What would you want to learn? - SailNet Community
 5Likes
  • 1 Post By davidpm
  • 1 Post By davidpm
  • 1 Post By davidpm
  • 2 Post By amwbox
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 11-12-2015 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hypoluxo, FL
Posts: 196
Thanks: 41
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
What would you want to learn?

If you were to attend a seminar or webinar on any sailing/cruising topic, what would it be? What are you interested in learning about?
jerryRiggin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 11-12-2015
Master Mariner
 
capta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere south of civilization
Posts: 7,405
Thanks: 139
Thanked 396 Times in 384 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: What would you want to learn?

My interest would be in choosing and using the most economical and reliable sat coms (phone?) to get weather at sea. A detailed course in every aspect of every system offered, so one might purchase a system as an educated buyer.
I've got a lovely Alden WxFax, but finding a manual and the paper for it seems impossible, so I probably should just get it off the boat.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

facebook.com/svskippingstone
capta is online now  
post #3 of 9 Old 11-12-2015
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 865
Thanks: 37
Thanked 41 Times in 41 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Re: What would you want to learn?

Six month cruising out of Grenada or other downwind locations. Nuts and bolts of boat purchase, registration, and insurance; hauling and dry storage; boat services; income tax considerations; etc
Hudsonian is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 Old 11-12-2015
Senior Member
 
davidpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 5,092
Thanks: 530
Thanked 91 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: What would you want to learn?

I would like to know more about diesel engines. I would like to see one disassembled, reassembled and started.

Showing all the systems that make it work.
Rhapsody-NS27 likes this.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
davidpm is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 11-12-2015
Senior Member
 
davidpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 5,092
Thanks: 530
Thanked 91 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: What would you want to learn?

I would like to really get a handle on modern weather forecasting with multiple tools
Rhapsody-NS27 likes this.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
davidpm is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 11-12-2015
Senior Member
 
davidpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 5,092
Thanks: 530
Thanked 91 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: What would you want to learn?

I would also be interested in some engineering basics.

For example, if I wanted to remove a couple inches off the keel how much weight would I have to take out of the rig?

Or

I'm would like to increase the heavy weather capability of my boat what would do the most good. Larger chain-plates, bigger shrouds etc.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
davidpm is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 11-12-2015
Senior Member
 
davidpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 5,092
Thanks: 530
Thanked 91 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: What would you want to learn?

I would like to be able to understand electrical loads and how to engineer them better. For example to add bow thruster what are my options to power it.

__________________

I've got more.
Rhapsody-NS27 likes this.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
davidpm is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 11-12-2015
Senior Member
 
amwbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 632
Thanks: 23
Thanked 34 Times in 34 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: What would you want to learn?

Shaft driven generator setups.

Would be nice to constantly charge just from the action of the prop being dragged through the water while under sail.

radly53 and Sleddriver like this.

"Freedom is the increased knowledge of what you can do without." —Thoreau
amwbox is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 11-12-2015
Daniel - Norsea 27
 
Rhapsody-NS27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Me: NoVA Boat: St. Leonard, MD
Posts: 1,246
Thanks: 127
Thanked 60 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: What would you want to learn?

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
I would like to know more about diesel engines. I would like to see one disassembled, reassembled and started.

Showing all the systems that make it work.
With the options you mentioned I think this is the best one. It could come in use to a lot of people. Close second would be the electrical idea.

When I see the question, my first thought was learning about rigging work and any manner of splicing lines for different uses.

Daniel
1981 Nor'sea 27,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Quote:
“Who is staring at the sea is already sailing a little.”
-Paul Carvel
Rhapsody-NS27 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Here to learn joemcknight Introduce Yourself 2 04-05-2012 12:48 AM
GF and I are looking to learn more guinsu General Discussion (sailing related) 6 07-27-2011 01:22 PM
Want to learn- SVSnap Introduce Yourself 5 03-28-2008 04:56 AM
want to learn Tiel Crew Wanted/Available 0 02-07-2006 10:26 AM
Looking to learn! tomjgreg Learning to Sail 0 12-17-2002 06:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome