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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,553
Posted By knotaloud
Waz Up!? It's been months and months since I last...

Waz Up!? It's been months and months since I last checked in, so I thought I'd say hi. I'm sitting in a place called the Pier Head Gallery in Exmouth, (Devon, Uk) It's a little cafe/art gallery with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,553
Posted By knotaloud
We're back! At least for a minute or two

I’m guessing there’s a few members who recall my multiple personality antics from a few months ago, and they probably prefer that I just stay away, but I thought I’d make one last post before I go. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2007
Replies: 192
Views: 15,060
Posted By knotaloud
I'm also US25 and PG13

I'm also US25 and PG13
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,367
Posted By knotaloud
I was with my recruiter, idiot.

I was with my recruiter, idiot.
Forum: Cheoy Lee   07-19-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 2,483
Posted By knotaloud
4hp is perfect.

4hp is perfect.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,367
Posted By knotaloud
Not according to the Sierra Club ...

Not according to the Sierra Club

http://www.northstar.sierraclub.org/campaigns/air/pbt/2strokeFactsheet.html
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,367
Posted By knotaloud
No, my idea isn't to save money, it's my desire...

No, my idea isn't to save money, it's my desire to burn less fossil fuel. One hour of running a 2-stroke engine on regular gasoline, causes as much damage to the atmosphere as a typical car does in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 6,712
Posted By knotaloud
You're right, I've never been sued, but I've been...

You're right, I've never been sued, but I've been to court to a few times as a witness in a wrongful death suit brought on by a negligent yacht owner, (a powerboat accident). The lawsuit was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,367
Posted By knotaloud
The fuel I got was called E-85. It's 85% ethanol...

The fuel I got was called E-85. It's 85% ethanol and just 15 percent gasoline. My truck, came from the factory, with a Flex-Fuel option, (Ford 3.0 V6) allowing it to run on either Gas or E-85. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,367
Posted By knotaloud
Ethanol in an outboard motor?

I was on a Naval base yesterday and after a little red tape I was allowed to fill my truck up with Ethanol at their gas station. You can't get ethanol at any normal gas stations around Seattle and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3,828
Posted By knotaloud
That's a good trick. movable keels a and counter...

That's a good trick. movable keels a and counter balances are pretty comon, but generally I don't think they can preform this nifty rollover maneuver.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 6,694
Posted By knotaloud
So how do they work? Can you pre wrap the sheet...

So how do they work? Can you pre wrap the sheet in the Wincher thing before tacking, and still rapidly haul in the sheet by hand before cranking the winch? Or do you haul in the slack first and then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By knotaloud
I vote forward

I vote forward
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-19-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By knotaloud
We'll be sailing into San Cristobal mid September...

We'll be sailing into San Cristobal mid September for a week or so and I'd be happy to take you out, (sailing that is...) Send me a PM and I'll get in touch when I'm down there.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-19-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,962
Posted By knotaloud
Check this out. It says you can; "share trips...

Check this out. It says you can; "share trips with friends and family online wherever they are in the world"

Adventure Planner (http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/AdventurePlanner.aspx)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-19-2007
Replies: 329
Views: 43,970
Posted By knotaloud
I first learned celestial navigation from an old...

I first learned celestial navigation from an old family friend who was a WWII veteran. He was a British bomber pilot in the war and they used the night sky to navigate long flights during bombing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-18-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,013
Posted By knotaloud
Sounds like too many people to me. It might be...

Sounds like too many people to me. It might be loads of fun, but probably not real safe.

http://www.duckdodge.org/post_images/Band.JPG
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,820
Posted By knotaloud
I'm guessing you do not have a boom vang. You...

I'm guessing you do not have a boom vang. You might be able to mount a simple vang setup to the underside of the boom and to the base of the mast. It would keep it from rotating, as well as give you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 6,712
Posted By knotaloud
The Coast Guard!? I'm pretty sure they have...

The Coast Guard!? I'm pretty sure they have better things to do than going around resetting anchors for people. imagine if they were called every time some boat slipped it's anchor. It's like calling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 6,712
Posted By knotaloud
If it were my boat ghost riding around the bay...

If it were my boat ghost riding around the bay smacking into other boats, I would sure hope some fellow sailor would step up and take some action. I've boarded and reset lots of anchors for people....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 4,568
Posted By knotaloud
Here's what I'd do: Sand off all the orange...

Here's what I'd do:

Sand off all the orange peel first, using a heavier grit, somewhere between 100 -180, then sand smooth with 220.

Then prime it with a good marine primer, then sand with 220....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-18-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 8,717
Posted By knotaloud
That's a really good idea.

That's a really good idea.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By knotaloud
Rolling and Tipping is a lot more difficult than...

Rolling and Tipping is a lot more difficult than it sounds, even with a $25 brush from West Marine. I gave up and used a super fine 1" diameter roller. It turned out pretty good. But I agree, quality...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-18-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 8,717
Posted By knotaloud
Stuff a sock in it! lol, no really, bilge pumps...

Stuff a sock in it! lol, no really, bilge pumps cannot keep up with even the smallest hole. A one inch hole will gush 25 gallons per minute into you boat, you need to slow it down, and fast. I've got...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 5,752
Posted By knotaloud
Free! I like free. Those Flying Fish boats are...

Free! I like free. Those Flying Fish boats are actually pretty good little sailboats. You'll need hiking straps for sure though. The first thing I would do is practice righting, as they like to tip...
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