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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 25-07-2014, 16:41
Replies: 113
Views: 5,293
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is Getting Ridiculous

Sounds like what this thread is all about....if you are saying "greenhorn" as a passage where you are the captain.

You really think the captain of a warship or huge merchantman or cruise liner is...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 25-07-2014, 16:28
Replies: 113
Views: 5,293
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is Getting Ridiculous

Sorry if I was harsh...but volunteers dying because they are in over their heads still doesn't look good or do anything constructive.

There are volunteer orgs all over the world and some are...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 25-07-2014, 16:14
Replies: 113
Views: 5,293
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is Getting Ridiculous

Wow...thanks for the praise to brave rescue crews....I'm not familiar who is in the cat rescue boat or the helo...but both seem pretty amateurish in that video.

Well trained help with correct...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-07-2014, 16:55
Replies: 217
Views: 11,897
Posted By psneeld
Re: Rebel Heart Lawsuit

Real or real in her mind?
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-07-2014, 16:33
Replies: 217
Views: 11,897
Posted By psneeld
Re: Rebel Heart Lawsuit

Amazing that some just don't get life...
Reading CF gives you knowledge to a point...but to have the wisdom to take on a dangerous voyage...yes you must temper that with experience. It doesn't have...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 24-07-2014, 15:06
Replies: 113
Views: 5,293
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is Getting Ridiculous

I think it already does to some extent...last I heard insurance rates for vessels to cross an ocean are scary...that's why so many do it uninsured.

Any recent crossers that would like to share...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-07-2014, 06:01
Replies: 217
Views: 11,897
Posted By psneeld
Re: Rebel Heart Lawsuit

Like I tell my kids.....

Knowledge anyone can have and sometimes greenhorns and youth possess the vigor to more thoroughly investigate an issue.

Experience comes from doing...

Knowledge +...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-07-2014, 16:25
Replies: 217
Views: 11,897
Posted By psneeld
Re: Rebel Heart Lawsuit

Sure they can be turned on and off...but the "design" of an EPIRB is for one rescue..not multiple rescues.

There are stories of how people managed their EPIRB in what they thought was the proper...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-07-2014, 13:45
Replies: 217
Views: 11,897
Posted By psneeld
Re: Rebel Heart Lawsuit

yeah... they pretty much are...including PLBs.

You replace the batteries after each use and for some that's a chunk of change...it has been as high as 1/2 the price of the EPIRB....not sure...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 23-07-2014, 05:58
Replies: 34
Views: 1,135
Posted By psneeld
Re: Disabled Veteran needs advice

Thank you...too many posts by people with no experience in the system...stories without full details...etc...etc...

Having been through the system like any bureaucracy ....sometimes you get the...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-07-2014, 05:55
Replies: 113
Views: 5,293
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is getting ridiculous

I agree you shouldn't depend on them or anyone else when going to sea.

I just believe there's more to your stories as none of them go with USCG protocols...especially pronouncing someone...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-07-2014, 05:38
Replies: 113
Views: 5,293
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is getting ridiculous

Good points and having arrived first on scene of a burning house with no protective gear (not a fireman)...was a big decision not to go into just a smokey house...let alone one on flames. Just not my...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-07-2014, 04:31
Replies: 113
Views: 5,293
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is getting ridiculous

The USCG did "something" either by radio, etc...

Ever since I joined in 1977 and retired...and still follow very closely the USCG's activities....those cases must have "had more to the...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 22-07-2014, 17:08
Replies: 34
Views: 1,135
Posted By psneeld
Re: Disabled Veteran needs advice

Do you have a relative or close friend with an address that will satisfy the VA? I use my son's address and haven't hit any snags with the USCG, IRS, NJ State agencies...etc...etc.

If not, go to a...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 22-07-2014, 17:00
Replies: 113
Views: 5,293
Posted By psneeld
Re: This is getting ridiculous

I have risked my life twice and almost lost friends on rescues that were nothing more than dehydration form extreme seasickness that were diagnosed by maritime doctors as appendicitis and required...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-07-2014, 07:47
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By psneeld
Re: 30 amp ext cord to 50 amp outlet jerry-rig

:thumb::thumb::thumb:

The stats say most boat fires are ...electrical issues..... blah...blah...blah..

Most electrica fire are started by a misunderstanding of electricity (simple as it might...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-07-2014, 05:47
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By psneeld
Re: Holding Tank Vent Hose Material

I think you started to use the word "fact" which is what I challenged.

I also never said it "couldn't permeate"...I just said mines fine after 3 years of liveaboard use and a constantly semi...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-07-2014, 04:47
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By psneeld
Re: Holding Tank Vent Hose Material

It's called a vent hose for a reason...you have another issue going on if it keeps filling up with something else...whether it mud daubers or anything else you don't want in there.

Not much of...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-07-2014, 04:16
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By psneeld
Re: Holding Tank Vent Hose Material

What's a fact?

I learned around boats there are very few facts except the ones owner's and skipper's make up and/or pass along.

Like the myth that costly boat stuff works better.

...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 21-07-2014, 17:59
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By psneeld
Re: Holding Tank Vent Hose Material

I just used the cheapo bilge flex hose...3 years and no smells (don't get anything in the vent and it won't.)..it's only needed to transfer air/vapor...which it does quite well...and it's extremely...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 21-07-2014, 16:17
Replies: 217
Views: 11,897
Posted By psneeld
Re: Rebel Heart Lawsuit

I'm still having a hard time that anyone believes that lower tier satcomms over the last 15 years have been reliable enough to bet your life, your kids life or your floating home on one.

While...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17-07-2014, 04:01
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By psneeld
Re: View From The Top Of A Tall Ship

Imagine trying to get a basket/litter on deck for a MEDEVAC from a helo in a storm.

It's amazing how big they seem on deck and tiny from the tops of the masts.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 15-07-2014, 10:31
Replies: 159
Views: 7,650
Posted By psneeld
Re: Do You Dump Your Trash Over Board?

Not sure how accurate...but I have heard from old timers off unbelievable stuff dumped off New jersey a long time ago...probably not since the 80's....

A drop in the ocean: the sea-dumping of...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 12-07-2014, 15:56
Replies: 130
Views: 5,200
Posted By psneeld
Re: Overtaking Vessel Wanting you to Speed Up

I think the reason "narrow channel" is not absolutely defined in the rules ifs because it is more about maneuverability of the traffic than the absolute geographical distance.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 11-07-2014, 18:22
Replies: 130
Views: 5,200
Posted By psneeld
Re: Overtaking Vessel Wanting you to Speed Up

Realistically the difference between a knot or two in 40 something boats unless you are one REALLY heavily ballasted sailboat shouldn't matter that much...

But whether you sped up or not and...
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