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Search: Posts Made By: Maxboatspeed
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 120,471
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Thanks mc1 13 is key still, people die at...

Thanks mc1
13 is key
still, people die at sea. It's great if someone can learn from this thread.
It's not fair for you guys to make any judgement.
Safe sailing.
Max
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-21-2010
Replies: 486
Views: 73,080
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Here's my thoughts: News about boating stuff is...

Here's my thoughts:
News about boating stuff is never right.
SAR guys know what they're doing.

The skipper (master, captain) is responsable for everything.
1st - the crew/passengers
2nd -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 120,471
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Laura - I hope you're ok. RIP. Hearing...

Laura - I hope you're ok. RIP.

Hearing about this upsets me. A lot.

I feel like talking about safety ideas.
Instead - RIP Laura.
I hope people can learn to live by Laura's death.

The...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-20-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,248
Posted By Maxboatspeed
So- it's important to understand the diffence...

So-
it's important to understand the diffence between these concepts:
1- a small boat, no balllast, open. Capsizing, swamping-
A. Righting
B. Self bailing ( does water drain after...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-18-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,248
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Sifu your askin so I'm gonna tell ya. They...

Sifu
your askin so I'm gonna tell ya.
They call the CR Bar "the graveyard of the pacific" because lots of guys have died there. A lot of these guys were pro mariners, big boats. They died because...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-16-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 7,776
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Yah! So... All questions, concerns, ideas,...

Yah!
So...
All questions, concerns, ideas, debate, opinions, etc are....
Valid.
That's kinda a traditional idea "mariners" get. There's a lot of traditional stuff. Here's some:
- it's smart to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-15-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 7,776
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Yah, I guess we've responded to a stupid guy. I...

Yah, I guess we've responded to a stupid guy. I don't feel that bad about it. Maybe the guy learned something? There are lots of stupid people that get into stupid trouble.
The phrase "there are no...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-12-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 7,776
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Yep

So...
45' (15M) waves? 50 kts? Solo? No clue?
= death.
Or maybe = rescue at sea by guys that risk their lives to save yours. The guys that do this stuff (heli, rescue swimmers, merchant guys,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2010
Replies: 2,852
Views: 320,696
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Yah - Maybe I over exaggerated. I solo sail too. ...

Yah - Maybe I over exaggerated. I solo sail too. Often, I write stuff aimed at guys starting out. I think we are on the same page?
A point I left out is this: any operator (capt, solo or not) has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2010
Replies: 2,852
Views: 320,696
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Kacper & Capbill, great stories!! I'm glad...

Kacper & Capbill,

great stories!! I'm glad you both lived to tell them!
I know you guys are topnotch sailors and snit happens.

I feel like chiming in with a "safety meeting." In other words -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,093
Posted By Maxboatspeed
for your area Yes - MLLW is the datum shown on...

for your area
Yes - MLLW is the datum shown on your chart
tide tables:
No - MLLW does not = 3'.
MLLW = 0.

I know there is still confusion here. I wanna help.
Max

Tide height at
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,093
Posted By Maxboatspeed
This seems worth sayin: one place: 29' high,...

This seems worth sayin:
one place:
29' high, -3' low, 6 hrs between.

Different place:
the "window" to transit is 15 min. Based on the predicted slack.

Where tide/current really matters -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,093
Posted By Maxboatspeed
well - something ain't right. There's a bunch of...

well - something ain't right. There's a bunch of stuff that isn't clear to me - or you. 18448 shows hundreds of depths? it's fairly small scale (large area). Are you talking about Gig Hrbr? On...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,093
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Dhays - you have me confused. I'll try to...

Dhays - you have me confused.
I'll try to simplify this.
US charts show depths at MLLW (mean lower low water - should I explain?).
Tide tables: 0=MLLW

10' on the chart, 0 on the table, = 10'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,093
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Cool, here it is MLLW is the datum that the...

Cool,
here it is
MLLW is the datum that the chart and the tide refer to. In other words, "0" on the tide table does mean that the depth should be what is printed on the chart. Depth=charted dept +...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,537
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Yes - charts are good. Sure - guys can sail...

Yes - charts are good.
Sure - guys can sail without them.
Notice the little marks on charts indicating shipwrecks.
If you don't want to be one of these marks - get paper charts that matter to you....
Forum: Electronics 10-29-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7,090
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Brak - thanks again. Good job at explaining...

Brak -
thanks again. Good job at explaining stuff!

I'm thinking you could explain more about electronic charting? Features and tools. Of course, specific products are not what I'm talking about....
Forum: Electronics 10-27-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7,090
Posted By Maxboatspeed
I think it would be a good idea too. It's a good...

I think it would be a good idea too. It's a good idea to navigate competently. It's a good idea to feel competent, confident, and comfortable navigating.

Omatako - Use what works for you.
Again -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2010
Replies: 2,852
Views: 320,696
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Cool - I try to communicate. VHF and here. I'm...

Cool -
I try to communicate. VHF and here. I'm better with VHF. Here - I ponder, think about related stuff, forget what the question is, bring up stuff that comes to mind.
I get that you get it....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2010
Replies: 2,852
Views: 320,696
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Hey swabbie Chris, Since you bothered to...

Hey swabbie Chris,

Since you bothered to pull up old stuff, I'm gonna reply. Maybe the laser sailing story was worth tellin? I think my story may have been about passing arangements?
Anyway, no...
Forum: Electronics 10-24-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7,090
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Oops - ain't right

Brak (and others),

I do not support Braks statement that shipping lanes aren't relavent to small craft navigation. Shipping lanes are important - big time. Knowing about navigating a VTS, shipping...
Forum: Electronics 10-24-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7,090
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Again - thanks brak

Brak
Thanks for sharing valuable info.
To me, the info about format, cost, compatibility, etc was cool.
I kinda already knew the other stuff, and agree.

I knew you had stuff on this topic....
Forum: Electronics 10-23-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7,090
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Brac rocks

Thanks Brac
I want your thoughts. I know you're a guy that has the answers. I saw that you got sensored (?). I saw some of your comment in a quote. I support your thoughts.
I did not intend to...
Forum: Electronics 10-22-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7,090
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Brainer

Chal,

i'm back cause you care. With decent pc (or mac) software the raster/vector thing is kinda about what a guy is comfortable with. Raster works. If it feels good do it.
I guess Brac got...
Forum: Electronics 10-20-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7,090
Posted By Maxboatspeed
Hi chal Yes, me again. No, I don't comment on...

Hi chal
Yes, me again. No, I don't comment on everything. I got to this forum cause I liked what you said on BFS.
So, here's some thoughts:
I'm sure you know the simple stuff, others may not....
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