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Search: Posts Made By: Omatako
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,557
Posted By Omatako
Re: Oldest Around, Solo, Non-Stop

Yep I get that - but I've spent 5 weeks at sea alone on a tough sail east-bound across the Indian Ocean and I said then that only if my life depended on it would I ever do that again.

So I had to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,557
Posted By Omatako
Re: Oldest Around, Solo, Non-Stop

I think it's tighter than that.

20% sailor plus 60% boat is a good survival ratio of 80% but the two go hand in hand.

The 20% sailor is no doubt dependent on him having a functional boat. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,557
Posted By Omatako
Re: Oldest Around, Solo, Non-Stop

I guess when the criteria becomes "How much hydrocarbon material was used/burned/consumed in the manufacture, etc." then there is not a single thing left in the world that is truly green. Unless it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,557
Posted By Omatako
Re: Oldest Around, Solo, Non-Stop

Why do people living in Washington State drive Ferraris that can go from 0 to 200mph in 8.5 seconds in a speed limit of 70mph?

Why does Queen Elizabeth live in a house with over 700 rooms?

Why...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,748
Posted By Omatako
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

So maybe the solution is to set the off-set on the depth sounder to the height of your bow roller above the water? :)

To me that answer is simple. I try to always anchor in water that leaves 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,748
Posted By Omatako
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

With a 10:1 scope one hopes that you anchor out there pretty much on your own or you're in deep water.

Most other boats will have 5:1 or maybe a 6:1 and every time the wind/tide shifts, your 10:1...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By Omatako
Re: Interesting Sail plan...and boat

To the untrained eye, looking at the keel on the vessel, it must be made of the heaviest metal known to man or the ballast ratio is probably not so good?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,609
Posted By Omatako
Re: Suppose you ran around on a falling tide

So there are many different characteristics to tidal ranges and timing but let's for a moment assume no strange funnies and a tidal cycle that moves through a normal high to low and back to high...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Omatako
Re: Weather Guessing

I have used this website for a while now:

www.earth.nullschool.net

It provides for 5 days out as a prediction and their predictions (for me) are pretty good.

By clicking in the spot that you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By Omatako
Re: Does sailing actually lengthen your life span?

I know that whenever I come off a long sailing time (three months or more) my health is always better than when I left. I lose weight, I am stronger and more nimble.

We're going off on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,469
Posted By Omatako
Re: Wife says icebox is disgusting

It looks like a pretty uniformly shaped square box. If it were mine I'd go to a shower enclosure company and give them accurate dimensions of the box.

They will fold/bend a 2mm acrylic liner to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,777
Posted By Omatako
Re: Advice for Trans Atlantic Crossings

Good list Halcyon

The one thing that bears mentioning regarding foodstuffs is that if fresh produce is kept in dark (and of course cool) environs, they will last significantly longer. We have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,777
Posted By Omatako
Re: Advice for Trans Atlantic Crossings

I agree with the first statement (not the "more big boat ocean crossings than almost anyone" part :p) - I know many people that get sick in the first 3 to 4 days and then are fine for the rest of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,916
Posted By Omatako
Re: Cocaine $16M/£10M seized in Caribbean!

Mmmmm . . . . . there are two Christmas Islands, one in the Pacific (more commonly known as Kiribati) and one in the Indian Ocean. I'm talking of the latter.

The main dock there is a wharf where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,916
Posted By Omatako
Re: Cocaine $16M/£10M seized in Caribbean!

Having sailed in places where drug checks on arriving foreign yachts are routine, I would be real wary of buying a vessel that has been used for transporting the stuff.

Just because the vessel got...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 6,180
Posted By Omatako
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

I admit up front to be coming from the dark side - I use a CQR mostly.

But I find it astonishing that any test in any bottom would show a Fortress FX (basically a smartass Danforth) and a 21lb...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-18-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,527
Posted By Omatako
Re: Aluminum Hulls for Cruising Boats

How is it easy to repair an aluminium hull?

Even with a TIG welder the successful welding of thin aluminium is a specialised skill even if you do happen to have the right welder and adequate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 2,938
Posted By Omatako
Re: Onboard: Electric stove or other?

And there I was thinking induction stoves work by magnetic fields being set up in and around the pots. They're probably very localised if induction cookers are being used near compasses. But doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 11,676
Posted By Omatako
Re: Spade Rudders vs. Skeg Hung

So then the spade rudders that break are just poorly designed/engineered/made. I get it now. Thanks

Like I said, there will be a lot of formulea from the experts that . . . . . .

Good luck with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 11,676
Posted By Omatako
Re: Spade Rudders vs. Skeg Hung

So, what can one say to that? Perhaps:

"One swallow does not a summer make". Or "Exceptions do nothing to disprove a rule"

Poor construction in anything will fail. That skeg looks like it was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 11,676
Posted By Omatako
Re: Spade Rudders vs. Skeg Hung

Having a spade rudder knocked off by hitting something or tangling with nets etc. is probably a reason for one being nervous of it but I have a different reason for not wanting one.

To test this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,252
Posted By Omatako
Re: Are you a dock person or a mooring person?

Sorry - just having some fun :) and I do take your points - sometimes I really wish I didn't have to go ashore in the snotty weather.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,252
Posted By Omatako
Re: Are you a dock person or a mooring person?

In a marina where I live we would pay about US$650 a month for a slip for my boat so about US$7800 per annum. My swing mooring costs me about $180 per annum and $275 once every three years for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Omatako
Re: Keeping Watch

Seems to me that was no accident. Long after collision the black ship was still under full power with prop-wash clearly evident in the wake.

Even broken steering would not prevent some way from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 2,855
Posted By Omatako
Re: When Do You Get Off?

If the weather is that bad that a knock-down is a possibility, the companionway on my boat is firmly closed anyway. The most important part of a potential knockdown is protecting those down below...
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