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Search: Posts Made By: nolatom
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Day Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 4,291
Posted By nolatom
Re: Is Radar an absolute necessity?

Try Rule 7(b) then, it seems if you have risk of collision, and radar, you had better use it..

"Proper use shall be made of radar equipment if fitted..."
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,858
Posted By nolatom
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

No, not to own one, used ones are downright cheap. Yes, if you want to own one and keep it in good condition over time.

And double yes if you want to have a place to keep her, afloat. Waterfront...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,292
Posted By nolatom
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

Optional unless nonswimmer, or 16 and under (Louisiana law).

Or unless I tell us all to put them on (weather).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By nolatom
Re: 53 years ago today, Coast Guard rescue from the PENDLETON, "The Finest Hours"

Yeah, there is bottom paint somewhere down underwater, but you can't see it..

What I don't get is how they didn't sink in near-hurricane conditions, especially coming over the "bar" as they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By nolatom
53 years ago today, Coast Guard rescue from the PENDLETON, "The Finest Hours"

I saw in a maritime blog an article, and have read the book, so I posted the below over on SA and hope you may find it of interest here:


Since we talk frequently of rescue of us "rag" sailors by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By nolatom
Re: For all you southern boys and girls . . .

"God's Country" shooah comes with a price, ayyuh it does.

But God is it beautiful in August, my wife and I (living then in Boston) took our honeymoon on a lent-as-wedding-gift 30' wooden cutter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,743
Posted By nolatom
Re: Channel 13: Absolute Must

For the traffic nearest my office view (Mississippi River at New Orleans, looking out at the twin Crescent City Connection bridges,

it's 67 for all bridge-to-bridge navigational comms on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By nolatom
Re: Trouble pointing in Alerion 28

I've sailed one once or twice, but know nada about getting them to point high.

But this article I Googled, just might?

Tech Corner | San Francisco Bay Alerion Fleet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By nolatom
Re: New Gen water ballasted anchor

Then you can station your inflatable crew on either the guy, or the sheet.


uh, wait, that didn't come out just right....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,402
Posted By nolatom
Re: Getting a group together for discount captains license course

Back before electricity (1980) I bought a two-book prep course for 40 bucks, and read it. I had enough time for what was then called "Ocean Operator", now known as Master, Near Coastal, on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By nolatom
Re: Docking in a crosswind

Of course, we have option of anchoring off, heaving-to, or otherwise delaying the docking.

Them, not so much.....


Related topic, for students I compare the main and jib to airplane wings,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,565
Posted By nolatom
Re: Colregs? Who cares?

Well, yeah, they do build "New Panamax" ships ahead of time so they'll be ready for the new Panama locks, now scheduled to open in early 2016, a little over a year late, but it's definitely going to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,331
Posted By nolatom
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

I don't disagree, but just for the sake of clarity, I should have said "Congress, when they revised Title 46 of the U.S. Code, changed the law at the Coast Guard's request to (what you see in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,331
Posted By nolatom
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

Gary, this question used to come up a lot, so the Coast Guard changed the law to make clear that *voluntary* sharing of expenses of a voyage (gas, ice, food, legitimate out of pocket stuff, no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,331
Posted By nolatom
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

It apparently does, though, make a difference in whether a licensed captain is required on a motorless sailboat, even if the passengers (must be six or fewer) are "carried for hire". Hence the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,177
Posted By nolatom
Re: yacht writer wanted

Aren't we all "yacht writers", in a way?

You mean sail "yachts"? You'll find "we" tend to split into sailing folks and powerboat folks, with a few motorsailers inbetween. Big, small, medium, or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,331
Posted By nolatom
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

The Professional Mariner article highlights local situations where unlicensed operators are getting ratted out by the licensed ones, and in the Chicago inner harbor, that would mean motor-propelled,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,331
Posted By nolatom
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

Now you're getting too practical, we were having fun debating what's legal ;-)

the outfit I teach for part-time has been willing, when asked (sometimes by me) about a worthy charitable cause, to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,331
Posted By nolatom
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

I think good deeds generally do go unpunished, it just doesn't make the news ;-)

But that's a larger question than the one asked. The license requirement apparently does not apply to smaller...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 01-05-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By nolatom
Re: "Callaloo" adrift, no rescue, Jan 4th

Well, the only good thing is they will have plenty of searoom then.

Hope all comes out okay.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,331
Posted By nolatom
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

I do recall you can teach sailing, and be paid for it, if the sailboat does not have auxiliary power. This from the ASA web site regarding when a license is required:
...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-05-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 6,045
Posted By nolatom
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

An afterthought, you also mentioned diving.

I'm a recreational diver, but it's all been off powerboats dedicated to that purpose, I haven't seen much cross-pollenation between the sailing and...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-05-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 6,045
Posted By nolatom
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

Good advice, I'll go a bit closer to shore in the same vein:

Local round the buoys races are probably the best (and cheapest) way to increase your understanding of sailing itself, and what makes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By nolatom
Why though is abandoning a (presumably) seaworthy...

Why though is abandoning a (presumably) seaworthy cargo ship such a brilliant tactic? Sounds expensive and these traffickers are all about money, si? And what is the crew abandoning onto?

And...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By nolatom
Re: Aussie man and French woman to be rescued.

"[The distress call] said a ship has been hit by waves and it has broken into two," Mr Bimantara said.



Q: Is that unusual?


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