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Search: Posts Made By: jheldatksuedu
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-01-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,231
Posted By jheldatksuedu
One other thing related to this topic, Dynamic...

One other thing related to this topic, Dynamic Stabilty, it enters in here too. It is the measure of the change in the location of the center of boyancy versus angle of heel, Multihulls have very...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-01-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,231
Posted By jheldatksuedu
I have a degree in Physics and taught most...

I have a degree in Physics and taught most mechanical engineering classes including Dynamics. Adding weight aloft does not make a boat more stable, it will increase the angualr momentum which will...
Forum: Diesel 02-14-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 11,109
Posted By jheldatksuedu
farymann repair manual

I just bought a Fisher Panda generator that uses a farymann 18w engine, I would like to find a repair manual for that engine or the farymann 15, basically the same thing, I think. A digital version...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 6,163
Posted By jheldatksuedu
Mast climbing

Climbing a mast is dangerous, that's for sure. Lot's of stuff on a sailboat is dangerous. Learn your knots, climbing knots are very important. You don't need fancy equipment, you can use prussic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 15,651
Posted By jheldatksuedu
wood heat

Wood heat (woodstove, not fireplace) is great for a sailboat in my experience, I always anchor out, they really don't burn very much wood. They heat up very fast, they are much more than just...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-07-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 15,813
Posted By jheldatksuedu
Cole stove pic

I also could provide a picture of a cole stove if you still need it, I actually would like to buy another one if there is one available. I used it on my 30 ft islander when I brought it down from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 5,226
Posted By jheldatksuedu
No shot pistol

Nix the shot shell pistol idea too.

Here's some info on the idea. Too much recoil, you'd have to load your own with almost no powder.

GECO flare pistol? - Yahoo!Xtra Answers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 5,226
Posted By jheldatksuedu
RPG's: final decision is No.

Rpg's are not a good idea.

In two years there have been no attacks on private yachts by pirates. (Not sure, but I suspect this may just have been Somalia statistic.) So there is a little less to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 5,226
Posted By jheldatksuedu
Re:I think it is a bit paranoid, and expensive to...

Re:I think it is a bit paranoid, and expensive to have an entire second diesel engine aboard in the rare case the first might possibly fail. Why not just bring a second boat along, in the event your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 5,226
Posted By jheldatksuedu
An interesting read on weapons at sea

Here's an interesting article concerning this subject.

Legal unregistered machinegun! [Archive] - THR (http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-294517.html)

Basically it says it might be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 5,226
Posted By jheldatksuedu
RPG's No Joke, please put humor somewhere else.

It sure would be nice if we had some serious discussion on this topic rather than all the flack from the unknowing. On the open sea you should be able to carry any weapon you deem necessary to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 5,226
Posted By jheldatksuedu
RPG's on the open sea

I plan to check into the availability of a rocket powered grenade launcher and rounds. I feel it is necessary in this world with pirates to be able to respond with excessive force. I need to learn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2008
Replies: 151
Views: 11,276
Posted By jheldatksuedu
Enjoyed this tremendously

This is a great thread, I don't have kids yet, but hope to soon, I've got to find the wife first, that's why I'm planning to circumnavigate. Thanks to all that have added their wisdom. Jon
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-06-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 24,241
Posted By jheldatksuedu
I have lots of pictures of a 1968 Hughes 38 on my...

I have lots of pictures of a 1968 Hughes 38 on my website.I think it is a good, strong, well designed bluewater boat. I bought it to circumnavigate. I wanted something larger and steel but didn't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-05-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 4,257
Posted By jheldatksuedu
Sorry...no ads.

Sorry...no ads.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-05-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,382
Posted By jheldatksuedu
If your handy with tools, find a boat that needs...

If your handy with tools, find a boat that needs some cosmetic work but solid as far as sailing goes, buy it, sail it, fix it, and sell it for a profit, and repeat with something a little bigger. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-05-2008
Replies: 180
Views: 158,893
Posted By jheldatksuedu
Hughes 38

I think the Hughes 38 should be on the list, I have to admit I'm a little biased since I've got one. But I was planning to start my circumnavigation in it, till I found the great deal on my custom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,428
Posted By jheldatksuedu
All the fans and ventilation in the world are not...

All the fans and ventilation in the world are not going to get a locker dry if the humidity in near 100% in the air you are pulling in and the water is slightly cooler than the air. That is probably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,445
Posted By jheldatksuedu
circumnavigation and the not retired person...

I'm 53 and planning on a 5-10 year circumnavigation, might be single handed but don't want it to be. I've got the boat a 45 steel ketch, busy working on it right now. You can see it all on my web...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-15-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 14,188
Posted By jheldatksuedu
My worst grounding to date. I won't put...

My worst grounding to date.

I won't put all the details here, I've got those on my website. I will say it makes for interesting reading. I will cut and paste a few of the passages. Most of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 10,911
Posted By jheldatksuedu
Synthetic or wool stocking cap and socks, layers...

Synthetic or wool stocking cap and socks, layers of clothing and good fowl weather gear. Keep your head and feet warm, head because it's where most heat is lost and feet because that's where it...
Forum: herSailNet 12-20-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 16,942
Posted By jheldatksuedu
to sail alone or not

When given a choice between sailing alone or not sailing at all it seems an easy choice, to sail alone. I must admit I would rather have a crew with a 45 foot ketch but I plan to start a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 10,216
Posted By jheldatksuedu
heavy might be a good thing

Being a kickup rudder, it might weigh a ton to hold it down, lighter might float and not be a good thing. Think about this before spending money and building a lighter one. You might end up adding...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 10-20-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 16,994
Posted By jheldatksuedu
Chuck

Everything has to be evaluated on a one by one basis, it would be impossible to say deck structure damage doesn't matter with a keel stepped mast, it's not as important but you normally have to have...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 08-06-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 16,994
Posted By jheldatksuedu
Bob If you go to my web site...

Bob

If you go to my web site www.jheld.mysite.com you can see photos of all my boats. The circumnavigation will be in a 45 foot steel ketch, it's been around once before, I never dreamed I would...
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