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Search: Posts Made By: whroeder
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By whroeder
Re: Sailors beware

A space between http:// and www. Corrected link Ship loses more than 500 containers in heavy seas - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/21/world/container-ship-loses-containers/index.html?c=world)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By whroeder
Re: Taking 'joy-riding' to the next level.

Story reminds me of College. ?-1975 Stevens had a small ship, used it for ~150 upper class men dorm rooms.
One day the wanabe engineers figured out how to start the engines and drop the lines, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 13,899
Posted By whroeder
Re: Odd Boat Names

Why the rename? Sounds like it fit in there just fine.

My "Escape Velocity" is ported in Palm Bay, FL, (the space coast.)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,514
Posted By whroeder
Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

BOAT - Better Open Another Thousand
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By whroeder
Re: can anyone identify this make/model boat?

"When asked why he painted the lobster red, he replied 'all the lobsters I've ever seen have been red.'"
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 18,326
Posted By whroeder
Re: Advantages of Cruising in a Steel Sailboat?

ďI cannot imagine any condition which would cause a ship to flounder." - Captain of the Titanic (a few years before)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By whroeder
Thumbs up Re: Stop the horns? Yikes!

Near me in Florida, a woman wanted to open a daycare on her property.
It was zoned agricultural so she need a waver. There were several objections.
So she withdraw the petition, put up a fence, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By whroeder
Re: Stabilizers

Definitely, no alcohol abuse allowed around here.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By whroeder
Re: Centerboard in heavy weather

On the Mac26X, CB half way down is about right for weather helm.
The more you raise it, the more the center of effort moves back and the less you get.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By whroeder
Re: In search of the perfect 12v, LED lantern

https://www.oldebrooklynlantern.com/index.jsp
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By whroeder
Re: !!!tsunami warning for british columbia!!!

If you are standing in a flooded road and a truck makes a 6 in wave, you get a little wetter.
If you are standing in a flooded road and a 6 in tsunami comes in, you would be now standing in a 1 ft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 25,215
Posted By whroeder
Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???

I've come in late to this discussion, but no one has mentioned the Megahttp://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u644/WHRoeder/mega_on_trailer_to_van.jpg
I think that might be a MEGA 30 OD (C&C) ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,337
Posted By whroeder
Re: Would you "Loop" a Macgregor?

You might like the read here www.a1sailboats.com/adventures (http://www.a1sailboats.com/adventures.htm) especially the Erie Canal trip
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,105
Posted By whroeder
Re: Privilege 45 for offshore cruising?

I've never sailed a cat, so MHO may be worthless, but I have done some reading.
1) Slamming: cats can, depending on the hight of the bridge. Just slow down. Since a cat can't heel to release energy,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 8,389
Posted By whroeder
Re: Torqeedo electric motors

1 battery == 1 cup of fuel.
So you're either have very limited range (certainly not 3-4 hours) or a lot a batteries that need to be replaced every few years, or a generator and fuel, until batteries...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,274
Posted By whroeder
Re: Unbelievable It Crossed The Atlantic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Must See This

Re: Unbelievable that you reactivated a 4 1/2 year old post :confused:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,644
Posted By whroeder
re: Sailing across the Florida keys

I wouldn't attempt to sail "acroostss the Florida Keys." Too much rocks, roads, cars and houses. I would keep the boat in the water.
Plus what they said :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By whroeder
Miami boat show is in the convention center. The...

Miami boat show is in the convention center. The Strictly Sail is bay side. Ticket for one is a ticket for all. Remember to take the free bus to the other.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-30-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,549
Posted By whroeder
There are a few in the us. I know one in the...

There are a few in the us. I know one in the keys.
Previous posts liked St. Brendan's Isle (https://www.sbimailservice.com/)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-28-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,348
Posted By whroeder
Two hooks on two lines. Hook the chain and winch....

Two hooks on two lines. Hook the chain and winch. At the limit, use the other one/winch and continue.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By whroeder
Exclamation Not all plastics are the same I wouldn't use fuel...

Not all plastics are the same I wouldn't use fuel tanks. NRDC: Plastic Water Bottles -- Is "BPA-free" the Same as Safe? (http://www.nrdc.org/thisgreenlife/0902.asp)
What's wrong with these Campmor:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,296
Posted By whroeder
sterno MUST be use outside NOT in the cabin. ...

sterno MUST be use outside NOT in the cabin.
The Kenyon can be used inside.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By whroeder
The angle of the board moves the center of...

The angle of the board moves the center of effort, down too much gives too much weather helm.
If you have too much, turn into the wind and adjust.
On my Mac26X My rudders run start dragging before...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,270
Posted By whroeder
Instead of scuba which requires tanks, think...

Instead of scuba which requires tanks, think hookahs (http://www.octopumps.com/) Google: tankless diving equipment.
From the Miami boat show they had 1-4 person units. Some would dive 2 to 75 feet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 11,911
Posted By whroeder
There's a guy in south Florida that fishes all...

There's a guy in south Florida that fishes all the time.
He Heaves to. No motor required for trolling.
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