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Search: Posts Made By: SundancerKid
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 4,112
Posted By SundancerKid
I have a few watches but like a few others, I...

I have a few watches but like a few others, I prefer to go the cheap and replaceable route when sailing. My sailing watch is a Casio Sea Pathfinder (which I believe is a cheaper version of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2009
Replies: 144
Views: 14,535
Posted By SundancerKid
Sorry Omatako but I think you may have missed...

Sorry Omatako but I think you may have missed something. Her route takes her north across the equator then gradually down into the southern ocean, a quick lap of the planet and back home to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2009
Replies: 104
Views: 9,355
Posted By SundancerKid
I don't hate my boat, I love it. I just hate...

I don't hate my boat, I love it. I just hate other people's boats. Especially power boats. Especially BIG power boats driven by dimwit powerboaters who want to drive through our nice sheltered...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2009
Replies: 144
Views: 14,535
Posted By SundancerKid
Easy one: He claims to have been 10 when he...

Easy one:

He claims to have been 10 when he first went to sea although I doubt that was as Master. He was about 41 when he set sail on his first trip to the Americas (precise date of birth is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 4,690
Posted By SundancerKid
Sorry JiffyLube but there is a problem with your...

Sorry JiffyLube but there is a problem with your solution... I imagine anything fine enough to pick up small pieces of plastic would pick up a lot of sealife as well. The cure could kill more than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 4,690
Posted By SundancerKid
Hmmm.... it gulps up all kinds of plastic,...

Hmmm.... it gulps up all kinds of plastic, returns it to usable oil, has a small net gain in energy and is hugely profitable to run.

So what's the catch? Isn't there some saying about if it seems...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 4,690
Posted By SundancerKid
Great White, you're right. I think many people...

Great White, you're right. I think many people just do not appreciate how rigorous the process of publishing in a scientific journal usually is. I'm not a scientist but my training is in science...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-27-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By SundancerKid
Is that before or after you correct for height of...

Is that before or after you correct for height of eye, index error and total correction?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 4,690
Posted By SundancerKid
chris_gee thanks for the articles. I don't claim...

chris_gee thanks for the articles. I don't claim any expertise in this area so can't give references to articles about fishing and albatross deaths but can only point you back to the RSPB and similar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 4,690
Posted By SundancerKid
Coreyboy, you're right, there are plenty of good,...

Coreyboy, you're right, there are plenty of good, strong reasons to want to clean up the oceans (and I for one would certainly support the aim). So why would anyone want to use an exaggerated reason?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-25-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By SundancerKid
Bowditch is freely available as a pdf - either...

Bowditch is freely available as a pdf - either chapter by chapter or the entire book - here Maritime Safety Information...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 4,690
Posted By SundancerKid
And add longline fishing to that list....

And add longline fishing to that list. Albatrosses lay one egg per season with one parent minding the chick while the other spends countless hours foraging. Some of them end up getting caught on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2009
Replies: 98
Views: 4,690
Posted By SundancerKid
...remembering of course that Chris Jordan claims...

...remembering of course that Chris Jordan claims himself to be an artist not a scientist. So allowing that he has not manipulated the photos as he claims, do we know he is interpreting the evidence...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By SundancerKid
Gotta go with boasun this time round. ;) A...

Gotta go with boasun this time round. ;)

A fathom is a measure of distance (or length) of 6 feet. There are many units of measure of distance including league, mile, inch, meter, chain, rod,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By SundancerKid
errrrr.. actually no, 4x8 = 32 .... ... and...

errrrr.. actually no, 4x8 = 32 ....

... and 4x7 = 28 .... :D

genieskip is correct, there would be six 4 hour watches in a day (4x6=24) but with the 2 hour dog watch there are 7 watches in a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-24-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,425
Posted By SundancerKid
Well over 100 years old with some...

Well over 100 years old with some fourty-something times round the horn and still in action with no bowsprit failures so far... :D

Technically, the bowsprit on this ship is iron and fairly short....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-24-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By SundancerKid
I'm fairly new to CN so please take these answers...

I'm fairly new to CN so please take these answers with a grain of salt but, for what it's worth, here goes...

By "artificial horizon" I take it you mean that you're shooting the reflection of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2009
Replies: 230
Views: 20,156
Posted By SundancerKid
Mate, you keep saying that but it isn't so. Only...

Mate, you keep saying that but it isn't so. Only her father has so decided. Her mother would prefer for her to stay home. Trouble seems to be that the father has custody.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,129
Posted By SundancerKid
Our organisation turned the rusted out hulk lying...

Our organisation turned the rusted out hulk lying on the bottom in the first picture back into the ship in the second picture. Anything is possible with time, money and a little skill.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2009
Replies: 230
Views: 20,156
Posted By SundancerKid
Actually, that's not quite right. She said she...

Actually, that's not quite right. She said she originally decided not to intervene for fear of losing contact with her daughter. But she is happy that the government has intervened on the basis that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,129
Posted By SundancerKid
A friend of mine bought a boat that had spent...

A friend of mine bought a boat that had spent some time on the bottom after an accident. He got a real good price. ;)

He then spent the next couple of years slowly refurbishing her inside and out...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-11-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,553
Posted By SundancerKid
We use that technique when racing my 22 foot...

We use that technique when racing my 22 foot trailer sailer. We usually race with a crew of two, sometimes three, and with an overall boat weight of around 1,000 kg, two boofy 100 kg guys are...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By SundancerKid
Abso-lootely! Sailing from Tea Gardens...

Abso-lootely!

Sailing from Tea Gardens across to Nelson Bay in Port Stephens one day. It's a huge area with some shallow bits marked by navigation poles. I thought we'd sailed past the last of the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-15-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,650
Posted By SundancerKid
Agree, lines lead down the companionway. I've...

Agree, lines lead down the companionway. I've raced in many an estuary this way where 20 minutes between tacks is a luxury and stuffing lines into bags or any kind of coiling in this environment is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-12-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 9,310
Posted By SundancerKid
That is an M26. I've owned one since the...

That is an M26. I've owned one since the beginning of the year and am very happy with it.

The M26 has the cockpit set further after, almost right up against the transom and also a slightly higher...
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