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Forum: Harbor Chat 08-31-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,205
Posted By RickB
When transport aircraft are fully automated, 100...

When transport aircraft are fully automated, 100 percent of accidents will be attributed to mechanical or electronic failures and people will demand humans return to the cockpit.

It is important...
Forum: Power Systems 08-31-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,368
Posted By RickB
If you have that in writing with no other...

If you have that in writing with no other conditions then good.



This is where things don't quite fit ... if Volvo agreed in writing to immediately replace the engine then it is clear to them...
Forum: Harbor Chat 08-30-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,205
Posted By RickB
United flight 232 for one, US Airways Flight 1549...

United flight 232 for one, US Airways Flight 1549 for another, Air Canada Flight 143 for yet another, Aloha 243, and Air Transat Flight 236, and the Baghdad DHL Airbus for a couple more excellent...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,706
Posted By RickB
Where or who made any mention of boarding the...

Where or who made any mention of boarding the other vessel? Why has the wisdom or safety of boarding the vessel even under discussion when the fishing boat captain made a choice to not even approach...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,706
Posted By RickB
Hear hear! And worth a lot more than 2...

Hear hear!

And worth a lot more than 2 cents. Thank you for posting that.
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,706
Posted By RickB
Having no onscene knowledge or information about...

Having no onscene knowledge or information about conditions I can only ask why you believe that? How would he endanger his vessel or pax by moving a short distance from his location?

He never...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-29-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,997
Posted By RickB
Great If you don't mind rash generalizations ...

Great If you don't mind rash generalizations "ANY metal tank ...will typically ... turn into a colander ..." based on lack of information or experience with the subject material.

That is opinion...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,706
Posted By RickB
In my view, he had time enough to interpret the...

In my view, he had time enough to interpret the condition of the vessel as having a problem, and time enough to decide to keep on fishing. In my opinion, a prudent mariner would have decided to take...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,706
Posted By RickB
I'm not talking about assistance towing or...

I'm not talking about assistance towing or anything other than driving over to the boat that has obvious problems and asking if there is anything you can do to help ... even just making a radio call...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 08-29-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,997
Posted By RickB
Seawater will have little negative impact on a...

Seawater will have little negative impact on a marine aluminum alloy. Blackwater may be alkaline or acidic (pH between 6 and 8.5) and usually tends to the alkaline which is not great for aluminum.
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Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,712
Posted By RickB
I know he was not a naval architect, he was an...

I know he was not a naval architect, he was an aeronautical engineer and a very talented yacht designer.

He is also dead so the chances of his "chiming in" with a response to the questions and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,706
Posted By RickB
Legally maybe but there is more to life than law....

Legally maybe but there is more to life than law.

In the case under discussion, the witness admitted he believed the boat was in trouble ... "We saw that the boat wasn’t riding right in the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,706
Posted By RickB
“'We saw that the boat wasn’t riding right in the...

“'We saw that the boat wasn’t riding right in the water,” he said, adding that he did not see anyone on it. “It was settling.” Mr. Bradshaw kept an eye on the boat as he fished nearby ...'"


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Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,712
Posted By RickB
This discussion needs a real-life naval architect...

This discussion needs a real-life naval architect to chime in and say 'I am a licensed/registered naval architect and my position on this is ... " in order to either answer the question or add fuel...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 13,816
Posted By RickB
I thought RCOOK's post was very informative....

I thought RCOOK's post was very informative. Especially the numbers regarding power, displacement, and longevity.
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,379
Posted By RickB
Yeah, you can find a stat that fits whatever you...

Yeah, you can find a stat that fits whatever you want it to ...

Seattle crime rates and statistics - NeighborhoodScout (http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/wa/seattle/crime/)
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 13,816
Posted By RickB
I hope not ... :eek: Power management is getting...

I hope not ... :eek: Power management is getting pretty darn good but if they ever sort out the loading thing I might lose a lot of business!

One of the issues we run into is the boats that used...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 13,816
Posted By RickB
That is very "old school." I can't remember last...

That is very "old school." I can't remember last time I was on a yacht that did not use VFD control of chillers or at least a soft start system for large inductive loads. The days of sizing for...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 13,816
Posted By RickB
Oh My Gawd! Do you mean they are running at less...

Oh My Gawd! Do you mean they are running at less than 1/2hp per cubic inch displacement?! The local myth is that power level is what makes a diesel "happy" and assures long life.

In reality those...
Forum: Power Systems 08-26-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,755
Posted By RickB
Worth every penny of the cost! It pays for itself...

Worth every penny of the cost! It pays for itself in the first hour if your labor and aches and pains have any value at all.
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 13,816
Posted By RickB
FF makes a very good point regarding generators. ...

FF makes a very good point regarding generators.

Again, owner expectations and lack of understanding of ratings has a lot to do with many of the myths that thrive on internet boating sites.
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 13,816
Posted By RickB
It might have more to do with owner expectations....

It might have more to do with owner expectations. When you buy an engine you are buying power - horsepower hours to be exact.

Think of the engine as if it is a fuel tank. If you want to extract a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 13,816
Posted By RickB
Rick makes a living from megayachts. Those boats...

Rick makes a living from megayachts. Those boats use generator engines the same makes and models as many if not most toy boat propulsion engines.

Over a career of working on boats from 5 hp...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 13,816
Posted By RickB
That's generally true ... :whistling:

That's generally true ... :whistling:
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 13,816
Posted By RickB
No, it is not helpful. It is yet another...

No, it is not helpful. It is yet another incorrect assumption and misleading statement.

It only takes a few seconds to look up the specs for the
MTU 16V 4000 M93L

I will be helpful and even...
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