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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-06-2007
Replies: 444
Views: 46,308
Posted By thegolux
And in Tonga dogs may be confiscated and...

And in Tonga dogs may be confiscated and destroyed. But you probably don't want to go there either.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By thegolux
regarding feedback score

He only has one negative comment, and it is questionable. Paypal resolved the dispute in the seller's favor, so I'd give him the benefit of the doubt. There are nuts on ebay who leave negative...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By thegolux
Stupid Question #276

On a ketch, there's a stay that runs from the main masthead to the mizzen masthead. What's it called? Thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 5,209
Posted By thegolux
I've heard good things about Lighthouse, too. ...

I've heard good things about Lighthouse, too. But I have serious questions about the reliability and customer service focus of any company that can't answer their email.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By thegolux
Why not put a battery up close to the windlass? ...

Why not put a battery up close to the windlass? Then your cable run is only what you need for charging. I know that puts more weight forward, and for the price of a battery, you can buy a lot of...
Forum: Provisioning   01-08-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 7,563
Posted By thegolux
I used water stones for a while (and I still use...

I used water stones for a while (and I still use them for plane irons and chisels), but for kitchen knives, I've gone back to an oilstone. I have a two-sided Norton with medium coarse and medium...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 3,251
Posted By thegolux
This thread has gotten me thinking, which is a...

This thread has gotten me thinking, which is a dangerous thing. If it is beneficial to use a high CCA, thin plate battery for starting, would it make any sense to use the same kind of battery as a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-19-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 7,823
Posted By thegolux
Day Shapes

What are the requirements for exhibiting day shapes? I've been reading the USCG rules, and I'm mystified.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 6,062
Posted By thegolux
But you'll never be lifting the whole chain and...

But you'll never be lifting the whole chain and anchor. Your maximum load will be when pulling the anchor free, which will be with the rode being almost vertical and a lot shorter than 300'. Even...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-05-2006
Replies: 329
Views: 43,832
Posted By thegolux
I guess it depends on where you're going. If...

I guess it depends on where you're going. If you're on your way to Hawaii when the GPS fails, you're in trouble. If you're on your way back from Hawaii, not so much (I'm pretty sure I could hit the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-26-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By thegolux
Thanks very much.

Thanks very much.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-26-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By thegolux
Registration Question

Pardon what may be a stupid question. When is one required to register a boat with a state and when is one required to register a boat with the Coast Guard?
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