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Search: Posts Made By: Group9
Forum: There's This Place... 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Group9
Re: ticking sound in great salt pond

You have to remember that sounds conducts much, much better in water than it does in the air.

For the brainiacs: (and, yes, I cut and pasted this). :D

Sound is a vibration of kinetic energy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Group9
Re: Anchoring

I agree. I anchored down wind of a boat in a crowded anchorage in George Town once, and the boat started dragging toward me later. The captain, a really old guy came out and informed me that I was...
Forum: There's This Place... 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Group9
Re: ticking sound in great salt pond

Yep, I was just about to say that. We get the same sound from the shrimp in the Mississippi Sound when we anchor. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Group9
Re: Even bad choices at the slip can kill you

I spent 30 something years trying to figure out why people did the crazy things I saw them do in my job until in a moment of clarity, the answer was revealed to me.

They're crazy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Group9
Re: Even bad choices at the slip can kill you

People helping other people to get high, and then running off and leaving them to die when they overdose, is much more common than would ever believe. I've lost count of how many times we encountered...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,983
Posted By Group9
Re: Overnight Anchoring

All of our crab boats are pretty small wooden skiffs that have seen their best days. I'm not sure any of ours could go fast enough to cause much damage. Now, a shrimp boat, that's a different deal....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,983
Posted By Group9
Re: Overnight Anchoring

We had a horrible one down here several years ago. A couple anchored their sailboat near a three way intersection of the ICW and shortcut channel to the Mobile ship channel. They were out of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,983
Posted By Group9
Re: Overnight Anchoring

In my mind, there is no such thing as too much lighting at night, when you are trying to stop a drunk on a go-fast, from hitting you at 70 MPH.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,348
Posted By Group9
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Definitely fixable, but WTF was he thinking? :eek:
Forum: Chartering 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,349
Posted By Group9
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

Hey, I pulled in to the Staniel Cay fuel dock one time, and the opposing wind and tide, just made a complete idiot out of me. I didn't hit anything or anybody (although I came close) but I have no...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,638
Posted By Group9
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

Yep. Sometimes, things just break, and there's not much you can do about it.

It makes me think of what is referred to as the "Jesus" nut in a helicopter (it holds the main rotor blades on). If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By Group9
Re: Torn Main Can I Fix It?

I've done repairs like that while out at sea by hand, but it is a tiring and boring job. That said, if you take your time, have a good sewing plan, and some extra dacron, and take your time, it is...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 569
Views: 133,888
Posted By Group9
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Not while I was watching. But, I have no doubt he had an appointment with his petard, sooner or later. :)
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,638
Posted By Group9
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

That, or the seas were putting a lot of strain on the rudder, that the AP was just dealing with by brute force, where a human steering in the same conditions, would have probably decided to try out...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,638
Posted By Group9
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

I had forgotten about that stuff. The last time I broke something (my elbow), they used that stuff and as they were putting it on and watching it harden, I was thinking the same thing, that this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,265
Posted By Group9
Re: What is proper dingy etiquette?

Borrowing a dinghy and motor, when you know the people had to have needed it to get from their boat to shore (and would undoubtedly need it to get back) is not the same thing as borrowing someone's...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,638
Posted By Group9
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

Yeah, we're just hot washing it. The one silver lining to an incident like this, is that it makes you consider what you would do if it happened to you, and gives you the luxury of time, to do it in....
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,638
Posted By Group9
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

Has anyone ever experimented with something like this stuff for a hole in a boat away from the dock? Carrying a few cans to use to stop catastrophic leaks. I know it expands and dries really fast...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,638
Posted By Group9
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

Sorry they lost the boat, but it sure sounds like they were a competent crew who did pretty much everything that could be done to save it. Sure reads better than a lot of attempts you read about...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Group9
Re: Sometimes There's Using Your Head and Then...

5200 would have made that idea work.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,152
Views: 124,185
Posted By Group9
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I had one of those pucker times, almost getting run over by a barge/tow late one night, that obviously had no clue we were there.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,098
Posted By Group9
Re: Stainless/Teak swim platforms from China...

It's giving them money that they loan back to us to keep our financial house of cards from falling down, so we've got that going for us. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By Group9
Re: How far out? - Cellular Range from shore.

When we anchor at Ship Island, 12 miles from shore (and about that far from the nearest cell tower), we have no coverage. Then as soon as we up anchor and start to head in, our cell phones go crazy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,098
Posted By Group9
Re: Stainless/Teak swim platforms from China...

When you think about how many of the everyday items we buy, that come from China, we better hope they aren't all crap. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,600
Posted By Group9
Re: What is your Cruising Motivation?

I think I like that when I am sailing, I am fully absorbed in doing it, with no thoughts at all on the stress of day to day life or work that creep into my thoughts the rest of the time. It's either...
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