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Search: Posts Made By: hellosailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,634
Posted By hellosailor
Re: When Do You Reef?

Med, the man has a point. If you're going to be drinking, and the boat isn't firmly anchored or docked, it might move and you could spill your drink! Now unless you're drinking real cheap rotgut,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Cost of email at sea services

Auspicious-
"I know exactly where my Futurequest machine is. " Or, perhaps you only know where it last was. Sometimes there are nasty surprises when hosts move sites, consolidate sites, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By hellosailor
First, you net some minnows

First, you net some minnows. Then you use them as baitfish to catch some larger fish. And some larger fish. And then you go to the rocks where the electric eels have their lair.

Voila, coupla...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Cost of email at sea services

"It stands for Virtual Private Server.. Its essentially a Linux server hosted in the cloud. "
So a VPS is just a virtual machine (VM) running a Linux server and hosted somewhere in the cloud....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Cost of email at sea services

"Ahhh, but the upfront cost of an SSB is zero if the PO installed it =P"
Unless the PO literally gave you the boat, free of charge? You still paid for the SSB. And you'll pay again for the ship's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Cost of email at sea services

Auspicious-
let me correct that.
"It still beats high seas radiotelephone calls which not so long ago cost $5/minute."

Shipcom being a fairly recent comer to the scene. Or, don't you remember...
Forum: Atomic 4 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Carb Problem?

Newhaul-
"find a mechanic you can trust."
Reminds me of something Benjamin Franklin said, that any three men can keep a secret as long as two of them are dead. So any dead mechanic should be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By hellosailor
Re: One for the theorists... DIY saltwater battery backup?

Wouldn't it be simpler, cheaper, faster, to just buy and stow some spare power source? A dedicated AGM battery in a locker? A hand crank set? A methanol power cell and a jug? If you are planning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Cost of email at sea services

vt-
"To clarify, I definitely want to use my globalstar sat phone. ... but I can't use gmail at 9.6bps. I know I need a text-based client..... "

Are you aware that your effective speeds may be...
Forum: Atomic 4 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Carb Problem?

"A fuel tank with a lot of <strike>ethanol</strike> crud in it will also wreak havoc"

Any crud will do.

But the most important point is probably that if you can SMELL gasoline, there's probably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,634
Posted By hellosailor
Re: When Do You Reef?

Chapelle: 62MB. And that's without squeezing anything. Even an old Kindle holds what, a thousand books once you squeeze 'em down a bit?

If I've killed them in order to make them live forever, am I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,485
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Marina Electrical Problems

Considering that even a toy meter is usually accurate within two percent, and that AC line voltage is only regulated within TEN percent...What's the fuss?

All but the cheapest digital gauges can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Anchor light for steaming: legal?

"—INLAND—
Lights and Shapes
RULE 23—CONTINUED
(c) A power-driven vessel of less than 12 meters in length may, in lieu of the lights prescribed in paragraph (a) of this Rule, exhibit an all-round...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Derelict Catalina22 value? (bottom feeding content)

When and if the house sells, they will have to pay someone to haul away the garbage. Including the boat. And any realtor who really wants to sell the place, will want the boat gone before they even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,634
Posted By hellosailor
Re: When Do You Reef?

I recently committed bibliocide and submitted some of my books to a guillotine cutter. Then fed the unbound pages into a scanner, and can now fit several feet of books into a corner of a postage...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,634
Posted By hellosailor
Re: When Do You Reef?

paikea-
"I am going to research why the boat tends to "turn into the wind" when beating or reaching "
Your boat is turning into the wind for the same reason that a wind vane rotates and points...
Forum: Atomic 4 5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Carb Problem?

"The hole needs to be free of crap. " And the pin needs to be "perfect" as well. If someone smashed up the tip (often "rubber") it usually needs a new one, which would be included in most overhaul...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Buying a boat in the Caribbean issues!

Lawson-
You say the lender wants proof that the boat has "gone through US customs" which I assume means "proof that it can be documented and all duties have been paid" before they will lend money. ...
Forum: Electronics 6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Need Audio Amp -Bluetooth Direct to Speakers

I've seen pictures of Snarky, and you don't look anything like him. Even on the web. Although, your webcam could use cleaning.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,485
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Marina Electrical Problems

"yes, they should fix the damage."
Or, give the boater a BILL for the damage, depending on whose fault it is. If the boater was using their own worn power cord, and that caused the fire, the boater...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Looking to prep for future Delivery

5'3" really IS a shoal keel, to most of us. Shouldn't be a problem for any company that transports sailboats. Would be a problem for any yoyo with a truck who calls himself a mover, but isn't insured...
Forum: Electronics 6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Need Audio Amp -Bluetooth Direct to Speakers

Rob-
"how to bluetooth stream direct to speakers via a standalone bluetooth audio amp."
You're the odd man out here. No one does it that way.

If you want to stream BT music from a source to...
Forum: Atomic 4 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Carb Problem?

Rebuilding a carb is more like watchmaking than general mechanic work. And even carb shops seem to screw them up more often than not. A whole new carb can be expensive, but if you can get a "major...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,485
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Marina Electrical Problems

So, if three cars skidded on the same highway curve, would that mean the highway was defective? Or the cars and drivers?

Doesn't really matter WHY there have been fires, because fires are...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Looking to prep for future Delivery

johnny-
I'd expect hiring a captain for two weeks, even at $100 a day (lowball) would run you $1500 and since you may be motoring all the way, conservatively $300? worth of fuel, plus marina fees...
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