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Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 06-12-2013, 17:00
Replies: 1,792
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Posted By Shas Cho
Re: Anchors, Bigger is Better?

Or if they FEEL they are being harassed.
Critters from hornets to humans
have been known to misinterpret
even the most benign and friendly gestures...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 06-12-2013, 16:54
Replies: 1,792
Views: 193,831
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: Anchors, Bigger is Better?

Now THAT is an outside-the-box solution!
I like it!
Forum: Our Community 04-12-2013, 20:33
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

You bet.
Lots of boats have been re-rigged to junk.
Blondie Hasler, for instance, converted his Folkboat JESTER
and tested it and wrote about it in a scientific manner.
His re-rigged boat placed...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 04-12-2013, 16:58
Replies: 1,792
Views: 193,831
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: Anchors, Bigger is Better?

I think these are somewhat unrelated topics.
Two of the sad realities of modern life
are that,
1- the manufacturers have to satisfy the lawyers,
and
2- consumers have learned to distrust...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 04-12-2013, 16:22
Replies: 1,792
Views: 193,831
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: Anchors, Bigger is Better?

Maybe it really *is* the certification!
What I have learned on this thread
is that ALL of the new gen anchors
appear to be greatly superior to their ancestors,
even though they have evolved
in...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 04-12-2013, 16:15
Replies: 420
Views: 66,133
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: Open Source Anchor Project

True, true.
I've never tossed an anchor off the boat yet
(well, okay, I did throw a dinghy anchor over
the first time I went boating)
but "self launching" is such a popular advertising claim...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 04-12-2013, 16:04
Replies: 420
Views: 66,133
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: Open Source Anchor Project

And here was me,
thinking you were creating price-cutting parts!
Forum: Our Community 04-12-2013, 15:48
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

I've always been attracted to "different."
But "ugly"?
I'm hurt :(
But then, I prefer VWs to Porsches.




Very true.
Good for the buyer, anyway.
Forum: Our Community 03-12-2013, 12:31
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

Yes, solar is sweet.
(I can't wait to see it become mainstream on land, too!)
We built our boat with solar in mind from the start,
with LEDs everywhere and minimal electrical loads.
Solar plus...
Forum: Our Community 03-12-2013, 12:22
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

Everyone draws the line at a different place, it seems.
Mine is a long way from yours,
but I agree with you on the television.
*shudder*

That's a good-looking boat, Troppo.
Nice solar panel...
Forum: Our Community 02-12-2013, 22:05
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

It was discovering the junk rig
and learning about it through Hasler's book
(and van Loan's also, if I remembered that name correctly)
that convinced me that I could build our own cruiser.
I was...
Forum: Our Community 02-12-2013, 21:36
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

Is that your version of an apology
for taking the time to falsely accuse me
of intruding the word "worship"?
If it was important enough to rebuke me for it,
surely it's important enough to...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 02-12-2013, 20:22
Replies: 420
Views: 66,133
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: Open Source Anchor Project

Re these photos-
a double-ended lanyard
run from the shank
over the lower bow-pulpit rail
and back to the helmsperson's hand
would make this anchor "self-launching".
Just give a tug, and...
Forum: Our Community 01-12-2013, 21:05
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

Seems like your rules are changing.
I thought no one was allowed to inconvenience
or even "effect" anyone else by their decisions.

And this is new information-
Lin and Larry broadcast for a...
Forum: Our Community 01-12-2013, 20:37
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

It would be great if folks could respond to the points being offered.
For instance, what about people who carry EPIRBs,
which are designed, sold, and carried
for the express purpose of asking for...
Forum: Our Community 01-12-2013, 14:30
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

Your opinion is fine.
Publicly calling others "hypocrites" is beyond opinion-
it is slander.



Please read the comments before commenting on them.
Smj wrote,
"I appreciate what the Pardeys...
Forum: Our Community 01-12-2013, 14:21
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

For disagreeing?
Never.
For public insults and denigration?
You bet.

No doubt you also denigrate those who use an EPIRB
to call for help from fellow cruisers
who had the forethought to...
Forum: Our Community 01-12-2013, 13:02
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

This is one of those statements
that sound wise at first hearing
but which fail to support a closer look.

Do you maintain that same strict criterion
for those who carry EPIRBs?
Those things...
Forum: Our Community 01-12-2013, 12:37
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

Defending friends from self-righteous malice
is not "worshipping them."
If someone advocates motorcycle travel,
does that mean it's hypocrisy for him to ever drive a car?
Are *you* a hypocrite...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 01-12-2013, 12:20
Replies: 420
Views: 66,133
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: Open Source Anchor Project

I'd like to see this most excellent project
proceed on its present course.
After the prototype has been tested
it may be seen that tweaking is required.
Let's not make "what if ...?" changes ...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 01-12-2013, 12:13
Replies: 1,792
Views: 193,831
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: Anchors, Bigger is Better?

Okay...
But even if the ancients *did* use a depth-limiter
(which I am not at all certain of),
it was emphatically *not* a depth wheel.
Why is it so important to you that I be wrong?
A drag is...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 01-12-2013, 11:56
Replies: 1,792
Views: 193,831
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: Anchors, Bigger is Better?

Yes.
I'm not seeing a distinction here.
That's exactly what I meant by "recent".




Again, this is precisely what I said.
Or what I was attempting to say.
Except perhaps to question the...
Forum: Our Community 01-12-2013, 10:48
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

Maybe we can fall in friend, Lass ;)
I'm delighted to hear that your marriage is happy-
cruising with a loved and trusted partner
is both a privilege and an honour.
I can't imagine life aboard...
Forum: Our Community 01-12-2013, 10:36
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

Not that asking for a tow
would be unseamanlike or hypocritical,
but exactly when and where did this happen?
Did you hear the VHF call with your own ears?
Or are you denigrating two fine people...
Forum: Our Community 01-12-2013, 10:20
Replies: 263
Views: 24,289
Posted By Shas Cho
Re: A "Simple" Boat

Just as you like, Celestialsailor.
Be sure and show us the video of you
sailing past Cape Horn to starboard
in your self-built 29-foot wooden, engineless yacht.
Introduce us to the many friends...
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