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Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 08-08-2022, 09:58
Replies: 238
Views: 15,605
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Orcas appear to have sunk a sailboat- what now?

Wow, Spain exempts their killing sonar arrays used on military ships, but the ordinary citizen gets the wrap?
Their military uses sonar pods (very high energy pods) to detect enemy subs and...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 25-07-2022, 16:42
Replies: 267
Views: 17,731
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Sailing boat overrun by motoryacht, deadly accident

I can not complain about power boat captains, except that a large percentage of them were once sailboat captains.
Being involved with near misses, once going to Pender Harbor, BC. Casually under...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 07-07-2022, 23:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Is a drivers license required to obtain boat insurance in us

Hi Panda, I agree, it certainly will affect the decision of most insurance companies. I was mostly addressing requirements of identity.
Status of an unacceptable background is cause for concern....
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 07-07-2022, 17:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Is a drivers license required to obtain boat insurance in us

Boat insurance:
Previously worked for an insurance company. Remember that you will get or not, insurance even if you don't have a drivers license. The only requirement is that you identify...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 01-06-2022, 02:37
Replies: 66
Views: 4,400
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Unnecessary Boat Noise Regulations

How long does the sound prevention last? 2 minutes, 5 minutes? etc. No mention as a period of time. Very hard to control, immensely foolish on the open water, and enforcement is unreasonable. ...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-05-2022, 17:20
Replies: 25
Views: 2,104
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Alternator REWINDING TO UP AMP OUTPUT

I was curious if one was to have a current 80 amp alternator re-winded to a higher amperage? Is this possible at all?
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 15-05-2022, 22:52
Replies: 33
Views: 3,821
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Advice on handling marina damage with other boat

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Question from Popcorn:
Would someone or anyone like the Coast Guard be involved or called to fill out an accident report?

Or the local...
Forum: Navigation 15-05-2022, 22:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Best app for free anchorages

Can one use Aquamap with a GPS or is it just a reference map?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-05-2022, 13:14
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Removing mould on Silicon

Hi Geoff.
I'm not a chemist either however I have used silicone of the type that isn't paintable and discovered it resists mold quite sufficiently. You are correct it is porous also and it is also...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-05-2022, 16:29
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Removing mould on Silicon

Hi all.
I learned that most silicone ingredients allow for a paintable surface. If you chose to use this type it will certainly allow for growing mold since it is porous.

To avoid mold buy...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-04-2022, 19:07
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Nav program running on Win11

Thanks Stu and Jam:
I realize that I have Win 10 to probably March of 2025, so both of you are right to just keep what I have now and not worry about Win11. I was wondering if I did upgrade in the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-04-2022, 16:38
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Nav program running on Win11

The Nav program is the CAPN voyager, and the system is Windows 10 Home.
When I wanted to upgrade, MS says it (my OS) isn't able to run Windows11, so I was wondering if I bought Win11 Home OS, Could...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-04-2022, 14:01
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By Popcorn
Nav program running on Win11

I apologize if this thread is not exactly the place to be asking a question.

I have a nav program running on Win10 and is not upgradable to Win11 automatically according to Microsoft...
Forum: Challenges 27-03-2022, 14:14
Replies: 34
Views: 3,339
Posted By Popcorn
Re: What to put in empty hole from old instrument

I would put in a device to answer questions, as Ok Google, so you can be occupied all day long.
Otherwise a digital clock, visor light, a key tray, coin tray, butt tray, paperclip tray, mirror?,...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-03-2022, 15:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By Popcorn
Re: How to tell what battery my alternator will charge?

Thanks MJH, I wondered if certain belts vary in performance. When you changed the pulley was that difficult or can I do this myself?
And did the 1/2 inch belt failure occur after long charging...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-03-2022, 15:00
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By Popcorn
Re: How to tell what battery my alternator will charge?

Hi All.
If your engine has one alternator 80 Amp and is insufficient to charge AGM', 330 Ah's, can if possible add another alternator to the engine suffice if it can be done and charge two batteries...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 24-03-2022, 19:45
Replies: 110
Views: 9,032
Posted By Popcorn
Re: What is a Ton in Boat Weight

Hi tKeith, I have a heavy boat, a 42 Tayana cc and had it weighed just before I left for Hawaii. It was next to a Hylas 45 and weighed over 20 tons with fuel, water, food and gear. They asked me if...
Forum: Americas 14-03-2022, 14:54
Replies: 54
Views: 4,079
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Cruising down from San Diego to mainland mexico

You need Mexican Insurance. Not only to check in but for marina use. Documentation papers on your vessel and towed craft.
You will need fishing license's for you and all aboard. If absolutely no...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-03-2022, 18:19
Replies: 280
Views: 19,193
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Falling in a vessel at a boat show

Rather than finding a lawyer, possibly contact their insurance company and try to settle your medical bills by filing a claim first. Their insurance company's health and accident policy and...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 01-03-2022, 17:58
Replies: 48
Views: 4,118
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Electrical current when circuit is off

I think your whole rig and electrical componenets absorb energy. Which may be from transmission towers near by, radar near or on other boats, military installations, near by dock boats and many...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-02-2022, 16:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Replacement of steel plates for either diesel

If one wants to replace a ss plate with a (lets say for example) a lexan 5/8" plate on a diesel tank, would the diesel affect the lexan? Or any other problems that could be forseen.

Another...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-02-2022, 13:58
Replies: 532
Views: 22,097
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Canadian COVID part-2

I am surprised that some of our subscribers are suggesting banning others opinions and information after 'someone monitoring posts' as messages on this sight to be banned. We as boaters are not...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 26-01-2022, 22:31
Replies: 19
Views: 1,733
Posted By Popcorn
Re: moving the boom bale

Hi TiPegLeg:
I also have a cc and have a block connected to the boom behind me. However my boom is slightly longer than yours, and your confined space at the helm is very close and may be dangerous...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 21-12-2021, 02:45
Replies: 19
Views: 3,213
Posted By Popcorn
Re: There are two types of Lithium Batteries, A new type is here. Better yet.

Thanks, well I guess I will have to get my scratch pad out and list the items to do a good job.
There are several questions that now have spung up.
Do you have to set up a bench test to, as you...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-12-2021, 01:51
Replies: 25
Views: 4,585
Posted By Popcorn
Re: Haul up dinghy with halyard

Great recommendation.
Your dingy looks really sturdy, how do you like the aluminum construction?
Thanks,
Nicholas
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