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Forum: Diesel   05-02-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,379
Posted By frankdrebin
Re: cordless drill and socket "starter"

Hydraulic motor.

From Wikipedia...
"Hydraulic starters and the associated systems provide a sparkless, reliable method of engine starting at a wide temperature range. "

I want one!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-17-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,569
Posted By frankdrebin
Depends on the characteristics for the coax used....

Depends on the characteristics for the coax used. VHF frequencies are lossy through coax. With HF, losses are next to none. Figure your losing 3db/100 feet ballpark estimate. (near half) But the...
Forum: Diesel   12-17-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By frankdrebin
I had to sail in to the loading dock once because...

I had to sail in to the loading dock once because my outboard engine decided to not start. Must have pulled the starting line 3 dozen times. Noticed it was in gear while loading the boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 6,326
Posted By frankdrebin
Are night vision color schemes available in...

Are night vision color schemes available in software?
Forum: Electronics   04-23-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,171
Posted By frankdrebin
And there is navtex on longwave/mid wave ssb. I...

And there is navtex on longwave/mid wave ssb. I have used a PK-232 TNC to either minicom or Hyper term. Dedicated navtex receivers spit out continuous hard copy of these ascii broadcasts.

Pactor...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-16-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 11,558
Posted By frankdrebin
Find the right sized bulb and length of shoot,...

Find the right sized bulb and length of shoot, and, with a knife in hand, craft a beer bong. Don't remember how I remember this.:rolleyes:
Forum: Electronics   03-14-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By frankdrebin
Snap on ferrite beads for the power lines. You...

Snap on ferrite beads for the power lines. You can add a filter to the speaker lines. Big difference between HF and audio frequencies. Look up audio filers and TVI filters in reference to Amateur...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,875
Posted By frankdrebin
The west side is tree covered rock. Watch the...

The west side is tree covered rock. Watch the winds. There are few sheltered spots. One not to miss is Tasu Sound. If you see what looks like a wood ladder perched on a reef or rock out cropping,...
Forum: Electronics   11-09-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,501
Posted By frankdrebin
The AH-4 is a good tuner. Winmor is good...

The AH-4 is a good tuner.

Winmor is good good too. To run the faster Pactor modes, you'll need one of the spendy SCS line of modems. Pactor I is slow and free for use by hams, so any recent modem...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By frankdrebin
Communications. Monitor the drivers on CB. Nice...

Communications. Monitor the drivers on CB. Nice to know ahead of time where debris is or lane closures, etc.

Avoid heavy traffic areas during commute hours. Late night driving is the bomb. Sail...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-03-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 3,555
Posted By frankdrebin
Cabbage, ground beef or sausage, stewed tomatos,...

Cabbage, ground beef or sausage, stewed tomatos, bay leaves, optional rice.

Remove bay leaves and stir in sour cream.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,273
Posted By frankdrebin
Not to keep an old thread going, but I'll byte....

Not to keep an old thread going, but I'll byte. 'Best time to sail from Seattle?', would be the last quarter of any professional sports team from Seattle's last quarter. Generally.
Forum: MacGregor   07-14-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 45,962
Posted By frankdrebin
I "armstrong" mine upright against the shrouds....

I "armstrong" mine upright against the shrouds. Then I use a dock line to "lengthen" the jib halyard, (pre-fastened), which I wrap around the pulpit. Pull tight, throw on a couple of half hitches to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By frankdrebin
The diodes in the alternator will be quite happy...

The diodes in the alternator will be quite happy to serve as long as you do not exceed their maximum forward current rating, which your regulator should prevent.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 43,431
Posted By frankdrebin
Float followed by one and a half times the length...

Float followed by one and a half times the length of the drogue of "retrieval line". Attach this to the weighted end of the drogue. When under weigh, the float will submerge, and the weight will...
Forum: MacGregor   04-13-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 45,962
Posted By frankdrebin
New sails, and other parts, for the V 17. ...

New sails, and other parts, for the V 17.

Venture 17 (http://www.bwyachts.com/web%20catalog%2031203/sails/venture_17.htm)
Forum: MacGregor   02-17-2009
Replies: 297
Views: 45,962
Posted By frankdrebin
Rig a preventer, pole out the genoa, and sail...

Rig a preventer, pole out the genoa, and sail wing and wing. Being small and light, these boats are a hand full. I don't have a spinaker or the pole for one, but I can't imagine a spinaker would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By frankdrebin
Too cool.

Too cool.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 12,848
Posted By frankdrebin
Alex, When do i gybe, when approaching the...

Alex,

When do i gybe, when approaching the dock?

Just kidding. You'll be fine. In great pain, yah, sure, you betch ya. But, you'll be fine.
My best wishes to you and yours.
Forum: herSailNet   02-03-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 7,480
Posted By frankdrebin
Gps.

Gps.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 12,659
Posted By frankdrebin
Welcome to sailnet. (you tickled an old thread.)

Welcome to sailnet. (you tickled an old thread.)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-09-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 19,627
Posted By frankdrebin
Duck Tape and Bailing wire. Works every time. ...

Duck Tape and Bailing wire. Works every time.

Or you could use the proper tools for the job at hand.

Forget it. Grab an old CB, and a 1500W linear and talk on all freqs. simultaneously.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-24-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By frankdrebin
I don't see a "building a moth" link, however the...

I don't see a "building a moth" link, however the "home build" link works well as do the subsequent pdf files.

I'm using firefox and adobe for the pdf's.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 6,215
Posted By frankdrebin
For the record, in Washington State. They...

For the record, in Washington State.

They call it Mandatory Boating Saftey Education.

2008 - 12 to 20 year old
2009 - 25 yrs and under
2010 - 30 yrs and under
2011 - 35 and under
2012 - 40...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By frankdrebin
Looks like a hand went overboard.

Looks like a hand went overboard.
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