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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,069
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Vintage sailboats that are not bad investments?

There is some amazing and insightful information on this thread. OP you seem to want to ask simple questions for complicated answers. you will be wise to learn enough to understand how the advice...
Forum: Cruising Videos   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Waterrat
Re: An Errant Circumnavigation

Excellent story told by a raconteur. Cheers for sharing. It was an hour well spent.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,498
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Coast Guard faces Billion Dollar Budget Cut

Does the Mackinaw count when it is used a a museum? The Mackinaw served well but has been retired for over ten years.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Best use marine parts/supply store

Anyone know of any around Michigan?
Forum: Living Aboard   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By Waterrat
Re: New Liveaboard: Need advice on fuel/starting my wood stove

This might help.

The ratelco model 1655 cole stove - ASTROPHEL (http://www.svastrophel.com/blog/the-ratelco-model-1655-cole-stove)

I heat with wood at home which is obviously different then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Search and Rescue video, Newfoundland

Good thing he has a scoop on that rifle. I wonder if the scoop helps while fishing for fish in a barrel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Search and Rescue video, Newfoundland

I assume fishing vessels are required to carry exposure suits. Wonder what would of happened if they were not equipped with the exposure suits? Swimming with those icy bits does not sound like fun.
Forum: Boat Reviews   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 975
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Recommendation for 16-20' Racer/Cruiser

Dylan Welcome to the forum. Where do you plan to sail this vessel? Murry reservoir? If mostly sailing flat water an MC, C, and E scow are all a ton of fun to sail. They have a number of racing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,413
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Why do keels fall off...

Well you don't exactly prove anything. You can only disprove. You have more supporting evidence to help formulate a better hypothesis that one can use to make more accurate predictions. I am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,413
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Why do keels fall off...

Sorry Jeff just a pet peeve of mine. I do not believe what you are referring to is a theory. It is more accurately described as a hypothesis. Maybe if people in general used appropriate...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,568
Posted By Waterrat
Re: is this folly?

PD Racer to Beaver Island. Possible yes but why? It would probably take many days to make that sail in a PD Racer. No guarantee on weather, which changes quickly on the Great Lakes. Under...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-08-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,045
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Aids to navigation: which system?

Welcome to the Forum. From your post it appears you would like to pass out hand held VHF with AIS class B to the local fishing fleet for a better level of safety. It sounds like a great idea but I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,174
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Weekend ended in tragedy

I don't disagree with any of this but if a captain puts a weapon to my head I will mutiny. If a skipper put weapon in my hand and says shoot that crew, they may have an arm mutineer on board. That...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,174
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Weekend ended in tragedy

I take back my 100% for professionals rule of law. There is always a line they can cross where mutiny is warranted.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,174
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Weekend ended in tragedy

Part of the color to my definition of a captains/ skippers authority would depend on the vessel and captain. Professional captains and professional crew Captains rule of law is 100%. For all the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-03-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By Waterrat
Re: USS Antietam guided-missile cruiser runs aground, leaks oil

I half wondered with zero proof if seismic activity may have changed the topography of the bottom in that location. Again it was just a thought.
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-03-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 2,620
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Extending AC wire

[The ABYC provides plenty of recreational boat-owner related pro-bono information... I am guessing you may not not have seen the ABYC Recreational Boater Site?...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-02-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By Waterrat
Re: USS Antietam guided-missile cruiser runs aground, leaks oil

You do know this is a urban legend?

The Obstinate Lighthouse : snopes.com (http://www.snopes.com/military/lighthouse.asp)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lighthouse_and_naval_vessel_urban_legend...
Forum: MacGregor   02-01-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Spreader dimensions or build?

White Oak and White Ash both make good spreaders. Aluminum tubes with small notch sized for your shrouds would also be sufficient. It is probably easy enough to call or email...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-01-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 2,620
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Extending AC wire

Ok I change my tune. You have won me over with a good argument based on sound reasoning.
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-29-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 2,620
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Extending AC wire

Join ABYC - American Boat and Yacht Council (http://abycinc.org/?page=Join)

Just looked into joining the ABYC and it appears there is no category for the average boater. It is a professional...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-29-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 2,620
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Extending AC wire

So true. There always seems to be a disconnect between regulation and requirements and copyrighted material. Same situation applies for residential electric code. Seems rather counter to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-29-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 2,620
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Extending AC wire

Anecdotal evidence and not ABYC standard.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   01-20-2017
Replies: 798
Views: 69,699
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Bob Perry's Carbon Cutters

WOW!

Can someone point me towards the specs for this beauty?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 809
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Using Aerogel for insulation.

I am always willing to play devils advocate with a cold beer in hand. That is my idea of pleasure.
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