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Search: Posts Made By: Omatako
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By Omatako
Re: Water vs Gas

Yes but with respect that's why it's call "survivor". At 6 litres and hour that is just about enough water for emergency supply. As far as I recall this unit can actually be pumped by hand. As far as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By Omatako
Re: Water vs Gas

And it also doesn't rain fuel.

But would I replace a water tank with a fuel tank? Well I guess the argument that you can't make fuel is easily countered by "You can't drink it, shower in it, wash...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 6,716
Posted By Omatako
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I would venture to suggest that hauling yourself back to the boat from 100 feet behind even at three knots of boat speed is a sheer impossibility. Try it one day when you have people on the boat. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 6,716
Posted By Omatako
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

It is intelligent to always have the main ready to go up when leaving a slip/mooring irrespective of how many people are on board. This was demonstrated to me during a sailing exam I did thirty years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,266
Posted By Omatako
Re: America's cup, BERMUDA??????????????

In Auckland they shut the entire commercial harbour when AC racing was on. :)

Open-sea AC will mean another radical shift again in the boat design. A cat foiling at 45 knots into even a small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,266
Posted By Omatako
Re: America's cup, BERMUDA??????????????

It'll probably end up as an easy win for Oracle because the talk in New Zealand (from the biggest supporter in government) is that the AC being held in Bermuda does not sit well with the NZ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Omatako
Re: Plumbing fittings

If it is threaded (surely it is) then PTFE thread tape, not glue.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,334
Posted By Omatako
Re: Oldest Around, Solo, Non-Stop

Yep I get that - but I've spent 5 weeks at sea alone on a tough sail east-bound across the Indian Ocean and I said then that only if my life depended on it would I ever do that again.

So I had to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,334
Posted By Omatako
Re: Oldest Around, Solo, Non-Stop

I think it's tighter than that.

20% sailor plus 60% boat is a good survival ratio of 80% but the two go hand in hand.

The 20% sailor is no doubt dependent on him having a functional boat. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,334
Posted By Omatako
Re: Oldest Around, Solo, Non-Stop

I guess when the criteria becomes "How much hydrocarbon material was used/burned/consumed in the manufacture, etc." then there is not a single thing left in the world that is truly green. Unless it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,334
Posted By Omatako
Re: Oldest Around, Solo, Non-Stop

Why do people living in Washington State drive Ferraris that can go from 0 to 200mph in 8.5 seconds in a speed limit of 70mph?

Why does Queen Elizabeth live in a house with over 700 rooms?

Why...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,114
Posted By Omatako
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

So maybe the solution is to set the off-set on the depth sounder to the height of your bow roller above the water? :)

To me that answer is simple. I try to always anchor in water that leaves 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,114
Posted By Omatako
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

With a 10:1 scope one hopes that you anchor out there pretty much on your own or you're in deep water.

Most other boats will have 5:1 or maybe a 6:1 and every time the wind/tide shifts, your 10:1...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By Omatako
Re: Interesting Sail plan...and boat

To the untrained eye, looking at the keel on the vessel, it must be made of the heaviest metal known to man or the ballast ratio is probably not so good?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By Omatako
Re: Suppose you ran around on a falling tide

So there are many different characteristics to tidal ranges and timing but let's for a moment assume no strange funnies and a tidal cycle that moves through a normal high to low and back to high...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By Omatako
Re: Weather Guessing

I have used this website for a while now:

www.earth.nullschool.net

It provides for 5 days out as a prediction and their predictions (for me) are pretty good.

By clicking in the spot that you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 1,915
Posted By Omatako
Re: Does sailing actually lengthen your life span?

I know that whenever I come off a long sailing time (three months or more) my health is always better than when I left. I lose weight, I am stronger and more nimble.

We're going off on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,513
Posted By Omatako
Re: Wife says icebox is disgusting

It looks like a pretty uniformly shaped square box. If it were mine I'd go to a shower enclosure company and give them accurate dimensions of the box.

They will fold/bend a 2mm acrylic liner to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,034
Posted By Omatako
Re: Advice for Trans Atlantic Crossings

Good list Halcyon

The one thing that bears mentioning regarding foodstuffs is that if fresh produce is kept in dark (and of course cool) environs, they will last significantly longer. We have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,034
Posted By Omatako
Re: Advice for Trans Atlantic Crossings

I agree with the first statement (not the "more big boat ocean crossings than almost anyone" part :p) - I know many people that get sick in the first 3 to 4 days and then are fine for the rest of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,981
Posted By Omatako
Re: Cocaine $16M/£10M seized in Caribbean!

Mmmmm . . . . . there are two Christmas Islands, one in the Pacific (more commonly known as Kiribati) and one in the Indian Ocean. I'm talking of the latter.

The main dock there is a wharf where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,981
Posted By Omatako
Re: Cocaine $16M/£10M seized in Caribbean!

Having sailed in places where drug checks on arriving foreign yachts are routine, I would be real wary of buying a vessel that has been used for transporting the stuff.

Just because the vessel got...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 6,396
Posted By Omatako
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

I admit up front to be coming from the dark side - I use a CQR mostly.

But I find it astonishing that any test in any bottom would show a Fortress FX (basically a smartass Danforth) and a 21lb...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-18-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,687
Posted By Omatako
Re: Aluminum Hulls for Cruising Boats

How is it easy to repair an aluminium hull?

Even with a TIG welder the successful welding of thin aluminium is a specialised skill even if you do happen to have the right welder and adequate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 2,975
Posted By Omatako
Re: Onboard: Electric stove or other?

And there I was thinking induction stoves work by magnetic fields being set up in and around the pots. They're probably very localised if induction cookers are being used near compasses. But doesn't...
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