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Search: Posts Made By: MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,967
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Some people's children...

I'm willing to bet that you have a red stapler. :D

MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,967
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Some people's children...

The half that falls is the one not in the bra, obviously. :)

A crude comment from me to be sure, but hopefully not below the belt. :eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,967
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Some people's children...

I CONSTANTLY have people telling me "how it is" with regard to medical things because they heard a soundbite on the news by Dr. Oz. I was once trying to refuse one of these pieces of garbage and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Rude word for a sail

You'll never be able to stow such a large fokk down such a small hatch! :eek:

MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Rude word for a sail

Spars were often made from the Yew tree. Sails set on these spars were the Fukyew sails. ;-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 609
Views: 44,098
Posted By MedSailor
Re: I hate boats...

Beast is right! I was moving parts around after the autopsy and I lifted the head and realized it was about as heavy as I could possibly lift. I could only carry it a few feet before I had to put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 7,407
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Why not go get yourself a cardiac stress test? They were one of my favorite things to do in medicine. We could see on the nuclear scan when an artery was blocked and prevent the coronary before it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,995
Posted By MedSailor
re: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations - Sailing Related

I'm a journalist doing research for a yet-to-be-published magazine called, "Cigars and Rum". Think they'll give me a pass? Should be a tax deductable trip yes?;)
Forum: Racing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 8,011
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

Captain Hazelwood. Exxon Valdez: 10 & 1/5. :D

If you don't get it, try saying it out loud. ;)

MedSailor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 609
Views: 44,098
Posted By MedSailor
Re: I hate boats...

This is a question I pondered at length. In the end, I decided that if the prices were exactly equal, for a full install (driveaway price) I would prefer a well remanufactured Lehman super 90 over a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 609
Views: 44,098
Posted By MedSailor
Re: I hate boats...

No. Not yet. The motor is being shipped to Georgia where these guys (http://bomacmarine.com/ford-lehman-engines.html) for the remanufacture. They told me they were out of engines on the shelf and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 7,407
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Actually I think it is one of the most useful tips so far.

Speaking of one hand, I recommend a pee bottle and a strict rule never to pee over the side while single handing. It's too much of a...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 8,011
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

+1

I was on a boat just over a year ago that hit a rock at nearly 7 knots. We hit it because we were racing. Though, lots of things contributed and a series of errors were made, it's because we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 149
Views: 11,010
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Boat sank at the dock

Sorry to hear about your loss. I went through something similar recently and my general advice is to pull up a chair. This is going to take a while. Months. Several months. Also be the squeaky...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Roller Furling Answers and Opinions Desired

Do you like sailing with you wife? :D

First boat for me was hank on. Second boat was hank con converted to RF. 3rd boat is RF. Both my wife and I think adding RF to the second boat was THE BEST...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Blocks, Sheaves and Pulleys: Did I screw up???

Mark,

You could put a cam becket and a cam cleat on your blocks and then you don't have to hold the weight of the 2 lines all the time. Haul a little on one, then the other. Also, I find these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,754
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Blocks, Sheaves and Pulleys: Did I screw up???

I agree that if the line is too large in diameter, you're fighting friction. Also if not reeved correctly the lines will cross and create more friction.

MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 6,923
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Why are wheels so big?

Maybe that was it. Perhaps she was saying, "Take me home with you!" ;)

MedSailor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Microscope

It sure does doesn't it?



Barquito likely has a good point. The focal point of the loupe is likely going to be a few inches from the lense. The camera is put right on top of the laser pointer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Microscope

I bet if you were to use a jeweler's loupe instead of a lense from a laser pointer you could get REALLY good results.

MedSailor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Microscope

I'm assuming you're too much of a purist for this idea, but I saw versions of this at the American Telemedicine Conference in Baltimore this year. It was impressing the dermatologists, so don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,645
Views: 198,986
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Now for the REAL down and dirty cheap, no special equipment needed, DIY brewing on a boat:

s/v hello world: self reliance (http://blog.svhelloworld.com/2012/07/self-reliance.html)

These guys...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 2,156
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Best place to mount a Turkey Fryer on a boat

Now you can repurpose that turkey fryer setup and kettle to brew beer.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/115073-voyaging-%24500-per-month-263.html

You saved the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,645
Views: 198,986
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Thanks Gary, you're making me blush. :o Oh, you mean the fermenter. :D

It's a bit taller and wider than a 5 gallon bucket. My formosa had a cavernous lazarette locker. My Nauticat has even more...
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