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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,774
Posted By fud
Not sure if this is the same software and I've...

Not sure if this is the same software and I've never used this, but it looks like it can be used for what you described. Mscan Meteo (http://mscan.com/) Let us know if you try it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,835
Posted By fud
Here is an online resource for celestial...

Here is an online resource for celestial navigation (http://www.ludd.luth.se/~kavli/peck_celestial/space.html). It looks like there are about 10 pages altogether. However, I have to warn you who ever...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-16-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By fud
Hate to start an answer with a question, but how...

Hate to start an answer with a question, but how fast does your boat go?

FROM ICW Facilities Guide (http://www.cruiseguides.com) (Bridge Restrictions)
[ICW St. Mile] [Clearance] [Bridge] ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By fud
Not sure what happened to my link, I'll try that...

Not sure what happened to my link, I'll try that again:
OceanGrafix (http://www.oceangrafix.com/o.g/index.html)
Not sure if it's my connection, but their site seems a little slow. OK, I think I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By fud
I recently bought some charts for a trip to the...

I recently bought some charts for a trip to the Chesapeake this summer from OceanGrafix (http://www.oceangrafix.com/o.g/index.html) They are NOAA approved print on demand (POD), meaning they include...
Forum: Diesel   10-12-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,919
Posted By fud
BarefootMambo, As long as you have the 2GM20F...

BarefootMambo,
As long as you have the 2GM20F there are no zinc's in the engine. It seems this question has come up many times before with the same results of some saying that the Yanmar GM series...
Forum: Diesel   10-11-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,919
Posted By fud
I have a 2GM20F as well. There are no engine...

I have a 2GM20F as well. There are no engine zinc's for the fresh water engine, but the raw water version has them. The manual covers multiple versions of the engine and was probably refering to the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-07-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,975
Posted By fud
zz4gta, SA/D = SA / (D/64)^2/3 The...

zz4gta,

SA/D = SA / (D/64)^2/3
The displacement needs to be in cubic feet, so:

Merit 25:
SA/D = 285 / (3000 / 64)^2/3
= 285 / (46.875)^0.6667
= 285 / 13.002
= 21.9
Forum: Electronics   09-30-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,513
Posted By fud
Hmmm. I'm just going to throw some ideas out....

Hmmm. I'm just going to throw some ideas out. Here is a link to a pdf of the manual (I believe) for a "Target 2 Log, Depth + Wind" (http://bit.ly/1TVvIM) In the manual they explain the calibration...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-21-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By fud
Hi Diva27, I have to confess that I know...

Hi Diva27,

I have to confess that I know zero about ISAF racing rules, but I do want to comment on one thing you mentioned.

That is not correct. When a sailboat is over taking a powerboat (even...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-21-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By fud
I agree with AdamLein, but to play along with the...

I agree with AdamLein, but to play along with the brainteaser:

The sailboat on the port tack
1) is give-way to the sailboat on the starboard tack
2) is stand-on to the power boat

The sailboat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 13,125
Posted By fud
Another Possible Cause...

I have had the same or at least a very similar problem to what DrB described. So I followed the great schematic and instructions given by JSL3. However instead of finding a sheared pin I found that...
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