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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 25-01-2017, 09:46
Replies: 80
Views: 9,013
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: Gas in Diesel - help!!

I drive a diesel tractor and they have knock sensors which if sensed drop the power to 85%.

In the 80s I worked on a knock sensor project for big diesels for locomotives. This system would alter...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 03-09-2016, 12:19
Replies: 192
Views: 20,600
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: Is anyone crossing the Atlantic heading west? Can anyone rescue ADA

Please don't confuse the issue. They really don't want to hear it. This one little thing is infinitely more dangerous than all the other millions of much larger unmanned things floating around out...
Forum: Our Community 01-09-2016, 19:08
Replies: 94
Views: 10,943
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: When do you abandon ship?

Naw, they stay on board because some ... what to call them... "posters / eco protesters" from the forums will complain about their leaving a hazard in the middle of the ocean, no plan for recovering...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 01-09-2016, 03:47
Replies: 192
Views: 20,600
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: Is anyone crossing the Atlantic heading west? Can anyone rescue ADA

Precisely!!!:thumb:

But I am sure that all these folks spewing... have a plan to go back, find, and retrieve their craft.:nonono:
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 01-09-2016, 03:43
Replies: 192
Views: 20,600
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: Is anyone crossing the Atlantic heading west? Can anyone rescue ADA

And YOUR plan for "picking up after yourself"?

:banghead:
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 01-09-2016, 03:41
Replies: 192
Views: 20,600
Posted By jwcolby54
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 31-08-2016, 19:25
Replies: 192
Views: 20,600
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: Is anyone crossing the Atlantic heading west? Can anyone rescue ADA

My point was that the original vitriolic trash (airheaded children or some such vitriolic trash) had to do with "where is their recovery plan", laws violated because of no watch, etc.

Where is...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 31-08-2016, 18:51
Replies: 192
Views: 20,600
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: Is anyone crossing the Atlantic heading west? Can anyone rescue ADA

I think this whole discussion is ludicrous. I have an 8 ton sailboat that I single hand. If I die at sea, well, where is MY plan for someone to clean up my trash? With the lights on and no engine...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 27-08-2016, 13:23
Replies: 184
Views: 29,339
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: Heave /Hove to -what are the limits?

It has to get pretty rough before I start heaving.:biggrin:
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 17-03-2016, 21:47
Replies: 38
Views: 31,715
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: The tale of Sweet Allie

And my favorite instrument.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozhyMV1OFzI

As I was planning my purchases, before ever buying Sweet Allie I was contemplating safety equipment and ran across the...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 17-03-2016, 19:23
Replies: 38
Views: 31,715
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: The tale of Sweet Allie

Leaves were falling
Down like embers
In colors red and gold
They set us on fire
Burning just like a moonbeam in our eyes
Somebody said they saw me
swinging the world by the tail
Bouncing over...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 16-03-2016, 19:56
Replies: 38
Views: 31,715
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: The tale of Sweet Allie

Perhaps you can fill me in on how I became your son? :confused:
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 16-03-2016, 17:31
Replies: 38
Views: 31,715
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: The tale of Sweet Allie

What a cool boat you have. :biggrin:

And you must know of the constant discovery :biggrin:
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 16-03-2016, 11:55
Replies: 38
Views: 31,715
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: The tale of Sweet Allie

Sailing Day 3 - Wednesday

It gets rather confusing because there are sailing days and down days, and much of the action occurs on sailing days. I woke up Wed morning and went up on deck to look...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 15-03-2016, 20:29
Replies: 38
Views: 31,715
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: The tale of Sweet Allie

You must have your own tale to tell. It is my experience that this stuff rarely goes off without a hitch.
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 15-03-2016, 09:19
Replies: 38
Views: 31,715
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: The tale of Sweet Allie

Back to the beginning

Because of the two days spent in Atlantic City waiting for my ribs to calm down, the day count gets hazy. Yet another reason to get it written down. At my age, the memories...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 15-03-2016, 02:22
Replies: 38
Views: 31,715
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: The tale of Sweet Allie

Day 2

The next day was Sunday. SeaTow woke me up at 7:10 AM with their bull horn, and post haste got me turned around pointed back out into the bay. I started the engine and between their...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-03-2016, 23:21
Replies: 137
Views: 13,810
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: Sleeping in the foreberth

Can you post a video of this? :biggrin:
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 14-03-2016, 22:45
Replies: 38
Views: 31,715
Posted By jwcolby54
The tale of Sweet Allie

I have been meaning to write the adventure up and time slips away, so it's time to start I guess.

I got the wild hair in around April 2015, and started looking. In Sept, after reading a half...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-03-2016, 19:03
Replies: 34
New
Views: 3,400
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: New

ROTFLMAO!!:biggrin:

Naw, just quit your job, go hop on your boat, hire an instructor to teach you how to sail and go for it.

Understand that is probably NOT what a lot of folks are gonna tell...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-03-2016, 19:02
Replies: 91
Views: 33,615
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: Morgan 33 Out Island Owners?

ROTFL. I just found your thread. I assume from your sig you still own her?:wink: It is a sweet looking boat.

Almost as sweet as mine.:smitten:
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-03-2016, 22:00
Replies: 66
Views: 11,756
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: Convert Morgan 38 Centerboard To Full Keel?

I own a '73 OI33 and absolutely LOVE it. It sails pretty darned well, though it is not a light wind boat.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-03-2016, 18:48
Replies: 173
Views: 16,768
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: Solo cruising vs crew cruising

LOL you could be my captain. :smitten:
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-03-2016, 18:38
Replies: 173
Views: 16,768
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: Solo cruising vs crew cruising

And carry a big stick. :biggrin::biggrin:
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-03-2016, 18:10
Replies: 89
Views: 11,897
Posted By jwcolby54
Re: So What Do You Do At Night?

Twice, twice!:biggrin::biggrin:
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