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Search: Posts Made By: propellanttech
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By propellanttech
Re: Lesson from newbies-how not to install a roller furler

Very nice post. Made me laugh.........

I know it wasn't funny at the time, but now you have a "war" story to share when you are sailing.

James L
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 4,362
Posted By propellanttech
Re: Running a portable generator at an angle of heel

I would love to see a wiring diagram to this you speak. I'm planning to use a Honda 2000 and was going to wire it to the shore power connection.

You can PM me if you wish. I think I have enough...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By propellanttech
Re: Mast Corroison and How to Evaluate it's Condition

Greg,

That may be true, I'm just reiterating everything I have read about sailboat design. The authors may or may not be full of bull.

James L
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By propellanttech
Re: Mast Corroison and How to Evaluate it's Condition

Just for a nice exercise,

I've read in many places that masts are design to have an infinite life (Aluminum alloy masts, not wood masts). This is based on the alloy and the elasticity of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-05-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By propellanttech
Re: Buying sailboat in the USA

I think the biggest issue with your plans is the ability to show other countries you enter, a boat that has been registered in your country.

I'm not sure of the ramifications on that issue.
...
Forum: herSailNet 11-05-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 8,451
Posted By propellanttech
Re: Life vests for the well-endowed

You just want hooter shots........but I see nothing wrong with that. My wife on the other hand......:o

James L
Forum: herSailNet 11-04-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 8,451
Posted By propellanttech
Re: Life vests for the well-endowed

But I put the information out there for people to know. It would be the last thing I would want happening in that kind of weather.

If you a fair weather sailor and can avoid the blow, that is...
Forum: herSailNet 11-04-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 8,451
Posted By propellanttech
Re: Life vests for the well-endowed

Ouch,

With a mustang it's a little more than a few bucks (about $75.00 the last time I checked).

Still a very good idea for a person to know they can rely on the equipment they are using.
...
Forum: herSailNet 11-03-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 8,451
Posted By propellanttech
Re: Life vests for the well-endowed

One thing that is not mentioned on this thread which I had an issue with was the inflation initiation difference.

Some inflatables will inflate if you are hit by a wave from the side. When the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By propellanttech
Re: Sailing Darwin awards

Wow, please...if that is your way of thinking, for the love of all, GET A DIFFERENT JOB!!!!.

A responder has no place to judge the rescuee. They judge the situation for their own safety, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By propellanttech
Re: Training and Developing Crew

I find this thread quite fascinating. I talk about this all the time with different things.

There is a time with anything new, where a person has a thought response to any order or situation. When...
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