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Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 11-09-2012, 15:03
Replies: 29
Views: 8,889
Posted By Hiracer
Re: Aluminum Water Tanks

100% hydrogen peroxide is used as jet fuel. It can be stored in aluminum tanks. Food grade H2O2 (40%) can be diluted down to 1 or 2 percent in your tanks to kill everything. H2O2 is a great...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 11-09-2012, 14:55
Replies: 91
Views: 21,312
Posted By Hiracer
Re: Heating and Cooking

Yes, controlling the PNW mold issue is no small matter. I've been lucky in that the dorades seem to do the trick for me..

Pretty sure you'll find that good heating will extend your season,...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 11-09-2012, 14:34
Replies: 91
Views: 21,312
Posted By Hiracer
Re: Heating and Cooking

I have one solar vent also, but the battery has gone dead and I never replaced it. Can't you orient the fan so it sucks air in, as opposed to out? That would be ideal.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 11-09-2012, 14:31
Replies: 91
Views: 21,312
Posted By Hiracer
Re: Heating and Cooking

Two modern 'improvements' I don't agree with: lack of dorades and cabin topsides that are not vertical.

As stated, I use dorades to keep positive air pressure in the cabin.

With vertical...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 11-09-2012, 08:46
Replies: 91
Views: 21,312
Posted By Hiracer
Re: Heating and Cooking

Above deck about two feet, including the "DP" cap. The stack above deck could be lower, as most boats certainly don't have stacks my height, and of course a lower heater installation inside will...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-09-2012, 14:56
Replies: 91
Views: 21,312
Posted By Hiracer
Re: Heating and Cooking

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I have a Dickenson Newport. The unit comes with a fan to aid venting while starting the burner. Once the exhaust pipe heats up, it's self-venting without the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-03-2012, 11:28
Replies: 89
Views: 34,979
Posted By Hiracer
Re: Fin Keel? Long Keel? Jeff?

I doubt most fin keels would have survived that 3' diameter log. My boat is steel and the prop is encased in the skeg. Most fin keelers don't have the strength or the protected prop. The prop...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 03-02-2012, 11:36
Replies: 725
Views: 89,341
Posted By Hiracer
Re: An Appalling Example of California Justice . . .

Courthouse News Service (https://www.courthousenews.com/2012/02/01/43518.htm)

"LAKEPORT, Calif. (CN) - A sheriff's sergeant says he was fired for truthfully testifying that he was ordered not to...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-12-2010, 17:04
Replies: 26
Views: 2,673
Posted By Hiracer
I have 1"+ foam. I guess it depends on how...

I have 1"+ foam.

I guess it depends on how cold it is outside. It doesn't normally get that cold here in PNW. That's one of the reasons why I relocated down south here.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-12-2010, 14:10
Replies: 26
Views: 2,673
Posted By Hiracer
One other observation, I see your boat doesn't...

One other observation, I see your boat doesn't heel much, but what I've discovered the hard way on my current boat (which is steel and has epoxy paint with marginal rubber non-slip) is that in...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-12-2010, 14:02
Replies: 26
Views: 2,673
Posted By Hiracer
Here is the first single-handed circumnavigation...

Here is the first single-handed circumnavigation of Antarctica in a sailboat, but Dr. Lewis had neither a heater nor furling gear.


Ice Bird: The Classic Story of the First Single-handed Voyage...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-12-2010, 13:57
Replies: 26
Views: 2,673
Posted By Hiracer
The problem I see with hanked on sails is that...

The problem I see with hanked on sails is that you can't do a head sail change until after you turn off the cabin heat and your stack has cooled down, otherwise if there is any wind at all you are...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-12-2010, 13:41
Replies: 26
Views: 2,673
Posted By Hiracer
Really good question. I hope Evans Starzinger...

Really good question. I hope Evans Starzinger drops by and answers this question because I suspect he has experience with it.

I've sailed in subfreezing temperatures in Alaska. Didn't like it....
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-12-2010, 13:33
Replies: 17
Views: 3,977
Posted By Hiracer
The gale was predicted for that night. I got the...

The gale was predicted for that night. I got the sail down just at twilight with the wind building fast.

Glad you enjoyed my spelling.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-12-2010, 13:14
Replies: 17
Views: 3,977
Posted By Hiracer
First boat was sloop with hanked on sails. I...

First boat was sloop with hanked on sails. I loved it. When the wind got consistently above 15 knots or so, I would change down from the genoa to a 100% blade. That set up with full or reefed main,...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-12-2010, 18:21
Replies: 114
Views: 11,358
Posted By Hiracer
Rule 5 Look-out Every vessel shall at all...

Rule 5
Look-out
Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight as well as by hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-12-2010, 18:13
Replies: 114
Views: 11,358
Posted By Hiracer
Rule 3 (f) The term "vessel not under command"...

Rule 3
(f) The term "vessel not under command" means a vessel which through some exceptional circumstance is unable to maneuver as required by these Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-12-2010, 16:14
Replies: 114
Views: 11,358
Posted By Hiracer
Correct. The vessel does not and cannot respond...

Correct. The vessel does not and cannot respond to the command of the master of the vessel. Something is wrong with the vessel due to an exceptional circumstance that results in the vessel unable to...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-12-2010, 15:33
Replies: 114
Views: 11,358
Posted By Hiracer
Bingo. COLREGs impose responsibilties, and...

Bingo. COLREGs impose responsibilties, and that's all.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-12-2010, 15:31
Replies: 114
Views: 11,358
Posted By Hiracer
Quote from COLREGs, please, because I can't find...

Quote from COLREGs, please, because I can't find it.

Captain and crew is never mentioned in COLREGs, and the authority I cite above states that for "exceptional circumstances" "The focus is on...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-12-2010, 13:57
Replies: 114
Views: 11,358
Posted By Hiracer
Agree, but to put a finer point on it...

Agree, but to put a finer point on it "exceptional circumstances" does not even refer to captain or crew but rather to the condition and operation of the vessel.

I can't find anything in COLREGs...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-12-2010, 13:19
Replies: 114
Views: 11,358
Posted By Hiracer
One thought that comes to mind is that "vessel...

One thought that comes to mind is that "vessel not under command" is a legally defined term. Applying practical real-life expectations and understandings to a legally defined term is not always a...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-12-2010, 12:12
Replies: 114
Views: 11,358
Posted By Hiracer
My search of the rules excusing the captain of...

My search of the rules excusing the captain of liability for a collision where his vessel failed to giveway because of the captain's condition yields nothing.

I don't recall a single COLREG even...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-12-2010, 12:07
Replies: 114
Views: 11,358
Posted By Hiracer
The sea is a harsh place. As a practical...

The sea is a harsh place.

As a practical matter I agree with you. I don't think, however, that the COLREGS agree with you. A master is legally responsible for his vessel regardless of his...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-12-2010, 11:37
Replies: 114
Views: 11,358
Posted By Hiracer
I can't find a single case involving a...

I can't find a single case involving a circumstance relating to the condition of the captain or crew. All of the cases and commentators refer to a circumstance relating directly to the vessel only.
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