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Search: Posts Made By: davidpm
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,269
Posted By davidpm
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

Sounds like a good story. What happened?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By davidpm
Re: Help

Google earth will do it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,976
Posted By davidpm
Re: What is the best sailing movie ever?

I'm surprised no-one mentioned All is Lost with Redford.

Demonstrating incredible seamanship, almost a blue water sailing tutorial.:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By davidpm
Intersting graphic about a wave

http://i.imgur.com/1kqO3Tm.gif
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By davidpm
Re: Need list things to have on boat.

I suspect the OP is asking about things that would be nice to have that may not be obvious.

Flashlights.
Light line, parachute cord
Digital multi-meter and 30' length of bell wire with an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,796
Posted By davidpm
Re: AIS phantom ship

Two possibility come to mind.

A temporal rift in time. The boat you saw on the AIS was indeed there but weeks or months before or after your trip.

An alternate universe. The fact that the ghost...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 6,223
Posted By davidpm
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

For self defense on board my problem is finding a likely scenario where having an illegal gun in a foreign country could be used with a good outcome.

Lets say you are cruising off the coast of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 6,223
Posted By davidpm
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

The solution is totally simple. Bring a 3D printer with you.

When you check in to a new country you do not have a gun.

After clearing in print yourself up a gun.

When you leave the country...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By davidpm
Re: What concerns do you have when a boat has been out of the water for a long time?

As Donna said their is no substitute for a physical inspection. So many things can go wrong even just sitting in a garage. Damage to wires from rodents. Water could have frozen and damaged just about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 4,567
Posted By davidpm
Re: High anxiety-passage v. Coastal

Three things.

Off-shore you can encounter a storm that may last for days. A boat has to be designed to deal with that much wear and tear. Near shore most weather you encounter will be a squall of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,885
Posted By davidpm
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

I have been on two different boats where the speed transducer popped out due to some heavy pounding waves. It lets in a lot of water fast. Is easy to fix by just putting the transducer back in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,500
Posted By davidpm
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

The only thing I would add would be to check that the rigging on your boat is indeed as designed. It is not unusual for a boat owner to re-engineer things in the distant past. You wouldn't want to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By davidpm
How big is that boat

We dump 8 million tons of plastic into the ocean each year. Where does it all go? - Vox (http://www.vox.com/2015/2/12/8028267/plastic-garbage-patch-oceans)

First part is about plastic in oceans...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-08-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,560
Posted By davidpm
Re: Advice for buying this Catalina 30

Last year a client bought a the same boat for about the same money. His boat however was sailed every day by someone who took care of everything.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-01-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,058
Posted By davidpm
Re: Another Free Air-Launch Service Ride Home

I can think of a few more.

1. Medical emergency

2. Loss of steering (sometimes jerry riggs are possible sometimes not depending circumstances)

3. Multiple systems failures combined with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By davidpm
Re: Market price means what?

It could be argued that their are more than one market.

For example the market in the Rio Dulce is probably going to be different than in Miami.
Location markets.

The brokered market is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,904
Posted By davidpm
Re: Sailnet 2014 Lost at Sea

It's too bad our old favorites aren't franchised like Dear Abby. Someone else takes over in the same style with the same byline.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,904
Posted By davidpm
Re: Sailnet 2014 Lost at Sea

I heard that saildog lost his boat to a fire. Did he every buy anything else.

He was a little cranky but I learned a lot from him.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,754
Posted By davidpm
Re: Should Medsailor proactively rebuild his transmission?

Again thank you for your patience.

Oh I see now the path you are talking about.

I always though that their was a siphon break in the raw water side not on the exhaust side that would take care...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,754
Posted By davidpm
Re: Should Medsailor proactively rebuild his transmission?

I apologize for belaboring a point I suspect you have made elsewhere but maybe I am not the only one who is not 100% clear about this.

I'm not 100% sure I know what a pisser is (at least not in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 2,754
Posted By davidpm
Re: Should Medsailor proactively rebuild his transmission?

Now that you know what happened what will be your standard operating procedure to make sure it doesn't happen again?

IE: would shutting off the thruhull after every shutdown make this event...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-12-2015
Replies: 196
Views: 116,772
Posted By davidpm
Re: Boat Inspection Trip Tips

How did they determine that the keel was loose.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 5,925
Posted By davidpm
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

A pity you say. Whatever do you mean? :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By davidpm
Re: 3D Printing

Nothing specific it is just that sourcing a lot of parts for older boats takes a long time and 3D Printing is getting a lot of press lately.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By davidpm
Re: 3D Printing

What is hipping, Google failed me.

Oops I think I found it.
http://www.pressuretechnology.com/about-hip.php
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