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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,444
Posted By Kakkerlak
US Navy SEALS: 1 Somali Bandits: -3 Caps...

US Navy SEALS: 1
Somali Bandits: -3

Caps off for the French skipper who died in the retaking of his yacht this week, and huzzahs for the bravery of Capt. Philips and the commandos of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-12-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,061
Posted By Kakkerlak
Cold snap, Seattle style

This thread has me worrying a little less about the cold snap we have predicted for Seattle this week; Highs of 35 or so, lows 22-25 for three days.

I'm in the water in Lake Union, which hasn't...
Forum: Provisioning   12-04-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 6,437
Posted By Kakkerlak
My saucepans are stainless, as is my pressure...

My saucepans are stainless, as is my pressure cooker, but the skillet that is used every day is a cast iron Lodge 9" that I inherited with the boat.

This winter it went unused for a couple of...
Forum: Ranger   12-03-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,333
Posted By Kakkerlak
And that would be fabulous, my dear Chinese...

And that would be fabulous, my dear Chinese spammer, if any of us sailed in seas of boiling petroleum.

Hopefully there are some additional R33 ownership things that folks want to share.

I've...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,193
Posted By Kakkerlak
Yesterday a local radio host spent a half hour...

Yesterday a local radio host spent a half hour talking about this accident, asking people to weigh in about how they'd feel if the victim had been their daughter or wife, or how they'd feel if the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,193
Posted By Kakkerlak
Odds x Events

I'm heartbroken for the sailor (30 years at that marina) and his passenger, and spitting, shooting, punching mad at that teenage kid and the dozens of speedboat pilots like him on this lake.

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-01-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 3,231
Posted By Kakkerlak
I'll second a suggestion made earlier: send your...

I'll second a suggestion made earlier: send your guests and crew home or ashore. I've been in a few situations when guests were strongly desirous of shoreside facilities and I was hurried off the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By Kakkerlak
DC/DC converter

I have a Kensington 70 Watt power adapter that I use both aboard and in my minivan to power my Dell D610 and my Dell ATG.

(similar Kensington unit) (http://us.kensington.com/html/13874.html)
...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   08-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 7,634
Posted By Kakkerlak
Dunato's Second Wave

Marty is thinking of the excellent Dunato's boat yard spinoff Second Wave:

Second Wave Marine Consignment Stores (http://secondwave.cc/)
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   08-16-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,997
Posted By Kakkerlak
Sorry, you are absolutely correct; the linear...

Sorry, you are absolutely correct; the linear moorage was on the north-west side of Blake Island.

In further Internet searching, I found a mention on the Pacific Yachting website...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   08-10-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,997
Posted By Kakkerlak
When did they take out the linear moorage at Blake Island ?

I had a great time gunkholing on the east coast of Bainbridge Island last weekend and headed over to Blake Island Marine State Park on Sunday afternoon.

I was surprised to find that the nifty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,948
Posted By Kakkerlak
Little or no impact, my corroded pintle.

I experienced it while inbound last Monday. Outbound on Saturday took only 90 minutes; inbound on Monday I was stuck for 5 1/2 hours waiting for the locks, the B-N railroad bridge, and the City...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-13-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,516
Posted By Kakkerlak
I'm not an attorney, but I have a little...

I'm not an attorney, but I have a little experience to add about unfiled liens.

When I bought my first boat here in Washington State, the previous owner's broker (who had skipped town) owed about...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-22-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Kakkerlak
Everybody should post good-day brags. Thanks...

Everybody should post good-day brags. Thanks for sharing yours.

Good work on your part keeping the heeling to your mate's limits, and making sure that she sees the terrific days helps her share...
Forum: Provisioning   06-18-2008
Replies: 42
  Dry Ice
Views: 5,924
Posted By Kakkerlak
NO ! Nononononono !

Hold your breath as you read this. Keep holding it until you feel that urge to exhale. That's your body reacting to the concentration of CO2 in your lungs.

That's one of the characteristic...
Forum: Good Old Boat   04-19-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 20,564
Posted By Kakkerlak
Excellent article. I'm reading it while safely...

Excellent article. I'm reading it while safely ashore after dragging my anchor in a squall and ending up on a muddy lee shore.

The sheriff's water rescue boat pulled me afloat, and I don't...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-15-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,474
Posted By Kakkerlak
Wheelchair-friendliness is a problem. Because...

Wheelchair-friendliness is a problem. Because Lake Union varies in depth about 2 feet annually (controlled by the Corps of Engineers via the locks) many Lake docks are on fixed pilings and simply...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-15-2006
Replies: 29
  Knives
Views: 4,155
Posted By Kakkerlak
I have a Kershaw 3.5 inch stainless combination...

I have a Kershaw 3.5 inch stainless combination serrated blade folder that I carry always, even on land. It has a Ken Onion-designed one-hand opening spring and peg, and a decent antislip plastic...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-13-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 15,403
Posted By Kakkerlak
I'll defer to the SSCA discussions about very...

I'll defer to the SSCA discussions about very long-range WiFi connections. I moor up in about as urban an environment as you can imagine- Lake Union in Seattle, WA. There are dense office and...
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