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Forum: Power Systems 06-27-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,249
Posted By xfedex
Turbine powered generator

This video was sent to me by an old friend. I have not heard of this application in a boat before. The Clapp Famliy introduces turbine powered hydropalnes a long time ago and the cruiser "Nothing...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-22-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,177
Posted By xfedex
I installed a transducer inside my lazerett back...

I installed a transducer inside my lazerett back by the rudder. If we stern tie over a ledge or swing it anchor over shallower water, I wanted to know if we were getting close to bumping. The...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 06-22-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,139
Posted By xfedex
I rented a 400f2.8 Canon for my 7D. I soon after...

I rented a 400f2.8 Canon for my 7D. I soon after bought a 70-300 f4-5.6. Hand holdable on sunny days
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 06-22-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,139
Posted By xfedex
I know these are not what you asked for. They are...

I know these are not what you asked for. They are at the nest west of the Ballard Locks in Seattle. They were on a railroad bridge pole. Burlington Northern, Washington Department of Fish and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 22,794
Posted By xfedex
Cargo Ramp Seatac Airport a few years ago and the...

Cargo Ramp Seatac Airport a few years ago and the green flash of the Washington coast in January
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 06-21-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,139
Posted By xfedex
Here is a good article about taking photos from a...

Here is a good article about taking photos from a boat using a simple camera

http://floatingsomewhere.com/Magazine_Articles_files/P_%26%20_S%20Like_Pro_SEA_10%3A10.pdf

I confess I wrote it. I...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-20-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,838
Posted By xfedex
WD-40 is a solvent. Next to SS cleaners sold at...

WD-40 is a solvent. Next to SS cleaners sold at appliance stores it out cleans =with no oily build up
Forum: General Maintenance 02-18-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,838
Posted By xfedex
Flitz has worked well for me... cleans metal and...

Flitz has worked well for me... cleans metal and fiberglass.
WD - 40 cleans grease and handprints on stainless appliances like nobody's business.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-12-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,130
Posted By xfedex
I believe the Canadian rules require a radar...

I believe the Canadian rules require a radar reflector and US inland rules do not
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By xfedex
swell vs wave... could be a new lasting thread ^_^

swell vs wave... could be a new lasting thread ^_^
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By xfedex
Italian, French marinas hit by rogue waves

Look like this just happened a few days ago.


Rogue wave in Italy January 23, 2013. - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FFFq7wjsTg&feature=player_embedded)
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,239
Posted By xfedex
I think I understand tides but are we making...

I think I understand tides but are we making forward progress here?
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By xfedex
He might try dual 2 stroke leaf blowers. In the...

He might try dual 2 stroke leaf blowers. In the water at the stern or pointed directly at the sail when the wind dies
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-21-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,512
Posted By xfedex
Venus could have been named the iSore. Not...

Venus could have been named the iSore.

Not mine originally but I did correct the spelling from another post (It was iSoar)

Cheers,
John
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-21-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,308
Posted By xfedex
Our boat is the smaller one, docked at Carillon...

Our boat is the smaller one, docked at Carillon Point,Kirkland WA.

We got to follow this Argosy Xmas ship through the OPENING in Lake Washington HWY 520 floating bridge last night. We have never...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,239
Posted By xfedex
Rick B, thanks for the response. Seymour Narrows...

Rick B, thanks for the response. Seymour Narrows is a focal point for all sizes vessels planning trips up that way. Ref post 142.
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,239
Posted By xfedex
I must say I am learning somethings that I did...

I must say I am learning somethings that I did know.

Hey Rick, I understand that sometimes a tug and barge can not just pull in to a cove and anchor to wait out a storm. Have to steam in circles...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,239
Posted By xfedex
[QUOTE=RickB;120734]The authors of posts #41 and...

[QUOTE=RickB;120734]The authors of posts #41 and #42 need to do a rethink as do a few others.

Unless you arrive at your destination before the current changes direction you spend just as much...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 12-18-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 31,106
Posted By xfedex
We have a 24 V Bow thruster, 2 8Ds in series and...

We have a 24 V Bow thruster, 2 8Ds in series and a 24 v charger that requires AC from Genset or shore. I have not run out of 24V before I got the maneuver complete. . It is a Wesmar 15 hp in a 10...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,239
Posted By xfedex
Have you all decided that the time spent in a...

Have you all decided that the time spent in a current that is pushing you is significantly shorter than time spent in the same current going in the opposite direction? Seems true for moving in water,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-16-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,841
Posted By xfedex
The importance of being understood on the radio ...

The importance of being understood on the radio

German Coast guard trainee - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR0lWICH3rY)
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-16-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,841
Posted By xfedex
I am joining the discussion late. I call "Tiger,...

I am joining the discussion late. I call "Tiger, Tiger, Tiger, this is motor vessel Fluke on 16"

I use M/V because a one syllable name like ours, Fluke, called alone could sound like a cat...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 54
Poll: Who's Here?
Views: 4,483
Posted By xfedex
I think weight and cost are proportional. Anyone...

I think weight and cost are proportional. Anyone think there is a basic dollar pre pound for new boats?
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 54
Poll: Who's Here?
Views: 4,483
Posted By xfedex
Displacement and weight are not the same are...

Displacement and weight are not the same are they? Weight is measured in the slings on a lift. Displacement is the weight of water that the vessel displaces. Is that right? Anyway we weigh about...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,557
Posted By xfedex
Our hard cased lifesling is on the aft deck. I...

Our hard cased lifesling is on the aft deck. I need to pull it out after all these years and make sure it is serviceable.

Another related question: Is your PFD auto-inflate when you get wet?
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