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Search: Posts Made By: nonsailor
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-16-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By nonsailor
I am thinking of getting a boat with a center...

I am thinking of getting a boat with a center cockpit to cross the Atlantic in, I don't know much about boats so could you tell me when a centre cockpit would not "make sense". Thanks.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-22-2009
Replies: 190
Views: 13,233
Posted By nonsailor
A few years ago, a cruise liner used sound to...

A few years ago, a cruise liner used sound to deter pirates, they could not bear it and left quickly without boarding the ship, it might be possible to rig up something similar using a 1kw amplifier...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-21-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By nonsailor
Thanks for the replies, I have been having...

Thanks for the replies, I have been having considerable doubts about this boat, but needed a push to finally let it go.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-21-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By nonsailor
should I or should'nt I?

I have seen a 30' steel ketch for sale, it has a lot of highly visible rust on the deck and hull, it would need to be taken out of the water, grit blasted and repainted and refouled, the current...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-02-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 6,127
Posted By nonsailor
Also, reid5009 (if he still reads this site)...

Also, reid5009 (if he still reads this site) might tell us how much progress he's made with his plans, more experience to learn from.:)
Forum: Living Aboard 01-02-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 6,127
Posted By nonsailor
I think it is good to dredge up old threads as...

I think it is good to dredge up old threads as you get to read knowledge or experience which might otherwise never be seen again.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By nonsailor
What fees have to be paid to enter a foreign...

What fees have to be paid to enter a foreign harbour, drop anchor or tie up, it is things like that which will dictate how many places you visit, I only recently heard that if you don't tell the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,485
Posted By nonsailor
Considering the cost of boats and the equipment...

Considering the cost of boats and the equipment on them, I'm surprised that there is'nt an army of salesmen trying to sell you all expensive yet very loud alarm systems.
If loud enough, they might...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,485
Posted By nonsailor
In britain it was common to have broken bottles...

In britain it was common to have broken bottles set in cement on the top of walls to prevent intruders, but it is no longer legal.
The criminal has greater protection and more rights than the law...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 7,015
Posted By nonsailor
There has been some discussion in this thread...

There has been some discussion in this thread about whether there was 4' of water in the cabin or not, post #4 linked to an article in capecod today, and one of the comments following the article was...
Forum: Provisioning 04-30-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 7,319
Posted By nonsailor
Perhaps you could put artificial lighting under...

Perhaps you could put artificial lighting under the hanging plants to see if it helps.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2008
Replies: 236
Views: 14,382
Posted By nonsailor
Here in the UK, the police have been given the...

Here in the UK, the police have been given the power to sieze and CRUSH cars that are untaxed, uninsured, unsafe or the driver unlicensed, how long before that brilliant idea is extended to any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2008
Replies: 236
Views: 14,382
Posted By nonsailor
The money wasted on a useless piece of paper...

The money wasted on a useless piece of paper (licence), would be better spent on mandatory safety, navigation and curtesy courses.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-20-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,441
Posted By nonsailor
Sorry if I hijacked the thread, it was an...

Sorry if I hijacked the thread, it was an impulsive question that I hoped would be answered with a simple no.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-18-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,441
Posted By nonsailor
Sorry for what may be the stupidest question...

Sorry for what may be the stupidest question ever, but do you have to keep watch whilst at anchor.
Forum: Living Aboard 04-13-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 6,423
Posted By nonsailor
I don't know if this qualifies as off-topic, but...

I don't know if this qualifies as off-topic, but here goes.

If you believe in global warming then rising sea levels may force millions of people to live on boats in a few decades, and attitudes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 6,342
Posted By nonsailor
Thank you for that link, it seems rather...

Thank you for that link, it seems rather expensive for a bit of plastic, doesn't it?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 6,342
Posted By nonsailor
hello I don't have a boat yet, I must rob a few...

hello I don't have a boat yet, I must rob a few banks first!

Can you not buy solar stills which float on the sea and use the heat of the sun to make water or don't they work?
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