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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   10-06-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,308
Posted By h20man
Re: Man running in inflatable bubble rescued off coast of Florida

It could be simply that after 12 hours running in 120 degree high humidity heat (in the catalina run) he suffered permanent damage to his brain. He is now simply unaware of the issues and is no...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   07-16-2014
Replies: 619
Views: 49,593
Posted By h20man
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

The only way this works is if the blog is a fiction. After all, on the blog it was mentioned how Eric Singlehanded down baja. But in the lawsuit...... She is a 'bluewater' sailor that went down...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   07-16-2014
Replies: 619
Views: 49,593
Posted By h20man
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

No more speculation.. We have some 'facts'. There is more then media bluster... Here is the lawsuit (https://www.dropbox.com/s/uwtbl9xe3y2qhos/Conformed%20Complaint.pdf):








Most...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   07-13-2014
Replies: 619
Views: 49,593
Posted By h20man
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

On a site that does not allow you to delete your own posts (although they do delete whole threads or posts if they feel they violate the TOS) Eric himself said...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   07-12-2014
Replies: 619
Views: 49,593
Posted By h20man
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Regarding the thread... I am surprised that it was closed... not deleted...

There was so much pro RH that people were ignoring all else....

Regarding suing Apple for a defect in google maps.......
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   07-12-2014
Replies: 619
Views: 49,593
Posted By h20man
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I believe that the ipad app and even chartplotters come up with a disclaimer... This is the garmin...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   07-09-2014
Replies: 619
Views: 49,593
Posted By h20man
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Sure.... as the constant use of the phone previously was detrimental to his brain, causing his CPD* symptoms..... that let him decide that the boat was seaworthy....


*CPD: "Cognitive...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   07-09-2014
Replies: 619
Views: 49,593
Posted By h20man
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

And the saga continues... they are filing a lawsuit (http://www.10news.com/news/eric-and-charlotte-kaufman-talk-to-10news-about-rescue-at-sea-070914):

"The Kaufmans are suing the makers of the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   06-30-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By h20man
Islander lost in Ensenada, MX

It appears that a sailboat ran aground in Ensenada on 21 June (http://www.ensenada.net/noticias/nota.php?id=35184). ... The boat was then signed over to a salvage team that (in exchange for taking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,099
Posted By h20man
Re: Mast climbing

If you want to go this route I would suggest two things:

A cleated pully (on the bottom end, not the top ;) ). The cleat allows a firmer 'lock' then just a ratchet.
A pillowcase or other such...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-10-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,861
Posted By h20man
I redid mine, with a custom black anodized...

I redid mine, with a custom black anodized aluminum panel.

I used free software from Front Panel Express (http://www.frontpanelexpress.com/download/front-panel-designer/index.html) for the design,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By h20man
I would guess the island is Bequia. in Port...

I would guess the island is Bequia. in Port Elizabeth the Whale Boner Bar & Restaurant has an entrance onto the beach consisting of an arch of two whale ribs as well as whale vertebrae mounted on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By h20man
The premise of this is not about 'creating'...

The premise of this is not about 'creating' energy. It is in creating a microbe that eats seaweed, and excretes alcohol. Rearranging one set of molecules to another, using the suns's power.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By h20man
Fuel from seaweed?

An interesting premise...

Bio Architecture Lab (http://www.ba-lab.com/technology.php) is claiming to have a pilot plant that now converts sugars in seaweed to into isobutanol.

They have been...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By h20man
I actually understand it another way. This is not...

I actually understand it another way. This is not the time to invest in a new panel company, as other companies have market share, and the product is now a commodity. Solar prices have substantially...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-18-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By h20man
Solar Prices expected to go lower to $.70/watt

A report by GTM Research (http://www.greentechmedia.com/research/report/polysilicon-2012-2016)claims the price drop we have seen shall only accelerate... ( lower prices for us...)

Interesting. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-27-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 2,017,052
Posted By h20man
this URL brings up the English version of the...

this URL brings up the English version of the article:
http://www.wauquiez.com/presse/opium-39/pdf/YACHT-JANV-2010-EN.pdf
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 14,136
Posted By h20man
another link for sextant manuyal

For the sextant manual this link (http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/4167037/1393532349/name/Sextant_Users_GuideV6.pdf)appears to work...


for some reason the minitransat650 link is not valid...

...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-26-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,830
Posted By h20man
The nice thing about a mechanical speed sensor is...

The nice thing about a mechanical speed sensor is that one can see the effect of current on the boat.

GPS give a great SOG, yet.... there is no information about current.....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-19-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 7,182
Posted By h20man
I also monitor 16..... I think of it as...

I also monitor 16.....

I think of it as another feature improving situational awareness....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2011
Replies: 1,256
Views: 154,364
Posted By h20man
That is the attitude I want in fellow crew...

That is the attitude I want in fellow crew members..... ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-30-2011
Replies: 1,256
Views: 154,364
Posted By h20man
The youtube video that I saw had no comments... ...

The youtube video that I saw had no comments...

I had understood (http://mauinow.com/2011/10/28/photos-48-foot-sailboat-runs-aground-in-spreckelsville/) that the owners had not been notified... If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-30-2011
Replies: 1,256
Views: 154,364
Posted By h20man
abandoned boat sails to shore....

Amazingly... even with the opened hatches etc, the boat managed to sail itself to Mauii.... (http://www.khon2.com/news/local/story/Boat-runs-aground-near-Maui-shore/XiKUUZbq_kupV39W9LWYXg.cspx)
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-30-2011
Replies: 1,256
Views: 154,364
Posted By h20man
lessons learned from rescue swimmer

I think the best comment that the Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone had was the following:

Q. What advice would you give to boaters to help them avoid having to be rescued?

A. This is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-06-2011
Replies: 391
Views: 46,471
Posted By h20man
Hope is the name of his cat... very talented...

Hope is the name of his cat...

very talented individual... ;)
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