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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-11-2020, 11:25
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By pyroray
Re: Why No Active Stabilization On Ocean Foiling?

I would think the limitations set by the rules, which seem to be very complicated and very slow to change, will allow such modifications as they become acceptable norm by those involved in the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-11-2020, 11:14
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By pyroray
Re: Why No Active Stabilization On Ocean Foiling?

I would think the limitations set by the rules, which seem to be very complicated and very slow to change, will allow such modifications as they become acceptable norm by those involved in the...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 05-06-2019, 09:53
Replies: 34
Views: 8,621
Posted By pyroray
Re: Best way to furl the jib

Where do I find a winch bit?
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 05-06-2019, 09:42
Replies: 47
Views: 9,203
Posted By pyroray
Re: What Are These Horseshoe Looking Things?

I'm going to take a shot in the dark, toilet seat cushions?
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 26-12-2018, 12:37
Replies: 22
Views: 3,497
Posted By pyroray
Re: Nicaragua - Panama Canal - Key West - Sarasota

I'm interested, for at least through the canal maybe further. I'm handy, can cook, understand charts & navigation, I'm a savy, common sense no bs kind of guy. I'm a healthy 63 year old, if that...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 26-12-2018, 11:48
Replies: 22
Views: 2,685
Posted By pyroray
Re: Sailing Key West to Havana Feb 2019

I'm interested, if you are? I miss three of your criteria, I'm male and I'm 63, and I don't speak Spanish. if that excuses me from participating, read no further.
Here I'll be brief in case you're...
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-11-2018, 11:39
Replies: 47
Views: 8,896
Posted By pyroray
Re: Internet at sea about to get a lot better

I use a local wireless IP it requires line of site, but the nearer to town you are the better odds. No cable, price is competitive.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-03-2018, 13:35
Replies: 228
Views: 16,805
Posted By pyroray
Re: Prepping?

Not worried to much about zombies they're all in town, the frickin tweakers generally don't have the ability to leave town. But when some crazed kid on drugs, alcohol, and GOKWE, they do occasionally...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-03-2018, 14:52
Replies: 228
Views: 16,805
Posted By pyroray
Re: Prepping?

I'm not sure where you live, but where I live, generator and gun are a necessity its weird, not to have those things and all the rest. A generator for power outages summer, spring, fall or winter;...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-02-2018, 09:53
Replies: 228
Views: 16,805
Posted By pyroray
Re: Prepping?

I'm bored too, but Rabbi, you hit on a couple of points; living out of town, which means having a lot of items naturally stockpiled, lots to eat, but I'd have to own an ark and the girls hate hate it...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-02-2018, 09:22
Replies: 228
Views: 16,805
Posted By pyroray
Re: Prepping?

I got a pretty nice one from the hospital last time I got a new ball joint in my hand, I was gonna share it with my buddy who was awful worried about where our country was going. It didn't work, and...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-02-2018, 09:12
Replies: 228
Views: 16,805
Posted By pyroray
Re: Prepping?

Couldn't have followed a better post, comedy is all in the timing.

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-02-2018, 09:10
Replies: 228
Views: 16,805
Posted By pyroray
Re: Prepping?

I avoid LA where the Zombie Apocalypse is well underway.

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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-12-2017, 15:43
Replies: 30
Views: 3,589
Posted By pyroray
Re: Boat on the hard for a couple weeks, PNW. Really cold. Should I be worried?

I concur, put the heater near plumbing, you only have to keep the temp at 33+ degrees to keep it from freezing. If it's frozen make it as warm as you can.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-12-2017, 13:04
Replies: 61
Views: 7,347
Posted By pyroray
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-10-2017, 20:18
Replies: 53
Views: 6,009
Posted By pyroray
Re: Could anyone on a boat test this and tell me if this works?

I remember being at summer camp in the San Juan Is. in NW WA state. A counselor had placed his coke cans at the bottom of a cliff in a lake bottom, 20 ft deep. I asked if I could have one if I dove...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 05-09-2017, 11:09
Replies: 19
Views: 4,793
Posted By pyroray
Re: Post hurricane adrift boats?

Articles I have read on this touches on many issues involving many potential situations. From what I've read, salvage is as much a safety issue as it is a greed issue.
I would hope under the...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-04-2017, 01:03
Replies: 19
Views: 2,666
Posted By pyroray
Re: Predicting the tides?

I'm more educated and enlightened by all of you. Thx
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-02-2017, 13:57
Replies: 53
Views: 8,010
Posted By pyroray
Re: Sail Trimming

This was the first advice I learned, and followed, and felt and listened. I don't even have Telltale's anymore.
My lesson to you, learn to feel the wind. Start by closing your eyes and point your...
Forum: Our Community 19-02-2017, 13:49
Replies: 56
Views: 9,042
Posted By pyroray
Re: Is this a realistic plan?

I know people that grew up living aboard. Sounds awesome, I could only dream of such an opportunity. Go for it.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-02-2017, 09:44
Replies: 193
Views: 19,435
Posted By pyroray
Re: Is your boat part of your Doomsday Plan?

Maybe being conquered isn't so bad?
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 04-02-2017, 09:36
Replies: 38
Views: 5,481
Posted By pyroray
Re: Who is the authority of 'the sea'?

I like the idea of leaving authority, but surely like waters controlled by authority, to keep the bigger cannon in check.
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-01-2017, 01:25
Replies: 46
Views: 8,908
Posted By pyroray
Re: "Fixed Position Lost" Raymarine E120W

All good suggestions, I'd go with the voltage at the battery.
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 02-12-2016, 12:50
Replies: 8
Views: 5,929
Posted By pyroray
Re: I ran aground, here's a pic.

My meter yacht has been on the dry for way to long.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 18-09-2016, 09:58
Replies: 25
Views: 5,347
Posted By pyroray
Re: Learning to Sail Questions

I like this answer, I would like to add, I been at it for nearly 35 years, I wonder a lot about going... really going!!! Am I ready? Will I really like it once I'm out there? Is it really what I...
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