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Search: Posts Made By: SEMIJim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-30-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Fair Winds

Thanks for the encouragement, everybody, but odds are I won't be around... at least until and unless we get another sailboat, which, realistically speaking, probably isn't very likely. Thing is: I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By SEMIJim
Unhappy Fair Winds

I know I haven't been around, lately, but I didn't want to end up in the "whatever happened to..." file, so...

It's now official and irrevocable. Yesterday evening we confirmed receipt of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 26,600
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Smack, we were always at one another's throats. Rarely saw eye-to-eye. But I never wished you ill winds. My deepest, most sincere condolences for the tragedy that has struck you and your family :(...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,875
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: destroyed impeller

^^^ This.

Tho until grabbing that key and opening the valve becomes habit, if you've a spare key, say, in a drawer in the galley, best put it away somewhere else.

It was the end of our first...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,756
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: changing to folding props

I don't recall having any particular problems in reverse with our Martec, when we had it on the boat, except when it was greatly in need of reconditioning. Boat doesn't slow down or stop worth spit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,756
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: changing to folding props

Y'know, FB, if it were just about anybody else, I'd tend to concur with you. But it's been my experience that Jeff is pretty damn level-headed, and, along with you and a few others I could name,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 4,280
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Starboard and Port tacks?

Respectfully disagree.

18. Responsibilities between vessels
A sailing vessel must give way to:
a vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver

I boat that is "sailing free" (downwind) is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,756
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: changing to folding props

The folding prop will certainly produce marginally less drag than the feathering prop. Whether that margin is worthwhile or not, I could not say. The big advantage to a folding prop over a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,756
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: changing to folding props

Thanks, Jeff, for taking the time to write that detailed story. Based on your experience, I'm now thinking perhaps we should give our Martec another chance.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 4,280
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Starboard and Port tacks?

Good question, Ron. I don't know the answer, for sure.

We had a similarly confused situation, yesterday. We were on a starboard tack and on a collision course with a boat on a port tack. We...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,756
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: changing to folding props

Wow, that's a lot of prop shaft he has between the shaft log and cutlass bearing! I don't think Abracadabra has half that.

Here's been our experiences:
Our first season with Abracadabra, with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 4,280
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Starboard and Port tacks?

Does he get protested a lot? :laugher


Thread necromancy lives!


(emphasis added) That, IMHO, is the easist way to remember it: Whichever side the wind is on: That's your tack.


A boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,756
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: changing to folding props

Wow, Jeff, I think that's the first negative review of a Gori prop I've ever seen.

Several dead-serious racers in our club use & swear by them. Many of them with pretty damn expensive boats. Alex...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,756
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: changing to folding props

Folding props? Engines? Multiple? You have more than one prop and engine? What kind of boat are we talking about?

If you're racing a folding prop is pretty much a necessity. They'll give you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 4,891
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Improving Sailnet

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - Santayana

Or those who don't know it in the first place.

SailNet has suffered departures, some of them quite regrettable, for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 4,891
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Improving Sailnet

If it survives. Delete the OT areas and members will go elsewhere to talk about non-sailing-related stuff. "Good," you say? Not if you're an advertiser on SN and, therefore, not if you're trying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,214
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Desperatly looking for an answer

A lot more weight in the boat, from her becoming a household?

Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 4,891
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Improving Sailnet

I suggest it's not a problem until it's a problem. Then investigate the alleged troublemaker, and, if the allegations are found to have merit, take the appropriate corrective action. I cannot see...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 4,891
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Improving Sailnet

As one of the moderators noted: No, it's not.

Here's a really outrageous idea (in this day-and-age): Hold individuals responsible for their bad behaviour instead of punishing everybody? I know...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 4,891
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Improving Sailnet

Sailing Anarchy does that. I find it annoying as hell. I rarely modify my own posts long after the fact, but I have done it on occasion.


That keeps coming up...

Jim
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-24-2012
Replies: 444
Views: 42,887
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: cruising with bull dogs

Holy smoke on the water, Batman!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,656
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Xantrex sucks - What replaces an Xantrex Echo-Charger?

I prefer the Echo Charge's operation, but I'm concerned enough about Xantrex' customer service reputation that I'm considering a Blue Sea ACR, instead.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 4,891
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Improving Sailnet

Yup, that's what happens.

Over on another, non-sailing-related, forum, several years ago, I took a principled, but unpopular position. A number of people who intensely disliked my position took...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,656
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Xantrex sucks - What replaces an Xantrex Echo-Charger?

I still plan to purchase an Xantrex Echo Charge, but I wish there was a comparable price-competitive product from somebody else. Xantrex' product/customer support reputation is abysmal :(

Jim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 4,891
Posted By SEMIJim
Re: Improving Sailnet

You see those scales in the upper-right of each poster's post? Well it used to be you could vote up or down on posts. We had members here with negative rep. power, IIRC. The Powers That Be decided...
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