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Search: Posts Made By: rgscpat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By rgscpat
Maybe laughing at the agent's presentation and...

Maybe laughing at the agent's presentation and questionable judgment, but definitely not at the owners' situation, which is all too poignant and sad. The point is made yet again that the future is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Diamond in the rough?

Well, maybe a lot of wax.
" it appears to need tires."
"I was not in the condition and very scared to climb up on boat to take pictures of the inside."
"I'm sorry my information is very limited...
Forum: Racing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Rule 18.3

If I were running a protest hearing or arbitration you'd be cross-examined until the original description makes much more sense.
Rule 18 applies to boats on different tacks at offwind marks, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Mast Question

Some yacht and sailing clubs, marinas, etc., have mast-up storage lots with an unobstructed path to a boat ramp or launch hoist/crane. If you can keep the boat in such a place, then you can have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 908
Views: 65,294
Posted By rgscpat
Flying would be a good way for lame pirates to...

Flying would be a good way for lame pirates to get around but what happens when they meet the flying pigs?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 908
Views: 65,294
Posted By rgscpat
A Modest Proposal: Persuade Pirate Flag owners...

A Modest Proposal:
Persuade Pirate Flag owners of the lameness of their banners so as to collect a barrel full of them; send said barrel of flags and one of Johnny Depp movies to Somalia as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 908
Views: 65,294
Posted By rgscpat
Locked? Can they build a jail that can contain...

Locked? Can they build a jail that can contain this thread?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By rgscpat
Economists discuss efficient vs. Inefficient...

Economists discuss efficient vs. Inefficient markets. It would seem hard to predict or calculate a reliable or repeatable market price for many sailboats in many places because of thin markets, high...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,398
Posted By rgscpat
Was the motorcycle lost? Where is the lumber...

Was the motorcycle lost?
Where is the lumber likely to wash ashore?
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,257
Posted By rgscpat
This may be a repeat... Just a reminder that...

This may be a repeat... Just a reminder that California USA's boating education law was passed and signed last fall, though it's not until 2020 that it begins to phase into effect. Some details seem...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,610
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Greatest fear?

Some of those mentioned plus,

Extended calms leading to a Beverage Shortage.

In the piracy category, if I had a boat in California, it would be either local tax assessors, Lake County sheriff...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2015
Replies: 908
Views: 65,294
Posted By rgscpat
Proof testing is more easily applied to rum than...

Proof testing is more easily applied to rum than to pirate flags
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,332
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

Oh, and I'm not sure a motor matters really for discussions of "carriage for hire".
And some jurisdictions might define a motor-less sailboat as nonetheless being "mechanically propelled" or as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,332
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

Remember the Heart of Sailing tragedy and deaths in San Diego? Ten people on a water-ballasted MacGregor 26, as I recall.
The charity seemed to be trying to skirt the law with their "sailing by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Minimum Draft

I guess there could be a wee smidge more draft also if the boat was built heavier than nominal spec... but don't know if that was ever true for the Pearsons.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Aussie man and French woman to be rescued.

Are they sure they want to be rescued?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,611
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Chapman's 67th Edition

Lots of good stuff from 1917... who needs a new book?!
"Upon entering an anchorage, captains should salute the commanding officer of the anchorage by firing one gun or by dipping the ensign once at...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-01-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By rgscpat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2014
Replies: 908
Views: 65,294
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Deep question: Will flying a "Cold Beer" flag attract boats flying pirate flags?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2014
Replies: 908
Views: 65,294
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Just wondering: If a sailor travels often through pirate-flag infested waters, what are the best guns, drugs, and anchors to have on board, and would the speed of a multihull make it far superior to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,055
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Some people's children...

To summarize: Dirt people can be clueless, rude, and weird.
They may resist ordinary, polite rational efforts at re-education.
Other measures, like sailboarding or whatever it's called, may be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Largest keelboat lauched/hauled by trailer?

Keel guides, straight-running third wheels, good jacks, LED lights, access ladders, easily adjustable supports, and bow stops are items that can make trailering much more pleasant.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Largest keelboat lauched/hauled by trailer?

Would it be useful to separate "trailerable", which is reasonably do-able on one's own, from "transportable", where you might need outside help and have to deal with mast cranes, wide-load permits...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-22-2014
Replies: 613
Views: 44,278
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Of course, if the company had to go to court and tell people that their equipment was not to be relied upon, and that as well had always been the company's position, that might not be the best thing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2014
Replies: 908
Views: 65,294
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

For what it's worth, it seems a bit unfair to judge Sir Francis Drake by modern mores. Yes, some of his acts were horrific, but how were they seen in the light of his times? How did his countrymen...
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