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Search: Posts Made By: fryewe
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By fryewe
Re: U.S. Navy Creates Hydrocarbon Fuel From Seawater

Thought I'd stumbled into PRWG...noticed Bent wasn't around so that couldn't be right.:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 229
Views: 13,006
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Mike I have walked under myriad scaffoldings of high rises in East Asia and observed the methods and effectiveness of their use of bamboo. None of it is green. Most of it I observed was 2-4 inches...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 229
Views: 13,006
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

The properties of green and seasoned bamboo are remarkably different. Seasoned bamboo is very strong and can handle high compressive loads. Green...not so much.

Google sez that one method of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,392
Posted By fryewe
Re: What's the right thing to do?

Learning is fun. Why not learn about both? And some other stuff too.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,392
Posted By fryewe
Re: What's the right thing to do?

You aren't responsible. Feeling bad that something happened doesn't make you responsible for making it "right".

Some say giving the guy a few bucks toward the repair would be the right action. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 229
Views: 13,006
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Who woulda thunk that a 'net forum would have the odd "delusional" comment? May not be unique to CF...:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By fryewe
Re: Total Eclipse of Moon, Night of 14 April/Morning 15 April

And while looking at the night sky this month...

Mars will CPA Earth at the closest it has been in six and a half years in the middle of April. Magnitude will compare with that of Sirius.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 229
Views: 13,006
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

None of us know the whole story and won't unless Eric tells it. I'd save second guessing until the facts are out.

Two things I'd like to see addressed...
-was the boat really ready? The nature...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,003
Posted By fryewe
Re: Bottom slime

If you clean a few fish of various types and get the slime on your hands and wipe a few hulls with slime and compare the two types of slime I think you'll find the fish slime and the boat slime are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,003
Posted By fryewe
Re: Bottom slime

It's been my experience on powered vessels with complex propulsion instrumentation that the slime that builds up a-slip on a well kept hull washes off pretty quickly when voyaging at a moderate speed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,562
Posted By fryewe
Re: Don't try this at home .. ancient means of navigation

If the ancient Polynesians had lived in the PNW would they have become great navigators? I'm not sure resting your testicles on a mossy stern post would be as effective as resting them on a moss-less...
Forum: Diesel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By fryewe
Re: Yanmar coolant light on

Make seven more brief posts on this or other threads to get your post count above 10 then take a few pictures and post them. Somebody on here will recognize the engine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,981
Posted By fryewe
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

Big ships have a ten point (112.5 degree) white light forward and a ten point white light aft with the aft light higher. These are generally called the masthead light and the range light and are...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By fryewe
Re: 1gm10 low oil pressure after changing water pump

Your post is a little unclear.

Your low oil pressure sensor should give you a low oil pressure alarm as soon as you turn on your panel prior to starting the engine and the alarm should continue to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By fryewe
Re: How to sell a 32 foot Downeast sailboat

You might try the Sailing Texas website. Their "Sailboats for Sale" feature seems to be effective based on their Sailboat Photo Gallery which gives the history of all their listings. A couple of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By fryewe
Re: Removing Deck Hardware Fasteners - No Luck

If a purchase on the head of the bolt can be had with a pair of vise grips you can usually get enough leverage to back the fastener out. If there isn't enough land area on the head to get the vise...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By fryewe
Re: Rigging Tape

I did the same thing last week...deep cut on index finger. No first aid kit available but a piece of paper towel and rigging tape put enough pressure on to stop the bleeding and prevent a mess. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By fryewe
Re: Rigging Tape

My experience with Rescue Tape on topside fittings is that UV damages it quickly and it breaks. Rigger's tape is the way to go.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By fryewe
Re: Anchor and Chain for sale

Be careful Chall - you gonna get your thread banished to PRWG.
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By fryewe
Re: Yanmar coolant light on

Raw water cooled Yanmars generally have alarm temps of about 120F. This is below the temp to damage parts if action is taken to shut the engine down. Long term operation above about 140F will cause...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,867
Posted By fryewe
Re: Should I learn the sextant?

Using a sextant and learning the geometry and movements of the bodies used in celestial navigation will give you a better understanding of your surroundings and make you a better navigator and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By fryewe
Re: Variation question for chart navigators

The "practical interest" comment is spot on...if the variation is such that it affects your practical navigation...that is - when the product of the variation times elapsed time (in years) since...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,046
Posted By fryewe
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

The ____-teen pages of posts in the AGW thread discussing the 97% consensus of "scientists" suggests otherwise...

...but does anyone with limited water storage or making capacity time their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By fryewe
Re: Cold beer a Must

Good English beer is good without refrigeration...maybe easier and more cost effective and less of a headache to switch beers than to add a reefer.:D
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By fryewe
Re: Distance off problem

To paraphrase an old saw..."for the want of an electron a plotter was lost...for the want of a plotter a position was lost...for the want of a position a distance to shoal was lost...for the want of...
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