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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 173
Views: 16,226
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Florida is at it again

Here you go:

Subject: Oppose Ban on Anchoring

Dear

The Florida state Senate is considering SB 1548 which contains a provision that is attacks the rights and freedoms of boaters. The Florida...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,210
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: VHF DSC Handheld with AIS?

Hmm. Wrong citation. However there is a requirement elsewhere in 164.46 for use at anchor only for vessels for which carriage is required. See AIS Requirements...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 4,844
Posted By SVAuspicious
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

I have a bail at the end of my boom specifically for the preventer. If your boom isn't so fitted adding one is pretty straightforward.



Offshore I run the preventer (when not being used) over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Propeller 101?

SAE tapers are 1:16 and 1:12 (generally smaller shafts use 1:16 and larger ones above 3" or so are 1:12). Metric tapers are 1:10 and 1:20.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,511
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Read the resources first and then ask the questions. You'll get much better responses and from more the perspective of more experience if you ask better questions. You are asking poor questions - at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,511
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Unless you are talking about music this is indeed the second step.

The first step is to gather together a description of your desired life style. You may find that there are internal conflicts.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,406
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I have replaced the screws on my outboard with security bolts (the hex heads with studs in the middle). That means using a driver to get the engine on and off the dinghy but really not a big deal. I...
Forum: Electronics   02-10-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,325
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Pactor Modem

There are good reasons why HF/SSB is part of GMDSS and satellite phones are not. Iridium and Globalstar keep applying and keep getting turned down.[/QUOTE]

Do share why.[/QUOTE]

Satellite...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   02-04-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 10,492
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

Right - Marine electronics are a rats nest of incompatibilities. "Skilled operator" and "marine electronic technician" are different. Unfortunately when electronics fail the stress level aboard goes...
Forum: Looking for Companionship...   02-03-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Looking for Crew/Partner

Hola,

You asked for feedback in the crew/captain thread. I hope you will forgive me for choosing to post a response here.

First, I did an owner aboard delivery for a gentleman that had a...
Forum: Chartering   02-01-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 7,399
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Head dumps directly into sea?

There are at least three categories of approach here: science, law, and politics. They are only mildly interrelated.



The problem is that the public doesn't understand what "real science" is....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-31-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 6,888
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Hi Chuck.

I'd like to be clear about something - getting good speed out of a boat doesn't mean putting the rail in the water. In most cases on almost every boat putting the rail in the water slows...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-30-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 6,888
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

I definitely agree. See Dragged Aboard: A Cruising Guide for a Reluctant Mate: Don Casey: 9780393046533: Amazon.com:...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-29-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,285
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

See Mahina Expedition - Selecting A Boat for Offshore Cruising (http://www.mahina.com/cruise.html)

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/133009-ssca-ssu-updates.html
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-29-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 6,888
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

What passagemaking are you doing on a Grampian 26? What are you wife's lifestyle expectations?

My suggestions are:

- Sit down with your wife and tell her (if these are true) that you are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-27-2015
Replies: 1,980
Views: 212,617
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I've only sailed one Garcia, on delivery from Newport to Annapolis. There were some oddities, some driven by the owner, but they are very solid boats that I would not hesitate to take anywhere. Look...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,380
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

There are lots of decent shortwave receivers. I use a Kaito KA-1103 but it is far from the only choice. When I bought mine I read reviews on eHam and price shopped.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,322
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Are sailing magazine articles boring?

*grin* I take issue with spelling "cool" as "kewl."
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 1,110
Views: 76,318
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Matt Rutherford? No lame pirate flag as far as I know.
Forum: Electronics   12-30-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Pactor Modem

That depends on your needs.

Winmor is only available on Winlink, so requires a General class or better ham license. Sailmail, CruiseEmail, Brunei Radio, and Shipcom have no current plans to...
Forum: Electronics   12-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Pactor Modem

Hello Mark.

Pactor 4 is perfectly legal on the marine bands worldwide. All the Sailmail stations support Pactor 4.

Pactor 4 is not legal in the US on the ham bands. It is legal pretty much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2014
Replies: 1,110
Views: 76,318
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Once again, Reductio ad absurdum.

One of the very few things you have said that I do agree with is that "prejudice is ignorance." Only you are talking about prejudice here: "preconceived opinion...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2014
Replies: 1,110
Views: 76,318
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I can't speak for others, but for my part you can fly any stupid or lame thing you want. The question was "is it lame?" The answer is yes. If you want to defend your right to fly it I don't think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 12,937
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I can't agree. Lines led aft increase the chances of a failure which means you are more likely to have to go forward to fix something when conditions are unpleasant. The more boats I sea with lines...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-14-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,702
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Help me teach my wife navigation

Spacial geometry and associated trigonometry isn't messy at all. It is beautiful and enriching. Where do you think the celestial tables come from?
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