There is a lot of technical detail in this thread. All of us, hmmm, some of us are familiar with anchors, sail shape, spade rudders, long keels etc, but some of the specialist jargon used in this thread might be foreign to readers. May I connect these unfamiliar terms to the boating/sailing world? I added a few more for clarity.
Many scientists think that's how it all started, but not so in the boating
world: the Big Bang is an event when the very sudden realisation hits the boat owner that boating
is not what the brochures told it to be.
The location where all the money
invested in the boat, money that disappears without a trace and can never be recovered. There must be a lot of money there by now.
Actually there are a few horizons, one with the unaided eye, and one with binoculars (see also the entry ‘gravitational lens’) . Items on the horizon are always vague and always in the distance. BTW, this horizon is often thought of as origin of the rainbow. And no, the pot of gold is not there, that is a fable invented by trolls.
Not unlike UV rays, you can’t see them, but climbing high in the mast
with a bino, you might see these rays on the horizon. You might get glimpses of where your money went. See also above entry.
Yes, he was a famous architect that specialised in cats, however not many know that Bob Perry was ahead of him with the “boat in the box” Far Harbour. Schrodinger Cats has been made famous by the quality of the vessels or lack thereof, either they sail well or they don’t, they are stable or flip easily. The paradoxical truth is they can be either or both of these, all depending on the person looking at it, or not. Which bring us to the next term
“It all depends”. All things depend on the depth
of your pocket and your life experiences. In boating terms that means, both a 28 ft and a 58 ft boat are big boats.
Super Nova (plural is “Novae”)
Nova is another word for “Novice”, a histrionic sailor with little sailing knowledge but with enormous energy, mostly noticed in club bars and forums
. These sailors attract a lot of attention, they certainly look bright, and indeed they often are….. for a while.
Not a scientific term, this term is derived for the fantasy world with all the trimmings that go with that.
Very heavy stuff. There has been some attempts made to use this material as ballast in monohulls. Sofar all boats have sunk. Therefore caution is warranted in using this stuff.
Thermo dynamic laws
These laws must be obeyed. If not, the climate-change threads become invalid overnight, and might even disappear altogether.
Sorry, this area is not my speciality, maybe ask Mr Google
Invented by Raymarine
for their latest digital charts
, not available for Open CPN
A relatively simple process. For instance tonic with a dash of gin will make a gin and tonic. Each of the ingredients on their own may not be good or palatable, but the combination is just perfect. Ice recommended. Best time for cold fusion is around 1700 hrs or sunset.
Conservation of energy
This relates to doing as little as possible: don’t row the tender
, use the outboard
; don’t sail the boat in a zigzag fashion, motor
in a straight line; don’t varnish
, let it go silver.
We all know the diodes ie to prevent stray currents; the triode is just 1 ½ diode.
Actually this is a new concept
, but easy to understand if we split the term in the two words: waves and gravity. Waves are not good while planning a cold fusion activity and particularly leaded monohulls are prone to gravity. So, both elements are negative, and the combination of both….. better stay in the marina when gravity waves are forecast
Space time continuum
There is plenty of space on the oceans, one can keep on sailing forever, that is, when one has the time. The record
sofar is set by Jon Sanders I believe.
So, if you have the time, the oceans have the space.
I must add that once the sailor sets off on the voyage his/her perception of time will certainly alter, and even the perception of space may be subject to change, that in context and contrast with the space of the ocean and the tightness of the small yacht.
Binoculors on steroids, sorry could not help myself, just kidding.
It is really new digital technology to let us see around corners. I believe some renowned manufacturers will soon bring out a portable model.
There are rumours that Quantum has the lead here, but I believe that many other contenders who have this theory and technology as well; it is just that the folks at Quantum got the name nailed. See here:Quantum Sails
I think the link that “Paul E” posted said it all in a few words. My prediction is that this technology will become available in boats soon after electric
propulsion has become viable on long distance cruisers.