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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By TillerJohn
NASA????? It's even got the exact same NASA logo...

NASA????? It's even got the exact same NASA logo from the 1970's, with a little arrow added.

I'm going to e-mail them and ask if I can buy a Gemini capsule. I've always wanted one of those.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2008
Replies: 99
Views: 9,317
Posted By TillerJohn
I don't see any legal gray area here at all. It's...

I don't see any legal gray area here at all. It's your boat and you have the title. Just go get it just like you normally would, in the middle of the day.

If it was hand cranked lift there would...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   10-14-2008
Replies: 535
Views: 45,668
Posted By TillerJohn
So what happens to the kid's boat? Does the...

So what happens to the kid's boat?

Does the Coast Guard use it for target practice to eliminate a navigational hazard? I got the impression it was still afloat after abandonment.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-09-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 9,315
Posted By TillerJohn
you should see my other boat. ...

you should see my other boat.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x223/brando1945/pix/rowboat_gun.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By TillerJohn
Try removing the batteries from the boat and then...

Try removing the batteries from the boat and then measuring. Remove the batteries one at a time and measure after each removal.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,472
Posted By TillerJohn
Here are 7x30 Steiner marine binoculars: ...

Here are 7x30 Steiner marine binoculars:

steiner-binoculars.com/binoculars/marine/353.html
(can't make the link format right)

I saw these listed on-line for $445.00

The copywriting makes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-28-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,472
Posted By TillerJohn
I have the WM Tahiti 7x50 with compass. I think...

I have the WM Tahiti 7x50 with compass. I think they are a good deal and I'd recommend them. The optics are very good and they balance very well, but they do have problems. Tthe compass has very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-25-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By TillerJohn
The biggest issue with improper over-pitch on a...

The biggest issue with improper over-pitch on a propeller is not engine strain but cavitation. This is the formation (and subsequent collapse) of vapor bubbles on the prop blade that causes noise,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By TillerJohn
The official US Coast Guard Auxiliary Float Plan...

The official US Coast Guard Auxiliary Float Plan form specifically states that you do NOT file it with the USCG, but instead "leave it with a reliable person who can be depended upon to notify the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-09-2008
Replies: 3,447
Views: 954,551
Posted By TillerJohn
Santa Monica Bay and beyond

Santa Monica Bay and beyond
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 3,144
Posted By TillerJohn
Channel 16 in Los Angeles has Coast Guard...

Channel 16 in Los Angeles has Coast Guard announcements of non-emergency flare shootings all the time, usually for movie filming. The USCG gives the time and the place of the firing starting about 3...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 9,469
Posted By TillerJohn
You should check out the Mars Draft 925-05 if you...

You should check out the Mars Draft 925-05 if you want an affordable stand-alone unit to determine current speed and direction. The 925-05 can interface any GPS with your magnetic compass and your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 9,469
Posted By TillerJohn
The knotmeter doesn't know the tide speed or...

The knotmeter doesn't know the tide speed or direction. You, the navigator, are the perfect companion to the GPS in figuring out the current from what the knotmeter is trying to tell you.

Here's a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-12-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,149
Posted By TillerJohn
Tortuga, I have the same situation as you. I...

Tortuga,

I have the same situation as you. I rent boats too, and I got my own handheld VHF because I didn't always trust the condition of the on-board radios of the different vessels I rent. It's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2008
Replies: 233
Views: 52,156
Posted By TillerJohn
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x223/brando1945...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x223/brando1945/knot4sale_web.jpg
i like this shot on many different levels
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 3,198
Posted By TillerJohn
Hello CapnRon! Beautiful boat and great...

Hello CapnRon!

Beautiful boat and great pictures! Is that the "Heron"?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 3,160
Posted By TillerJohn
How Do I Get An MMSI if I Don't Own A Boat?

Hello All,

Does anyone know how I can get an MMSI number for my new hand-held DSC marine VHF radio if I don't own a boat?

I have been sailing now for four months (at least once if not twice a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-24-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,630
Posted By TillerJohn
Maybe things have changed since my day, Teirst,...

Maybe things have changed since my day, Teirst, but when I was in the Navy they gave me nothing BUT a live aboard life ; )
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