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Search: Posts Made By: lowtide
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 08-11-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Another example of the difference between living aboard, coastal sailing in fair weather, and ocean voyaging.

At the dock and in fair seas, the leak is only an issue when it rains really hard, and...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Truth in Advertising? You're kidding right?

I guess we should sue Tony the Tiger if our Frosted Flakes aint frosty enough. Damn cat told me they were GREAT!

:)

Seriously, if you consider...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-12-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

We are all so lucky that Eric and Charlotte have made this sacrifice for us. The only reason they are suing is to make the satphone world safe for the rest of us.

As Moon Unit Zappa said in the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-30-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

+1

The arrogant attitude long preceded the harsh comments, as evidenced in black and white.

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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-27-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Ten thousand miles of light conditions will tell you nothing about how the boat will do in heavy weather. Aerodynamic forces are not linear functions, but exponential. 40 is not 4 times as much as...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-26-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I never suggested suicidal conditions. RH certainly never faced suicidal, or even gale force conditions.

My posts say specifically frontal passage conditions.

The advantage of being near...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-24-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 4,230
Posted By lowtide
Re: 4 lost as 40.7 sinks off Azores 15/May/14

Old Corvette fenders had more fiberglass than I see there.

Condolences to the families of the crew. Very sad.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,428
Posted By lowtide
Re: A Customs PITA example

No camo in St Lucia either, of any color. Wife had some pink camo shorts, not much good in the way of guerrilla gear, but still a BIG deal. :confused:

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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-23-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

You didn't show me where I said I knew everything, then I have suddenly agreed.

A lot more than conjecture here. We don't know it all but we know plenty.

If you can't make a valid argument...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-23-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

So, now I have no class, and am a crucifier. Cool, and classy!

I have also said I know everything that went on, awesome, show me where.

No one has been crucified, last I checked. Actually,...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-22-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

As I posted earlier, you test in increasingly heavy conditions.

Start taking the boat out when it is blowing. When you are comfortable with all of the weather that will still allow leaving and...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-22-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Would you risk your family's lives on that boat, honestly? After seeing the pictures Eric himself posted, I would hope not, or the Navy is going to be very busy.

Hopefully people trying to learn...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-21-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Conjecture?

Eric tells us and shows us pictures of the wooden hull/deck joint totally rotted. He tells us he didn't even try to remove all of it, and repaired what he did remove with Elmer's wood...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-21-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I'm not going to bother with most of the post with all the quotes, but I will address the obvious.

First of all, 100 years living aboard their boat and making short hops in fair weather is...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-20-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Well prepared?

With absolutely 0 practice/shakedown/experience in heavy weather offshore?

With passengers who had never been offshore in any big weather?

In a boat with known unaddressed...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By lowtide
Re: What creates the most power...

Brown's Creek Sailing Assoc. hosts the annual Great River Race on Lake Guntersville, part of the Tennessee River. That race is over 70 miles, with 24 hours to complete.

Unless I am mistaken,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By lowtide
Re: SW Florida- Big Marcos Pass to Ten Thousand Islands

I was too chicken drawing 4.5, and went all the way round Cape Romano Shoals every time.

I know it can be done with local knowledge, but with the tide dividing in the middle, a lot of timing is...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-16-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Very well said. Exactly the reason I didn't let this thread die.

I fear the future book featuring the Kaufmans as heroes would be ruined by admitting to mistakes here, especially the kind that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 131
Views: 11,517
Posted By lowtide
Re: Florida is at it again

Anchoring is free. Pretty simple.

If they want to put in free moorings in the spirit of fitting more boats, that'd be different.

But they are never free. The contract at Boot Key is many...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I would say the events that caused the eventual demise of Rebel Heart occurred when they left Mexico unprepared, when no one was hysterical. Just not prepared for what predictably was ahead.

No...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

There have been several versions of the crew's health upon leaving. If she was still taking antibiotics (or two), or just finished them at least, no one could proclaim a clean bill of health, due to...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

70 gallons is a 5 gallon bucket every hour and forty three minutes, or a single gallon every twenty minutes.

Also unless you can count and measure while pumping, water in the boat is almost...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

If you go offshore, much less across an ocean, relying totally on an electric bilge pump, you are woefully unprepared.

No matter what the cause when the SHTF, the batteries or electrical system is...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-12-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Let's assume the hull/deck joint failure was real, and caused by the broach (I know this is a big leap because the stories make no sense).

There are only two possibilities here.

The first is...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-10-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,162
Posted By lowtide
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Cracks in the hull? No way they can even be serious. Of course if you're speaking half truths to those who know nothing, I guess cracks in the hull and loose keel bolts are the same thing.

I'm...
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