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Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 714
Posted By Northern Spy
I knew the last one... Harbin recently...

I knew the last one...

Harbin recently opened their BSL-4 lab.

Only need BSL-3 to work on SARS...
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,526
Posted By Northern Spy
Completely understand. Agree one should not be...

Completely understand. Agree one should not be able to sell a consumer good without a way to properly dispose of.
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,526
Posted By Northern Spy
Nope. You are absolutely right. The DOT created...

Nope. You are absolutely right. The DOT created the standard, and therefore they can only enforce the standard within their mandate. On the roads. Other than that they are toothless. Which is...
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,526
Posted By Northern Spy
Risk is a factor of consequence and likelihood. ...

Risk is a factor of consequence and likelihood.

For me, understanding the consequences associated with flammable gas (270x the amount of liquid) on my boat outweighs the limited likelihood.

And...
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,526
Posted By Northern Spy
But yet we have rules and regulations for...

But yet we have rules and regulations for constructing, operating, and in some jurisdictions, inspecting autos.

Here, one is either ignorant of or willfully ignoring the rules and regulations. ...
Forum: General Maintenance Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,526
Posted By Northern Spy
So what is the difference between a disposable...

So what is the difference between a disposable cylinder and a refillable cylinder or a pressure vessel?

The disposable cylinder has no corrosion allowance as it is intended for one time use.
...
Forum: Harbor Chat Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 714
Posted By Northern Spy
There are quite a few people from mainland China...

There are quite a few people from mainland China where I work. They believe that the problem is bigger than it appears. Social media is clamped down, and texts from family members and friends in...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-24-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 714
Posted By Northern Spy
In Guangzhou, they revere Sun Yat-sen as his...

In Guangzhou, they revere Sun Yat-sen as his birthplace is in a nearby village on the Pearl River. Honestly didn't see any Mao statutes when I was there...
Forum: Power Systems 01-24-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Northern Spy
Happy ending! Excellent.

Happy ending! Excellent.
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,361
Posted By Northern Spy
If you can't figure out "conveniently available",...

If you can't figure out "conveniently available", feel free to stay home.

Not all societies are as litigious as Americans.

I like the idea that there is some flexibility and reasonableness in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,044
Posted By Northern Spy
Brown shoes, black shoes... Meh. Most of us...

Brown shoes, black shoes... Meh.

Most of us wore some kind of shoes on the sub... I had red high top Converse. And sometimes I wore jungle combat boots.


Loved seeing the BBs in Pearl Harbor...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-20-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,830
Posted By Northern Spy
Just called my absentee owner dock neighbor on...

Just called my absentee owner dock neighbor on their posted number to tell them that their boat is doing just fine after our many cold, wind, snow, rain events.

I like the Vistaprint vinyl idea. ...
Forum: Power Systems 01-17-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By Northern Spy
Hopefully they just buy a new one from...

Hopefully they just buy a new one from sidepower...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-16-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,850
Posted By Northern Spy
You can buy it in tablet form. Same stuff that...

You can buy it in tablet form. Same stuff that public works has to trace sewers. I have a jar of pink and a jar of green.

Probably the same thing they drop in holding tanks to detect discharge...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-16-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By Northern Spy
Even though you are cruising "just the Salish Sea...

Even though you are cruising "just the Salish Sea and eventually up the inside passage.".

Most anchors are lost due to stump butts, bundle of wire, and dozer tracks around old log dumps.

Toss...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By Northern Spy
Agreed. Caught my eye too. I find it...

Agreed. Caught my eye too.

I find it interesting that the hydrographic data is well documented as it was a US Government project up until a particularly generous President bestowed it away.

It...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By Northern Spy
La Niña. Recent years when La Niña Modoki...

La Niña.

Recent years when La Niña Modoki events occurred include 1973–74, 1975–76, 1983–84, 1988–89, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2008–09, 2010–11 and 2016–17.

Corresponding with the attached graph...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By Northern Spy
Not saying it's good or bad. But holding one in...

Not saying it's good or bad. But holding one in your hand is hardly an objective analysis.

Again, my concern would be the materials of construction.

One cannot easily determine what kind of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By Northern Spy
Is it worth the risk substituting a lookalike for...

Is it worth the risk substituting a lookalike for the real thing?

The problem with counterfeit parts often lies in the material, not the dimensional quality. If the manufacturer substituted...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-12-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,081
Posted By Northern Spy
My understanding is that when the radar is in...

My understanding is that when the radar is in standby, it is only using heater voltage to maintain the cathode temperature.

The magnetron cathode "wears out" considerably more by giving off...
Forum: Power Systems 01-11-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Northern Spy
I can't tell you, but if you can find a copy of...

I can't tell you, but if you can find a copy of Dave Gerr's Propeller Book, you can learn oodles, and help yourself.

I got mine from the local library and used it when I repowered.
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,597
Posted By Northern Spy
On that note I've got Pacific Yachting magazines...

On that note I've got Pacific Yachting magazines way back into the '80s if anyone is interested in taking them off my hands.

I'll even deliver them free*.





*To your boat, while moored in...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-11-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,414
Posted By Northern Spy
I think TF member Tdot was doing something like...

I think TF member Tdot was doing something like this with Raspberry pi...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,051
Posted By Northern Spy
With the prevalence of dropped stich high...

With the prevalence of dropped stich high pressure inflatable technology (like in a SUP), I'm surprised someone hasn't reinvented the RIB with smaller tubes.

Something like the Walker Bay with...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 01-11-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,220
Posted By Northern Spy
Just out of curiosity I found this old (2001)...

Just out of curiosity I found this old (2001) version of A 780 on the web:

https://civilengineersstandard.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/A-780.pdf

It is almost the same as the new standard. ...
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