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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   13 Hours Ago
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Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Thought one advantage to twin keels is the weight can be placed lower down at a given draft.
In other words if your draft is x feet y amount of Pb will fill z amount of distance up the void inside...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   13 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 579
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Re: Federal judge blocks new "Waters of the United States" rule

Many believe the marked increase in sargasso in the western Atlantic is due to fertile run off coming from the waters Obama seeks to regulate. It's reached a point you are clearing plugs on your...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Day Ago
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Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

There are beautiful metal boats that perform like a bat out of hell, have no problem drying out on a beach, track well DDW with short dagger boards aft and supply deep draft when needed to point...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 905
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Re: CPAP and energy use

Mark
Agree my clinical experience may not be representative. I was blessed to have as my partner a clinician boarded in internal medicine, intensive care and pulmonary medicine,as well as sleep. I'm...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 905
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Re: CPAP and energy use

Better example of counterintuitive thinking. There is some evidence to suggest beyond a certain age patients fully compliant to PAP therapy may have INCREASED mortality with a myocardial infarction....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 905
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Re: CPAP and energy use

Unfortunately, all to often in medicine what seems true by case report, in the lab or in small uncontrolled study is shown to be false in well designed studies or epidemiological follow up. For...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 905
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Re: CPAP and energy use

Perhaps a "hypothetetical" ( lawyers) clinical scenario will elucidate .
A vet comes to clinic on Prozac ( SSRI) for war induced PTSD and depression. night time time released opiate for chronic pain...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 905
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Re: CPAP and energy use

Auto titrating machines have been around for quite awhile. The original population studies showing efficacy of pap in lowering cardiac and cerebral events did not employ them. Different...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 905
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Re: CPAP and energy use

As regards dental appliances there is a wide variance in effectiveness. In clinical practice find the inexpensive Boil and Bite devices may be insufficient and can lead to tooth movement or other...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 905
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Re: CPAP and energy use

Len. Actually more complicated then that. You are fortunate you respond to BiPap. Many require assisted servoventilation.
It unfortunate that some opt out of benign pap therapies and choose surgery....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 4,216
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Re: latest and greatest binoculars?

Have Steiner Observer 7x50 with compass wife gave me as bday present. Being able to triangulate is a blessing. Low light clarity and absence of chromatic distortion is wonderful. Best binocs I ever...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,116
Views: 50,575
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Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

A good review for someone of my limited background is:
Carbon-Epoxy for Fast Sailing Bluewater Yachts (http://blog.aureus-yacht.com/carbon-epoxy-bluewater-sailing-yachts/)
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Days Ago
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Views: 50,575
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Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Bob
As above posters point out when money is no object cf seems the way to go. No argument. But every material has it quirks and concerns. Heard cf has difficulty playing with others. Is there any...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   3 Days Ago
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Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Bob
I'm old enough to remember plans for boats to be done in CorTen but then to discover it offered no significant advantage compared to simple mild steel in the marine environment. Clearly steel is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,032
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Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Sure wish some of the experienced world cruisers would chime in. Even in my limited experience find autozone or the equivalent may be hard if not impossible to find in the common places folks like to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 950
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Re: Thoughts on going from sailboat to motorboat?

Had a Rothbilt 19' with a Honda on the back. Was able the launch and retrieve easily by myself. Great boat for trolling, jigging and fly fishing. Never had a t top and only very low wind screen so...
Forum: Electronics   6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 767
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Re: Raymarine Service

Cs4500 failed was replaced and failed again. Wiring it in using no splices is a PIA . So replaced last week. Paddle wheel is a PIA to clean but the same job if still or underway. From past experience...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,032
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Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Interesting digression. Fascinating that there is such convergence in cultures.
My grandmother's family ran an inn. Sometimes the Prussians over ran the district, sometimes the Cossacks, sometimes...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,032
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Re: Modern convenience and boat size

My paternal grandmother made her own vodka. Had crock for potato peelings under the sink. Once or twice a year ran a small still on the stove. Put in pepper or lemon or orange peels. Went into the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,032
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Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Make ice in trays. Need room trays come out. Leave galleon of water in frig. Leave gin/vodka in freezer before company comes over.
Splash of St. Germaine
Dollop of Hendricks
Grapefruit soda
Two...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,032
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Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Alan to answer more specifically. Change underclothes daily and if God forbid it's cold first layer every second/third day and socks daily. Carry enough for two plus weeks. Find in tropics sheets...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,032
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Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Quick story. Had my wife's cousin on the boat. She races J boats throughout the world. A rock star. She took the wheel, sat on the low side and stared at the slot turning to me occasionally and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,032
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Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Alan seems from talking with others beyond size is issue that the guts of even the stainless steel ones are subject to failure in " the marine environment". Connections not appropriately soldered and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,032
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Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Guess been lucky so far with this boat.(knock on wood) Other than ultrasonic speedo (now replaced) everything has worked flawlessly. Basically copied system on sisterships with some minor...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 12,032
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Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Jon agreed and further note the article pointing out best days work with a servo pendulum compared to,first gen AP or hand steering. However, my limited exposure to cruisers suggests increasing...
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