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Search: Posts Made By: ffiill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 13,516
Posted By ffiill
Not forgetting sloculm who was never seen again ...

Not forgetting sloculm who was never seen again and Alard Coles-Heavy Weather Sailing who admitted living to a ripe old age because once harnesses and lifejackets came on the scene in 1950s he used...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,936
Posted By ffiill
You are obviously correct-I just couldnt believe...

You are obviously correct-I just couldnt believe the story when I heard it and thought it had been exagerrated and did not want to be accused of exageration!
The boat we had herabouts about 50 foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,936
Posted By ffiill
Oh what a shame! Couple of years ago a nameless...

Oh what a shame!
Couple of years ago a nameless individual came over from BVI for a spot of golfing in Scotland .He flew and his 100 plus foot superyacht was sailed-they blew out the genoa-a mere...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By ffiill
The magnetic pole shifts all the time-if you...

The magnetic pole shifts all the time-if you examine the fine oblong crystals in some volnanic rocks they formed pointing north south at the time the rock solidified millions of years ago..
Here in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By ffiill
Good point to note on thread about Celestial...

Good point to note on thread about Celestial Navigation!-when I bought my first handheld Magellan GPS back in 1994 it clearly stated that US gov. could switch off the system at any time if it so...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-19-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 15,978
Posted By ffiill
I do sometimes question what all the regulations...

I do sometimes question what all the regulations are about worldwide.
The idiots of the world without registration or licencing are going to try to talk to fighter pilots or Jumbo jet pilots.
Its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By ffiill
Forward cabin feet forward-shape plus bunk...

Forward cabin feet forward-shape plus bunk lights.Main Cabin feet aft towards hatch and galley-like to look at door!
Aft cabin feet aft-shape and bunk lights-although poss. both ways.
Prefer main...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,280
Posted By ffiill
A friend used to name his cats after his...

A friend used to name his cats after his favourite draft beers.(these are all English beers)So there was Theakston;Boddington;Hartley plus after the German lager Stella.
My cats-well Puss Puss and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By ffiill
Only having stood at the lighthouse imagine it...

Only having stood at the lighthouse imagine it can be quite wild thereabouts having seen what the Tasman sea can offer.There has been quite a bit of rough weather recently thereabouts according to my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,266
Posted By ffiill
There is a great one herabouts moored on Loch...

There is a great one herabouts moored on Loch Oich which is part of the Great Glen-linking via the Caledonian Canal Loch Ness Loch Oich and Loch Lochy-W.to E coast of Scotland.
The boat is thirty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2011
Replies: 143
Views: 7,962
Posted By ffiill
I just use a sextant for the fun of it. By the...

I just use a sextant for the fun of it.
By the way it is possible to work out longtitude without reference to GMT/UT.
Cook used system along side some of the first accurate marine chronometers....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-17-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 15,978
Posted By ffiill
The 757 can be controlled using a cat cable to...

The 757 can be controlled using a cat cable to computer-however as I recall you cannot use a Pactor modem-however check out the latest software system RMS express which works with winlink....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-16-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 15,978
Posted By ffiill
You might be suprised how regs vary from country...

You might be suprised how regs vary from country to country.
Here in UK for example it will cost you nothing to register your yacht as a marine mobile station.You just complete an online application...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-16-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 15,978
Posted By ffiill
Vertex (Yaesu Standard Horizon) VX 1700 which...

Vertex (Yaesu Standard Horizon) VX 1700 which costs about £uk 600.
Can do it all push button or tuning knob but powers that be are very touchy about it world wide.
Often the case that you cannot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2011
Replies: 143
Views: 7,962
Posted By ffiill
Mid day sun sights are easy-then all you do is...

Mid day sun sights are easy-then all you do is use a sight reduction table and proformat sheet into which you put the numbers and do some simple adding and subtracting.
Of course the most fun is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,553
Posted By ffiill
Propane safety-if you have a gas sniffer...

Propane safety-if you have a gas sniffer installed and mine has two sensors its impossible to get any gas from storage locker as without power the gas solenoid is shut.Plus you get a very noisy siren...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 11,017
Posted By ffiill
Thats the one with the Grand Banks fishing...

Thats the one with the Grand Banks fishing schooners?-love it but never knew the title
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By ffiill
Well I have what should be a beautiful but now...

Well I have what should be a beautiful but now sadly neglected 28 foot classic Bermudan sloop;a 34 foot motor sailer;a glassfibre pram dingy;a 10 foot slatted floor tender;liferaft if that counts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,553
Posted By ffiill
Actually its quite common practise to see yachts...

Actually its quite common practise to see yachts in the uk fitted with balanced flue instant hot water heaters-for those with a scooped stern with bathing platform outlet is often here.
A balaned...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By ffiill
I intend to install a bullet 2 with antenna at my...

I intend to install a bullet 2 with antenna at my missen mast head.
Why?
Where I sail because of the mountains even VHF can be localised but I can access telephone linked local wifi wherever there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,076
Posted By ffiill
Sorry to be old fashioned but I use my dads ww2...

Sorry to be old fashioned but I use my dads ww2 vintage standard issue servicemans knife.Sharp straight blade;fixed screwdriver and proper marlin spike about 3/8th diameter;and bottle /ration tin...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,496
Posted By ffiill
As far as propane goes so long as you have a...

As far as propane goes so long as you have a sealed gas locker with overboard drain;Plastic coated piping;all joints sealed with silicolne and a gas sniffer/solenoid gas locker tap I thing propane is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 2,416
Posted By ffiill
I was once man hauling a chain whilst under power...

I was once man hauling a chain whilst under power in the pitch dark after having run aground.I had earlier in the day plodded through the mud with the anchor and chain to set it at the mouth of the...
Forum: Apps & Authors 01-06-2011
Replies: 510
Views: 114,949
Posted By ffiill
"This thing of Darkness"-Harry...

"This thing of Darkness"-Harry Thompson.Historical novel surrounding real life and times of Captain FitzRoy-responsible for Admiralty survey work in Tierre del Fuego/Straits of Magellan;captain of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 11,017
Posted By ffiill
Hate to say Waterworld but I think some of the...

Hate to say Waterworld but I think some of the shots of the Catermaran on that are great!
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