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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2009
Replies: 230
Views: 22,327
Posted By NorthUp
Found

in the Dutch Antilles-

BBC News - Missing girl sailor Laura Dekker found safe in Antilles (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8423325.stm)

Missing girl sailor Laura Dekker found safe in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-03-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,207
Posted By NorthUp
Even this has gone now, since the introduction of...

Even this has gone now, since the introduction of DSC on VHF and MF/HF
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By NorthUp
Program in the local landline number for the...

Program in the local landline number for the Coastguard, they can start the ball rolling for anywhere in the world
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 12,323
Posted By NorthUp
Hellosailor 6076 feet x 3 knots equals 18228...

Hellosailor

6076 feet x 3 knots equals 18228 feet per hour.
18228 feet/hour divided by 60 equals 303.8 feet per minute.
303.8 feet/min divided by 60 equals 5.0 feet per second

5 feet/ sec for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 5,195
Posted By NorthUp
Nobody's answering in case they get it wrong and...

Nobody's answering in case they get it wrong and you sue!
To be safe, get an experienced MARINE electrician to check for stray electrical currents, it is the only way to be positive (!) about the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By NorthUp
Is the position suitable for through- hull log...

Is the position suitable for through- hull log or sounder transducer- doesn't look like it in the photo, too much of angle?
Is there an optional cabin layout for your boat from the builders- maybe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,465
Posted By NorthUp
Could be that a section of exhaust hose has...

Could be that a section of exhaust hose has started to delaminate internally,
open both ends and shine a torch through.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-05-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By NorthUp
Are you using a quality multimeter to measure...

Are you using a quality multimeter to measure these voltages? the (made in) china specials are not very accurate, and can be found inside meters with a more respected name from the USA or Europe.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 27,894
Posted By NorthUp
the paste is called Kolor Kut, and its made in...

the paste is called Kolor Kut, and its made in Texas. it just discloses the presence of water in the fuel, it does not remove it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,510
Posted By NorthUp
Industry standard?

He claims that the industry standard is to make an offer and sign a contract prior to starting the engine or a sea trial.????

Time to walk away from this 'broker' and a dodgy deal!

If you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By NorthUp
Sounds like your laptop battery is charging the...

Sounds like your laptop battery is charging the boat battery- can you remove the laptop battery and run direct from the external supply and see if the lights are affected now?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 6,926
Posted By NorthUp
You are floating in your fire extinguisher!...

You are floating in your fire extinguisher! Capsize the dinghy and I guarantee the fire will go out!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,522
Posted By NorthUp
because

...the hose will not be cooled and go hard by the bronze stub as it is pushed over - nothing worse than getting the hose half on and then it jams!
True, the stub will expand, but not nearly as much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,522
Posted By NorthUp
heat required-

A hot air gun is one good way to fit tight hoses, use it to gently heat the (bronze?) hose stubs as well as the hose.
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