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Search: Posts Made By: Nautichthys
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,551
Posted By Nautichthys
If we're talking about working on deck I would...

If we're talking about working on deck I would tend to agree. Primal fears (fire, water, being trapped) can sometimes significantly bias the perception of risk.

However, if we're talking about...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 09-27-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By Nautichthys
It's always good to get the regulations directly...

It's always good to get the regulations directly from the organization that will be busting you if you screw up.

Dabnis - I've known enough fish cops over the years that I highly doubt a choice...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2011
Replies: 391
Views: 39,061
Posted By Nautichthys
Yep. I think technically though it's set, not...

Yep. I think technically though it's set, not drift, since it's mainly the direction we're concerned about:

Set and drift - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2011
Replies: 391
Views: 39,061
Posted By Nautichthys
Pretty typical. Any crap in the fuel tank will...

Pretty typical. Any crap in the fuel tank will make itself known when things start rocking and rolling, it gets stirred up, plugs the fuel filter and kills the engine.

I'm a strong believer in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 3,531
Posted By Nautichthys
Tell your R&D department they missed two...

Tell your R&D department they missed two essentials.

1) A bigger hammer: Box Tool - Lee Valley Tools (http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=32016&cat=1,43456,43407&ap=1)

I know, all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,407
Posted By Nautichthys
That would be my guess. On a diaphragm that size...

That would be my guess. On a diaphragm that size it doesn't take much for a buckle to form and leak. I'd try backing off the ring, make sure the diaphragm is smoothed down and firmly seated all the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,407
Posted By Nautichthys
Seems like an odd arrangement. I just took a...

Seems like an odd arrangement. I just took a Whale Gusher apart today. They can handle a bit of solid material from the bilge, but I doubt their flapper valves are as effective as the duckbeak valves...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 07-16-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By Nautichthys
Aye, First and foremost it needs to fit your...

Aye, First and foremost it needs to fit your face.

Without using the strap, place the mask on your face and inhale slightly or hold your breath and press in on the mask to create a vacuum. Take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By Nautichthys
As a marine biologist I appreciate that. I really...

As a marine biologist I appreciate that. I really hate finding butts when I'm sorting through totes of fish.

Bit strange though that when I'm up to my elbows in scales, slime, jelly fish, and...
Forum: Diesel 07-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,375
Posted By Nautichthys
Check the manual. I'm not familiar with Perkins...

Check the manual. I'm not familiar with Perkins but the marine gear units I do know don't use ATF. They use single weight engine oil.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,084
Posted By Nautichthys
Definitely worth the read. I had no idea...

Definitely worth the read. I had no idea Marinetraffic.com was an open community project. I thought it was just part of the swarm that's been trying to commercialize the data over the last ten years....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-26-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,084
Posted By Nautichthys
I'd be careful about using these sites for real...

I'd be careful about using these sites for real time navigation. In the area I hang out in there can be quite a lag between position updates. For example, marinetraffic.com is showing one ferry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,130
Posted By Nautichthys
My coworker's SPOT spends several weeks a year...

My coworker's SPOT spends several weeks a year strapped in its case to the top of a railing, fully exposed to central coast weather. (Rain, with an occasional bit of rain for variety, unless it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,130
Posted By Nautichthys
My ancient PLB is the size of a brick of butter...

My ancient PLB is the size of a brick of butter and is so obsolete the batteries aren't available anymore. I need to get me one those new ones.

Come to think of it, the cellphones of the day...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,130
Posted By Nautichthys
Welcome to the board. This topic shows up...

Welcome to the board.

This topic shows up regularly with the same opinion spread you see above. I'd suggest the "search" function but I'm not sure I know how to use it myself. :)

Have a good...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,723
Posted By Nautichthys
I would agree. Unfortunately between Fark.com and...

I would agree. Unfortunately between Fark.com and working in Health and Safety for a long time I've developed a certain "caution". Somewhere, someone is sleeping in the bilge under the floorboards...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-07-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,723
Posted By Nautichthys
Are you thinking that you can make your own dry...

Are you thinking that you can make your own dry ice? Making bricks or pellets requires a machine at least the size of a small refrigerator. You can make dry ice snow by tying a heavy canvas bag over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,299
Posted By Nautichthys
Imagination needs to be backed by solid research....

Imagination needs to be backed by solid research. There are very good reasons for oil supplanting coal and economics was only part of it.

Consider safety. The town I'm in was founded on coal...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By Nautichthys
Not as such. Older marine instruments can be...

Not as such. Older marine instruments can be connected together by serial cables and then connected to a computer through a serial port (assuming the computer is old enough to have one) or through a...
Forum: Provisioning 03-24-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,180
Posted By Nautichthys
LED growlights still seem to be in the "try it...

LED growlights still seem to be in the "try it and see" phase. LEDs in general tend to have very tight spectrum outputs, with peaks in places that plants don't necessarily use. A bank of LEDs tuned...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 8,290
Posted By Nautichthys
Whoa! Up here sea grapes are the spherical form...

Whoa! Up here sea grapes are the spherical form of Derbesia. Green translucent globes about 1/2" in diameter. The other phase is a stringy mat. Definitely one of those "You can eat that??" things if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 8,290
Posted By Nautichthys
You probably have one of the world's highly...

You probably have one of the world's highly prized culinary weeds at your doorstep: Dulse. Palmaria palmata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulse)


I haven't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,634
Posted By Nautichthys
Oh dear. :mad: Well, hopefully it worked...

Oh dear. :mad:

Well, hopefully it worked out for him and he didn't end up upside in a ditch somewhere. Maybe someone new can use the information.:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,634
Posted By Nautichthys
Do not do this. It can kill you. Sway is often...

Do not do this. It can kill you. Sway is often the result of too little tongue weight. More is usually better but too much and you can start bouncing the front axle off the road. You need to figure...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By Nautichthys
Not Canadian. U.K. or Scandinavian maybe...

Not Canadian. U.K. or Scandinavian maybe...
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