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Search: Posts Made By: RandyBC
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By RandyBC
Hi Adam....I checked distances at the equator to...

Hi Adam....I checked distances at the equator to make sure that Google Earth was measuring 1' as 1nm. That was done to validate how Google Earth measures distance.

I was using the sun, and no I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By RandyBC
I do understand what you were saying Flybyknight,...

I do understand what you were saying Flybyknight, which is why I used the equator.

Thanks Adam for the correction in terminology. I see where what I said may cause confusion.
What I was...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-30-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By RandyBC
What is wrong here??

I'm teaching myself celestial navigation and I wanted to double check my results on google earth. The calaculated and assumed distance was out by a factor of 2. I wanted to double check how Google...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-27-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 6,475
Posted By RandyBC
I thought that the horizon would be much further...

I thought that the horizon would be much further away but I looked it up and you are quite correct. That is great because when I'm sailing in the Strait I can practice my sights.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-25-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 6,475
Posted By RandyBC
Thanks guys for your input. Good explanation...

Thanks guys for your input. Good explanation Adam. Your explanation was what I hoped was the case. BTW, I notice that you are in Coquitlam. You too have a ways to go to get an unobstructed...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-25-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 6,475
Posted By RandyBC
practicing with sextant on land

So I've been having a great time learning celestial navigation with my new Astra IIIb. Since I live far inland and at an elevation of 3500ft I've been practicing my sun sights with dish of water and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,977
Posted By RandyBC
Excellent links guys. Exactly what I was looking...

Excellent links guys. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,977
Posted By RandyBC
Thanks fellas for the links.

Thanks fellas for the links.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,977
Posted By RandyBC
Source for Pacific NW synoptic charts

Could somebody post a link to a good source for synoptic weather charts for the Pacific NW. I've been on Passageweather.com but the frontal systems are not shown. I'm reading a few books on marine...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-31-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,205
Posted By RandyBC
Thanks for the replies...I too thought the BVI's...

Thanks for the replies...I too thought the BVI's would likely be the best but I thought I would ask. I'll forward the links to my friend. Any other recommendations would be welcome.
Randy
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-30-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,205
Posted By RandyBC
Yes...sorry if that wasn't clear. Randy

Yes...sorry if that wasn't clear.
Randy
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,205
Posted By RandyBC
Cruise and Learns in the Carribean

I have some friends (a young couple) that want to do a cruise and learn in the Carribean somewhere. Is there somebody that has a recommendation for a company that will offer a good experience? ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2009
Replies: 230
Views: 20,009
Posted By RandyBC
Precisely....governments have a right to...

Precisely....governments have a right to intervene on behalf of a child whose parents wont.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2009
Replies: 230
Views: 20,009
Posted By RandyBC
Children are not the property of their parents. ...

Children are not the property of their parents. They do not have absolute rights over them, nor should they. They are entrusted to look after their best interests and to keep them safe above all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
Posted By RandyBC
Thanks for the reply and picutures...nice boat!. ...

Thanks for the reply and picutures...nice boat!. I'll check these guys out.
Thanks again.
Randy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
Posted By RandyBC
Recommend someone for dodger work in Vancouver area

I want to install a dodger and bimini on my Catalina 42.....can anybody point me to a someone who does good work in the Vancouver/Vancouver Island area?? Vancouver Island is preferred since that is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,841
Posted By RandyBC
Hi Tom.. Here is my original e-mail and the...

Hi Tom..
Here is my original e-mail and the reply I recieved. It wasn't terribly helpful
Randy

Randy,
You wrote:
I have a Lewmar hatch that won't stay open under it's own
weight on my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,787
Posted By RandyBC
Thanks so much for the replies fellas.....I'm not...

Thanks so much for the replies fellas.....I'm not an offshore sailor (yet), so I don't require anything extremely fancy or expensive. I'm mostly interested in learning about weather and being able...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,787
Posted By RandyBC
I have the same question...anybody?

I have the same question...anybody?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 11,616
Posted By RandyBC
Alex.....I know this is a scary time for you, but...

Alex.....I know this is a scary time for you, but let me share something that I hope makes you feel less anxious. I've been a surgeon for 10 years (16 if you count residency) and I've never seen a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,841
Posted By RandyBC
Thanks Alex...I'll have a look and try and find...

Thanks Alex...I'll have a look and try and find the screw your describing.
Randy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,841
Posted By RandyBC
Thanks for the replies guys...I emailed Lewmar's...

Thanks for the replies guys...I emailed Lewmar's service rep here in Canada and will share once I hear.
Randy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,841
Posted By RandyBC
Lewmar hatch problem

Hi all.....the Lewmar hatch in the forward Pullman of my Catalina 42 won't support it's weight to stay open. I believe it is a low profile hatch with a single supporting hinge. Is there a friction...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2009
Replies: 359
Views: 40,225
Posted By RandyBC
When I bought my Catalina 42 last year I liked...

When I bought my Catalina 42 last year I liked Good Sheet (you have to say it with a latino accent),but discounted that one after a bit of reflection although I still like the name.
I knew an oral...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,918
Posted By RandyBC
Better late than never....:D

Better late than never....:D
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