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Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 02-06-2021, 23:24
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By hafa
Re: ACR OLAS Guardian Any experiences or feedback?

The idea behind the OLAS is that if there is a MOB, the crew on watch will be quickly alerted, execute the MOB drill and once hove to, be able to determine the MOB's GPS location if the MOB is not in...
Forum: Navigation 02-06-2021, 23:15
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By hafa
Re: Are two NAV stations-cockpit and cabin-Better than just one?

My solution is to have open CPN with charts and routes on the weatherproof tablet in the cockpit as well as on everyone's laptop and phone so you can see current data anywhere there is a crew...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-06-2021, 23:00
Replies: 110
Views: 13,438
Posted By hafa
Re: Footwear... what are people wearing?

Barefoot everywhere, all of the time, no exceptions. Shoes are not allowed on the boat.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-02-2021, 21:50
Replies: 248
Views: 18,704
Posted By hafa
Re: Sailing upwind

Actually, I think that it means that I'm trying to tell my slumbering crew that coffee's on...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-02-2021, 19:00
Replies: 30
Views: 1,417
Posted By hafa
Re: The future.???

If they can print a jet engine (https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/russian-state-successfully-flight-tests-3d-printed-gas-turbine-engine-174150/), I'd bet they can figure out how to print a viable,...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-02-2021, 18:44
Replies: 248
Views: 18,704
Posted By hafa
Re: Sailing upwind

Geography and meteorology here conspire in such a fashion to where sailing upwind is the only way you'll ever get anywhere, so we simply take it as an inherent part of the undertaking. As such, it's...
Forum: Marine Electronics 13-02-2021, 14:26
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By hafa
Re: Arduino and ST50

For wind direction, the ST50 has two connections, one sine, one cosine, both of which vary their voltage depending on direction.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-02-2021, 15:25
Replies: 169
Views: 22,942
Posted By hafa
Re: Weirdest things you've seen on the water.

As long as the skies are clear on the horizon, it's a given here. One time that it was a bit different, however, was during the solar eclipse of 2019-12-26:

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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-02-2021, 06:41
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By hafa
Re: Gilligan rescued...

They were on a 3-hour tour, when the weather started getting rough. C'mon, you guys, you know the tune...
Forum: Navigation 08-02-2021, 22:02
Replies: 537
Views: 31,095
Posted By hafa
Re: Sailing vessel and RORO ship on collision courses - what do you think of the outc

Or perhaps a misapprehension. The nested conditions remind me of the three laws of robotics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Laws_of_Robotics).
Forum: Navigation 08-02-2021, 21:06
Replies: 537
Views: 31,095
Posted By hafa
Re: Sailing vessel and RORO ship on collision courses - what do you think of the outc

QFT. The ultimate goal is accident avoidance. Rules come after that. When I see a ship in my way, I do whatever is needed to give them a wide berth.
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 05-02-2021, 03:57
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By hafa
Re: Super long wait times from forum server ?

FWIW, the forum briefly displayed a DB connection error about 10 minutes ago.
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 02-02-2021, 21:24
Replies: 22
Views: 2,337
Posted By hafa
Re: Who buys new?

Never bought a new boat, but buy new cars every few years. Most any vehicle will rust out within 10 years here; you can count the number of old cars here on one hand, and there are a lot of cars...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 26-01-2021, 17:21
Replies: 1,833
Views: 117,955
Posted By hafa
Re: Covid vaccination status for CF members

For some reason, mariners in general seem to gravitate towards the Q-Anon spectrum. I try to avoid gatherings with them, as the conversation inevitably ends up in wacko territory.




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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 25-01-2021, 19:19
Replies: 1,833
Views: 117,955
Posted By hafa
Re: Covid vaccination status for CF members

Don't forget the bit about the chip technology coming from aliens...:rolleyes:
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 25-01-2021, 19:08
Replies: 1,833
Views: 117,955
Posted By hafa
Re: Covid vaccination status for CF members

Redundancy does not help your case here; we all know how to use a search engine. Howzabout stop spreading the FUD and get the thread back on track, in terms of allowing folks to indicate if they've...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 25-01-2021, 18:55
Replies: 1,833
Views: 117,955
Posted By hafa
Re: Covid vaccination status for CF members

I did and will. Doing the right thing for my community is always an enjoyable endeavor.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 25-01-2021, 18:38
Replies: 1,833
Views: 117,955
Posted By hafa
Re: Covid vaccination status for CF members

That's a likely scenario once you've contracted Covid-19. 68.1:.0000025 (https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/) VS 99.6:2.14 (https://covid19.who.int/). I'll...
Forum: Navigation 25-01-2021, 16:46
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By hafa
Re: weather websites

Windguru FTW, windy.com (https://www.windy.com) is also a good bet. And of course, NWS (https://forecast.weather.gov).
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 25-01-2021, 16:41
Replies: 1,833
Views: 117,955
Posted By hafa
Re: Covid vaccination status for CF members

(https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations)
FWIW, CDC shows different results (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations). My wife and I got the Moderna vaccine Saturday,...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-01-2021, 04:44
Replies: 33
Views: 6,360
Posted By hafa
Re: Best smalls seaworthy sailboats on USA second hand market ?

And here I will defend the honor of my craft: Hunter Legend 40.1; has handled 2 typhoons with winds >280 km/h (Soudelor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Soudelor)and Yutu...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 15-01-2021, 04:28
Replies: 35
Views: 6,272
Posted By hafa
Re: Third Party Liability Insurance for older sailboats?

We're with Tokio Marine, but our boat is "only" 28 years old...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 14-01-2021, 06:02
Replies: 72
Views: 8,232
Posted By hafa
Re: Dive setup, BCD integrated weights vs weight belt.

I find it rather surprising that so few trained for a giant stride entry from height; it was standard for the advanced open water certification here...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-01-2021, 05:48
Replies: 25
Views: 1,960
Posted By hafa
Re: Apparently sea shanties are a trending thing.

And then there's Blackbeard's Tea Party:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFHOfdFw0VI
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-01-2021, 17:26
Replies: 57
Views: 7,302
Posted By hafa
Re: Putting an arc in bimini tubing w/o a bender

Although the OP has specific DIY needs, ours are a bit different, as there are no shops to do this here and the nearest salvage yard is 10,000 miles away. All that said, how about something like this...
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