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Search: Posts Made By: SailorNate
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 5,308
Posted By SailorNate
I perhaps read something into your earlier post...

I perhaps read something into your earlier post that was not there.

I worry that the more we take away responsibility from individuals, the less they develop. Its a terrible cycle, and for me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 5,308
Posted By SailorNate
Twenty year olds are not kids. Infantilizing...

Twenty year olds are not kids. Infantilizing them makes the problem worse. Makes me think how capricious and arbitrary it is that I am here and others, better men than me, are not. I have surely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 6,744
Posted By SailorNate
"Non-event" and "failnami" are quotes from KHON2...

"Non-event" and "failnami" are quotes from KHON2 news. Reports are Kahului and Haleiwa have significant harbor damage. Still waiting on surise to asses damages.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 6,744
Posted By SailorNate
Hawaii is reporting this as a non-event so far. ...

Hawaii is reporting this as a non-event so far. Nothing reported above shoreline on the south shore of Oahu. The reef at Diamond Head has been exposed a half-dozen times now on Oahu. Haleiwa...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 6,744
Posted By SailorNate
Exclamation Tsunami Headed For Hawaii!!!

http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/

The news is reporting it has passed Guam with no causalities.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 6,869
Posted By SailorNate
ever look at something like dinghy-dogs? ...

ever look at something like dinghy-dogs? Basically strap on tubes for you dinghy that add stability and weight capacity

Nate
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-01-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By SailorNate
on my KP44 I sit in the hatch with a float cushin...

on my KP44 I sit in the hatch with a float cushin under me and pull the hatch cover back. I lean forward on that and nap, My timer wakes me at 20 min intervals, I can see everything, the dodger...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By SailorNate
allright, go right now and buy a copy of Don...

allright, go right now and buy a copy of Don Casey's book, This Old Boat (about 50 bucks). I promise you this will be the best 50 dollars you can spend right now on your boat. They have it in stock...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 02-07-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 6,958
Posted By SailorNate
To the best of my knowledge Pasha does not carry...

To the best of my knowledge Pasha does not carry passengers, and I know Matson does not. There may be other options, on occasion, but freighters charge for passengers, no free rides. You can also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By SailorNate
I trust my life and that of others to GPS (WAAS...

I trust my life and that of others to GPS (WAAS enabled) coordinates on a daily basis. If you fly on a commercial aircraft, odds are you do too. There is no practical difference between the civil...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 5,330
Posted By SailorNate
Im not a fan of thru bolts, I I like the...

Im not a fan of thru bolts, I I like the alternative method you have shown, I had not thought of using studs rather than counter sunk bolts in case of damage (in hindsight an obvious question with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,588
Posted By SailorNate
Anyone know of a discount promotion code for...

Anyone know of a discount promotion code for tickets this year? I see Facebook has a contest going if they get 500 posts but they are below 100 so far. I also see there were 50% discount coes for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,588
Posted By SailorNate
Mstern, Thanks for the reply, sounds like Ocean...

Mstern,
Thanks for the reply, sounds like Ocean drive is a cool place to check out. I was thinking about renting a car but I didnt want to spend a bunch of time worrying about parking, maybe get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,775
Posted By SailorNate
Sure there are lots of compromises. What exact...

Sure there are lots of compromises. What exact risk are you trying to mitigate? If your only concern is capsize then a high aspect ratio with a torpedo at the bottom while making way is probably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,588
Posted By SailorNate
Anyone have any ideas on cool spots / places to...

Anyone have any ideas on cool spots / places to spend some time away from the boat show? Im in Afghanistan right now and while on R&R I am going to get my boat fix. But I want to spend some time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 8,370
Posted By SailorNate
Tager, Kaniksu, the weight on the end of the JSD...

Tager, Kaniksu, the weight on the end of the JSD rises and falls as necessary to prevent slack from forming in the line. This greatly dampens shock loads on the attaching hardware by preventing...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-21-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,810
Posted By SailorNate
have you considered Titanium? 6al-4v would be an...

have you considered Titanium? 6al-4v would be an excellent choice for this application, with your old plates as templates it would not be that expensive to fabricate. (I was quoted about 600 for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,408
Posted By SailorNate
Best of luck, I think that is the dream a lot...

Best of luck, I think that is the dream a lot chase, myself included. I lived aboard in Waikiki, went sailing at least once a week if not more. I did keep a storage unit ashore, my job requires a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By SailorNate
I lost my TV in a divorce several years back. At...

I lost my TV in a divorce several years back. At the time I felt it was a great loss, but turned out to be alright, for me anyhow. Maybe something like this. (http://www.3m.com/mpro/) might be an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By SailorNate
I do the same but use chalk, I got the idea from...

I do the same but use chalk, I got the idea from Don Casey I think, but instead of a stick of chalk (which can be hard to remove cause it gets into the crevices and can be the devil to get clean) I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,125
Posted By SailorNate
anyone try the Ti clamps? pricey, but no...

anyone try the Ti clamps? pricey, but no corrosion. not a good choice for high temp applications (hot exhaust sections) but they do very well indeed for most other marine application.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-21-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By SailorNate
congrats and welcome to sailnet! I got my start...

congrats and welcome to sailnet! I got my start sailing in a little Oday on Lake Syracuse and Wawasee.

Nate
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-21-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By SailorNate
My KP44 has more of an engine closet. Plenty of...

My KP44 has more of an engine closet. Plenty of room to get around the aux and check things out, it can be a bit challenging if you need to do something underway, and borderline dangerous if the aux...
Forum: Diesel 09-20-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,735
Posted By SailorNate
I second Jeff on this one. I have owned two Volvo...

I second Jeff on this one. I have owned two Volvo motors now, I never would have owned the second if I didnt get a 25K discount for it rusting there. The high price of labor and parts make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 4,053
Posted By SailorNate
No, I don't usually. When I expect bad weather,...

No, I don't usually. When I expect bad weather, things start to go sideways, or something unusual is going on, I put on the inflatable/harness. Most of my sailing is coastal /day sailing. Maybe I...
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