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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    Lets go back to the OP....This was a commercial vessel manned by professionally trained mariners. The law requires they do certain things to maintain a safe environment for the passengers, many of...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    The problem as I see it with your argument is looking at the wrong question....The question here is not how many people unexpectedly find themselves in the water per thousands...what is it? 1 out of...
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    Re: Challenges of becoming a yacht designer

    Design software adds a lot to the process. There has been about 50 years of development in using computers and software in design There were a lot of mistakes along the way, and still more to come....
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    Re: Challenges of becoming a yacht designer

    There is lots of work for Naval Architects....Shipyards, major design offices, marine engineering firms, Classification Societies, Government Regulators. Yacht designing is a passion. Just a few can...
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    Re: Refastening with treenails

    I think I'd favour Jay's copper rivets, or phosphor-bronze screws......The screws are probably easier, but the copper is probably more friendly to the rest of the structure.
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    There is a fair number of people who have been found and picked up, even from boats offshore. For a single hander I suppose it would just prolong the agony. Certainly most offshore people I know...
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    Re: Kavanaugh accuser passed polygraph

    There is no legal recourse available today. There was very likely very little likelihood of legal satisfaction the day after the alleged event. This is one of the principal issues that has come up...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    There seems to be some confusion about the difference between a commercial vessel and a pleasure vessel.
    If you are on a pleasure boat there is no requirement for you wear a lifejacket....you are...
  9. Re: Considering a Meadowlark, Norwalk Island Sharpie 31

    So glad to see anther Meadowlark represented on the Forum....

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4104/5037478696_a24f626ca6.jpgDSCF1839 by gilberj55, on Flickr
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    Re: Kavanaugh accuser passed polygraph

    I'd say on the "balance of probabilities + 1" scale, he looks pretty guilty. This is not enough to convict him, but I'd say it is enough to knock him out of the nomination.....I would not approve him...
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    Re: Kavanaugh accuser passed polygraph

    I read a bit of background...
    She has discussed this event with a councilor/therapist and her husband prior to (by years) his Nomination...this is not just coming out of the blue. They ( husband and...
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    Y>Y>Y>
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    The simple fact that we have survived, despite our alleged negligence by not wearing life jackets or PFD's is not really a reason for not bothering to consider this important. Certainly people with...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    ACB...I have been similarly negligent, despite knowing better. I sooth my guilt just a little knowing I am far less likely to become a casualty than most people, like you I have been messing around...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    Ian is correct that the Captain in this instance is not doing the job right. The life jackets/PFD's must be available, and should be worn when in the skiff or RHIB, or even when on deck of the...
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    Re: The demise of boat language

    Scandalizing a gaff sail has alway been in my point of view a very short term solution for reducing a sail.....you get a squall and she starts really bitching and working hard...if it looks like a...
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    Re: Chartplotting software for laptops

    I have not very often encountered serious fog as a recreational sailor. With a reasonable amount of care it can be avoided....Stay put rather than proceeding. I bear some fault in poor decision...
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    Re: Farewell VW Beetle

    Had one of these too....
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    Re: Chartplotting software for laptops

    I use paper charts and a magnetic compass if I need to reference them. I know my local waters well enough that I seldom actually need any of them. I do not have a chart plotter, or PC/Tablet on the...
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    Re: Farewell VW Beetle

    My first car.....a couple of hundred thousand miles before I moved on......great memories....
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Great photo.....do you have one closer??? I like the composition of this one but I'd like to see the Blackskimmer a little more.
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    Re: The demise of boat language

    I have generally referred to the person at the helm...."the helm" not gender specific......
  23. Thread: The last straw

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    Re: The last straw

    The best and most reliable way to get cats out of the house permanently, is to get a dog that cannot be trained to tolerate cats or other small creatures. I truly know this........Our cats have not...
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    Re: The demise of boat language

    In the OLDE days is was normal to give helm orders like "port your helm" for turning to starboard. I think this was because on many ships there was no visibility from the helm and so the order from...
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    Re: Chartplotting software for laptops

    Sounds like nobltec. I have that on my old computer.
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    Re: A Brain Tumor update.

