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Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-07-2016, 19:46
Replies: 41
Views: 6,199
Posted By rgscpat
Re: OK, I'm asking --> Pirate questions

Heart disease. Prolly very gets 100,000 timed more folks than pirates. But companionway metal grills sound worthwhile.

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-07-2016, 22:46
Replies: 31
Views: 4,241
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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-04-2016, 23:26
Replies: 148
Views: 23,453
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Pro/Con of outboard for blue water cruising

Quite a difference between a decently engineered outboard setup and just throwing a motor on a corner of a transom.

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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-03-2016, 15:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Experience on open salon design monohulls - security down below in a seaway

Typically, the water doesn't get terribly rough inside most marinas...
Related: My wife is short and can't reach the overhead on some of these open salon boats, either to reach a handrail, or even...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-03-2016, 15:40
Replies: 148
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Posted By rgscpat
Re: Pro/Con of outboard for blue water cruising

On a few boats, mostly smaller cruisers or race boats, there are motor wells that help keep the top of the engine out of the water and the prop in the water.

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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-03-2016, 15:37
Replies: 72
Views: 6,081
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Steel Vs Fibreglass

Holes around the waterline... Lightning?
Maintenance: do you prefer the heat and noise of grinding, cutting, and welding; or the mess and itch of resin, dust, and glass fibre?

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Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 09-01-2016, 12:18
Replies: 221
Views: 24,513
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Importance of Life-raft when coastal cruising?

And if you are on the paranoid side or sail across oceans (not the original question of this thread), should you be heavily dependent upon just one life raft, especially if it's one of the more...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 09-01-2016, 12:07
Replies: 221
Views: 24,513
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Importance of Life-raft when coastal cruising?

Not much has been said about budgets, which are tight for many sailors. Or priorities. Before buying a liferaft, I'd spend money on PFDs, tethers, radio, PLBs/EPIRBs, wooden plugs, flares, survival...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-01-2016, 14:13
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Views: 81,283
Posted By rgscpat
Re: The criteria of "blue"

All this about handholds and such reminds me of the Prom deck shopping area in the old RMS Queen Mary. It had a cork-based floor and, in rough seas, some of the women passengers would dig in their...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 29-11-2015, 23:59
Replies: 46
Views: 6,086
Posted By rgscpat
Re: "The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters”

Another factor is increased fire risk and damage from people building many more houses in the trees and wildlands.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-11-2015, 01:32
Replies: 65
Views: 8,311
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Sharks and other scary stuff

Shark silliness with Veterans' Day almost upon us...

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-11-2015, 21:07
Replies: 65
Views: 8,311
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Sharks and other scary stuff

Siegfried and Roy, retired, and Mantecore (died March 19, 2014 at age 17). Not brothers, but closely associated from around the early 60s. The performers maintain that Roy Horn had a stroke on stage...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-11-2015, 11:36
Replies: 19
Views: 1,846
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Boat Size

Yep, buying a boat is even more personal and variable than buying a car. And the best boat to learn on may be very different from the best boat to cruise the ocean. Lots of good things can be said...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-11-2015, 11:31
Replies: 65
Views: 8,311
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Sharks and other scary stuff

Hanging off the back of a boat exposes people to much more danger from carbon monoxide, being slammed against the boat, or prop strikes, than from sharks.

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-10-2015, 23:50
Replies: 206
Views: 25,481
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Watch out for Patricia

Think Barra may be getting power back in the next 24 hours-ish. People there probably have a lot of work on their plates for the coming week and will be busy and tired.

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-10-2015, 07:31
Replies: 206
Views: 25,481
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Watch out for Patricia

Or if Patricia's track had gone into Banderas Bay...

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-10-2015, 23:33
Replies: 206
Views: 25,481
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Watch out for Patricia

Durned phone... of some fortyish, and Manzanillo with an oh!

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-10-2015, 23:31
Replies: 206
Views: 25,481
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Watch out for Patricia

The difference if some fortyish miles between La Manzanilla and Manzanillo (with an oh) was probably about the difference between Cat 4 and 3 winds and tropical storm winds. Plus or minus twenty...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-10-2015, 09:45
Replies: 206
Views: 25,481
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Watch out for Patricia

Perhaps Zee will have to do some boat laundry if any salt moisture got in... Much worse could have been. A news report said Barra had roof damage, some trees and poles down, some surge.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-10-2015, 09:34
Replies: 206
Views: 25,481
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Watch out for Patricia

Zee saw Solitary Bird afloat and marina looking okay. Guessing Barra saw more like cat one mostly for wind. narrow radius of highest winds plus terrain likely made a big difference.

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-10-2015, 09:24
Replies: 14
Views: 3,490
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Corpus Christi sailing

CC bay is deep by TX standards. Tides are moderate. Wind driven eater level changes can occur during a strong Texas blue norther, depending on topography.

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-10-2015, 07:07
Replies: 105
Views: 13,316
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Wife Hates Sailing Help!

Good going. One step at a time and the bridle in her hands.

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-09-2015, 20:41
Replies: 14
Views: 3,490
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Corpus Christi sailing

What's your draft? That will say a lot about where you want to explore. The Gulf ICW has lots of shallow gunkholes for which local knowledge might be useful. One of the local sailing/yacht clubs (two...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-08-2015, 13:36
Replies: 26
Views: 3,023
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Quadcopters and boats

If a drone could tow a small sonar unit or depth sounder, that would have potential. Or even a small sounding lead armed with the modern equivalent of tallow to take bottom samples to assess holding...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 17-08-2015, 16:17
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Looking for charter from NOLA to PLAYA DEL ASAP?!!!

Got a friend who is blind and able to get Diamond trained to be a service animal in exchange for a free cruise?
Ridiculous, maybe, but probably easier than the original proposal....

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