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Search: Posts Made By: peikenberry
Forum: North American Yachts 12-03-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By peikenberry
Re: Big Waves in Elliot Bay (Seattle)

Yeah, rocks suck, but so does drinking and operating a boat. Some one needs to stay sober to prevent things like this from happening. Glad you got her off a lee shore without damage or anyone hurt. ...
Forum: North American Yachts 12-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By peikenberry
Re: Big Waves in Elliot Bay (Seattle)

Unless you like frostbite sailing, you won't be going out for awhile. It's going to be down in the low thirties, high 20's for a while.

Looks like a typical winter day on Elliot Bay. Actually a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2013
Replies: 134
Views: 6,994
Posted By peikenberry
Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

That's fine if you don't want to get into her pants for a long damn time! LOL

I am just fine with the motorhome, in fact I picked it out. The only thing I would change is the engine, I'd rather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2013
Replies: 134
Views: 6,994
Posted By peikenberry
Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

Same here. When I retired we wanted to sell the house and travel. I wanted a boat. The wife wanted a motorhome. The motorhome won. We have lived in it for 9 years as of December. Mostly we stay in...
Forum: Diesel 05-22-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,165
Posted By peikenberry
Re: Fuel tank drain

First let me say this. In the USA, Canada, EU and many other places that follow ISO or ABYC rules, gasoline fuel tanks are not permitted to have a drain on the bottom. All fuel fittings must be on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,236
Posted By peikenberry
Re: Making Your Boat Unsinkable

I have a couple of pages on my website on how to calculate flotation. The pages apply to power boats but the principle is the same, and you most likely don't have a large chunk of metal (the engine)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By peikenberry
Re: Happy New Year

Happy New Year. Have a safe boating year.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 9,072
Posted By peikenberry
Re: Looking For Very Tiny Pocket Cruiser - help?

There are lots of choices. Look here: trailersailing : trailer sailing marketplace (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/trailersailing/)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-21-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,845
Posted By peikenberry
Re: USCG 2011 Boating Statistics

The best, truest measure of risk is the length of exposure to that risk. So If we could actually measure how many hours people are on the water and devise some way of rating the exposure to risk,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-20-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,845
Posted By peikenberry
Re: USCG 2011 Boating Statistics

Don't be so sure. I worked in the USCG boating Safety Program for 25 years. In the mid 70's you didn't even dare mention mandatory education, now many states have it. Mandatory life jacket (I...
Forum: Diesel 06-20-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,010
Posted By peikenberry
Re: How to Remove Diesel from Tank?

Some diesel tanks have a drain on the bottom of the tank.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By peikenberry
Re: Advice on Designing Battery Systems

Brian and Bill are right. Get rid of one switch. You only need one. Simplify, simplify, simplify. the more complex a system becomes the more that can go wrong. I don't particular like mixed types...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By peikenberry
Re: keywestcharlie

Love Key West. Drop by the Green Parrot and say hello for me. They won't have a clue who I am but who cares. I love the place. I spent about 6 weeks in Key West in 2005, in February and march. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2012
Replies: 153
Views: 8,991
Posted By peikenberry
Re: Police to limit size of raft-ups????

Sorry for the confusion but I was referring to this one;
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2012
Replies: 153
Views: 8,991
Posted By peikenberry
Re: Police to limit size of raft-ups????

Seems a little bit of overkill. If they pass this, which probably won't happen now, what would happen every year at Seafair, when there are huge raft ups on Lake Washington for the Hydroplane races....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2012
Replies: 153
Views: 8,991
Posted By peikenberry
They don't need to pass a new law. Just define a...

They don't need to pass a new law. Just define a large raft up as a regatta and they will have to get a permit from the Coast Guard.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-29-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,753
Posted By peikenberry
Quite right. The ABYC standard was written back...

Quite right. The ABYC standard was written back when the types of fuses available could not handle the surge (I was on the committee). But over the years fuses have become available that can handle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,753
Posted By peikenberry
The simple point is, the fuse is there to protect...

The simple point is, the fuse is there to protect the wire. The number one source of fires on recreational boats is electrical fires. More often than not it is a wire that fries and starts the fire. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,753
Posted By peikenberry
Positive leads are required to be fused. Over...

Positive leads are required to be fused. Over current protection is required to be within 7 inches of the source of power unless the wire is contained through its entire length in a sheath. Then it...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-09-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 7,187
Posted By peikenberry
I was on Livingaboard' sforum just a few minutes...

I was on Livingaboard' sforum just a few minutes ago. I have been a member for several years. Never had a problem. What kind of anti-virus and anti ad software are you using. I use both AVG and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,556
Posted By peikenberry
Thanks. I finally figure that out. The...

Thanks. I finally figure that out. The engineer's creed "If all else fails read the manual".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,556
Posted By peikenberry
Well Thanks to this thread...

Well Thanks to this thread http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/40984-anybody-tried-seaclear-ii-free-nav-software.html I figured out how to do that.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,556
Posted By peikenberry
I simply went to the NOAA site and downloaded...

I simply went to the NOAA site and downloaded charts for free. Nautical Charts & Pubs (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/?Disclaimer=noaa%21nos%40ocs%23mcd&Submit=Proceed+to+Chart+Downloader)

They have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-10-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,579
Posted By peikenberry
Sck is right. If you Document the boat you don't...

Sck is right. If you Document the boat you don't need state registration, but you still have to pay your taxes and get a sticker.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-10-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,579
Posted By peikenberry
You can do it yourself. See USCG National Vessel...

You can do it yourself. See USCG National Vessel Documentation Center, Home Page (http://uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvdc/) It can be a bit daunting and time consuming. The documentation services can help...
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