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Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,445
Posted By Britannia
With a FD boat I'm never at hull speed either....

With a FD boat I'm never at hull speed either. But I did vote - "30% and under" includes 0% I assume.

Richard
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 07-14-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,643
Posted By Britannia
I meant solid - not sure why I wrote that.

I meant solid - not sure why I wrote that.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 07-13-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,643
Posted By Britannia
Late to the show here. Very sad to see. Very sad...

Late to the show here. Very sad to see. Very sad indeed.

My 1988 Krogen 54 has a cored hull (Airtex - PVC) and Wesmar fin stabilizers. From the soundings I took on the hull at haulout it sounds...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-11-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Britannia
Congratulations from one KK54 owner to another....

Congratulations from one KK54 owner to another. Love to see some pictures.

Richard
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,844
Posted By Britannia
Yes - done this many times. With five of us on...

Yes - done this many times. With five of us on the crew down from Ketchikan to Anacortes we would depart at around 7am each morning and then take it in turn to have our morning showers underway. Then...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,236
Posted By Britannia
Only 8 of my boat ever made - from 1987-1992....

Only 8 of my boat ever made - from 1987-1992. Mine is hull number 5 from 1988.

Richard
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-18-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By Britannia
I, too, am a convert from sailing to trawlering....

I, too, am a convert from sailing to trawlering. I found myself running the motor a lot and became tired of standing out in the cold and wet (or heat for that matter.)

I do think that sailing...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-18-2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,947
Posted By Britannia
On the topic of creating "bug free" software: For...

On the topic of creating "bug free" software: For single applications it is somewhat easier to test and ensure that it operates correctly. Once you start networking devices, transducers, etc, it...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,071
Posted By Britannia
The crew are safe. Apparently they left the boat...

The crew are safe. Apparently they left the boat but didn't bother to tell anyone.

Scarborough sunk boat crew make contact after search - BBC News...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,502
Posted By Britannia
No chart updates for 15 years I assume?

No chart updates for 15 years I assume?
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-11-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Britannia
Congrats and welcome to another Bay Area boater. ...

Congrats and welcome to another Bay Area boater.

Richard
Forum: Liveaboards 05-10-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,197
Posted By Britannia
W/D on board. Run from a generator if away from...

W/D on board. Run from a generator if away from the dock.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,550
Posted By Britannia
Ok - I'll jump in. If you're long term cruising...

Ok - I'll jump in. If you're long term cruising then most of the time is spent at anchor (or dock) with shorter passages in between. From what I have seen and heard, most people don't expect to get...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By Britannia
But not from you? :) I have heard arguments...

But not from you? :)

I have heard arguments about a situation where the roll period is close to the wave period and that stabilizers can help prevent an increase in roll amplitude when broadside...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,982
Posted By Britannia
"I don't always use bearings, but when I do, I...

"I don't always use bearings, but when I do, I prefer true."

Most days on the boat I don't use bearings at all - I'm just navigating from one waypoint to another using electronic charting, or line...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By Britannia
Note that stabilizers don't directly improve the...

Note that stabilizers don't directly improve the safety of the boat. While they make it more stable, that is only for crew comfort, ease of movement around the boat, etc - they don't reduce the risk...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 17,764
Posted By Britannia
Actually Rolex makes all its own movements "in...

Actually Rolex makes all its own movements "in house" and doesn't use ETA movements. In fact they manufacture most, if not all of their own parts.

Richard
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-06-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,140
Posted By Britannia
I think it probably reduces the choices but...

I think it probably reduces the choices but doesn't eliminate the option. My Krogen 54 is quite capable of ocean crossing, and it is a fantastic live aboard. There are many other Krogens, Nordhavns,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,934
Posted By Britannia
This topic runs deep with me. I was married for...

This topic runs deep with me. I was married for 20 years and it was my wife who introduced me to sailing. We had dreams of full time cruising one day. Sadly our marriage did not survive. We sold the...
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-06-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,140
Posted By Britannia
Layout is obviously personal preference. When I...

Layout is obviously personal preference. When I decided to buy a boat and live aboard, I had owned a sailboat for 15 years. I decided that I wanted to have the primary living area above decks so that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Britannia
Fleming Hull #1 Construction

The Fleming was high on my list of boats when I was looking. Here is a great video of the construction of hull #1 narrated by Tony Fleming. It's all taken from still photos but well worth watching....
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 17,764
Posted By Britannia
Actually it'll be correct twice on 1 to 3 days...

Actually it'll be correct twice on 1 to 3 days per year. Note that his watch has a day and date complication :)

Richard
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,816
Posted By Britannia
My marina bans open flames except for a gas...

My marina bans open flames except for a gas barbecue on the boat, which is explicitly permitted.
Forum: General Maintenance 04-26-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,427
Posted By Britannia
Unless one boat is on another! I have sat in my...

Unless one boat is on another! I have sat in my dinghy while it's stowed on my trawler :thumb:
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-26-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,064
Posted By Britannia
Yes indeed - my neighbor replaced his SLA with an...

Yes indeed - my neighbor replaced his SLA with an AGM.
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