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Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 03-03-2012, 14:47
Replies: 16
Views: 3,818
Posted By red_sky
Re: Riding Out Thunderstorms

The one i've seen while on the water caused me to do three things:
1. stare at it slack-jawed
2. stare at the tachometer with jaw firmly set whilst doing hull speed/rpm math in my head
3. in...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-03-2012, 09:04
Replies: 79
Views: 15,173
Posted By red_sky
Re: The Hidden Dangers of Cruising

I dunno, why must it be one or the other? I think you can have both because it is both, up and down, good and bad. It's all of it. You should follow your dreams I think, even if it means pushing...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 02-03-2012, 15:23
Replies: 32
Views: 6,793
Posted By red_sky
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 29-02-2012, 14:28
Replies: 37
Views: 5,608
Posted By red_sky
Re: Name Change , Folklore and Superstition

What happens if you keep the name but change the language? i.e. English to Spanish? These questions haunt me :/
Forum: Our Community 27-02-2012, 08:41
Replies: 230
Views: 21,008
Posted By red_sky
Re: Female sailor's request for ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY

If you let that thread determine your experience with this site then I think you are doing yourself a great disservice. You'll miss the myriad of other great threads that I, for one, have learned a...
Forum: Navigation 25-02-2012, 14:14
Replies: 75
Views: 13,092
Posted By red_sky
Re: Who Still Practices Celestial Navigation ?

For myself, having programmed computers since the punch card days, I am pretty much somewhere between disinterested and loathing when it comes to anything digital. I have a chartplotter on here...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 24-02-2012, 16:20
Replies: 391
Views: 77,251
Posted By red_sky
Re: Nilaya / Berserk Missing

Those are some great stories. Thanks for posting the link! I think Trevor Robertson's view might be notable for this thread, and perhaps others...
Forum: Navigation 24-02-2012, 14:39
Replies: 317
Views: 37,109
Posted By red_sky
Re: The New and Improved Celestial Navigation Poll

@nemo55 that is very cool. didn't know about that one. thanks for posting! :)

I have to change my answer to the last option now. My Tamaya arrived the other day, w00t! :D
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-02-2012, 10:32
Replies: 33
Views: 7,047
Posted By red_sky
Re: ‘Unsinkable’ Yachts Touted as Noah’s Arks by Doomsday Author

Indeed, however the "right crew" can present challenges, even in the leap-apocalypse years.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-02-2012, 09:44
Replies: 33
Views: 7,047
Posted By red_sky
Re: ‘Unsinkable’ Yachts Touted as Noah’s Arks by Doomsday Author

Bah!, unsinkable, pfffft! Why bother? I plan on trucking my ship inland 100 or so miles around the first week of Dec. and then sailing her back out around xmas time. Frankly I'm looking forward to...
Forum: OpenCPN 23-02-2012, 09:00
Replies: 17
Views: 15,285
Posted By red_sky
Re: Linux Marine Distro

Sounds great! Any thoughts on putting a metapackage together on a ppa so this stuff can be installed on any deb distro? Just curious. :)
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 22-02-2012, 07:38
Replies: 30
Views: 8,591
Posted By red_sky
Re: Music Studio on Board

@gkrasnov sounds like a fine setup. I'd have a full on control area if i had the space for it. Humidity is always a problem for everything on board for sure. I don't know if there is anything one can...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 21-02-2012, 19:08
Replies: 30
Views: 8,591
Posted By red_sky
Re: Music Studio on Board

I have a laptop with Logic on it on board. I keep a guitar, mando, fiddle and various percussive things for after dinner or when folks drop by. We've jammed aboard a few times with good results....
Forum: Cruising News & Events 16-02-2012, 20:14
Replies: 36
Views: 6,050
Posted By red_sky
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 16-02-2012, 08:33
Replies: 3
Views: 3,509
Posted By red_sky
What I really do...

Got a chuckle out of this post, what sailors really do...

fair winds and simple living (https://fairwindsandsimpleliving.tumblr.com/post/17632106569/sail-magazine)
Forum: Cruising News & Events 15-02-2012, 21:38
Replies: 36
Views: 6,050
Posted By red_sky
Re: Mistaken for pirates and killed!

Life is 100% fatal :)
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 15-02-2012, 21:34
Replies: 47
Views: 14,575
Posted By red_sky
Re: Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card!

I learned how to clean a lifejacket from my exam. Who knew soap and water would be so effective! Sadly I remain baffled by navigation aids but.. meh! Thanks for posting the web code though. Speaks to...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 15-02-2012, 21:07
Replies: 16
Views: 4,195
Posted By red_sky
Re: Manson or rocna

that too :)
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 15-02-2012, 21:00
Replies: 16
Views: 4,195
Posted By red_sky
Re: Manson or rocna

Any anchor in a storm... wait... umm harbour, yeah, harbour in a storm!
Forum: Cruising News & Events 15-02-2012, 20:52
Replies: 36
Views: 6,050
Posted By red_sky
Re: Mistaken for pirates and killed!

Guns (and alcohol), the cause of and solution to every problem.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-02-2012, 18:55
Replies: 49
Views: 10,011
Posted By red_sky
Re: Steel boats

Well that's just a bit of awesome!! Not too many of these boats around afaik. Met a guy last summer doing a gut and refit of one of these but that's all I know of. Very cool! Sent you a PM :)
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-02-2012, 15:45
Replies: 49
Views: 10,011
Posted By red_sky
Re: Steel boats

IMHO, if you can weld, steel is the stuff. I have a plastic boat and a steel yawl, soft chine, I live on that is 52 years old. Older than me and probably tougher. Plastic boat is for sale. As for...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-02-2012, 11:22
Replies: 10
Views: 6,403
Posted By red_sky
Re: New cabin sole + radiant heat?

I have been toying with this too, but as a temporary installation between underlay and carpet that I throw down for the winter. Something like this (https://cozywinters.com/shop/rug-heat.html). I...
Forum: Navigation 14-02-2012, 10:36
Replies: 317
Views: 37,109
Posted By red_sky
Re: The New and Improved Celestial Navigation Poll

In the movie Contact they hand Arroway a suicide pill before they blast her into space. She wonders why she would need it. They guy says something like, "We can think of a 1000 ways this mission can...
Forum: Navigation 13-02-2012, 15:23
Replies: 75
Views: 13,092
Posted By red_sky
Re: Who still practices celestial navigation?

I'd go for option 3 if the new sextant I ordered ever arrives :/
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