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Search: Posts Made By: manatee
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By manatee
Re: To the Contributing Posters on this Forum.

Very peaceful, I should think. :)

I remember reading an Arthur C. Clarke story years ago about a race of solar-sail-powered yachts -- "Sunjammer" is the title. Always thought that would be a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By manatee
Wreck of Columbus's Ship Found Off Haitian Coast

Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus's flagship the Santa Maria...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,746
Posted By manatee
Re: Fukushima



I think about about us arguing endlessly about things like global warming and politics for years, and then about the time we decide what's what about it all, an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By manatee
Re: Advice needed please

Welcome to the dream! You may find this an interesting site to browse -- Sailboat Reviews of Offshore Cruising Yachts : (

Once you find a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,614
Posted By manatee
Re: Joshua Slocum

" But at last the time arrived to weigh anchor and get to sea in earnest. I had resolved on a voyage around the world, and as the wind on the morning of April 24,1895, was fair, at noon I weighed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By manatee
Re: Need a knot for...

There's considerable confusion over naming versions of this hitch; using Ashley reference numbers help clear the fog.

----- Grog, at Rolling Hitch | How to tie the Rolling Hitch and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By manatee
Re: Need a knot for...

Taut-line hitch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (

-- lets you adjust tension; if using synthetic line, add an extra turn or 2 to compensate for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By manatee
Re: Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

Isn't it interesting how many zany ideas in science fiction have become facts of life?

Submarines -- Jules Verne
Travel to the Moon -- Lucian of Samosata, Cyrano de Bergerac, H.G. Wells, Jules...
Forum: Apps & Authors 04-11-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 1,131
Posted By manatee
Exclamation NASA Software Catalog Released

Our tax dollars at work,- over 1,000 software tools becoming available. The Computational Fluid Dynamics sounds like something designers can have fun with -- who couldn't use their own personal...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 3,925
Posted By manatee
Re: Any options for recovering lifelines?

Make a list. Maybe we can make a little something for the cruising kitty on the side. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,183
Posted By manatee
Re: Don't try this at home .. ancient means of navigation

Not known to be navigation-oriented, but one of my favorite bits of antiquity is the Antikythera Mechanism, the oldest known analog astronomical computer in the world, dating back to the 2nd century...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By manatee
Re: Rope handle on tiller

Wrapping a tiller (

Coxcombing (

Catamaran Tiller Wrap...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,090
Posted By manatee
Re: crazy boom question

Thought you might get some use from this thread:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,638
Posted By manatee
Re: Senior moments .. what's yours?

Never say, "Oooops!" --- say, "Ahhh, excellent!"; it keeps 'em wondering what you're up to, and is good camouflage for [ senior | blonde | doofus ] moments. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,053
Posted By manatee
Re: Active Captain question

Isn't there a logical contradiction here? If, as he says, "Forums like SailNet just don't matter in the real world.", why does he read it, and why is he so incensed, and compelled to respond to a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By manatee
Re: Mount Gay Rum - Future Uncertain

... though it *is* called rum "enjoyment", not "discussion" -- don't think I'd enjoy using rum as disinfectant, for a couple...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2014
Replies: 628
Views: 42,610
Posted By manatee
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

To which grace we owe the pleasure of your company. I'm glad they made it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 6,459
Posted By manatee
Re: full battens for a monohull cruiser?

The Commodore used battens and multiple reef points on many of his boats, from 28' to over-50-footers, built for cruising between New York, Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,861
Posted By manatee
Re: Alternative to Solar

I like the top-of-the-mast idea. Make mine the 'Deluxe' version, combination bird-repeller and active radar repeater, something to make a Cal 22 look big as an aircraft carrier to all those big...
Forum: Multihull 02-25-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 19,997
Posted By manatee
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

The descendants of the folk who used voyaging canoes to populate Polynesia will be sorry to hear that. :)

<img width="432" height="214" alt="Hokule'a"...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-11-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 10,751
Posted By manatee
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

Not one of the board members trained on Eagle?

USCG Barque Eagle (

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,990
Posted By manatee
re: USCG 6 Pack License

Here are some free study-aids websites you can try. Good luck., Coast Guard license exam test preparation questions and Online Training For merchant marines...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,726
Posted By manatee
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I get mine free. :)
These hold just a little less than five pounds of most dry stores, are stackable, and square for maximum shelf use. You'd probably want to tape the lid down on all but the duty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 5,118
Posted By manatee
Re: 10K$ boat --- Are Insurance and Survey REALLY mandatory?

sailingdog's, to give you a start. If you do get a survey, be there and ask questions about anything you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 4,524
Posted By manatee
Re: why so long?

As long as you don't do anything you can't undo, you should be OK.

''The Peter Principle is a management theory which suggests that organizations risk filling management roles with people who are...
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