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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit Yesterday, 20:30
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Posted By Nicholson58
ION DRIVE TRACTION HULL???

I saw these two the other day. Consider combining the Hydrophobic surface treatment with the possibility of shape modification. It seems possible that a hull could be conceived that was propelled...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22-01-2015, 20:03
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Krakens, Giant Squid & Sirens

this must be what you are talking about.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22-01-2015, 18:56
Replies: 63
Views: 3,093
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: West Marine changing strategies: likely de-emphasising sailing related support

Its impossible for We$t to compete with on-line stores when thy charge 85 for a quart of 45 dollar paint. I stopped shopping there as my preferred source when they stopped matching the net prices. ...
Forum: Recreation, Entertainment & Fun 22-01-2015, 17:56
Replies: 40
Views: 1,509
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Best Boat Bikes?

I have two folding Dahons. For what its worth, I would rather have purchased two kids used garage sale mountain bikes or other small fat-tire bikes. Replace the hubs if necessary with drop-outs &...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 21-01-2015, 21:47
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Anchor re-set problem

Jim & the others are spot on regarding the new design anchors. Any of them is superior to the old school stuff. We have a 74 # CQR (now spare) - replaced by a 54 KG Rocna. Probably all of the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-01-2015, 20:53
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: After market engine mounts and polymer mounts

suggestions still hold. Most of the engine mount people are international. We have auto producing customers in Australia too. Sleuthing standard motor mounts at the auto parts shop works anywhere.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-01-2015, 20:52
Replies: 43
Views: 1,858
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Which winch?

Here is another possible layout I have seen. It has a lot of merit. Windlass is mounted near the mast. A chain box is built that stores the chain directly below. The box can have a drain sump &...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-01-2015, 21:12
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: "Rudderless" - The Movie

Clearly written first person.

I have run across a few jerk boaters. Sorry to say they were all driving stink-boats. We consider them entertainment. Its easier than getting p'd off. We play...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 20-01-2015, 21:02
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: After market engine mounts and polymer mounts

Spot on Doug,
We build custom machinery and deal with vibration isolation mounts daily for small machines up to 5000 HP windmill generators weighing 35 tons. There are many suppliers out there. ...
Forum: Navigation 20-01-2015, 20:48
Replies: 33
Views: 1,864
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Archor Drag Alarms - Survey

I don't doubt that it works. If its running on a laptop it is probably pulling 30 to 50 watts and must be on all night. Watchmate - 10 watts or less. It's stand alone/dedicated so nothing else...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-01-2015, 19:19
Replies: 3
For Sale: ATN Top Climber
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Posted By Nicholson58
Re: ATN Top Climber

I'm interested. send me a PM please.
Forum: Navigation 20-01-2015, 19:00
Replies: 33
Views: 1,864
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Archor Drag Alarms - Survey

Here is the image from the Vesper showing the anchor set, range circle at 30 Meter, current bearing 179, 10 meter from our set, direction for North and the field of spots logged over the course of...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 20-01-2015, 17:47
Replies: 105
Views: 4,319
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Dishwashers aboard

Most cruisers use very few dishes. For the two of us, it would take a few days to fill a dishwasher & we don't carry that much table-ware. With a foot pump for salt & another for fresh, you can be...
Forum: Navigation 20-01-2015, 17:38
Replies: 33
Views: 1,864
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Archor Drag Alarms - Survey

Our Vesper Marine Watchmate 850 does this very well. I added external loud buzzers for below and on-deck. Drop the anchor; hit the anchor watch SET followed by the circle distance and enable. It...
Forum: Recreation, Entertainment & Fun 15-01-2015, 21:18
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: RECREATION, FUN, ENTERTAINMENT - NOT

Here is the latest winter insanity a couple of days ago. This guy isn't even a Yooper.


Paddle Boarding Among Icebergs // St Joseph Lake Michigan | Seth Haley...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-01-2015, 21:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Another crappy toilet subject

On your top paragraph - we must all agree. Even more to the point is the FOX river at Green Bay as an example, passing through hundreds of miles of dairy farms & dumping the most putrid gunk into...
Forum: Recreation, Entertainment & Fun 12-01-2015, 19:36
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: RECREATION, FUN, ENTERTAINMENT - NOT

Check out today's photos of the same Grand Haven Light house & jetties shown above following the 3-day storm. Minus 10 F tonight.

Grand Haven's icy Lighthouse and South Pier - Photo Gallery -...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 11-01-2015, 17:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Critter Control - Muskrats, Otters, Raccoons

That's the kindest description. I have several game cookbooks. Raccoon is generally ignored as a dinner guest. The best description is found in a pre-1950s edition of Joy Of Cooking. The short of...
Forum: Recreation, Entertainment & Fun 11-01-2015, 12:29
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: RECREATION, FUN, ENTERTAINMENT - NOT

NO. At this point, the channel entries are all ice choked & the fishing season is closed. Even CG boats are all out on the hard. Its possible the SOO locks are still operating but it will be tough...
Forum: Navigation 11-01-2015, 08:29
Replies: 36
Views: 2,233
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Miles over ground or over water?

I would use either chart or GPS data as the most accurate. The crappy paddle wheel knot-logs are never accurate. Mine never agrees with the GPS and I know its error is different on port or stbd...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 10-01-2015, 19:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Critter Control - Muskrats, Otters, Raccoons

The noise you usually hear at night is males fighting over territory and females. Here in the midwest, we find that lead poisoning works very well. Try a high velocity 177 Crossman or equivalent to...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-01-2015, 17:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Freshwater lake Live Aboards

Check our Clear Lake in California. Proximate to Napa valley's north end. Popular bass lake. Generally rural & surrounded by high mountains. Local small town & vintners.

Many spring fed fresh...
Forum: Recreation, Entertainment & Fun 10-01-2015, 17:13
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Nicholson58
RECREATION, FUN, ENTERTAINMENT - NOT

We've suffered a massive onslaught of climate change in Michigan. 5 days of shoveling snow. 150 car pile-up on I-94 closing both E & W for two days.

Pictures below show the two harbors we...
Forum: Recreation, Entertainment & Fun 10-01-2015, 16:46
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Nicholson58
HÝvedsmann/ Captain - SUMMER POST

What do you think?

Unique Opportunity: Summer Job as Viking Ship HÝvedsmann/ Captain

You should probably check this out. Unique Opportunity: Summer Job as Viking Ship HÝvedsmann/ Captain |...
Forum: Navigation 06-01-2015, 20:38
Replies: 19
Views: 6,364
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Sextant Choice - Tamaya vs. Astra

Yes, old thread - but relevant. Just checking recently there is a ship dismantler in India listing lots of Sextants. Most listings are, " Rare Vintage" etc. Watch out for the items described as...
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