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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By manatee
Re: Make Cushions Without Sewing

Found these threads by googling
{like this:
site:http://www.sailnet.com/forums/ "cushions tape"
}

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/122098-best-way-get-cushions.html
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By manatee
Re: Playing a Pirate can be dangerous work..

http://www.lolcats.com/images/u/07/42/lolcatsdotcomvb6niadj3jaqra18.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,915
Posted By manatee
Re: Splicing double braid

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Outside-the-loop-thought:: Use seizings to put eyes, with or without thimbles, where you want them.
Leave a long tail, clap on 2 or 3 seizings, as you would for deadeyes and lanyards. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By manatee
Re: "a slight boat malfunction,"

"What's a 'drain plug', skipper?"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,153
Posted By manatee
Re: What is this device?

You forgot that big thermonuclear reactor our pale blue dot orbits.

"The Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, will maintain the nation's real-time solar wind monitoring capabilities which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,548
Posted By manatee
Re: need a good opinion

I read the OP as "...6 feet shorter..."
If 6 inches, shorter sail could be the ticket.
If 6 feet,.......hmmmm.....convert mast-head rig to fractional? :)
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-17-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,487
Posted By manatee
Re: Lithium Ion batteries

Might these folks' work be worth watching?

Tesla Home-Battery System (http://offgridquest.com/news/tesla-motors-announces-a-new-home-batter)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By manatee
Re: An Interview With Dylan Winter!

Thanks for the fun interview!

For MOBs with inquiring minds: the "American sailing magazine" Dylan writes for is "Small Craft Advisor" ( http://www.smallcraftadvisor.com/). By and for real folk...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-30-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,983
Posted By manatee
Re: Sacrificing virgins to pagan gods (sailing related)

http://www.bottomjob.com/images/botjob21c.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,983
Posted By manatee
Re: Sacrificing virgins to pagan gods (sailing related)

Have you considered propitiation of more-regional Pacific-Oceanic entities, like Kanaloa and whoever/whatever to whom the local Indigenous Tribes offer allegiance? A little something for Raven...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-22-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By manatee
Exclamation Flash Player Vulnerability - 22 Jan 2015

FYI for those cruising with Flash & JavaScript enabled: another malware exploit:

Unpatched Vulnerability (0day) in Flash Player is being exploited by Angler EK...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By manatee
New Autonomous Autopilot In Works

:) :tongue-in-cheek-icon-here: :)
Meet 'Iron Mike', your new crewman/helmsman/overlord:
ATLAS DRC Robot Is 75 Percent New, Completely Unplugged - IEEE Spectrum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,969
Posted By manatee
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

Mask, snorkel & fins.

Inspect & clean boat bottom, unfoul prop, check bottom type, check anchor set, reset anchor, find stuff dropped (*never* stays on deck: drop, 'ting', 'ploop',...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By manatee
Re: Fishing off of a Sailboat?

You could start with this thread:: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/182825-trolling.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,523
Posted By manatee
Re: One Ship Stupid

CTHULHU LIVES!






How to Tie a Bowline on the Bighthttp://www.netknots.com/files/9113/2990/8351/bowline-on-a-bight.jpg (http://www.netknots.com/rope_knots/bowline-on-a-bight/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,523
Posted By manatee
Re: One Ship Stupid

There's always the Alexander-The-Great's-Gordian-Knot-Solution™ for recalcitrant knots:

http://www.gordianadvisors.com/images/knot.jpg
Forum: Weather   01-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By manatee
Re: Where to find prevailing weather

Welcome to Sailnet! Where are you headed?

Try here for weather:

Sailing Weather - Marine Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers - PassageWeather (http://passageweather.com/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-13-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 3,056
Posted By manatee
Re: Trolling

These are great fun, been using them for years.

YoYo Fishing Reel (clicky)http://www.captharry.com/catalog-images/22e-p.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,757
Posted By manatee
Re: Topside Paint Color - Flag Blue or White?

Sorry, can't see the photo*. You never have anyone sit on the deck & dangle legs over the side? See it all the time here in Florida.

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Probably because I keep JavaScript & Flash turned off, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,757
Posted By manatee
Re: Topside Paint Color - Flag Blue or White?

I think white would be at least marginally cooler, both inside and for bare........feet.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 7,372
Posted By manatee
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

Thanks for the thoughtful reply, Jeff.
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-13-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By manatee
Re: Anybody see the CES bit about .....

Can you replace the water with something with a lower boiling point [ alcohol | ammonia | $coolant ] for lower temperatures?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 7,372
Posted By manatee
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

I wonder why more recreational portable boats don't use free-standing masts and tabernacles. Modern materials should make them fairly bulletproof. The Thames Barges and 45' IBIS has them, putting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-12-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,879
Posted By manatee
Re: How to retrieve anchor when rode is covered in barnacles?

Or.......plant seeds in the oysters for your own private pearl-farm. :)

How's the water quality? Can you eat the oysters without serious gastro-intestinal aftereffects? Or use them to bait...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-11-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 7,372
Posted By manatee
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

Welcome to SailNet!

We are an opinionated folk here, and discussions can become .....boisterous....., but we mostly mean well. Ask as specific a question as you can, to help focus on *your*...
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