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Search: Posts Made By: tomaz_423
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By tomaz_423
Re: Mast steps

Interesting design. I would be affreid to pull some out with a line ending on top of the mast with few missing steps. But again if this happens you can still decent vith the line.
I have plastic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,552
Posted By tomaz_423
Re: Water vs Gas

I went through same dilema, but my boat is a 47 footer. I had 4 water tanks 200l each and one fuel tank of 200 l. I converted one water tank into diesel and now have a more ballanced capacities. I...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,438
Posted By tomaz_423
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

I crossed Atlantic twice on my 47 footer. My equipment may not be so sophisticated but:
On open ocean the depth alarm is not an option.
Every larger breaking wave pushes mixture of air and water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 6,913
Posted By tomaz_423
Re: Why are wheels so big?

I agree about widward sitting and better visibility, but I do not agree about leverage. One can achieve same leverage with either a larger wheel or larger gear ratio to steering quadrant.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,640
Posted By tomaz_423
Re: 100 lb of Lead Vs 100 lb of concrete

Not the amount of surface area (that plays no role), but volume. Volume plays a role here. More volume = more displacement.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,227
Posted By tomaz_423
A 343 was probably not build to cros oceans, but...

A 343 was probably not build to cros oceans, but I would sail a Bene 393 across Atlantic.
Forum: Chartering 12-27-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,784
Posted By tomaz_423
We have done it with 5 feet 7 inches when we were...

We have done it with 5 feet 7 inches when we were there a few years ago. It was shallow, but we had more then 3 inches of water under our keel.
If you are in doubt you can always take the west...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,425
Posted By tomaz_423
I would say this is good design (or some luck). ...

I would say this is good design (or some luck).

I remember the question from my childhood: What happens when a unstoppable bullet hits the unbreakable wall ? I real life there is no such thing as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,222
Posted By tomaz_423
Back to dinghies: I considered WB 10 high...

Back to dinghies:
I considered WB 10 high performance sailing dinghy as my tender.
Sailboat 10 High Perf | Small Sport Sailboat | Features...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 5,359
Posted By tomaz_423
This i show true wind should be calculated. ...

This i show true wind should be calculated.

In fact Raymarine ST60 stupidily use speed info from paddle wheel and not frpom GPS (which is usually available). I think just to sell paddle wheels.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 6,183
Posted By tomaz_423
I think there was also one point per xxx posts...

I think there was also one point per xxx posts and one point per yy years or something like that in the past.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,757
Posted By tomaz_423
Flex-O-Fold clearly advocates underwater or out...

Flex-O-Fold clearly advocates underwater or out ow water assembly in their manual. Their only consideration is which thread locker you use.
From their installation manual for 3 blade shaft drive: ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,838
Posted By tomaz_423
I am afraid to use that type of shackle. ...

I am afraid to use that type of shackle.
Imagine you fall and slide over the lifeline. Friction over the line can pull the lanyard and open the shackle.
I prefer a secure attachment and a knife to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,757
Posted By tomaz_423
Than you all for answers so far, specially to you...

Than you all for answers so far, specially to you Fast.
You have probably seen a few props in the water.

Kiwi: max engine power for them is 55 HP, mine is 75, so they are out.

I liked Gori's...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,237
Posted By tomaz_423
Just make sure that: - water intake is sucking...

Just make sure that:
- water intake is sucking in water, not air
- oil pump is sucking in oil and not air.
If you have normal instrument for the engine you would get alarm the moment your oil...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,757
Posted By tomaz_423
Beneteau 473 prop zize

I am thinking of replacing stock 3 blade prop on my Beneteau 473 with a folding or feathering prop.
It is cold here and I can't dive under my boat.
Does anyone know what is the size and pitch of a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-17-2010
Replies: 495
Views: 79,786
Posted By tomaz_423
Just to clear few things: The track on that site...

Just to clear few things: The track on that site is not like a GPS track where you have a lot of points. Here one position point is transmitted every 4 hours.
So we know they were heading directly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 4,254
Posted By tomaz_423
I try to have open mind about it. Few...

I try to have open mind about it.

Few centuries ago people believed the earth is flat and a sailboat can sail any wind angle from DDW to reaching (close to 90%), but not higher.

I understand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 5,377
Posted By tomaz_423
Faster, in theory they should be allowed, but...

Faster,
in theory they should be allowed, but while you try to convince an official about it you may miss the flight.
The existing 300 CO2 on the plane have nothing to do with yours. The airline...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By tomaz_423
A sailboat turns to port by herself under motor

Hi,
I noticed that a sailboat started to turn to port when I released the wheel and autopilot was off.
The sea was flat and there was practically no wind.
She started to turn slowly, but...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-28-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By tomaz_423
As long you stay in your home country - work as...

As long you stay in your home country - work as much you want.
But if you enter another country you are not allowed to work.
Depending on the country they might expel you, fine you, seize your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By tomaz_423
I saw this cable arrangement on several European...

I saw this cable arrangement on several European production boats and I think it is a bad design. A simple protective cover (stainless or aluminum) would solve the problem easily.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,277
Posted By tomaz_423
Idle or kill motor when under sail? No, do not...

Idle or kill motor when under sail?
No, do not idle it, run it at cruising RPM in gear.
As the sun is very aggressive on your sails. So you will best protect them if you leave the sails covered....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By tomaz_423
what.

what.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By tomaz_423
:laugherThe quarter should be under the mast and...

:laugherThe quarter should be under the mast and not on the side.:laugher


Edit:
For those not knowing the ritual:
Coin Under Mast: Information from Answers.com...
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