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Search: Posts Made By: Looking
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 7,044
Posted By Looking
50Hz or 60Hz... what's the deal?

I searched the threads here, but I still can't find the answer. I am not an electrical genius, so I am wondering what is the difference between a 50 or 60 Hz generator (other than the 10 Hz, or the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-15-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By Looking
Looking for a Surveyor in San Francisco

A friend has put an offer on a Cooper 41 in San Francisco and is going down to sail and survey in 2 weeks. Can anyone suggest a good surveyor in the Bay area? He is flying down with a shipwright from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 2,833
Posted By Looking
Summer of '67... I was six.

We were at Christina lake (South Central BC) and my Dad had spent the winter building a Sabot in the garage. Armed with a life jacket, and the instructions "this thing moves that thing (the sail),...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,476
Posted By Looking
Another quiet singlehander

In September of '07, in Snug Cove, Bowen Island, I came across the most beautiful Tayana 52 I have ever, or will likely ever see. Black hull, self steering gear, teak decks... If I were staring at a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2008
Replies: 229
Views: 21,298
Posted By Looking
What about a tiller extension for the dink? But...

What about a tiller extension for the dink? But they why would it be stored in the hanging locker???

Do you have a settee that pulls out to a berth? Could this be a support for that?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,178
Posted By Looking
Finally, something I'm expert in!

I spent my youth doing competitive skiing: aerials and moguls. My knees are now so thrashed that I can't ski anymore, so 4 years ago I started snowboarding at the age of 43. Fantastic sport!

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,584
Posted By Looking
Not to high jack, but to understand.... Nigel...

Not to high jack, but to understand.... Nigel says at the end of this article that he would need a 15kW motor (~20Hp) Is his correct? Am I missing something here? Isn't he talking about a 46' Malo...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-01-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 13,631
Posted By Looking
You can watch that video on your Mac

Sabre, you can watch that video on your Mac. Go to this link, and download the free viewer.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspx

Remember, Macs can do anything...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 10,880
Posted By Looking
I haven't posted in a while... just lurking...

I haven't posted in a while... just lurking around, but I thought my First Aid background could help here. You're pretty much both right... heat loss to the head is 50%. I quote:

"Blood flow to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By Looking
Free ice? No way!

First, the ice rinks around here are open all year round (Canada Eh?) so you could get Zamboni ice if you wanted to. Which brings me to my second point... No Way should you even touch that ice! It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 4,453
Posted By Looking
Umm... I think this may be a tad unfair. While I...

Umm... I think this may be a tad unfair. While I don't know anything about Mr. Smith's anchors, his previous posts, or Mr. Smith for that matter, it would appear he was practically invited into this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By Looking
Oh well... never been there, or heard of it. I...

Oh well... never been there, or heard of it. I just know Hell's Gate in BC, but I seriously doubt he intended to sail a 36 footer down there!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By Looking
Hell's Gate Tasmania? New York...

Hell's Gate Tasmania? New York (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17124&highlight=hells+gate)?

I got this in 10 seconds by searching 'hells gate' on the Sailnet home page'
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2007
Replies: 101
Views: 6,588
Posted By Looking
It is interesting that this is an exact...

It is interesting that this is an exact cut-and-paste (although slightly edited with lies) from here (http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12197&Itemid=128). And a simple...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2007
Replies: 101
Views: 6,588
Posted By Looking
You are absolutely right, Overboard was not a...

You are absolutely right, Overboard was not a re-make; although they share the same title. I apologise for my error.

You, however have no excuse for your bad behaviour. I made a simple mistake and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2007
Replies: 101
Views: 6,588
Posted By Looking
Hey Paz, I also prefer the Kurt and Goldie...

Hey Paz,

I also prefer the Kurt and Goldie version myself. Haven't these people ever heard of a remake? MY God! A Star is Born has been remade 5 times!

Oh, and you forgot...

Shane doesn't...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By Looking
That's funny... after hitting the Submit button I...

That's funny... after hitting the Submit button I was second guessing myself thinking it was an Orion. Both beautiful boats. Congrats!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By Looking
Sapper... is that a Shannon 28? Beautiful!

Sapper... is that a Shannon 28? Beautiful!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Looking
I saw an article in 'Good Old Boat' awhile back...

I saw an article in 'Good Old Boat' awhile back (December? January?) they put 3 or 4 charcoal briquettes in a cloth bag and kept it in the tool box to ward off rusting. Seemed to work wonders.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2007
Replies: 133
Views: 8,785
Posted By Looking
Maybe take a look at this quote...

Maybe take a look at this quote (http://www.apg.army.mil/sibo/quotes1.htm#Q15) from the September 18, 2000 Baltimore Sun

And these photos (http://www.apg.army.mil/sibo/fountain.htm) from the The...
Forum: Chartering 06-15-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,684
Posted By Looking
No, but I don't have to be bitten by a Rattle...

No, but I don't have to be bitten by a Rattle snake to know it's a bad idea either!



Okay, I was hoping this would just go away, but I guess not.

I am 46 years old, and have owned and...
Forum: Chartering 06-15-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,684
Posted By Looking
I am not going to get into a pissing match with...

I am not going to get into a pissing match with you about my credentials to comment on the 'nature' of the Pit Bull. You have already jumped to the conclusion that the extent of my knowledge about...
Forum: Chartering 06-15-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,684
Posted By Looking
Oh come on! "animal instict[sic] kicks in"? That...

Oh come on! "animal instict[sic] kicks in"? That is exactly the point!

It's not like they were bred to retrieve birds or carry lead lines to the dock, they are called 'pit' bulls because they were...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-15-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By Looking
That's not it at all... geesh! You can't consume...

That's not it at all... geesh! You can't consume alcohol while under way because that is driving while under the influence. And the dock restrictions are obvious. If you have a head and a cooking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
Posted By Looking
I agree with magnus, you should be able to reach...

I agree with magnus, you should be able to reach Smugglers with no problem... why a 10am start? Can you leave earlier?

I also wanted to suggest, and I don't know how much Coastal sailing you've...
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