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Forum: Living Aboard   14 Hours Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,129
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Cokina Sheet with Magma grill

Current US NIH guidance is more conservative. They recommend not allowing Teflon to exceed 200C (390F) to avoid PTFE-toxicosis. As I understand it a single exposure is not the problem; it is...
Forum: Electronics   16 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Bare Minimum Electronics

Hullo Kevin,

Lots of thoughts in this thread. Here are mine:

0. (Since not electronics) Charts
1. Depth sounder
2. VHF
3. Safety beacon (EPIRB or PLB)
4. Electronic plotter
5. Radar
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 3,901
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Safely taking a 1980 36' hunter around the world

Good day Matt,

The best and most important thing you can do is to get off the dock. Do some sailing. Do some cruising. You might consider working your way down the West Coast and into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,141
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Good short wave radio to get started with

Welcome aboard. Radio is a lot of fun. Frankly, other than some minor regulatory facts that you just have to know, there is nothing necessary to pass the US Technician and General ham exams that you...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 3,589
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Watergate Village is now Watergate Pointe. The property sold two years ago and the new owners have been making a number of upgrades. I have not walked the docks in a while so can't speak to how...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Remote radio software

See the Yahoo! group for the M710.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 7,642
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Jon Eisberg's Passing today...

It was a surprise. An autopsy is in progress.
Forum: Living Aboard   01-05-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 3,385
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How many liveaboards pay more?

As Shawn said he has two kids. They are the most mature, well-behaved kids I can think of. Shawn and his wife have problems but at least as far as I can tell from a moderate distance they are being...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-05-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 3,385
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How many liveaboards pay more?

Good question. Marinas, even yacht clubs, are businesses and should proceed in a business like fashion.

I do not agree. It takes some time pressure off but water saturation during thermal...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   01-03-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,260
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Adrift sv Dagny, West End, Grand Bahama

I agree with Donna.

I would like to point out that decision-making deteriorates with fatigue. You can talk about his initial choice to sail alone, and the issues of preparation and weather...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   01-01-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 3,589
Posted By SVAuspicious
2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Another year, another late check in.

Best wishes to all on another New Year and a wonderful season for sailing.

Today is a boat work day for me.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,085
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Diving Compressor

I see more of these than anything else: Breathing Air Compressor System for Scuba Diving ( . Either independent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Options for WiFi/broadband

Always trying to help. *grin*

Fine. Be aware that mounting brackets can really add up. Have a plan. Generally you want to mount the antenna and hang the Bullet from beneath it. The Bullet is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Options for WiFi/broadband

There are a number of options.

From an architectural point of view there is an external access device--a router--that connects to the shore side WiFi access point, a power-over-Ethernet (poe)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-29-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,083
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: I wonder how hard I'm going to get hammered for this one...

There are a lot of things people do that don't make sense. A canvas bimini that can't be taken down because of solar panels might as well be permanent fiberglass. The fact that a lot of people do it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-24-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 359,089
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I infer that smackdaddy thinks his boat is capable of a passage to the Moon. That doesn't make it so.

You raise a number of issues Ed. First, as someone noted this thread in particular and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,446
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

If I recall correctly you and I have the same basic approach. From the Chesapeake Bay safe water buoy I get as close to 135T as wind permits until across the Gulf Stream. I simply don't understand...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-04-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,345
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Cutter Rigs

The dual headstay rig with an inner forestay that runs from high on the mast to an attachment close to the headstay is often referred to as a Solent stay. It's virtues include good structural support...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-03-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Annapolis Area Assistance

I can help you but the easiest thing would be to have AYS send someone down to take pictures and send them to you.
Forum: Apps & Authors   11-30-2015
Replies: 830
Views: 39,203
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

You are making good progress.

50 statute miles per day is the average number I hear from cruisers intent on making progress. That generally doesn't include days with fuel stops which can easily...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 415
Views: 31,556
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Florida is at it again

Here you go:

Subject: Oppose Ban on Anchoring


The Florida state Senate is considering SB 1548 which contains a provision that is attacks the rights and freedoms of boaters. The Florida...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 10,229
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: VHF DSC Handheld with AIS?

Hmm. Wrong citation. However there is a requirement elsewhere in 164.46 for use at anchor only for vessels for which carriage is required. See AIS Requirements...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,603
Posted By SVAuspicious
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

I have a bail at the end of my boom specifically for the preventer. If your boom isn't so fitted adding one is pretty straightforward.

Offshore I run the preventer (when not being used) over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Propeller 101?

SAE tapers are 1:16 and 1:12 (generally smaller shafts use 1:16 and larger ones above 3" or so are 1:12). Metric tapers are 1:10 and 1:20.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,035
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Read the resources first and then ask the questions. You'll get much better responses and from more the perspective of more experience if you ask better questions. You are asking poor questions - at...
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