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Search: Posts Made By: k1vsk
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 63,424
Posted By k1vsk
Perfect example of the failure of our elementary...

Perfect example of the failure of our elementary school system! - it's you're too funny. But you couldn't have chosen a more appropriate or entertaining ending.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 63,424
Posted By k1vsk
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Still waiting...
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 63,424
Posted By k1vsk
Actually it couldn't and you can't see microbes...

Actually it couldn't and you can't see microbes but then some people will believe what you want regardless of reality. I can't debate perception. If you ever want to discuss the science, I'll be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 63,424
Posted By k1vsk
That's precisely where virtually all the sampling...

That's precisely where virtually all the sampling is taking place. Nothing "outta mind" there. Surface sampling is a futile exercise for which even the academic institutions grad students are aware....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 63,424
Posted By k1vsk
There are still some pockets of weathered oil...

There are still some pockets of weathered oil scattered throughout the northern Gulf region which are not transportable and are being removed at a reasonable pace. The vast majority of the spill has...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-04-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 6,118
Posted By k1vsk
Please keep in mind these are essentially...

Please keep in mind these are essentially marketing gimmicks and the ratings are somewhat meaningless. Clearly almost anyone can learn something new but as a prerequisite to chartering, these ratings...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 09-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,409
Posted By k1vsk
if you don't typically single-hand, running...

if you don't typically single-hand, running backstays would solve the problem
Forum: Diesel 09-01-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By k1vsk
the bottom mark indicates the proper level -...

the bottom mark indicates the proper level - there is no top or bottom mark as with an engine lube oil sump.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,466
Posted By k1vsk
sounds like you didn't make sure the battery...

sounds like you didn't make sure the battery connections were solid.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,538
Posted By k1vsk
I have to disagree with using Pledge. Most...

I have to disagree with using Pledge. Most contemporary boats/ dodgers use eisenglass or newer materials which will deteriorate much more rapidly if you use this stuff which obviously isn't made for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By k1vsk
Sounds like a simple fix of the cable which moves...

Sounds like a simple fix of the cable which moves the shift linkage which is either broken or loose. It is an easy fix if so, however, if you are not mechanically inclined and familiar with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,394
Posted By k1vsk
Well, if it's a translucent poly tank, you can...

Well, if it's a translucent poly tank, you can see the water level if the walls are clean and there is sufficient light. Otherwise, you already mentioned the alternative. The exterior capacitive...
Forum: Hunter 08-19-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 27,736
Posted By k1vsk
The Legend series (35.5, 37.5, 40.5) are among...

The Legend series (35.5, 37.5, 40.5) are among the best coastal cruisers made and would serve you well for your stated purpose. For what it's worth, I agree with you about some of these "cruising"...
Forum: Hunter 08-19-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 27,736
Posted By k1vsk
Not the first time I've read this which peeked my...

Not the first time I've read this which peeked my curiosity. Certainly not a statistically valid sampling but a quick search of ACTUAL SOLD prices in the last year reveals the following:

Catalina...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 1,779
Posted By k1vsk
Let's see - "Cap'n, can you swing that crane...

Let's see - "Cap'n, can you swing that crane around and pick up my boat to hide wile going through?" Cap'n replies: :Turn around and put your hands behind your back". Pause... View sight of idiot...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By k1vsk
Easy day trips - Day 1 - Salem to Cuttyhunk ...

Easy day trips -
Day 1 - Salem to Cuttyhunk
Day 2 - Cuttyhunk to Nantucket
One of the most crowded weeks/weekends in Nantucket
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By k1vsk
If you are reserving a significant portion of...

If you are reserving a significant portion of $20,000 for repairs, you are likely to be looking only at boats which are in pretty rough shape - deck issues or other.
Boats which have had core...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,693
Posted By k1vsk
You are fortunate as your main isn't that large...

You are fortunate as your main isn't that large so you might be able to get away with a smaller boom package but expect to pay close to $10,000 for anything worth having. That price will probably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By k1vsk
This reminds me of the Progressive commercials on...

This reminds me of the Progressive commercials on TV where they claim you can choose the "policy (read - premium amount) that fits your budget. Never, repeat - never choose an insurance policy based...
Forum: Electronics 08-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By k1vsk
Splitters serve a purpose arguably but all of...

Splitters serve a purpose arguably but all of them share one common problem - loss. The loss of adding the splitter plus the requisite connections with their inherent additional loss usually offsets...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-16-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,062
Posted By k1vsk
We have a 4JH2E and it does not have an external...

We have a 4JH2E and it does not have an external fuel pump which leads me to believe someone has added one to your fuel system. It really makes no difference what you have presently as any fuel pump...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-16-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,142
Posted By k1vsk
Wickford Marina is excellent and there are an...

Wickford Marina is excellent and there are an abundance of moorings. Slips are less available but check early in the season. BYY in Wickford does have slip as well as mooring availability last I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-15-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 5,710
Posted By k1vsk
Most people tend to favor the boat they have/know...

Most people tend to favor the boat they have/know - duh... People want to validate their choice and in most cases don't have experience with other boats so the answers these questions typically...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,912
Posted By k1vsk
Don't know what BoatUS includes in their coverage...

Don't know what BoatUS includes in their coverage but I'd be surprised any insurer would consider this normal wear and tear or normal deterioration or, regardless, exempt this type damage. Always...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 4,859
Posted By k1vsk
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Lots do it; some do it every year. It all depends on your/the crew's experience. However, September is probably the worst time to go.<input id="gwProxy" type="hidden"><!--Session data--><input...
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