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Forum: Good Old Boat   04-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 23,455
Posted By doug1942
Re: Navigating locks

What a wonderful post! If you don't write professionally, you should. Thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 9,867
Posted By doug1942
Re: What goes in your ship's log?

Yup. It seems to me that litigaphobia drives the American psyche. I live in Hungary and mainly sail the Adriatic. When it comes to safety, I wish the Croatians were a little more frightened of being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 9,867
Posted By doug1942
Re: What goes in your ship's log?

Being somewhat naive, I was not aware that there were so many law suits and prosecutions against yacht owners and skippers that it is more important to maintain a ship's log for legal purposes than...
Forum: Good Old Boat   04-02-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 23,455
Posted By doug1942
Re: Navigating locks

Went through some locks in Italy and France recently. Interesting experience. We communicated with the lock operators by pulling on a rubber tube to signal our desires. The operators signaled back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 9,867
Posted By doug1942
Re: What goes in your ship's log?

I really like the idea. Numerical entries are particularly subject to massive errors. When you plot the barometric pressure on a graph the errors become obvious and trends require no imagination at...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-30-2012
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Views: 957,544
Posted By doug1942
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Adriatic Sea, mainly the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-30-2012
Replies: 3,451
Views: 957,544
Posted By doug1942
Smile American living in Europe

I am an enthusiastic sailor who has been sailing for many years, but wish I had sailed more. I hold numerous licenses and certificates -- three from US Sailing, a Croatian Skipper license, an...
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