to CA. I meant the west coast grid lol.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 2,577
Posted By Stearmandriver
Btw I have no knowledge of the problems inherent...

Btw I have no knowledge of the problems inherent to building an offshore wind farm... and I wouldn't want to sail around them either! ;-) But I WILL say that I remember reading about those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 2,577
Posted By Stearmandriver
Gary... I've had this debate so many times, in so...

Gary... I've had this debate so many times, in so many different venues, that I'm just not gonna do it again. I'll skip my background, and most other talking points, and just address all the things...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 2,577
Posted By Stearmandriver
Climate Depot? REALLY?

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Climate_Depot

Run by an ex-employee of James Inhofe, the most serious science-denier in our government. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in financing by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2012
Replies: 469
Views: 93,059
Posted By Stearmandriver
Yeah man, in the States we call that a Roll...

Yeah man, in the States we call that a Roll cloud. It marks the gust front of a severe thunderstorm - the leading edge of the forward-flank-downdraft of cold, dry outflow air in the front of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,576
Posted By Stearmandriver
Loose leeward shrouds?

So, we were sailing close-hauled the other day and noticed that the leeward shrouds were slack - I mean flapping in the wind, loose piece of yarn kind of slack. Details:

Catalina 27, standard rig...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,976
Posted By Stearmandriver
Hey, just wanted to say thanks for the input...

Hey, just wanted to say thanks for the input everyone. I understand about not leaving things too tight, but we were having to ease basically to slack stays to furl, which like someone said, doesnt...
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