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Forum: Fountaine Pajot 08-10-2018, 15:55
Replies: 40
Views: 10,328
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Atlantic Cruising Yachts and Business Yacht Ownership

I think the key thing that most outside the finance industry fail to take into account with these programs is the counter-party risk. In my review I found that best case the contact I have becomes...
Forum: Our Community 08-10-2018, 15:35
Replies: 60
Views: 7,022
Posted By 14murs14
Re: How can I legally set off flares for test purposes?

Smoke for day, as long lasting a flare as you can get at night. Pretty hard to see a flare during the daytime unless you're looking for it. At night they're pretty apparent, but if you can get some...
Forum: Our Community 08-10-2018, 15:28
Replies: 60
Views: 7,022
Posted By 14murs14
Re: How can I legally set off flares for test purposes?

Just curious, did you read my earlier post on this thread where I practically begged everyone not to shoot off flares on the 4th of July and just think "screw those Coast Guard a-holes" or did you...
Forum: Our Community 04-10-2018, 05:52
Replies: 60
Views: 7,022
Posted By 14murs14
Re: How can I legally set off flares for test purposes?

Please Please Please don't set your flares off on the Fourth of July or New Years Eve or any other time you're not in distress!!! The Coast Guard is legally required to conduct a search when a...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-10-2018, 14:07
Replies: 120
Views: 15,053
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Black spots all over boat in marina; do I have any recourse? How to clean?

Absolutely. Not sure what we have to do to put this "airplanes dump fuel" meme to bed, it just won't die! I would also add that the amount of soot produced by a jet engine is far less than your...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-09-2018, 09:03
Replies: 120
Views: 15,053
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Black spots all over boat in marina; do I have any recourse? How to clean?

Aircraft don't routinely dump jet fuel before landing. In fact it's almost never done, the only time you would do so would be an emergency that required you land immediately that happens immediately...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 28-09-2018, 08:30
Replies: 45
Views: 8,730
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Cruising insurance premium doubled

Curious who you have your policy with, I may want to switch to them. Every homeowners quote we've gotten "covers" the dock against fire, and I think maybe a couple of other highly improbable to...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 28-09-2018, 07:30
Replies: 45
Views: 8,730
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Cruising insurance premium doubled

When your house can run on a reef or be struck by another house or drag anchor or run over someone and injure or kill them or....any of hundreds of potential loss and liability scenarios that boats...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-09-2018, 07:07
Replies: 120
Views: 15,053
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Black spots all over boat in marina; do I have any recourse? How to clean?

If you're in the Chesapeake Bay please please please skip the phosphorous products. We've got a massive overnutrient problem in the Bay already, dumping it straight in from your boat is basically an...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 28-09-2018, 07:04
Replies: 62
Views: 10,973
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Annapolis Sailboat show ?

If you buy a used boat you're not buying a used boat. New boat vendors provide probably 80-90% of the revenue for the Annapolis Boat Shows corporation. Brokers of used boats probably <1%. So if...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 27-09-2018, 15:36
Replies: 62
Views: 10,973
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Annapolis Sailboat show ?

Makes sense given that the company that puts on the boat show makes big bucks every year and it's all coming from new boat and equipment manufacturers. They know who butters their bread, and it's not...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 24-09-2018, 07:36
Replies: 45
Views: 8,730
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Cruising insurance premium doubled

As someone who runs a business, my business has to at least break even or I go under. I may suffer a massive loss in the Widget A making part of my business that has absolutely nothing to do with the...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 24-09-2018, 05:48
Replies: 45
Views: 8,730
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Cruising insurance premium doubled

I don't think it's fair to pay insurance to cover people who suffer damage to their boats when one doesn't suffer damage to their own boat. Unfortunately since pooling losses is the basis of the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-09-2018, 07:15
Replies: 120
Views: 15,053
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Black spots all over boat in marina; do I have any recourse? How to clean?

Please keep your gratuitous contempt about people on welfare to one of the literally thousands of political boards. This is one of a few boards devoted to boating, and is largely made up of people...
Forum: Navigation 21-09-2018, 06:44
Replies: 63
Views: 5,204
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Scenarios for losing GPS/GLONASS/Galileo constallations: are they plausible?

Not to hijack the thread into an engineering discussion, but it's definitely not as simple as "the signal at the surface is 0.0000000000000005 watt so it's super easy to jam". The power required to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-09-2018, 06:05
Replies: 44
Views: 8,056
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Is there a down side to single reefing lines?

I mounted a block on both the forward and aft cringle, no friction at all.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-09-2018, 19:02
Replies: 44
Views: 8,056
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Is there a down side to single reefing lines?

Not sure what you mean by this? There are no more lines with single line reefing than with system it replaces which has a line through a cringle in the leech and a strap you have to manually attach...
Forum: Navigation 20-09-2018, 18:54
Replies: 63
Views: 5,204
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Scenarios for losing GPS/GLONASS/Galileo constallations: are they plausible?

Did navigate by sextant and ADF, don't now and haven't for a long time. Because we use GPS now! Again, thousands of aircraft fly offshore every day depending on GPS, not sextants or ADF. I did so for...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-09-2018, 18:32
Replies: 44
Views: 8,056
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Is there a down side to single reefing lines?

Maybe I'm just not a hardcore sailor, but when there's enough wind to require reefing it's not really that big of a deal if the clew isn't completely tight to the boom. I've converted my boat to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-09-2018, 18:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,481
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Catamaran mast float

For a real catamaran (vice a Hobie Cat)? In most cases when a cat flips it's a pitchpole when the bow digs in during a high seas event. I can't imagine the mast stay's attached and intact in many of...
Forum: Navigation 20-09-2018, 17:32
Replies: 63
Views: 5,204
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Scenarios for losing GPS/GLONASS/Galileo constallations: are they plausible?

That's a statement coming from someone who clearly never attended one of the service academies!
Forum: Navigation 20-09-2018, 17:30
Replies: 63
Views: 5,204
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Scenarios for losing GPS/GLONASS/Galileo constallations: are they plausible?

So how do you navigate when flying offshore again? Maybe I was just a crappy pilot, but for the life of I couldn't receive VOR signals more than about 50 miles max offshore, much less when I was...
Forum: Navigation 20-09-2018, 10:00
Replies: 63
Views: 5,204
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Scenarios for losing GPS/GLONASS/Galileo constallations: are they plausible?

As a Coast Guard pilot I mostly flew offshore and in fact there were no VORs or ILS or radar. We used GPS exclusively. And a good chunk of the flights in the world are in fact offshore. You can use...
Forum: Navigation 20-09-2018, 06:46
Replies: 63
Views: 5,204
Posted By 14murs14
Re: Scenarios for losing GPS/GLONASS/Galileo constallations: are they plausible?

As I posted in the celestial nav thread, if you really believe that there's any chance that the entire GPS constellation will be taken out you would never step foot on an airplane since we can and do...
Forum: Our Community 19-09-2018, 12:52
Replies: 51
Views: 5,755
Posted By 14murs14
Re: here's a rant for you all to discuss... brokers. Yuck.

Every single broker in the U.S. is an under capitalized essentially mom and pop shop and a buyer has absolutely zero visibility into their finances. You give them a deposit and you become an...
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