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Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,333
Posted By AlaskaProf
41' + swimstep + SeaWise davit/Bullfrog for 44' ...

41' + swimstep + SeaWise davit/Bullfrog for 44'

+ 8' Achilles, 10' sailing dink, 13' Folboat kayak
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,358
Posted By AlaskaProf
As I was saying. It seems that the State of...

As I was saying.

It seems that the State of Washington provides a lot of infrastructure for the specific purpose under discussion. If they decide that one portion of a good and broadly beneficial...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,358
Posted By AlaskaProf
Given that, I think the level of outrage...

Given that, I think the level of outrage expressed here seems...well...disproportionate. But YMMV.
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,358
Posted By AlaskaProf
I'm a bit disoriented trying to read this thread....

I'm a bit disoriented trying to read this thread. The thing discontinued is a payment to a firm which brings a pump out barge to your boat in its slip. []

This doesn't effect the numerous public...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By AlaskaProf
ASD's son is an alumnus of the college program...

ASD's son is an alumnus of the college program which I once chaired. ( "OMG! You know HIM?!)

The Alaska legislature, in one of its better ideas...well...One of its few ideas, assigned the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,623
Posted By AlaskaProf
Schroedinger's Fire Escape

Schroedinger's Fire Escape
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,623
Posted By AlaskaProf
Auto correct. Van

Auto correct.

Van
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,623
Posted By AlaskaProf
Years ago, there was a can parked in my...

Years ago, there was a can parked in my neighborhood in Boulder with a hand-lettered sign:

"Not for sale. Also a piano"
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-17-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By AlaskaProf
I have the InReach, cheaper, because of the...

I have the InReach, cheaper, because of the ability to go dormant in off season.

I've found the texting feature to be very useful in the wilds of BC and Alaska beyond phone service for...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By AlaskaProf
Without disagreeing with your implied premise,...

Without disagreeing with your implied premise, one must also wonder who didn't think about the effect of adding the "NeoPanamax" chambers.
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-15-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,151
Posted By AlaskaProf
No. Their first communication would invariably...

No. Their first communication would invariably be something like: "We're returning to the airport [insert variables here]..."


Possible variables:
1. ...system failed, we'd like to loiter at...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-09-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,151
Posted By AlaskaProf
Appears to be an "own goal."

Appears to be an "own goal."
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,530
Posted By AlaskaProf
No excuse for that. The decision to violate local...

No excuse for that. The decision to violate local norms was made with the connivance of a Sound pilot who should be held accountable.
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-04-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 18,114
Posted By AlaskaProf
Maybe, but the proper course would have been:...

Maybe, but the proper course would have been: "This is a new airplane, you will need to acquire a new simulator for 'differences training.'"


They allowed the salesmen in Chicago to override the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-24-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,957
Posted By AlaskaProf
My Rawson has what seems to me a very slick setup...

My Rawson has what seems to me a very slick setup (previous owner engineered; I wouldn't have been smart enough)

There are 8 6v cart batteries in two banks each wired series+parallel to separate...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,186
Posted By AlaskaProf
First level leadership failures while the...

First level leadership failures while the captain, XO, and senior P.O. were on the bridge.

1. NO ONE should be allowed near any automated system without demonstrating the ability turn it off and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,210
Posted By AlaskaProf
Ten. Don't forget Olive the other reindeer.

Ten. Don't forget Olive the other reindeer.
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By AlaskaProf
Absolutely. For a 7 y.o. Got color-coded cords...

Absolutely. For a 7 y.o. Got color-coded cords and pages perforated to guide the action.

Tested with both my kids; thanks for reminding me to get a pair for the grandsons
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,327
Posted By AlaskaProf
You've inverted my argument. The ships don't...

You've inverted my argument. The ships don't flock to the jewelry stores, the jewelry stores, which benefit absentee owners, flock to the ships because of "Sutton's Rule".

It is quite possible to...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-21-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,567
Posted By AlaskaProf
NOAA does a "magvar" survey of every certificated...

NOAA does a "magvar" survey of every certificated part 139 airport about every ten years, often leading to such an adjustment. Not unusual to reverse it ten years later, as the magnetic pole moves...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,327
Posted By AlaskaProf
Count me in too. Ask anyone in who actually lives...

Count me in too. Ask anyone in who actually lives in Ketchikan what value they receive from the dozen jewelry stores which appear in late April and disappear in September, employing no locals.

The...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,499
Posted By AlaskaProf
Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,499
Posted By AlaskaProf
John Muir, Audobon, and others

John Muir, Audobon, and others
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,720
Posted By AlaskaProf
I spent a year or so poisoning myself with a...

I spent a year or so poisoning myself with a Keurig before springing for a Breville "true" espresso machine. I speak of home,in the boat I've found the best solution is a good insulated French press.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-14-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By AlaskaProf
Thanx. I'll call them on Monday.

Thanx. I'll call them on Monday.
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