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Search: Posts Made By: Atlas
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 784
Posted By Atlas
Re: Stupid question? Sparks when I connect inverter

Sparks even when the switch is off (obviously) show current passing even when the switch is off. Do you have a multimeter? You could check the resistance between the red and black battery clamps with...
Forum: Living Aboard 07-03-2014
Replies: 412
Views: 95,377
Posted By Atlas
Re: Living aboard - and sex

Sex thread ..... and a goat???? :eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,445
Posted By Atlas
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

I didn't intend to be elitist or condescending, and I'm sorry if it sounded that way. However, it's obvious that the OP wanted to have a fun day on the water, but ended up with costly damage (and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,445
Posted By Atlas
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

First mistake: you went out solo at the helm without first having gained some experience sailing with others more experienced. Sailing is a lot of fun, but can quickly turn fatal if you don't know...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By Atlas
Re: Crewed for the first time yesterday - wow!

OK, at last a subject I can contribute my expertise to. ;-)

Other than the usual scraped knees, pinched fingers and onomatopoeia of the boom, I had one odd injury this last season. During a race,...
Forum: News Feeds 05-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Atlas
Re: UK sailors missing after sailboat capsizes 1000 miles east of Cape Cod - Capecodo

I had missed the information that the wreck was found inverted with (possibly) her keel missing. That does drastically diminish the survival hopes. Losing your keel suddenly like that is a very...
Forum: News Feeds 05-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Atlas
Re: UK sailors missing after sailboat capsizes 1000 miles east of Cape Cod - Capecodo

Am I being naive when I compare the search & rescue efforts for this yacht with that for the Malaysian airliner?

In the case of the airliner, the probability of finding anyone alive was zero a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 7,080
Posted By Atlas
Re: Fraud on the hook

I'm glad to see that most sailors (and most notably Pat Stockwell) are appalled by the behaviour of the Fata Morgana crew.

One would expect Stockwell to draw some grim pleasure from the fate of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-30-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,076
Posted By Atlas
Re: Fish club, or sex toy?

Well that's for the one on the receiving end to worry about. :D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-10-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,220
Posted By Atlas
Re: Here's a funny question for ya.

Creepy! Like Hannibal Lecter.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 2,295
Posted By Atlas
Re: Lack of Confidence

Excellent advice. Safety issues need to be tackled first. Next I'd look at the prop or some other small, isolated job which can give you a feeling of achievement when you cross it off your list.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Atlas
Re: End of the sailing season

Well it rains nearly every day once the monsoon starts in earnest, and the weather gets very rough.

Our little sailing club has only open dinghies, so there's no cover either.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Atlas
End of the sailing season

It's curtains down on another sailing season in India as we brace for the monsoon rains. Four to five months of withdrawal symptoms ahead. :(
Forum: News Feeds 02-15-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Atlas
Re: Sailboat knocks out power on Sanibel - Island Reporter

Hope there were no injuries on board the boat.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-13-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,390
Posted By Atlas
Re: Holding tank size

If you're at or near a marina, just get your holding tank pumped as and when needed. When passagemaking, it flushes out directly to sea. So why do you need a big(ger) holding tank anyway?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-06-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 18,488
Posted By Atlas
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Atlas
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-23-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 743
Posted By Atlas
Re: New sailing family from Easton Pa!

TWO free boats? I turned a very nasty shade of green just reading that far, and your photos just made for a darker shade of jealous colour :-) Need a karma reboot!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 2,573
Posted By Atlas
Re: Great Literary Quotes

Avast there! We'd be talkin' like that thar Cap'n Blackbeard. Arr!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 4,660
Posted By Atlas
Re: Are we elitists?

I'm new to Sailnet myself, and I had been a bit hesitant to join at first as I don't actually own a boat, and also I'm from India, which never features very high on cruising plans of most boaters....
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 01-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By Atlas
Re: printing charts ?

Are any such charts available for free for other parts of the world?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 8,718
Posted By Atlas
Re: What is a g.r.p. hull

That's a good one SimonV. Any more info on the friend's boat? I'd love to have specs, photos, etc.
Forum: Racing 01-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Atlas
Re: Runners and 360 degree penalties

Thanks zz4gta. Makes sense at last :-)
Forum: Racing 01-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Atlas
Re: Runners and 360 degree penalties

Another question: Is it possible to tighten both stays for the duration of your penalty so that you don't risk snapping your mast? Admittedly you won't get the best sail shape, but since this is only...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Atlas
Re: Runners and 360 degree penalties

OK, so I meant "check stays". Sorry I was not familiar with the terms. These boats are the ancient seabird half-raters with gunter rig and check- stayed mast.
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