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Search: Posts Made By: wind_magic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,788
Posted By wind_magic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,615
Posted By wind_magic
Re: The Benefits of Bottom Feeding

Some people I have talked to who insist on purchasing new, be it cars, or whatever, tend to be technophobes who have a kind of superstition that if they buy new then they can avoid the inevitable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 9,668
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Major problem in mexico

In America police officers have a murder/mortality rate of 21.8 compared with a rate of 23.7 for everyone in Mexico. Yeah, EVERY person in Mexico has the same chance of being killed by violence as a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,873
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Should I learn the sextant?

Sailing horror stories all seem to have the same general themes; running out of fresh water, not knowing where you are, not being able to communicate to anyone, not anticipating the weather, not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

GG, I think the poster was asking how long the ham leg will keep in storage w/o refrigeration.

(I could be wrong about that)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I have to disagree with you on a lot of what you wrote about canned meat trav, but especially this.

Canned hamburger is great. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Routing HF Antenna, Dangers ?

Thanks so much for the reply. :)

I should have been more specific, I'm talking about the actual antenna cable that comes out of the tuner, not between the radio and the tuner.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By wind_magic
Routing HF Antenna, Dangers ?

Hello forum,

I'm curious, is there anything I need to be aware of when routing the antenna cable for HF ? This is for a few hundred watts, and mostly what I want to know is if the antenna cable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I have read posts here over the years of people using the vacuum garment bags that take out the air to save space and keep them dry.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Long Term Visas

Intentional Homicide Rates (UNODC, per 100000 people)

Algeria - 1.5
Morocco - 1.4
Egypt - 1.2
Turkey - 3.3

Mexico - 23.7
Guatemala - 38.5
Jamaica - 40.9
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Long Term Visas

Wikipedia claims that the Islamic uprising since July 2013 has claimed 1300 people's lives in Egypt.

The WHO claims that 2000 people died in Libya during its civil war (Al Jazerra claims 13000).
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Long Term Visas

I know absolutely nothing about Europe or the Med in terms of cruising, but I have always wondered about this situation with having to leave the EU countries for a period of time before returning.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Oatmeal is edible with a steak, potatoes, and some chocolate cake.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

:)

Or how about a discussion about budgeting ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I agree, it is like adding a pet to the boat. It's just a little dog, it doesn't take up much space, you can get them for free at the animal shelter! :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

MikeO, I think you'll be glad you stored huge quantities of food you actually eat and use, but a lot of people make the mistake when they start storing food of storing food they don't actually eat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Many people would say the same about having a workshop to do projects in, air conditioning, chest freezer, and room to ride their horses ... I think it is all what you become used to living with (and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 11,725
Posted By wind_magic
Re: What stops Americans cruising the world?

To me the EU just doesn't sound very friendly, kind of like Australia. I'm sure the people are probably friendly, but you hear horror stories about cruisers being hassled and I think it turns people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 1,456
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Probability of a lightning strike

I never responded to anything you said in this thread ... don't know where you got that, especially since I didn't quote anything you wrote.

Did you even say anything about grounding ?

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 1,456
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Probability of a lightning strike

If you think having equipment grounded is the cause there's no reason that a person couldn't put a knife switch on their master ground to disconnect everything. I don't see how it would help,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 1,456
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Probability of a lightning strike

Sailnet forum members have had boats hit by lightning.

It happens.

That seems like a high enough probability of it happening to believe it could happen to you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

It's all about expectations.

If you grew up making a banquet out of a cup of rice then living on 500$us/mo is not only easy that's living like royalty.

If you grew up going to the best...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Battery state-of-charge question - technical

Agree, on the higher amp models at least one of the digital ones only has 16 bits of resolution which can make for a pretty small window at less than an amp. The digital ones are nice because they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Battery state-of-charge question - technical

I do that with my shore charger when it gets in a strange state, I installed a switch so I could disconnect its sense circuit from the battery bank and totally reset it because it was causing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By wind_magic
Re: I forgot I don't have a toilet.

You are showing your age BubbleheadMd, about half of the humans in this country have no idea what you just said. :D
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