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Search: Posts Made By: E32Strider
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,584
Posted By E32Strider
One word: Paintball gun. (For your surface...

One word: Paintball gun. (For your surface support team.) Oh two words, but, you get the idea.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By E32Strider
Thread pointer

I'm leaving a pointer here to this thread on SBO because I think the last post has a valuable lesson for boat owners.

The last 10% of the job... - SailboatOwners.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,788
Posted By E32Strider
There is nothing more expensive than a free boat....

There is nothing more expensive than a free boat. Used boat prices are in the tank and materials and equipment just as expensive as ever.

I bought my fully functional 32 footer for the price of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By E32Strider
Oh, I'm not and none of this will change how I...

Oh, I'm not and none of this will change how I sail and operate my boat. Safety always comes first. However, these are issues worth kicking around.

Discussing ways that you can run aground...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By E32Strider
Certainly and I have never intended this to be a...

Certainly and I have never intended this to be a question or discussion about whether there should be such laws.

The central pillar of the maritime safety system since man first used a stick to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By E32Strider
Ask the guy who lost his job and spent two years...

Ask the guy who lost his job and spent two years of his life and hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees because he moved over to sit at the wheel of a motionless and becalmed sailboat while...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By E32Strider
The requirement to take the course and obtain the...

The requirement to take the course and obtain the CT operator card applies to residents and real property owners. The legislative staff probably added the latter to cover summer residents.

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By E32Strider
It doesn't and requiring safety courses or proof...

It doesn't and requiring safety courses or proof of competency isn't the issue I'm talking about. It's establishing those requirements in such stupid ways that safety is actually compromised.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By E32Strider
I'm an inactive pilot myself (gave it up to go...

I'm an inactive pilot myself (gave it up to go cruising). The best instructor I ever flew with had me leave a signed statement of being PIC at the FBO desk if I wanted to log the time when we were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By E32Strider
It looks as though you reached a more responsive...

It looks as though you reached a more responsive person than I did in my inquiries. However, the phrase "in charge of the boat" is open to interpretation. The person I corresponded with seemed to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By E32Strider
You many think you are the Captain....

of your vessel but, increasingly, you are not, at least legally. As boater licensing and operator cards become more common, state laws written around the model of motor vehicles, are changing our...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-28-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By E32Strider
GPS Chart discrepancy article

The issue of "Points East" just now hitting the stands has an article about the significant chart discrepancy discovered at or near the spot where the Portland, Maine fireboat ran aground. If you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-11-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,501
Posted By E32Strider
Flare letter types? - Canadian

Does anyone here know what Type A, B,C, and D flares are? I'd like to comply with Canadian requirements (although voluntary for a visitor) when I go up there and need to have (12) flares, not more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,321
Posted By E32Strider
Garmin GMR-18 vs. GMR-18 HD

I'm about to put radar on my 32 foot sailboat and am wondering if the sharper returns of the HD antenna are worth an additional 300 bucks. I'm just looking for traffic situational awareness and...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-05-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By E32Strider
Stability simplified

Years ago, I often gave a lecture to S.E.A. students and other groups that was intended to provide an understanding of basic stability concepts with a minimum of math. It was quite popular at the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-05-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By E32Strider
Some old yacht designs

My name is Roger and I'm a sailing forum addict.

I finally got around a quirk in my security software that was preventing me from posting or responding to posts here so I've joined. For some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,757
Posted By E32Strider
I have a friend here on the wharf in Portland...

I have a friend here on the wharf in Portland where I keep my boat who is an artist of a welder. His prices are very reasonable and he has built or repaired pulpits for some very expensive yachts.
...
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