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Search: Posts Made By: yotphix
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By yotphix
In India, they call India Ink "Chinese Ink". ...

In India, they call India Ink "Chinese Ink". They call Indian rubber, "rubber".
Can't say for sure what the scotch call scotch tape, but I think that the brits call it cello tape. (with a soft 'c',...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By yotphix
Most often when I come across an old boat where...

Most often when I come across an old boat where the electrical work was done by someone "handy", I save time energy and money by stripping out everything and starting fresh. Before removing anything...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,032
Posted By yotphix
Google earth has realtime GPS tracking...

Google earth has realtime GPS tracking capabilities?!? How are you going to get wi-fi on your boat? Have they started putting depths on google earth sat photos? And listing nav aids and shipping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,316
Posted By yotphix
I did just that last year and here is the result...

I did just that last year and here is the result if you can wade through it. http://www.boatdesign.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13929&highlight=yotphix

The short answer is that hull speed and wave...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-18-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By yotphix
That's true of most boats that don't carry...

That's true of most boats that don't carry auxilliary generators. This is really no different in that respect. You still have batteries and in this case you actually don't immediately lose your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By yotphix
yep, me too. Seems that some gremlins are back.

yep, me too. Seems that some gremlins are back.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By yotphix
Um...Yeah. Adhesive sail repair tape. Sewing...

Um...Yeah. Adhesive sail repair tape. Sewing Notions, Flagcloth, Upholstery Supplies, Drapery Grommets, Sunbrella (http://www.beaconfabric.com/vindex.html?cat278.htm) As...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 4,355
Posted By yotphix
estrela=star, placa=board so if anyone (alfa) is...

estrela=star, placa=board so if anyone (alfa) is still under the misapprehension that starboard comes from portugese sailors they ought to start calling it estrellaplaca, which I would bet is not...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-28-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,641
Posted By yotphix
I was about to tell you that when you go into...

I was about to tell you that when you go into international waters and return you are required to report back in. Then I remembered something that happened about two years ago.
I was crew on a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By yotphix
Not trying to scare you but the thing about...

Not trying to scare you but the thing about tempered glass, in my experience, which is considerable with clear sheet materials, is that it just isn't all that hard to break. I always felt that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,041
Posted By yotphix
Seaspot, there are boaters, and there are...

Seaspot, there are boaters, and there are A-holes. Boaters are nice. A-holes are...A-holes.
Forum: Racing 06-26-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,581
Posted By yotphix
Fred you are AWESOME!

Fred you are AWESOME!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-26-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 13,470
Posted By yotphix
Wow...that's a little exhausting to read the...

Wow...that's a little exhausting to read the whole thread again. Having done so, I must say that I always liked this place, but now I like it just a little more. It is good, and a little rare to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-25-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 13,470
Posted By yotphix
Retclt, you would be welcome on my boat. Just...

Retclt, you would be welcome on my boat. Just would be any religious person of any stripe. If conversation happened to turn to religion it could go there.
I can, however, assure you that when the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By yotphix
Congrats! Well done.

Congrats! Well done.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 14,148
Posted By yotphix
So much for industry in the Western hemisphere...

So much for industry in the Western hemisphere period. There really are very few things not made in china now. If not the whole item than a good portion of its parts. However, unless you can find...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,208
Posted By yotphix
I constantly track the used boat market just as I...

I constantly track the used boat market just as I do the housing market in a couple of areas and for the same reason. Only if you have a longer perspective can you get a real sense of what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 2,239
Posted By yotphix
Do they make stainless props that are intended...

Do they make stainless props that are intended for full time immersion? Or are they something like aquamet shaft material?

FWIW, that propspeed stuff really does work exactly as promised. I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By yotphix
I'd have to agree that if you are taking water in...

I'd have to agree that if you are taking water in at either end you should be fixing the problem rather than just closing the valve. I couldn't see closing it unless I am away from the boat, having...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-24-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By yotphix
While you are having fun exploring also be sure...

While you are having fun exploring also be sure to have an anchor at the ready if necessary to prevent being driven further aground and have some strategies worked out for various ungrounding...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-24-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By yotphix
My buddy with on old swing keel C&C Corvette...

My buddy with on old swing keel C&C Corvette calls the keel his depth alarm. It just swings up harmlessly but still lets you know when you only have a couple of feet to spare.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,686
Posted By yotphix
:D Buy yourself a three arm compass and...

:D

Buy yourself a three arm compass and turn that sextant on it's side and you can place yourself very accurately by measuring the angles between known points. How do you know the points? ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,299
Posted By yotphix
I don't doubt that you are correct but...huh?!? ...

I don't doubt that you are correct but...huh?!? How does it make sense to flush sewage with sewage? The whole point is to put sewage into the tank and out of sight/smell. Any head plumbed this way...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-21-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By yotphix
That's pretty harsh Rick, I'm sorry to hear it. ...

That's pretty harsh Rick, I'm sorry to hear it. What were they spraying? (Why would be another matter! I've never heard of such a ridiculous scheme of spraying water for algae and weeds?!? That's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,619
Posted By yotphix
I met a yacht captain who discovered the...

I met a yacht captain who discovered the extremely high avs on a halberg rassy in the bay of biscay, and it saved her life when she was thrown back up on the boat by her tether after having been...
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