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Search: Posts Made By: manatee
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By manatee
Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

Frontiers | When "I" becomes "We": ethical implications of emerging brain-to-brain interfacing technologies | Frontiers in Neuroengineering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By manatee
Re: Experienced Rain Dancers Wanted

This won't help Texas (sorry rhr1956), but it is interesting:
Cheap Drinking Water From The Sun, Aided By A Pop Of Pencil Shavings : NPR...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By manatee
Re: To the Contributing Posters on this Forum.

Very peaceful, I should think. :)

I remember reading an Arthur C. Clarke story years ago about a race of solar-sail-powered yachts -- "Sunjammer" is the title. Always thought that would be a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By manatee
Re: Trust me! I'm an engineer!

Last week I couldn't spell Injunear, today I are one.

Thanks Denise! :D
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By manatee
Re: To the Contributing Posters on this Forum.

Welcome aboard! There are a lot of knowledgeable, helpful folk here, so feel free to ask questions. If you can't find what you want in the sub-fora, you can google a topic like this:

"best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By manatee
Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

He's already out there, and doesn't need GGlass to make him a distracted menace.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By manatee
Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

Maybe they're taking a page from Bill Gates' playbook, and those will be available for a nominal fee when you upgrade to the Mk-II or 'Pro' version.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By manatee
Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

Thanks for the heads-up, Greg.

I think I read in Scientific American some years ago that what is available in the marketplace is 5 years behind what the guys in the labs are working on. We are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By manatee
Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

It's my guess that the Navy and commercial interests will get the hud helmet first. I can see both Con & Flight Deck Officer wearing them on the bridge of an aircraft carrier. Probably good for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By manatee
FYI: GGlass at sea

North Pacific Yachts Runs Tests with Google Glass (VIDEO) | | PassageMaker...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By manatee
Re: Family-Built Trailerable Pirate Ship Launched

Not mine, I liked the story and thought others would too.

"FANG" is the name; pic from the second page of the thread:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/20/emyvaqe4.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By manatee
Family-Built Trailerable Pirate Ship Launched

Interesting thread from someone on another forum.

For the fun of it --

Pirate ship finally out of the garage and ready for rigging....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By manatee
Re: My chart question again

Try these folk in Fort Lauderdale:

Cruising guides, Navigational Charts and other supplies - Bluewater Books & Charts (http://www.bluewaterweb.com/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 5,545
Posted By manatee
Re: Movies with a lot sailing

"Riddle of the Sands" -- from the Erskine Childers novel -- Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Simon MacCorkindale-- not a *great* movie, but fun to see a replica of Dulcibella sailing in the location of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By manatee
Re: What is this knot?

Not a buntline -- bitter end would come out under final wrap, pointing away from shackle.
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/manatee-albums-images-picture11618-buntline-hitch.jpg


From ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By manatee
Re: Marlinspike?!

Marlinspike Hitch | How to tie the Marlinspike Hitch (http://www.animatedknots.com/marlinspike/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com)

Marlinespike hitch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By manatee
Re: Jib halyard shackle too small for jib's head

Got any 3-strand laid line? Make your own toggle-and-becket (the classic 'soft shackle'), like the topsail-halyard-toggle, from Verrill's "Knots, Splices and Rope Work"
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,354
Posted By manatee
Re: You are not welcome

"Much Madness is divinest Sense
To a discerning Eye --
Much Sense - the starkest Madness -
íTis the Majority
In this, as all, prevail --
Assent - and you are sane -
Demur - youíre straightway...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,171
Posted By manatee
Re: The impossible happened

I always have a marlingspike with me -- amazingly useful little tool.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/manatee-albums-images-picture9898-ibberson-riggers-knife-marling-spike-model-0720.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,171
Posted By manatee
Re: The impossible happened

Buntline Hitch (http://www.animatedknots.com/buntline/)

"Uses: The Buntline Hitch (ABOK # 1847, p 310) was originally employed to secure the buntlines to the foot of the square sails. Repeated...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By manatee
Phoenician Ship Replica To Cross Atlantic

Transatlantic crossing: Did Phoenicians beat Columbus by 2000 years? - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/28/world/americas/phoenician-christopher-columbus-america-sailboat/?c=&page=0)
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By manatee
Re: 1982 Catalina 27 - The restoration chronicles

...because the wall against which you usually pound your head was fully occupied?
...because you lost the hammer with which you usually beat delicate body bits?

Hang in there -- the payoff will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By manatee
Wreck of Columbus's Ship Found Off Haitian Coast

Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus's flagship the Santa Maria...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,707
Posted By manatee
Re: Fukushima

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I think about about us arguing endlessly about things like global warming and politics for years, and then about the time we decide what's what about it all, an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By manatee
Re: Advice needed please

Welcome to the dream! You may find this an interesting site to browse -- Sailboat Reviews of Offshore Cruising Yachts : Bluewaterboats.org (http://bluewaterboats.org/)

Once you find a...
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