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Search: Posts Made By: Omatako
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By Omatako
Re: Charting a Course

To this point, the image below is a two-waypoint route from San Diego to Auckland (approx) shown as a great circle on a Mercator projected chart.
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Forum: Electronics 4 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 785
Posted By Omatako
Re: Which AIS should I buy?

Safety in poor visibility will only be enhanced by AIS if there is a proliferation of other vessels in your area that also have AIS. AIS generally only tells you about vessels that share the system...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,081
Posted By Omatako
Re: Bimini

This from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand:

"In the NZ summer, UVI values regularly exceed 13, even in the south of the
country where UV is less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By Omatako
Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

But him watching his GGlass and me watching my GGlass - mmmmm.

Can I get my GGlass to talk to his GGlass? Maybe that way we can avoid each other.

I think at least one of us should be looking at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By Omatako
Re: FYI: GGlass at sea

When I am sailing I do it the way I have always done it, long before all this tech stuff - by looking at the world around me and making decisions based on what I can see/feel/smell. If there is an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By Omatako
Re: Mast shaking in gusts

I don't think the isolators would cause it - I had them on a previous boat and no effect.

The antenna on my backstay runs almost all the way to the top and presents a flat surface to the wind. See...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Omatako
Re: New or Old?

I have a 22 year old boat 44ft that I bought for $110000. My best buddy has a 40ft boat that he bought brand new last year for $265000.

We're both planning on long term cruising.

Under no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By Omatako
Re: Mast shaking in gusts

I have one of those clip-on SSB antennae on my backstay and it has a flat profile (three "tubes" side by side). The wind catches that at the wrong speed and the backstay wobbles. Tried everything,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,404
Posted By Omatako
Re: Radar Talk

On a previous boat I installed a brand new Furuno on the mast.

On a bumpy trip across the Indian Ocean, I had to continually go up the mast to refit the drive belt that ran the array. It kept...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 133
Views: 10,421
Posted By Omatako
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

As it happens, I have had a severed finger. My wife put my finger back together on the boat and it took two days to get me to a hospital where the surgeons fixed if properly. It now works about 95%....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 133
Views: 10,421
Posted By Omatako
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

That's so true. It doesn't really matter how much money (realistically speaking) you have when something breaks on the boat and you're in the top end of the Marshall Islands - there ain't nobody...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 377
Views: 27,588
Posted By Omatako
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

A cruising budget is easy to establish.

It's $300 in January - still got lots of stuff left after Xmas
It's $55 in February, that's how much fuel it took for the month's sailing to and around...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By Omatako
Re: Selling the house or renting

Good points made above. Here's my take on it.

Firstly, I reckon it depends on where your propertry is and what the property market in that area does. For example, the property market in Auckland...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By Omatako
Re: Cruising Finances

That's a cool way to do it.

We have a friend in one of the marinas here that shared a business with another cruiser. They did house/building cleaning (outside of the property not housekeeping),...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By Omatako
Re: Cruising Finances

Our boat is paid for through lots of hard work and manipulating mortgages on assorted properties over the years. One of the important considerations for us is that if we lose the boat, as long as we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Omatako
Re: Outboard oil mix specs

I'm guessing you missed the little smiley thingy at the end of that statement.

I haven't anything further to add.:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Omatako
Re: Outboard oil mix specs

The problem of course is when something breaks even if it's the throttle linkage, and the oil mix is "not recommended" your warranty and oil companies will say "What did we tell you???" and then run...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Omatako
Re: Our new place

Thanks very much for the invite but if you're planning on waiting for me, find a comfy place to sit. My sister has been waiting for a visit for 13 years and still nothing promising to report.:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Omatako
Re: Our new place

The island behind the other boat is Browns Island - it is small and not anchorage friendly. But that's my backyard.

My sister lives in Melbourne but we're very infrequent visitors so I know little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By Omatako
Re: Outboard oil mix specs

How much older would these outboards be?

I recall in the 60's mixing 50:1 outboard oil for 2 hp Seagull outboards and doing the same mix for 250 hp racing outboards in the 1990's. I still use that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Omatako
Re: Our new place

Thanks Scott

Are you and Ellen going to be sailing New Zealand over this Xmas/New Year?

We're going to be doing the BOI and Great Barrier Island with a few other boats. I think you did BOI last...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Omatako
Re: Our new place

Thanks for the good wishes guys - confirms I'm not silly pinching myself. I thought I may be over-reacting -it still feels too good to be true.



The fact that you have sailed with friends in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Omatako
Our new place

For a number of years as our ages head north, we have been looking for a property that would suit our life-long sailing lifestyle - a place to grow old and still enjoy our sailing passion.

My wife...
Forum: Diesel 08-04-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,101
Posted By Omatako
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

Hey Paul, without wanting to pull the ring out of this, it's not about the connections to the engine, that's the easy part.

It's about where to put the gauge. It's not going to fit the original...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,249
Posted By Omatako
Re: Repower question

I don't know if it's that difficult - it's probably not a bell housing one would need but an adaptor plate to mate the existing bell housing with the engine bolt pattern. We used to do engine...
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