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Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 12:12 AM
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Posted By deckofficer
Small world. Who would have guessed folks that...

Small world. Who would have guessed folks that like a sedate 6 kt of speed for the long haul on the water want to rip like their pants were on fire on the street? I do get to go a bit faster on the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,655
Posted By deckofficer
It is the car in my avatar. Over the last 10...

It is the car in my avatar. Over the last 10 years I've run 3 different engines. The first was a 355 sbc circle track engine, lousy street manners, raspy cracking idle, 12 mpg which is poor for a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,655
Posted By deckofficer
This thread has taken a drift right into my...

This thread has taken a drift right into my strike zone. I also have had some 500+ hp rides, but due to weight they were rather mellow. Only have 2 now, a stock 2011 CTS-V which is mellow due to its...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,210
Posted By deckofficer
Then Egypt. A bit further and a little more for...

Then Egypt. A bit further and a little more for fuel but still a good profit margin.
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,210
Posted By deckofficer
What would keep an enterprising cruiser from...

What would keep an enterprising cruiser from installing a fuel pump and meter on his boat, buying diesel in Libya and selling to other cruisers in Italy? Plenty of profit margin.

550 nm round trip...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 119
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Posted By deckofficer
The good news is as of Sept 15, Libya is $0.38...

The good news is as of Sept 15, Libya is $0.38 USD per gallon. Not as cheap as Venezuela at $0.04 but a real bargain for cruising the Med.
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,210
Posted By deckofficer
Unless my math is wrong, you got even a better...

Unless my math is wrong, you got even a better break than $4.43 per gallon.

2400 l X 0.88 = 2112 E, today's exchange rate 0.78, so $2708.14 USD for 2400 l / 3.79 = 633.2 US gallons. 2708.14 /...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,210
Posted By deckofficer
Did you pick that spot to get a bit of golf in?

Did you pick that spot to get a bit of golf in?
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,210
Posted By deckofficer
Richard, tomorrow history might be made in the UK...

Richard, tomorrow history might be made in the UK with the Scottish vote for independence. Keep us posted as to the local feelings on this situation.

There is another traveler a bit like yourself...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,368
Posted By deckofficer
IMHO you have a perfect boat for the loop.

IMHO you have a perfect boat for the loop.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 09-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 112,856
Posted By deckofficer
Over time I've been meaning to ask about your...

Over time I've been meaning to ask about your avatar. I've dented (caved in) a few containers in conditions like that.
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12,253
Views: 1,667,063
Posted By deckofficer
100 hp @ 325 rpm, that will have a unique sound...

100 hp @ 325 rpm, that will have a unique sound when at idle of about 50 rpm. The vessels I spent most of my time on were about 40,000 hp @ 112 rpm. Did spend some time on a medium speed diesel with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 39,170
Posted By deckofficer
Maybe the marketing department did the web...

Maybe the marketing department did the web page......

"Imagine gliding effortlessly across the water at a 14 to 16 knots cruise while consuming only 2 to 4 gallons of fuel per hour!"

The proof...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 39,170
Posted By deckofficer
I wonder what mileage the MC 30 would get with a...

I wonder what mileage the MC 30 would get with a couple of Yanmar 36 hp diesel outboards? Remember those two diesel outboards, 27 hp and 36 hp?
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 39,170
Posted By deckofficer
Not diesel, but almost diesel compression of 14...

Not diesel, but almost diesel compression of 14 to 1 on 91 octane petrol.
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By deckofficer
If he was 65 years younger he would probably be a...

If he was 65 years younger he would probably be a transformer toy fan.
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 39,170
Posted By deckofficer
Set by GG ?

Set by GG ?
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 39,170
Posted By deckofficer
That is how I see it now. Back when my family...

That is how I see it now. Back when my family first started boating (early 60's), my concept of a trawler was a working fishing boat pulling nets or pots.

Now I apply the term to a offshore...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 39,170
Posted By deckofficer
I said it tongue in cheek because the OP asked...

I said it tongue in cheek because the OP asked for a term that describes a wave breaking over the bow, then proceeding to the pilothouse and passing through it on its way to the stern.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 09-02-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 112,856
Posted By deckofficer
I really enjoyed having HAM SSB on board when I...

I really enjoyed having HAM SSB on board when I was single handing. Checking into the nets to give my position update then moving off net to socialize. Also when buddy boating and distance exceeds...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 39,170
Posted By deckofficer
Green water flush. lol

Green water flush. lol
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-31-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 112,856
Posted By deckofficer
Richard, I am curious about your track...

Richard,

I am curious about your track depicted below. I asked some of the guys that were in contact with you and their explanation went in one ear and out the other. Care to fill me in?
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Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-31-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 112,856
Posted By deckofficer
Your ComNav might have a dumbed down owner's...

Your ComNav might have a dumbed down owner's manual but to not have any problems with it as you got into those northern lats says a lot for how robust they designed it.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-31-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 112,856
Posted By deckofficer
Not from the perspective of a 42' vessel, you win...

Not from the perspective of a 42' vessel, you win hands down on that over me.
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 39,170
Posted By deckofficer
Too bad Yanmar no longer makes their 27 and 36 hp...

Too bad Yanmar no longer makes their 27 and 36 hp diesel outboards.
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