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Search: Posts Made By: Hyperion
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Hyperion
No - his girlfriend is the young lady in your...

No - his girlfriend is the young lady in your avatar.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-31-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,898
Posted By Hyperion
Sailingdog - sailhog misspelled "engorged". You...

Sailingdog - sailhog misspelled "engorged". You might want to clarify that so nobody gets confused.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Hyperion
Nah. They'd have back up manual winches to turn...

Nah. They'd have back up manual winches to turn everything. LOL

Come to think of it, though, they must have a pile of batteries on board driving those things, too.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Hyperion
I've always believed that computers could...

I've always believed that computers could optimize trim better than a human. Irrespective of whether the computerized trimming would improve speed by a few knots, I'd do it by hand anyway. Maybe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 3,844
Posted By Hyperion
Lurkette - it's only a matter of time before some...

Lurkette - it's only a matter of time before some of the "Senior" members jump in and explain to you in pedantic terms why you're wrong to question Giu's judgement on that post.

Edited by CD
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-09-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,672
Posted By Hyperion
Well, the cost of six sigma contingencies in this...

Well, the cost of six sigma contingencies in this case seems prohibitively high. ;) The downside of earmarking too much for incidentals is the lost opportunity associated with the capital.

I'm...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,672
Posted By Hyperion
At my marina, an umbrella policy would suffice. ...

At my marina, an umbrella policy would suffice. If you're planning on investing the kind of ongoing money you are describing, I'd suggest something a little more comprehensive in the way of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,679
Posted By Hyperion
I got a combination depth sounder/GPS plotter for...

I got a combination depth sounder/GPS plotter for a few hundred bucks. I'd go with something marine specific (just because the features are going to be geared towards boat use), even though the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,672
Posted By Hyperion
Good rate on moorage. Fuel is dependant on what...

Good rate on moorage. Fuel is dependant on what engine will be driving it and how much motoring you'll be doing. Are you looking at an inboard or an outboard?

Haul in/out at my marina runs me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 5,753
Posted By Hyperion
I never said you were "insensitive to retarded...

I never said you were "insensitive to retarded people." I haven't given you negative rep points. And as appealing as you sound, I've never jumped all over you. You must have me mistaken for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,667
Posted By Hyperion
I thought I had seen this picture before until I...

I thought I had seen this picture before until I read the story. It turns out it is just another drunk powerboater providing a cool (but expensive) picture for us.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 5,753
Posted By Hyperion
I know exactly how you feel. Add to the list...

I know exactly how you feel. Add to the list warnings for agreeing with the post of any member who has fallen out of favour; censure for incorrect political affiliation; and negative rep points for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Hyperion
Sorry to bring this back up, but I came across...

Sorry to bring this back up, but I came across some Monarch information today and learned that with a decent tailwind Monarchs can do 50km/h. So maybe the idea of a Monarch doing 5.5 kts to windward...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2007
Replies: 252
Views: 18,060
Posted By Hyperion
Part of the issue is that the French call it "Je...

Part of the issue is that the French call it "Je ne sais quoi". Meaning - "I don't know what..."

If you translate from there, you might have more success...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 13,372
Posted By Hyperion
But the problem is, his motor is a Four Stroke,...

But the problem is, his motor is a Four Stroke, not a Two Stroke. Like someone has already mentioned, weight isn't the only issue. Four Strokes also generally torquier than Two Strokes, and an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By Hyperion
Commodities are not my long suit, but if it...

Commodities are not my long suit, but if it weighs 10,000 (that seems pretty heavy to begin with), that would be 100 hundreds, not a thousand. That means you've got $480 worth of steel. Subtract...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-20-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 6,034
Posted By Hyperion
Hyerdahl was Scandinavian, but we Dutch have some...

Hyerdahl was Scandinavian, but we Dutch have some of the same Viking DNA.

Geert - wow! Hats off to you on the idea of building a local-style boat and sailing her to Florida. THAT will make for a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-20-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 6,034
Posted By Hyperion
Geert, It's a topic which is important to...

Geert,

It's a topic which is important to CD, but you'll note he removed it anyway. I'm interested in hearing about how the level of poverty struck you. It's one of the world's poorest nations;...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-20-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 6,034
Posted By Hyperion
CD, Not saying I don't agree with you or at...

CD,

Not saying I don't agree with you or at least understand what you're saying, and I totally respect you for choosing to keep things on-topic despite your strong feelings on the subject. See?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,490
Posted By Hyperion
Yeah - the "buy us a pizza" link is pretty sick...

Yeah - the "buy us a pizza" link is pretty sick after all the money they've tabbed up there.

My significant other and I are in a similar situation to you, except that we want to do some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,490
Posted By Hyperion
Nice. Perhaps an oversimplification of his...

Nice. Perhaps an oversimplification of his relationship, but I enjoyed the vitriol nonetheless.

Sailorstone - Your plan sounds like Bumfuzzle Lite. Check out the Bumfuzzle site (which I won't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-20-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 6,034
Posted By Hyperion
CD - I appreciate the level-headedness to often...

CD - I appreciate the level-headedness to often bring to a thread which, for no reason other than being on SailNet, begins to spiral into the abyss... I've got to say, though, notwithstanding your...
Forum: Provisioning 07-20-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 6,616
Posted By Hyperion
Well... sorta true. My better half is a...

Well... sorta true. My better half is a microbiologist which means I am frequently reminded of what is lurking on the surface of EVERYTHING. Vegetables can sustain all kinds of funky bacteria and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,949
Posted By Hyperion
Don't sweat it, Knotaloud. You're getting...

Don't sweat it, Knotaloud. You're getting negative reactions because at 17 years old and 100 or so posts you've got more useful information to share than a lot of the SailNet crew that have been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,207
Posted By Hyperion
What a sexy boat.

What a sexy boat.
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