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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 07-29-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By ssobol
Victron BMV-602S for sale

I have a Victron BMV-602S dual battery monitor for sale.

Includes the display, shunt, cable, and manual.

$100 plus shipping (shipping is $16 in the US).

Worked fine when I took it out of my...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,506
Posted By ssobol
McDonald's used to do this too. They rated the...

McDonald's used to do this too. They rated the counter people on how fast they processed your order (order entry to payment complete). It used to fidplay the average time to complete an order on the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,003
Posted By ssobol
He had to plan for the future and did not have...

He had to plan for the future and did not have the wherewithal to own both his canal boat and a house (you think real estate is expensive in the US, try the UK). Guess YouTube does not pay that well....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-24-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,577
Posted By ssobol
For comings and goings you might want to look at...

For comings and goings you might want to look at Nebo.

You can do it with an app on your phone or get a NeboLink that does it automatically.

https://nebo.global/?v=7516fd43adaa

Doesn't keep...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,730
Posted By ssobol
The controller needs to broadcast its location to...

The controller needs to broadcast its location to the drone so that the drone knows where to RTH (for drones that can return to the controller). Since the range of consumer drones is now many miles...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-17-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By ssobol
Unfortunately, while Starboard can be worked like...

Unfortunately, while Starboard can be worked like wood, it does not glue like wood.

It can be glued, but you have to follow the requirements for gluing Starboard.
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,582
Posted By ssobol
The 2.96 seconds also does not account for the...

The 2.96 seconds also does not account for the response time of your vessel to a sudden command input.
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,730
Posted By ssobol
Drat it all! I thought I was on to something...

Drat it all! I thought I was on to something there.
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,730
Posted By ssobol
I didn't say that my idea was a practical...

I didn't say that my idea was a practical solution. However, charge a few $K and market it right and I'll bet more than a few "yachties" will buy one.
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,730
Posted By ssobol
You could get a drone that has a tether to the...

You could get a drone that has a tether to the mothership. It would fly directly above the mothership and have unlimited power via the umbilical. The video would be downlinked via the cable. It would...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,582
Posted By ssobol
Water usually reflects the light off into the...

Water usually reflects the light off into the distance and doesn't bounce it back (angle of incidence and all that). A floating deadhead is more likely to be visible if it is floating high enough....
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 06-13-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,095
Posted By ssobol
If they want boaters to follow the law on this,...

If they want boaters to follow the law on this, they should make the law clear and make the mechanism for complying easy.

The fact that we are discussing it shows that neither of these conditions...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 05-20-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,330
Posted By ssobol
The Inner Harbor area of Baltimore is quite nice....

The Inner Harbor area of Baltimore is quite nice. Last time I was there was last September. The north side of the harbor from around the aquarium east through Fells Point to Canton is gentrifying...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,185
Posted By ssobol
Happened to me. I went to launch my boat for a...

Happened to me. I went to launch my boat for a multi-day cruise on Cayuga and the Erie Canal at the state park in Ithaca. After I launched I discovered a problem that needed parts to resolve. Since...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Interior Waters 05-09-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,318
Posted By ssobol
As long as no part of you or your boat touch...

As long as no part of you or your boat touch Canadian soil (or something registered to Canada) you are ok.

Your anchor touching the bottom in Canadian waters counts as touching Canada.
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,543
Posted By ssobol
Had the guy at the hardware store tell me that...

Had the guy at the hardware store tell me that water can get trapped in the folds of the Zero-G hose when it shrinks back. These spots can be a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Think about it,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,185
Posted By ssobol
The state park in Ithaca only takes advanced...

The state park in Ithaca only takes advanced reservations for slips. If you just show up and are standing there in the office and they have empty slips, they'll still tell you no. You have to reserve...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,543
Posted By ssobol
You might want to try one of these:...

You might want to try one of these: https://snowjoe.com/products/aqua-joe-ajfjh50-58-rv-superlight-fiberjacket-max-garden-hose-50-foot

It is not an expandable hose (in that it gets longer) but it...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,730
Posted By ssobol
The under 250 grams rule allows you to operate...

The under 250 grams rule allows you to operate the drone without a registration of the operator with the FAA and getting a registration number that must be applied to the drone. It does not exempt...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,730
Posted By ssobol
Cancelling the return to home only works if you...

Cancelling the return to home only works if you regain contact with the drone. This RTH is caused by signal loss. A return to home due to critical battery level or because the controller signal is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,730
Posted By ssobol
And shooting at a drone is a federal offense....

And shooting at a drone is a federal offense. Interfering with the operation of an aircraft. There is likely to be video of you doing it (even if you hit the drone).
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,730
Posted By ssobol
If you're new to droning and not sure you will...

If you're new to droning and not sure you will stick with it, get a used Phantom 3 or 4. Plenty of them available pretty cheap. The Phantoms are also better in a wind and easier to launch and recover...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12,031
Views: 1,617,185
Posted By ssobol
Talk about something that'll be fun to dock on a...

Talk about something that'll be fun to dock on a windy day....
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,112
Posted By ssobol
Military is also going to be a lot more tolerant...

Military is also going to be a lot more tolerant of mishaps. Particularly in wartime.
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-08-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,437
Posted By ssobol
Don't forget that if you have something or...

Don't forget that if you have something or someplace all nice and cosy and well stocked with food and other supplies, you'll be a target for all those other survivors less prepared than you. Do you...
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