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Forum: General Sailing Forum Today, 07:09
Replies: 56
Views: 1,661
Posted By psneeld
Re: Poll on dock water supply failures

I agree...have been in the salvage business for 13 years/USCG 23 years and never had or heard of a boat sinking from the fresh water hose....though I am sure there are some.


I had a run for 2...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-07-2015, 09:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By psneeld
Re: ICW S of Norfolk, Route 1 or 2

Been through 5 times in the last 3 years....through in December and April.

4 foot draft..never even a bump.

Only a few boats to pass, but I could see bumping something if there was a lot of 2...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-07-2015, 08:10
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By psneeld
Re: Hose for AC pump

From the thru hull to the pump yes....and maybe past the pump if well below the waterline...but up near or above the waterline anything more than reinforced vinyl hose is overkill past the usual...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-07-2015, 08:02
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By psneeld
Re: Leaking fitting on polyethylene holding tank

I have had poly tank manufactures say try hot glue before anything for leaks in their tanks.

Worked for me on a RV water tank punctured by a wayward screw.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 21-07-2015, 05:00
Replies: 39
Views: 2,207
Posted By psneeld
Re: New fighting fire product

Reminds me of the John Wayne movie "Hellfighters".

Works when in contact with flames.....and only a limited area from what the video showed.

Might be valuable as a tossed manual extinguisher,...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 02-07-2015, 04:27
Replies: 24
Views: 2,212
Posted By psneeld
Re: Procedures for towing a sailboat with a sailboat under sail

After thousands of tows...while the towed vessel doesn't think for you...towing isn't all that difficult or dangerous in benign conditions. I see weekend warriors towing just fine all the time, they...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 01-07-2015, 05:47
Replies: 24
Views: 2,212
Posted By psneeld
Re: Procedures for towing a sailboat with a sailboat under sail

As a busy 13 year assistance tower this is definitely the most important piece of advice so far.

Even pulling with a high horsepower towboat with prop wash over the rudder, a sail boat yanking...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-06-2015, 04:23
Replies: 90
Views: 3,927
Posted By psneeld
Re: How much Wake is "No Wake"?

My philosophy on wakes is...


Good seamanship....pretty much para. of Colregs rule #2...


Rule 2 - Responsibility http://navcen.uscg.gov/images/ret-arrow-generic-grey.gif...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 23-06-2015, 08:34
Replies: 29
Views: 2,822
Posted By psneeld
Re: Practical Benefit to USCG OUPV License?

Well my resume is certainly similar to yours and I have to disagree...

The USCG has repeatedly said that if you are on board a vessel where the skipper may or may not have a license but you...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 22-06-2015, 16:50
Replies: 29
Views: 2,822
Posted By psneeld
Re: Practical Benefit to USCG OUPV License?

Having been close to the source (23 years in the USCG) and 6 years teaching licensing and dealing with the licensing arm of the USCG...they have made the threat many times unoficially.

I too...
Forum: Navigation 22-06-2015, 16:24
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By psneeld
Re: Atlantic ICW

Bottom line...not really...

The passage from Chincoteague to OC, MD last I knew was still usable for boats with less than 4 foot draft but like the NJ ICW...I would only do it on the coupe...
Forum: Navigation 22-06-2015, 12:55
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By psneeld
Re: Atlantic ICW

Like all bodies of water...direction and strength of wind is key..

The ocean off the Delmarva has little current where the Chesapeake does have current and can stack up the waves pretty bad in...
Forum: Navigation 22-06-2015, 04:05
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By psneeld
Re: Atlantic ICW

A big misconception is that the Chesapeake is somehow protected waters.....

While it provides more safe havens to pull into, it is still pretty big water when the wind pipes up. Often the wind...
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-06-2015, 13:47
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By psneeld
Re: jrc 1000 radar

have you tried with the dome open and poweed up?
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-06-2015, 11:55
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By psneeld
Re: jrc 1000 radar

Resetting probably won't get it to turn.

The JRC 1000 was so bad at the marine electronics place I worked at...we suggested to JRC to start selling it at Toys R Us.

Hate to be the bearer...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15-06-2015, 16:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By psneeld
Re: Power boats and the ICW

passing is a challenge because every pass can be different depending on the boats, the space available, is a turn coming up, etc..etc..


the only good pass is one that is agreed upon by both...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-06-2015, 16:49
Replies: 154
Views: 38,512
Posted By psneeld
Re: wheel vs. tiller steering

I will bet most airline pilots are pissed they enclosed the cockpit too.

Bring me down...and I repeat down to any level...and I will agree to leave.

The point has been made and plenty of smart...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-06-2015, 10:41
Replies: 154
Views: 38,512
Posted By psneeld
Re: wheel vs. tiller steering

Not really...some of us took physics and have been applying it real world for decades.

Nothing wrong with having a tiller...

Just the same as it is not wrong to have wheels teeming even power...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-06-2015, 07:08
Replies: 154
Views: 38,512
Posted By psneeld
Re: wheel vs. tiller steering

:thumb::thumb::thumb:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-06-2015, 06:32
Replies: 154
Views: 38,512
Posted By psneeld
Re: wheel vs. tiller steering

Ah...start placing specifics and now the discussion enters the realm of reasonable.

I don't disagree with many specific strengths and weaknesses of either system(s).

I just disagree with the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-06-2015, 05:36
Replies: 154
Views: 38,512
Posted By psneeld
Re: wheel vs. tiller steering

Simple truths are only as simple as the parameters set.

You seem to be more dug in than others.

Jim didn't say the guy was flat wrong..he pointed out that IF that gentleman didnt think tillers...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-06-2015, 05:24
Replies: 154
Views: 38,512
Posted By psneeld
Re: wheel vs. tiller steering

Usually more complex systems show up in vessels, vehicles, etc because of needs, wants and desires.

If one can live with the simplicity of a well engineered tiller, and its limitations, great.
...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 13-06-2015, 11:49
Replies: 736
Views: 53,507
Posted By psneeld
Re: Are Liveaboards Unwanted? Disliked? All over Everywhere?

depends on what problem and what the goal is...

You have the answer obviously...what is it?
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 13-06-2015, 10:50
Replies: 736
Views: 53,507
Posted By psneeld
Re: Are Liveaboards Unwanted? Disliked? All over Everywhere?

Why?...sounds like a lot of other government programs to me.

I agree better handled by charities...but still may need government assistance at both levels.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 13-06-2015, 10:43
Replies: 736
Views: 53,507
Posted By psneeld
Re: Are Liveaboards Unwanted? Disliked? All over Everywhere?

Has anyone approached the town with the idea if it was at least a no cost issue to the town?

Either self supporting or explore benefactors or charities to offset costs?
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