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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean Today, 17:25
Replies: 15
Views: 209
Posted By Pandor
Re: harbors of refuge on jersey coast?

No offense was meant to you or the OP. Lighten up.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean Today, 17:12
Replies: 15
Views: 209
Posted By Pandor
Re: harbors of refuge on jersey coast?

Both the OP’s question and your aggressive defense of it strike me as a little strange. It is a bit like asking if there is any where to get off the NJ Turnpike north of Pennsylvania. My post was...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean Today, 17:02
Replies: 15
Views: 209
Posted By Pandor
Re: harbors of refuge on jersey coast?

Are you the forum police or something?
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean Today, 16:38
Replies: 15
Views: 209
Posted By Pandor
Re: harbors of refuge on jersey coast?

https://www.offshoreblue.com/cruise/inlets-nj.php

Absecon Inlet into Atlantic City and Sandy Hook.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean Today, 16:23
Replies: 15
Views: 209
Posted By Pandor
Re: harbors of refuge on jersey coast?

Well it is hard to be more specific when you haven’t. What is your draft, type of vessel, engine power? Are you looking for an inlet before the storm to ride it out or are you talking about a...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean Today, 16:15
Replies: 15
Views: 209
Posted By Pandor
Re: harbors of refuge on jersey coast?

Of course. Do you know how to use a chart?
Forum: Marine Electronics Today, 16:13
Replies: 53
Views: 3,349
Posted By Pandor
Re: Usefullness of HF-radio (short-wave radios) in the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean

No, I’m not sure I understand why the FCC even requires US citizens to purchase a license if there is no test. I certainly don’t understand why it costs $70 for a fully automated licensing process...
Forum: General Sailing Forum Today, 13:28
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Pandor
Re: This might not go well but here goes...

I’d say you are set. Lazy jacks? The name says it all - only needed if lazy. Topping lift and boom vang? They’ll only cancel each other out. Preventer? You can rig something or just stick your...
Forum: Marine Electronics Today, 09:06
Replies: 53
Views: 3,349
Posted By Pandor
Re: Usefullness of HF-radio (short-wave radios) in the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean

And in the US, our FCC only requires a restricted radio operators permit. $70, no test required, and it never expires. I’m not sure I understand the point.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape Yesterday, 06:16
Replies: 154
Views: 6,271
Posted By Pandor
Re: USCG Exam Rules of the Road Trick Questions

To your answer I would have instinctively added “...and keep going until the butter melts. “
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-02-2021, 18:33
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By Pandor
Re: Advice epirb plb whats everyone using

Aren’t all EPIRB batteries required to last 10 years now? I thought that was a standard and 5 years for the PLB.

What is the link for the new ACR?
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 24-02-2021, 05:12
Replies: 45
Views: 2,459
Posted By Pandor
Re: A little gasoline in the diesel

In older engines like yours, a lightly diluted (say 90% diesel/10% gasoline) mix will likely pass through with little to no detriment. It might simply cause reduced engine power, perhaps a bit more...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-02-2021, 04:30
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By Pandor
Re: Accurate weight for catamaran in CT / RI

So were you able to compare the results with the guage on your lift to determine how accurate the lift was?
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 24-02-2021, 03:57
Replies: 154
Views: 6,271
Posted By Pandor
Re: USCG Exam Rules of the Road Trick Questions

This is also made up. USCG wouldn’t use the term “fishing vessel” in a test. It is always “vessel engaged in fishing”. No such thing as the former.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 24-02-2021, 03:53
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Pandor
Re: looking for large sheaves

Offshore Spars is another good custom source. $45...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-02-2021, 19:00
Replies: 154
Views: 6,271
Posted By Pandor
Re: USCG Exam Rules of the Road Trick Questions

Yes, rule 18 does make a distinction. It provides the pecking order. But to make sense of it, you must go back to the rule 3 definitions. A PVD or SV can also be a vessel engaged in fishing. If PVD,...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-02-2021, 18:29
Replies: 154
Views: 6,271
Posted By Pandor
Re: USCG Exam Rules of the Road Trick Questions

Interestingly enough, a “vessel engaged in fishing” can be either propelled by sail or machinery. If propelled by machinery, Rule 15 does apply. If by sail, it doesn’t. Rule 18 applies at all times.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-02-2021, 17:59
Replies: 154
Views: 6,271
Posted By Pandor
Re: USCG Exam Rules of the Road Trick Questions

I don’t disagree with you. You might also have a horn on your boat you use to make sound signals. But the rules say that horn is called a whistle. They also say that a crossing situation involves two...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-02-2021, 14:05
Replies: 154
Views: 6,271
Posted By Pandor
Re: USCG Exam Rules of the Road Trick Questions

Ha! I didn’t look to hard at the answers and if not told that this is a “trick” question, I probably would have chosen the sailboat as stand on. But I don’t think this is an actual USCG question...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-02-2021, 13:12
Replies: 154
Views: 6,271
Posted By Pandor
Re: USCG Exam Rules of the Road Trick Questions

Rule 15 is “Crossing situation: when two power-driven vessels are crossing...”

Therefore, crossing situations only happen under the rules between two power-driven vessels. A “crossing” between a...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-02-2021, 12:00
Replies: 154
Views: 6,271
Posted By Pandor
Re: USCG Exam Rules of the Road Trick Questions

Rule 18 would indeed apply if the sailboat was indeed a “sailing vessel”. By definition a sailing vessel means any vessel under sail provided that propelling machinery, if fitted, is not being used. ...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-02-2021, 09:29
Replies: 154
Views: 6,271
Posted By Pandor
Re: USCG Exam Rules of the Road Trick Questions

Rule 15 for crossing situations applies only to power driven vessels. Therefore, your sailboat is under power and the othe boat is stand on since they are to starboard.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-02-2021, 20:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By Pandor
Re: Complete new instrumentation needed

I’m sure someone has some used stuff they’d like to sell quick. It might have originally come off an Oceanis. Oh wait...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-02-2021, 17:44
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Pandor
Re: Tan(course)

Tan^(-1) is a way to write “inverse tangent.” It would look better if I could figure out how to write the -1 in superscript after tan.

On my iPhone, while in the calculator app, you need to turn...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-02-2021, 14:15
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Pandor
Re: Tan(course)

I think you have a typo in the first lat/lon and it should be from 40.5°N, 43.0°W to 42.25°N, 41.8°W

Usual terminology:
p = departure
l = difference in latitude
C = course angle
Cn = course...
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