Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 20-02-2008, 09:49   #16
Registered User
 
dcstrng's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Oday30-B24
Posts: 578
Images: 48
<I remember ... watching the submarine races...>

Them's the ones...
__________________

__________________
Larry
dcstrng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-02-2008, 17:31   #17
Registered User
 
sluissa's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pensacola, FL, US
Boat: Westfield UK Kingfisher 20+ - Rabbit
Posts: 402
Images: 4
Send a message via AIM to sluissa
Odd idea i've occasionally had bouncing around in my head. Don't mean to drift the thread but I don't think it warrants a new thread.

Take an old diesel U-Boat. Add amas to make it a Tri. Add a sail rig.
__________________

__________________
sluissa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2008, 16:49   #18
Eternal Member
 
imagine2frolic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Las Brisas Panama AGAIN!
Boat: Simpson, Catamaran, 46ft. IMAGINE
Posts: 4,508
Images: 123
Good idea about fresh new challenges, but we can't stop pushing the envelope. We would have never hit the sound barrier, crossed the Atlantic, climbed Everest, let alone the MOON, and the list is HUGE!. It is the risk takers that spring us forward.

Some explore from the armchair, and some explore with their lives on the line. I guess you shouldn't send an ambulance to a poor house with a heart attack victim, because us taxpayers will pay for that too. I am sure we pay for more ambulance rides than boats saved in $ amounts.

One of the best sailors on S.F. Bay died a few years back right on the bay. Because he couldn't get his boots off. RISKS are everywhere on every corner. Let's not shut down the human spirit.

I almost bought a BOC boat that was a couple of years old before I bought my cat. I bought the cat, because I met my wife. You think Hassler, and the others wouldn't have used a radio if they could, or taken a GPS? They like Magellan left with the best technology they could afford. Still today you need to be resourceful to try, and save your own butt. How many of you have On Star system? Shame on you if you do, or are you just taking advantage of today's technology.

I say let the HUMAN SPIRIT thrive, and the rest of us will reap the rewards. Pushing the envelope makes for better developement. No one is forcing you to single-hand the Southern Ocean. STAY ON YOUR LAKE, YOUR BAY, or where ever your heart desires, but never hold those back that in some way we benefit from. just my humble .02 cents
__________________
imagine2frolic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-02-2008, 17:17   #19
Senior Cruiser
 
Therapy's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: W Florida
Boat: The Jon boat still, plus a 2007 SeaCat.
Posts: 6,894
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by imagine2frolic View Post
Let's not shut down the human spirit.


How many of you have On Star system? Shame on you if you do, or are you just taking advantage of today's technology.

That is sort of what I was thinking.
Technological advances......well........Some can afford it earlier than others.
__________________
Therapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2017, 02:47   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 70
Re: Why Sponsor and encourage Bad Seamanship?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pelagic View Post
In my early days, I remember my girlfriend and I watching the submarine races on many a starry night.

My condolences. I, too, attended the odd submarine race with my missus, but I never got the chance or inclination to look out the windows. Much better view inside the car.
__________________
shufti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2017, 05:31   #21
Senior Cruiser
 
StuM's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea
Boat: FP Belize Maestro 43
Posts: 6,707
Re: Why Sponsor and encourage Bad Seamanship?

9 year dead thread and a response to total thread drift. That's some necro-posting!
__________________
StuM is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2017, 05:48   #22
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 4,866
Re: Why Sponsor and encourage Bad Seamanship?

Quote:
Originally Posted by StuM View Post
9 year dead thread and a response to total thread drift. That's some necro-posting!
They really need to highlight posts older than 3 months in a different color. I was ready to respond.

Oh what the heck:

1) Greenest....before we can do that we need to define what is "green". I've seen far too many "green" products that are anything but...
2) If the goal is to encourage safety and proper seamanship, single hand by definition, violates the requirement to have a watch at all times.
3) Now that would be a good one but how about a submersible with tow-able solar array. You could have say a 100kw array with umbilical that you tow powering the boat but during storm conditions, both would submerge (even 20-30' depth would get you out of the worst of a storm). When conditions get better, you resurface and continue on. In port, it might be a bit of a hassle though.
__________________
valhalla360 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2017, 18:26   #23
Senior Cruiser
 
Therapy's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: W Florida
Boat: The Jon boat still, plus a 2007 SeaCat.
Posts: 6,894
Images: 4
Re: Why Sponsor and encourage Bad Seamanship?

Ahh, the good old days.
SV, how ya doin'?
Pelagic - same
Stu, I see you are still here.

Ahhh....
__________________

__________________
Who knows what is next.
Therapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad CMaps? Sandero Marine Electronics 4 20-11-2007 11:34
Compressor gone bad Minitee Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 3 22-08-2007 03:14
A most impressive demonstration of seamanship Craig Harlamoff Seamanship & Boat Handling 11 11-06-2006 00:45
bad wiring Alan Wheeler Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29 02-04-2005 13:02
One that was not so bad. Slrman The Sailor's Confessional 0 25-03-2005 06:42



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:58.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.