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Search: Posts Made By: arbarnhart
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By arbarnhart
Bumping it back up for a tiny snippet out of...

Bumping it back up for a tiny snippet out of todays' entry:

The conditions died down around 5am to 25kts and the swell was about 10ft. I got to the entrance of the marina in Port Moresby around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By arbarnhart
It's just amazing to me the way a teenage kid...

It's just amazing to me the way a teenage kid takes it in stride. In that entry, he talks about a ship with improper nav lights that don't make it obvious which way it is headed so he keeps checking...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 19,848
Posted By arbarnhart
There's always aluminum, which is okay for a...

There's always aluminum, which is okay for a really small boat, but I would be careful about using it on anything with much heft to it...
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By arbarnhart
Here are some excerpts from today's entry: ...

Here are some excerpts from today's entry:



This is a 16 year old alone in the Pacific; he is really out there having this stuff happening to him right now while other teenagers are hanging out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 5,225
Posted By arbarnhart
The one I read referred to terrestrial insurance...

The one I read referred to terrestrial insurance data with the bit about the farm tractors being hit far more (like orders of magnitude) than random chance would explain. But as someone pointed out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 5,225
Posted By arbarnhart
Hello, I stand corrected. A few things I...

Hello,

I stand corrected. A few things I believed are not true:
Electrical Safety Myths (http://www.pseg.com/customer/home/safety/myths.jsp)
The shoes I spoke of earlier probably weren't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 5,225
Posted By arbarnhart
The point is that a car is not grounded; it's...

The point is that a car is not grounded; it's suspended above the ground by 4 insulators (tires).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,057
Posted By arbarnhart
At least we take this stuff seriously... ...

At least we take this stuff seriously...

Hey, ya'll, watch this!

http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2008/08/19/image4361626g.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 5,225
Posted By arbarnhart
With all due respect, if both engines kept...

With all due respect, if both engines kept running and both drivers were still conscious, I don't think that was a true strike from the main bolt, which is what I am referring to (strikes that knock...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 5,225
Posted By arbarnhart
The real kicker for me is the terrestrial data...

The real kicker for me is the terrestrial data (there is a lot more of that). What vehicles are struck most by lightning? The big tall 18 wheelers are always out on the open road in all weather in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,773
Posted By arbarnhart
I read too much into "no cleats"; I figured you...

I read too much into "no cleats"; I figured you meant that there weren't any nearby or you would have mentioned how they were secured. Can you see how the neighbors attached theirs?

EDIT - I am...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-20-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 9,882
Posted By arbarnhart
This is even tougher for trailor sailors who...

This is even tougher for trailor sailors who don't get out all that often. The days are generally planned well in advance. You go through a lot of prep and drive a couple of hours (or more; sometimes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,537
Posted By arbarnhart
Like the good folks at NOAA do? ...

Like the good folks at NOAA do?

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e396/arbarnhart/noaamap.jpg

:eek: :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,537
Posted By arbarnhart
Used prices, values, specs and options at...

Used prices, values, specs and options at NADAguides (http://www.nadaguides.com/default.aspx?LI=1-24-38-5692-818-946-59910&l=1&w=24&p=38&f=5693&gc=mr)

NADA boat price guide.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,773
Posted By arbarnhart
Good point. He still needs to check to see if the...

Good point. He still needs to check to see if the canal is under some sort of jurisdiction and be careful about potential liability whether it is or not. If it is built and maintained by a government...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,773
Posted By arbarnhart
If the wall is at or above gunwale height, you...

If the wall is at or above gunwale height, you might also consider using beach anchors immediately behid the wall. As long as the pull is sideways or down, the geometry/physics are perfect for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By arbarnhart
Zac is in stealth mode

I have been following Zac Sunderland's progress (16 year old on his solo sail around the world) and I was actually glad to see that he has stopped reporting his exact position as he will be passing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,815
Posted By arbarnhart
I used to belong to the Small Boats forum on...

I used to belong to the Small Boats forum on Yahoo, but was kicked out for having an opinion contrary to his self (Don Elliot runs the group with a tight fist). Ayway, he has a drawing of a DIY...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,507
Posted By arbarnhart
I would introduce myself and talk to the other...

I would introduce myself and talk to the other owner. You can be polite and friendly but still communicate your desire to keep a tight ship and not have the boat visited while you are away. They may...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-19-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,286
Posted By arbarnhart
I would be up front about it. If you stumble on...

I would be up front about it. If you stumble on one, tell the broker. If he is a good broker, my guess is that he will help you make the decision whether it makes him money or not. I once apologized...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-19-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 5,356
Posted By arbarnhart
There is also the issue of consumer protection...

There is also the issue of consumer protection laws that cause sales contracts to have additional unspecified stipulations that vary by state, product and/or amount of the sale. And a sale implies a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By arbarnhart
I am another trailer sailor advocate. It's...

I am another trailer sailor advocate. It's family, home and priorities that limit my boating funds these days. But I go sailing. Yeah, I wish I had a bigger boat that overnighted better, but I am way...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 20,583
Posted By arbarnhart
I think you are probably well aware that you...

I think you are probably well aware that you can't get it to zero chance in any boat and the lighter and faster you want the boat, the higher the capsize risk will be. I should have also mentioned...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 20,583
Posted By arbarnhart
I sailed a Bucc a couple of times last year...

I sailed a Bucc a couple of times last year before I got my boat and one time it was loaned to me to take my kids out. I grew up in Atlanta and know Lanier well; there are some large coves that stay...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-18-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 6,735
Posted By arbarnhart
On my little boat, the traveler position makes a...

On my little boat, the traveler position makes a big difference.
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