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Forum: Our Community 11-01-2019, 16:38
Replies: 50
Views: 5,968
Posted By David M
Re: The rules of Crewing and Skippering

Having the money to buy a boat does not mean someone knows what they are doing or should be given any sort of authority over others. It is just as much the crews responsibility to not go aboard a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-01-2019, 15:27
Replies: 144
Views: 8,966
Posted By David M
Re: flamme thrower aboard??

What good is bringing a flame thrower to a gunfight going to do you?
Forum: Our Community 08-01-2019, 15:20
Replies: 207
Views: 9,719
Posted By David M
Re: Lets have a friendly discussion about the Rules of the Road

There is no such thing as Constrained by Draft under the Inland Rules. It is only defined in the International Rules.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-01-2019, 14:59
Replies: 31
Views: 1,304
Posted By David M
Re: Derelict boats

The harbormaster where I am requires a deposit large enough to haul wood boats out of the water, cut them up with a chainsaw and deposit them in a dumpster. For him, it is wood boats that are...
Forum: Powered Boats 06-01-2019, 10:56
Replies: 29
Views: 1,332
Posted By David M
Re: Boats for river cruising

I have seen some pretty nice houseboats. You don't need 360 degree visibility with a few 4K cameras. And yes, there are some Diesel houseboats. For inland navigation, not having a mast is a huge...
Forum: Marine Electronics 13-12-2018, 12:33
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By David M
Re: Replace depth sensor without taking out of the water?

Sorry, but I think that risking sinking you boat over trying to save $800 bucks or whatever is the ultimate in being cheap. No offense intended.

Ask what would happen if your insurance company...
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-11-2018, 08:48
Replies: 251
Views: 14,950
Posted By David M
Re: Is the radar an obsolete equipment?

At night and in restricted visibility, radar can tell you, off station buoys, logs or other hazards in the water, vessels without AIS and everything else in the water that does not have AIS. That is...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-11-2018, 07:28
Replies: 84
Views: 5,730
Posted By David M
Re: How connect two bilge pumps to ione thru hull

The downside to this is that when observing by looking at the overboard discharge you will not know which bilge is being dewatered. The USCG on inspected vessels prohibits doing this. Your choice...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 18-11-2018, 12:15
Replies: 171
Views: 14,986
Posted By David M
Re: A fine for a not registered 10ft dinghy? FL-US

On ships at least, launches are only required to show the name of the ship and port of registry that they were launched from. If you have an IMO number then add that. :D
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-10-2018, 08:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By David M
Re: Two pack on a wooden boat ??

No paint sticks long term to anything that expands and contracts constantly. Whatever you apply to wood must expand and contract with the wood.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 24-09-2018, 16:12
Replies: 47
Views: 5,908
Posted By David M
Re: Painting under pads and keel blocks

My apologies, let's say this is addressed to anyone who is contemplating it. Leave moving the supports to the yard's professionals.
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 24-09-2018, 16:07
Replies: 109
Views: 13,050
Posted By David M
Re: Good small boat dog

A Schipperke...the original boat dog. Originally a Belgium barge dog. They are good guard dogs and are bred to kill rats. Not yappy like some small breeds and are not too big or too small.
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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-09-2018, 16:00
Replies: 39
Views: 13,419
Posted By David M
Re: How Come You Don't See More Outrigger Sailboats ?

Because on one tack the outrigger is to leeward and that is fine. On the other tack the outrigger is to weather which makes the boat more prone to capsize since their relatively light weight does...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 24-09-2018, 15:50
Replies: 47
Views: 5,908
Posted By David M
Re: Painting under pads and keel blocks

Never ever do this. This is in the agreement that you signed. Boatyards specifically prohibit this and many will kick you out if they catch you. This is for your safety, others safety and for the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 24-09-2018, 15:42
Replies: 102
Views: 8,673
Posted By David M
Re: Do all toilets require holding tanks.

I would get one to make sure you are in compliance with all the different, sometimes complex, laws regardless of where you go. Do you want to have to worry about it? I would take the peace of mind...
Forum: Navigation 24-09-2018, 15:39
Replies: 177
Views: 10,237
Posted By David M
Re: Considering these ideas of navigation.. What is your opnion on it?

Correction: I got timed out.

BTW, to correct a little inaccuracy from an earlier post, your correction of Polaris, declination, will depend on the time of night and the date. Being wrong could...
Forum: Navigation 24-09-2018, 15:02
Replies: 177
Views: 10,237
Posted By David M
Re: Considering these ideas of navigation.. What is your opnion on it?

Back in the old days, three mechanical chronometers were kept on the bridge. Before getting underway, the daily gain or loss of each clock was recorded. When needing to do their first celestial...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 24-09-2018, 14:46
Replies: 41
Views: 6,044
Posted By David M
Re: Charging batteries by idling engine

Most alternators are capable of their maximum charge by running the engine a little above idle. If you don't have an ammeter on the output then look at the voltage. That will give you some idea of...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 24-09-2018, 14:34
Replies: 120
Views: 12,020
Posted By David M
Re: Black spots all over boat in marina; do I have any recourse? How to clean?

My first guess is mildew. SoftScrub with bleach and a little elbow grease with a soft deck brush will remove it...and SoftScrub will not damage the gel coat. Coarse deck brushes do put micro...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-09-2018, 11:55
Replies: 70
Views: 5,392
Posted By David M
Re: Replace inboard engine with two outboards?

I'm sure you meant to say that gas vapors are heavier than air. :)
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 12-09-2018, 09:54
Replies: 71
Views: 8,757
Posted By David M
Re: Whats it like in an upturned catamaran ?

Wondering how an inverted hull would eventually have enough oxygen if it needs to be airtight to avoid sinking. I don't understand how one could live in there for days.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 12-09-2018, 09:49
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By David M
Re: Induced heel for bridge clearance

Clever idea with the ladder and the person sitting on the end of it.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 27-08-2018, 12:00
Replies: 50
Views: 5,336
Posted By David M
Re: USCG master - worth having? benefits?

Jammer, only sea time accumulated over the past 5 years counts. The larger the tonnage and distance offshore, the more hoops the Coast Guard makes you jump through.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-08-2018, 09:59
Replies: 263
Views: 15,922
Posted By David M
Re: Potential Buyer Asking for a "Test Drive"

An hour of time underway is enough to get a sense of the boat. I would just do it with no contingencies.
Forum: Our Community 20-08-2018, 09:55
Replies: 89
Views: 6,390
Posted By David M
Re: Skill has devolved thanks to GPS

GPS can be used to confirm the accuracy of your traditional (pre-GPS) navigation skills.
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