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Search: Posts Made By: ericsmith3d
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-26-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By ericsmith3d
There's an easy way to figure VMG using a vector...

There's an easy way to figure VMG using a vector diagram. Draw your straight line from A to B. Now from A draw a line that's 35 degrees to that line; draw another that's 50 degrees to that line....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By ericsmith3d
Plus his website, the first page anyway, looks...

Plus his website, the first page anyway, looks like crap in Firefox. Some text overlays other text, making it illegible. If that's the way the entire site looks (I didn't care enough to investigate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 5,881
Posted By ericsmith3d
Slight change: True-Wind Speed = (( a * a ) +...

Slight change:
True-Wind Speed = (( a * a ) + ( b * b )) 1/2
should be
True-Wind Speed = (( a * a ) + ( b * b )) ^1/2
i.e. it's the square root of the sum of the squared sides, the Pythagorean...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By ericsmith3d
See here for live Google map from ICC-CCS: Live...

See here for live Google map from ICC-CCS:
Live Piracy Map (http://www.icc-ccs.org/index.php?option=com_fabrik&view=visualization&controller=visualization.googlemap&Itemid=89)

And here for weekly...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-16-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,968
Posted By ericsmith3d
I'm not sure the chart makers--at least those who...

I'm not sure the chart makers--at least those who publish chartbooks--are going to be that upset. I downloaded the .pdf's to get from Barrington, RI to Newport, RI. To have paper charts will require...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-13-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,222
Posted By ericsmith3d
Can you access the remaining screw? It's probably...

Can you access the remaining screw? It's probably the same.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,860
Posted By ericsmith3d
If you aren't doubting his video, I am. Whatever...

If you aren't doubting his video, I am. Whatever is hanging from the hatch above and behind him is hardly oscillating. I'd say that during the time that portion was shot, it was fairly calm. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By ericsmith3d
Actually, serveral witnesses, one a law...

Actually, serveral witnesses, one a law enforcement officer, said that the lights were on. Instead of impounding the sail boat as evidence, law enforcement personnel left it unguarded for six hours.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By ericsmith3d
I have a Tilley and I don't lose sleep if it goes...

I have a Tilley and I don't lose sleep if it goes over board, just time. I always go back for it (they have flotation built into the top)--good excuse for a spontaneous MOB drill.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,187
Posted By ericsmith3d
ActiveCaptain (http://www.activecaptain.com/), is...

ActiveCaptain (http://www.activecaptain.com/), is marketing a program that will interface with a bluetooth gps (and possibly other styles). For charting, it uses NOAA raster charts if you're in the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-31-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By ericsmith3d
Try Lake Carlyle in IL, a little more than an...

Try Lake Carlyle in IL, a little more than an hour out of St Louis. Bob Weber is an certified instructor there. He can be reached at ruba1811 at hotmail dot com. No affiliation other than he is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,219
Posted By ericsmith3d
Rule 3 (h) The term "vessel constrained by...

Rule 3

(h) The term "vessel constrained by her draft" means a power driven vessel which because of her draft in relation to the available depth and width of navigable water is severely restricted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 4,786
Posted By ericsmith3d
I've never used it, but I would imagine that...

I've never used it, but I would imagine that starting from the bottom and working up would be better, the overlap would be like the shingles on a roof.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,188
Posted By ericsmith3d
Note, at 230,000, reserve still not met.

Note, at 230,000, reserve still not met.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 02-17-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,744
Posted By ericsmith3d
A friend and I might be interesetd. Please send...

A friend and I might be interesetd. Please send an email to ericsmith3d at charter dot net.

Thanks.
Forum: Beneteau 02-12-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 3,254
Posted By ericsmith3d
Suggest you try Beneteau423@yahoogroups.com, a...

Suggest you try Beneteau423@yahoogroups.com, a Yahoo group devoted to the 423. It's very active.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,799
Posted By ericsmith3d
See the sailnet forum and append...

See the sailnet forum and append "/forums/showthread.php?t=11007".
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-20-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 4,735
Posted By ericsmith3d
You were the stand on boat because you were being...

You were the stand on boat because you were being overtaken. You were not restricted in your ability to maneuver in any sense recognized by the navigation rules.


The pecking order is:

Not...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-24-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By ericsmith3d
I'd ask for references and then check with those....

I'd ask for references and then check with those. Also, if there are yacht clubs or marinas in the area, ask around those. Ask for ASA certified instructors.

If you're in San Diego, contact Capt...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 2,744
Posted By ericsmith3d
Because I said so.

Because I said so.
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