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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-26-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,561
Posted By ericsmith3d
There's an easy way to figure VMG using a vector...

There's an easy way to figure VMG using a vector diagram. Draw your straight line from A to B. Now from A draw a line that's 35 degrees to that line; draw another that's 50 degrees to that line....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By ericsmith3d
Plus his website, the first page anyway, looks...

Plus his website, the first page anyway, looks like crap in Firefox. Some text overlays other text, making it illegible. If that's the way the entire site looks (I didn't care enough to investigate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-12-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 7,016
Posted By ericsmith3d
Slight change: True-Wind Speed = (( a * a ) +...

Slight change:
True-Wind Speed = (( a * a ) + ( b * b )) 1/2
should be
True-Wind Speed = (( a * a ) + ( b * b )) ^1/2
i.e. it's the square root of the sum of the squared sides, the Pythagorean...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By ericsmith3d
See here for live Google map from ICC-CCS: Live...

See here for live Google map from ICC-CCS:
Live Piracy Map (http://www.icc-ccs.org/index.php?option=com_fabrik&view=visualization&controller=visualization.googlemap&Itemid=89)

And here for weekly...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-16-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,050
Posted By ericsmith3d
I'm not sure the chart makers--at least those who...

I'm not sure the chart makers--at least those who publish chartbooks--are going to be that upset. I downloaded the .pdf's to get from Barrington, RI to Newport, RI. To have paper charts will require...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-13-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,405
Posted By ericsmith3d
Can you access the remaining screw? It's probably...

Can you access the remaining screw? It's probably the same.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,987
Posted By ericsmith3d
If you aren't doubting his video, I am. Whatever...

If you aren't doubting his video, I am. Whatever is hanging from the hatch above and behind him is hardly oscillating. I'd say that during the time that portion was shot, it was fairly calm. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By ericsmith3d
Actually, serveral witnesses, one a law...

Actually, serveral witnesses, one a law enforcement officer, said that the lights were on. Instead of impounding the sail boat as evidence, law enforcement personnel left it unguarded for six hours.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,747
Posted By ericsmith3d
I have a Tilley and I don't lose sleep if it goes...

I have a Tilley and I don't lose sleep if it goes over board, just time. I always go back for it (they have flotation built into the top)--good excuse for a spontaneous MOB drill.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,240
Posted By ericsmith3d
ActiveCaptain (http://www.activecaptain.com/), is...

ActiveCaptain (http://www.activecaptain.com/), is marketing a program that will interface with a bluetooth gps (and possibly other styles). For charting, it uses NOAA raster charts if you're in the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-31-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By ericsmith3d
Try Lake Carlyle in IL, a little more than an...

Try Lake Carlyle in IL, a little more than an hour out of St Louis. Bob Weber is an certified instructor there. He can be reached at ruba1811 at hotmail dot com. No affiliation other than he is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,649
Posted By ericsmith3d
Rule 3 (h) The term "vessel constrained by...

Rule 3

(h) The term "vessel constrained by her draft" means a power driven vessel which because of her draft in relation to the available depth and width of navigable water is severely restricted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 5,589
Posted By ericsmith3d
I've never used it, but I would imagine that...

I've never used it, but I would imagine that starting from the bottom and working up would be better, the overlap would be like the shingles on a roof.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-24-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,321
Posted By ericsmith3d
Note, at 230,000, reserve still not met.

Note, at 230,000, reserve still not met.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   02-17-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By ericsmith3d
A friend and I might be interesetd. Please send...

A friend and I might be interesetd. Please send an email to ericsmith3d at charter dot net.

Thanks.
Forum: Beneteau   02-12-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 5,230
Posted By ericsmith3d
Suggest you try Beneteau423@yahoogroups.com, a...

Suggest you try Beneteau423@yahoogroups.com, a Yahoo group devoted to the 423. It's very active.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-08-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 2,014
Posted By ericsmith3d
See the sailnet forum and append...

See the sailnet forum and append "/forums/showthread.php?t=11007".
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-20-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 5,126
Posted By ericsmith3d
You were the stand on boat because you were being...

You were the stand on boat because you were being overtaken. You were not restricted in your ability to maneuver in any sense recognized by the navigation rules.


The pecking order is:

Not...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-24-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,683
Posted By ericsmith3d
I'd ask for references and then check with those....

I'd ask for references and then check with those. Also, if there are yacht clubs or marinas in the area, ask around those. Ask for ASA certified instructors.

If you're in San Diego, contact Capt...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 3,021
Posted By ericsmith3d
Because I said so.

Because I said so.
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