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Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-09-2021, 15:47
Replies: 298
Views: 53,554
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Musk says Starlink will work on boats

They don't need a parabolic antenna ! They have over a thousand tiny antennas all co-phased on that flat star link plate (dish) So it receives radio waves similarly to how angling a solar panel to...
Forum: Navigation 28-09-2021, 15:28
Replies: 31
Views: 7,949
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Can you use Starlink on a boat?

My neighbour's starlink is 5 feet off the ground facing North at 48 degree latitude. He's got a couple of trees blocking a lot of his Northern sky and he has never had a dead spot in his link, even...
Forum: Navigation 28-09-2021, 15:11
Replies: 31
Views: 7,949
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Can you use Starlink on a boat?

"Of Course I Still Love You" is a moving floating platform that they land rocket boosters on dead center of the deck bobbing around in rough ocean swells. I think they have the stability thing...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-07-2021, 18:04
Replies: 17
Views: 1,852
Posted By Rorzech
Re: 2 lb. Propane tank

I have a 2 lb refillable tank and I can't remember where I got it from. That tells you that they do exist. I use to refill those non refillable 1 lb tanks with one of those little 2" long brass tank...
Forum: Navigation 02-07-2021, 15:23
Replies: 23
Views: 1,722
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Night sailing - thermal cam for android ?

The more u spend on a thermal imager the happier u will be. They can't see through glass ! They have a hard time with heavy foliage. Anything in the water that's the same temperature will be...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-04-2021, 12:37
Replies: 24
Views: 3,026
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Going offshore in a homebuilt catamaran?

Check out Zingaro on Youtube ! He made it to Hawaii , well almost ! Epic adventure on home built cat !
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-04-2021, 09:21
Replies: 29
Views: 4,734
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Tell me about your all Induction Cooking

Two years ago I got a one element induction for $79.00 CND and now they're cheaper now. since then I got another one at a yard sale for $10.00. Don't give up !
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-03-2021, 18:26
Replies: 58
Views: 10,105
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Starlink 'beta' passive gimbal experiment?

I live at latitude 49 Degrees N and my neighbour's starlink has a slight tilt to the North not more than 10 degrees. I imagine the farther south you are, the more you need to tilt it North. The...
Forum: Marine Electronics 04-03-2021, 10:41
Replies: 58
Views: 10,105
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Starlink 'beta' passive gimbal experiment?

The reason they want it pointed slightly to the north is because the satelites are not in a polar orbit so they overlap and are more concentrated in the northern latitudes . I believe they only have...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 01-03-2021, 11:39
Replies: 47
Views: 6,668
Posted By Rorzech
Thumbs up Re: What is the current wisdom on keeping eggs?

I've been keeping laying hens for many years ! I had a dozen about two months old ( in a cold fridge and some were washed to remove chicken ****) so I gave them the float test, and they all floated !...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-01-2021, 18:21
Replies: 23
Views: 5,886
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Any ideas what this might be?

It's just one of those UFO's Unidentified Floating Objects.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-01-2021, 16:46
Replies: 84
Views: 10,839
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Cruising Advice for a Widower

Where and when do we shove off ? It all sounds perfect to me. I've been planning a circumnavigation for 5 years now and I'm chomping at the bit, waiting for covid19 to pass. You be the captain and...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-01-2021, 12:36
Replies: 57
Views: 7,156
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Putting an arc in bimini tubing w/o a bender

Fill it with sand and bend it.
If you don't like that idea then get a tight coiled spring that just slides over it and then bend it . I would make a practice bend first (near the end that you can...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 11-01-2021, 15:29
Replies: 848
Views: 120,508
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Any early retirees turned cruisers with big careers have regrets?

Go as soon as you can ! Go 5 years ahead of your plans if possible !
I bought a boat cheap! Needed an engine! Took a summer to rip out the atomic 4 and fuel tank and replace with a diesel Year two...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 06-01-2021, 10:30
Replies: 53
Views: 7,551
Posted By Rorzech
Re: PLB Saves Solo Sailor

His brother didn't know how to stop the boat ? Something smells !
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 06-01-2021, 09:47
Replies: 111
Views: 7,347
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Electric hot water heater / Legionella bacteria concerns

That bacteria is dead at 130 F. End of story !
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-01-2021, 18:31
Replies: 1,011
Views: 54,309
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Vaccine Certification Restriction of Travel

In 5 or ten years we will all know if the vaccine is dangerous or not. All the non-vaccinated will have long been rounded up and hurded into the FEMA camps. And all the people vaccinated will either...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-01-2021, 18:17
Replies: 1,011
Views: 54,309
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Vaccine Certification Restriction of Travel

Well, for one , I'm really glad I had my quadruple heart bypass a year and a half ago. I cant imagine the hundreds or maybe thousands that have died waiting for their surgery. That little hospital I...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-01-2021, 18:01
Replies: 1,011
Views: 54,309
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Vaccine Certification Restriction of Travel

A employee passed covid into an old folks home where everyone washed there hands regularly wore gowns rubber gloves and face masks and visors and respected physical distancing and covid went through...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-01-2021, 17:36
Replies: 1,011
Views: 54,309
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Vaccine Certification Restriction of Travel

When they half dosed Tuberculoses , they ended up with Super Tuberculoses that can't even be cured. Haven't they learned anything yet ????
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-01-2021, 17:33
Replies: 1,011
Views: 54,309
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Vaccine Certification Restriction of Travel

Elong Musk said the technology used in making this vaccine can easily turn a human into a butterfly ! What is that supposed to mean. Can it alter DNA ? Is it a form of DNA? Can it change our DNA....
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-12-2020, 10:14
Replies: 30
Views: 8,257
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Wrapping your boat bottom with vinyl.

Like a duck ! Ducks sit "on" the water. They sit on the surface tension. Maybe a boat surface could mimmic water foul feathers ! You could really get some speed then, or could you ? Who knows ?
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-12-2020, 13:29
Replies: 42
Views: 3,978
Posted By Rorzech
Re: BVI & Covid problems

I wouldn't even go near the BVI in a bathtub when they are handing out tickets that start at 20K$ and bargain down to 1K$ per person. It makes you wonder once they get the taste for legal money...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 12-11-2020, 19:01
Replies: 125
Views: 14,855
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Lightning Protection for Electronics

WOODEN mast ? Aren't trees made of wood ? Doesn't lightning hit trees millions of times every day on the planet ?
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 12-11-2020, 18:35
Replies: 125
Views: 14,855
Posted By Rorzech
Re: Lightning Protection for Electronics

[QUOTE=BigBeakie;3271871]Stull,

Nice to hear of another user of Dr. Thomson's system on the forum! I had fairly extensive communications with him before we purchased the system, and have...
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