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Search: Posts Made By: SVAuspicious
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Propeller 101?

SAE tapers are 1:16 and 1:12 (generally smaller shafts use 1:16 and larger ones above 3" or so are 1:12). Metric tapers are 1:10 and 1:20.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,944
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Read the resources first and then ask the questions. You'll get much better responses and from more the perspective of more experience if you ask better questions. You are asking poor questions - at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,944
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Unless you are talking about music this is indeed the second step.

The first step is to gather together a description of your desired life style. You may find that there are internal conflicts.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,716
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I have replaced the screws on my outboard with security bolts (the hex heads with studs in the middle). That means using a driver to get the engine on and off the dinghy but really not a big deal. I...
Forum: Electronics 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 910
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Pactor Modem

There are good reasons why HF/SSB is part of GMDSS and satellite phones are not. Iridium and Globalstar keep applying and keep getting turned down.[/QUOTE]

Do share why.[/QUOTE]

Satellite...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 6,286
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

Right - Marine electronics are a rats nest of incompatibilities. "Skilled operator" and "marine electronic technician" are different. Unfortunately when electronics fail the stress level aboard goes...
Forum: Looking for Companionship... 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Looking for Crew/Partner

Hola,

You asked for feedback in the crew/captain thread. I hope you will forgive me for choosing to post a response here.

First, I did an owner aboard delivery for a gentleman that had a...
Forum: Chartering 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 6,212
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Head dumps directly into sea?

There are at least three categories of approach here: science, law, and politics. They are only mildly interrelated.



The problem is that the public doesn't understand what "real science" is....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,321
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Hi Chuck.

I'd like to be clear about something - getting good speed out of a boat doesn't mean putting the rail in the water. In most cases on almost every boat putting the rail in the water slows...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,321
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

I definitely agree. See Dragged Aboard: A Cruising Guide for a Reluctant Mate: Don Casey: 9780393046533: Amazon.com:...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

See Mahina Expedition - Selecting A Boat for Offshore Cruising (http://www.mahina.com/cruise.html)

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/133009-ssca-ssu-updates.html
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,321
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

What passagemaking are you doing on a Grampian 26? What are you wife's lifestyle expectations?

My suggestions are:

- Sit down with your wife and tell her (if these are true) that you are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-27-2015
Replies: 1,853
Views: 182,789
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I've only sailed one Garcia, on delivery from Newport to Annapolis. There were some oddities, some driven by the owner, but they are very solid boats that I would not hesitate to take anywhere. Look...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,031
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

There are lots of decent shortwave receivers. I use a Kaito KA-1103 but it is far from the only choice. When I bought mine I read reviews on eHam and price shopped.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,055
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Are sailing magazine articles boring?

*grin* I take issue with spelling "cool" as "kewl."
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2015
Replies: 908
Views: 65,743
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Matt Rutherford? No lame pirate flag as far as I know.
Forum: Electronics 12-30-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Pactor Modem

That depends on your needs.

Winmor is only available on Winlink, so requires a General class or better ham license. Sailmail, CruiseEmail, Brunei Radio, and Shipcom have no current plans to...
Forum: Electronics 12-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Pactor Modem

Hello Mark.

Pactor 4 is perfectly legal on the marine bands worldwide. All the Sailmail stations support Pactor 4.

Pactor 4 is not legal in the US on the ham bands. It is legal pretty much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2014
Replies: 908
Views: 65,743
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Once again, Reductio ad absurdum.

One of the very few things you have said that I do agree with is that "prejudice is ignorance." Only you are talking about prejudice here: "preconceived opinion...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2014
Replies: 908
Views: 65,743
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I can't speak for others, but for my part you can fly any stupid or lame thing you want. The question was "is it lame?" The answer is yes. If you want to defend your right to fly it I don't think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,481
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I can't agree. Lines led aft increase the chances of a failure which means you are more likely to have to go forward to fix something when conditions are unpleasant. The more boats I sea with lines...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-14-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,188
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Help me teach my wife navigation

Spacial geometry and associated trigonometry isn't messy at all. It is beautiful and enriching. Where do you think the celestial tables come from?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,478
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Red over Green Navigation Light

Agreed.



Well that is just wrong. I've seen it also, but it isn't right and certainly not within the Rules.



Cruise ships are often the same. You have to admit you know they are there....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,478
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Red over Green Navigation Light

I think you are over reacting. The masthead/steaming light on most sailboats is obscured over a very wide angle while motorsailing. The sidelights are often obscured periodically in a seaway.

Red...
Forum: Electronics 11-29-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: VHF mounting advice

Is it safe to assume that "masthead whip antenna mounted against the port side of my mast" means a conventional 'L' bracket near the top of the mast so the whip extends above the masthead. Anchor...
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