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Search: Posts Made By: smurphny
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,849
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: When Do You Reef?

Of course. They (or the staysail) wouldn't be much good otherwise.

Recognize that the runners are generally only needed upwind. You don't need them both - just the upwind one. When you tack you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 6,590
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Give AIS a rest

This isn't technology. It's geometry. Distance to the horizon (d) is d = 1.2246 * SQRT (h) where d is in miles and h is height of eye in feet. If you are interested in the underlying trigonometry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 6,590
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Give AIS a rest

They use two high marine VHF channels 87B & 88B. They have approximately the same range as VHF channel 16 which is basicly line of sight (remember that the line of sight from 100 feet in the air to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 6,590
Posted By jackdale
Re: Give AIS a rest

AIS sends and receives VHF signals. The height of the antenna allows you to see over the horizon.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 7,057
Posted By BarryL
Mattituck

Hey,

Just a little note that mattituck was dredged this year to 10' at MLW. So now almost anyone can get in or out at any time.

Barry
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By RichH
Re: Asymmetrical Color

IMPOSSIBLE !!!!! Nylon fibers, including the nylon used for spinnakers, is 'solution dyed' ... meaning that the dye is IN the chemical mix before the fibers are formed. If you attempt to dye nylon...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery Acid!

6V batteries are true deep cycle and most all 12V "marine" deep cycle batts are pseudo deep cycle, usually rendering half the rated cycles as a 6V GC2/T105.. The 6V also usually cost less per Ah but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 13,385
Posted By SchockT
Re: Refrigeration-Frigoboat Keel Cooled vs. others?

If you are having to run your thermostat at it's warmest setting in order not to freeze the contents then your thermostat is probably intended to control the evaporator temperature rather than the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,666
Posted By Alex W
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

These are theoretical numbers. They also vary based on the anchor.

The West Marine test has actual tested numbers:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 38,480
Posted By noelex77
Re: Another "Next Generation" anchor enters the market...

Mantus have sent me an anchor to test. It is still early days with about 50 nights at anchor so far.

I dive and inspect my anchor underwater quite carefully (and did the same with my previous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,306
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Wing n Wing

As usual, "it depends", but it's pretty basic trigonometry...


http://www.oceansail.co.uk/Articles/VMGTable.gif


As I mentioned earlier, matching your VMG sailing DDW by broad reaching at an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,306
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Wing n Wing

If you have the room, turn into a beam(ish) reach under main alone. Lash the wheel/tiller and you should hold somewhere in that range. Go forward and attach the pole to the furled sail on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,306
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Wing n Wing

Yup, that can work very nicely, as well, and if your vane or autopilot is not up to keeping the boat going straight, might often be the preferred solution...

...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By manatee
Wreck of Columbus's Ship Found Off Haitian Coast

Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus's flagship the Santa Maria...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Looking for a new headsail...cruising laminate? Dacron?

I would posit that your line stretch is actually 'constructional stretch,' where the line braid is nestling together as you tighten the line. If you were bringing some real tension on the line, like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By Alex W
Re: Best Smartphone for boat?

The $60-$100 Nokia 520 and 521 devices (520 is on AT&T, 521 is on T-Mobile) are incredibly inexpensive (those prices are without a contract) and are also very durable when wet. My 521 has been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Best Smartphone for boat?

When I was in Ithica I had fairly good coverage with Republic, but not as good as my Verizon phone. But along 17 there was no problem with the republic.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Best Smartphone for boat?

No. OpenSSL does not run on phones, any phones. I think this is a media misunderstanding. It simply doesn't work that way. OpenSSL is one of the ways--one of the biggest ways--the 's' is added to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 6,721
Posted By hellosailor
Re: How big a holding tank vs. camping

smurph, that's a nice installation & execution. I'm still not sold on those things, but that's a nice one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,156
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Do I need Foulies?

smurph, GoreTex needs next to no maintenance.
"The Gore rain shell I have soaks through after a while so I don't even take it aboard anymore. "

Let me put it this way: CALL GORE.

They will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2014
Replies: 2,401
Views: 159,872
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

The secret to fantastic tasting smoked fish is the brine, a process when done properly can take up to a week. And, there are several ingredients to a great brine solution - not just salt. Over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By Alex W
New Soft Shackle Design

There is a fascinating and long thread on Sailing Anarchy about load testing knots, harnesses, splices, and shackle designs. Already a new loop knot that holds in dyneema (Amsteel) has been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By hpeer
Re: Shipmate Kerosene Heater 701CH

base-camp.co.uk (http://www.base-camp.co.uk). They ship international

http://www.sparesmarine.co.uk

Never used them but looks promising

Or just google primus kerosene parts
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By rbjenterprises
Re: Shipmate Kerosene Heater 701CH

Check with these guys.

http://www.packstoves.net

If you run across a pump/fill cap assembly let me know.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By RichH
Re: Shipmate Kerosene Heater 701CH

Supposedly, "Sailorman" a new & used boat parts & supply store in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl has most parts, etc. for Shipmate (Richmond Ring) stoves.
www.sailorman.com/‎
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