    Good Luck Peter.....we are pulling for you..
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    Re: The demise of boat language

    In general I'll use nautical terms for describing stuff to do with boats and ships. I like it, the words roll off the tongue easily. As ACB mentions, I am perfectly capable of intentionally using a...
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    Re: 5000 Miles in a Spitfire

    Hi Dave, It was great to see you both, briefly at least. I am envious....
    John
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    Re: Meg's new color.

    I probably would not have chosen the same colour that Ian has chosen, but I like it, partly just because it is different from the usual plastic white. I hope it is cooler. MEG will stand out. I'd...
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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    That is way cool Dave. Many years ago I used to winter camp. Loved it, only stopped because I had too many other obligations. We had a European designed tent...4 roughly cone shaped sections that...
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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    In Canadian parks, which is where most people do wilderness, it is illegal to carry firearms....ever....unless you are a Warden, or a conservation officer or police officer on duty.
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    Re: pr0n

    When that happened to us during a race, the skipper shouted at one of the crew, a woman, to "BLOW THE GUY!!!!!" made for a few laughs and drinks later in the pub....
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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    It's just an excuse to have a gun....probably makes him feel like a man.
    I have camped in bear country plenty. Sometimes had a gun... but bear aware is way safer.
    Keep food well away from the...
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    Re: Reuel Parker's Sea Bright 33

    This is essentially stitch and goo construction. The ply and the glass making a composite structure. I am not sure what all the discussion is about, should be straight forward, or am I missing...
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    Re: The puns around here are getting out of hand.

    I think I know what I choose......
    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/29461528207_68a0c8a9ea_c.jpgRow vs Wade by gilberj55, on Flickr
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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    I think Dave is right. people must have left garbage on a swim grid. Or they cooked fresh fish on the BBQ and did not clean it up.
    I have had bears in public camp sites, because despite warnings...
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    Re: Modern Cruising designs?

    I think I am closer to Chris on this. A longer boat of about the same weight is more efficient in almost every measure. Usually roomier for people, faster, smoother generally easier to handle.
    My...
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    Re: Meg's new color.

    One think I really like is that Meg will stand out wherever she is visually.
    Whimbrel tended to be almost invisible when we first bought her, with a white hull and light green sheer strake. She is...
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    Re: Offshore Passage in a Gartside Yawl

    This was wonderful...thanks Alex...and or course Dave and Rosemary.
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    Re: Meg's new color.

    I did wonder about the dark colour...i liked it very much, but it was dark.
    I think I like this....lets see it in the water....
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    Re: I'm sure that the owner loves his boat...

    Miss Cindy was built here in Nanaimo, and stayed in my marina till she went off of her adventure. I was new in that marina, and did not know anybody at the time but met Tony once or twice before he...
  42. Re: Manafort guilty on 8 counts, mistrial on remaining 10

    Well it was obvious that this would not end up as a full sweep on the charges, because of the length of time in deliberation. I am glad the whole trial did not fall on its nose, as it very well might...
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    Re: I am very optimistic for the future.

    the living wage is how much you need to earn to be able to afford to live, assuming 1 full time job...~40 hours per week, to pay rent, food on the table and cloths on the back....Clearly the minimum...
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    Re: I am very optimistic for the future.

    The only way to compare it is to compare the minimum wage with the living wage for the same area.
    I don't know the numbers off the top of my head, but the living wage in Vancouver is about $22/hour....
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    Re: Meg's Electronics Package

    I take Ice in a cooler, will last for between two and three days. keeps the beer and dairy cool, nothing else matters.
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    Re: Meg's Electronics Package

    Even though I don't have that capacity on Whimbrel, I think the modern gizmo's marvellous and well worth while. Perhaps I'll upgrade sometime.
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    Re: Meg's Electronics Package

    Nice to see some progress again.
    Looks well thought out. Will you have a sounder? Or is this one of those combined units?
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    Re: Prettiest boat under thirty feet

    My taste in boats varies from day to day, and from purpose to different purpose.
    I'd probably choose Haiku first
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    Re: EU Regulations: Flotation

    usually when you are importing stuff, you have to comply with regulations if it is new on the day of importation.....there may be a grandfather clause about settlers effects....( usually refers to...
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    Re: EU Regulations: Flotation

    Alex, are you thinking of moving to Europe? If you are going for a brief time, say months, I doubt the RCD would apply, probably till a year.
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