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Search: Posts Made By: flyingwelshman
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Fuel Consumption

I installed a fuel gauge the first year I had my boat. Never look at it.

Just keep track of how long the engine runs and at what RPM.

I have a Yanmar 2GM20. At 2000 RPM it sips 1 liter per...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Warps?

My understanding is that warps are lines that are towed behind a boat in order to moderate its speed.
The effectiveness of the warps is variable due to warp length, line thickness and period of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2014
Replies: 157
Views: 9,384
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

We just watched it (the credits are rolling as I type).
I agree wholeheartedly with Sail Magazine's review.
There were far too many technical errors. They made it impossible to suspend disbelief....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,137
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Music for sailing: what floats your boat?

Here is my 'Nautical' playlist from my iTunes:

Song of the whale (Part one : from dawn / Part two : from dusk) Tangerine Dream
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin
Pirates Emerson, Lake & Palmer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2013
Replies: 596
Views: 33,192
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Cutthroat Island

http://blu.stb.s-msn.com/i/FE/84A4E67D1DDE412A72A64E8C488DEF.jpg

Shiver me timbers!
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-27-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,842
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Near disasterous first sail

re. Sail Track Stops:

I discovered these this season (after much frustration and a torn sail):

http://content.westmarine.com/images/catalog/large/108332.jpg

About $10.00 or so.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 469
Views: 93,091
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

A few 'moments' from this summer:

Racing (and beating) my friend into Penetanguishene (photo from Sophie):

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr293/Tresquewel/sailing080913_zps4072309f.jpg
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2013
Replies: 168
Views: 21,142
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

What a sad, sad sentiment.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 3,292
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

chall03: I stand by what I said: the guy tortured his family (did you hear the anguish in the wife's weeping when he started out the first time?) Why? For no other reason than to satisfy his own...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Photo of my son on page 40 of August 2013 SpinSheet

"I'm hardening the jib! Deal with it!"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,198
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: What are the costs of owning a sailboat minus the boat itself?

http://www.netanimations.net/Moving-picture-100-dollar-bill-money-to-burn-animated-gif.gif

http://www.personal.psu.edu/bfr3/blogs/leader/0819_sell-soul-devil_390x220.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 9,261
Posted By flyingwelshman
Stop freakin' waving at me!

We just got back from a couple of weeks of cruising up the East side of Georgian Bay.

As some may remember our original plan of heading up to the North Channel was aborted by certain events...
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