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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:31 PM
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Posted By psneeld
It's cool...if it hasn't happened to someone...

It's cool...if it hasn't happened to someone yet.... they are very good or very lucky.


I like it usually, but things do slip by from time to time.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By psneeld
While I know what you meant....I think even...

While I know what you meant....I think even places that are semi diurnal have a higher high and a lower low. It's just they are nearly the same...but can still be an issue for some boating things.
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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,224
Posted By psneeld
I just guess it depends on how dyneema is used...

I just guess it depends on how dyneema is used (fore and aft resistance very good, side to side not so good) and how the line is made from it/similar fibers as some are repotedly better.

Most...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 438
Posted By psneeld
I ran a lot at night in the NJ...

I ran a lot at night in the NJ Intracoastal...that stretch is not liked by many for its twisting, shallows, poor marking, traffic...on and on and my assigned area is considered the worst......as an...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By psneeld
I agree there are better choices for 2 similar...

I agree there are better choices for 2 similar diameter lines, can't say they are better for greatly dissimilar line...but depending, I would guess there are better ones than a simple sheet...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 63
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Posted By psneeld
Most research I have done and my own practical...

Most research I have done and my own practical experience including Practical Sailor agree with this statement....

"Out of all the products that are out there for climbing, Dyneema is considered...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By psneeld
The sheet bend is a bend. It is practical for...

The sheet bend is a bend. It is practical for joining lines of different diameter or rigidity. It is quick and easy to tie, and is considered so essential it is the first knot given in the Ashley...
Forum: Californian Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,951
Posted By psneeld
I did, it worked as advertised.

I did, it worked as advertised.
Forum: Californian Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,951
Posted By psneeld
Using a diaphragm pump pretty much eliminates all...

Using a diaphragm pump pretty much eliminates all but drops of backflow you get from centrifugal bilge pumps.

Thus the concept of dry bilge systems.

The drops evaporate as long as you don't...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By psneeld
I can't say for sure but maybe do nothing till...

I can't say for sure but maybe do nothing till you test it.

If the only thing that had changed is the canvas setup....it shouldn't effect much but the framing might a tiny bit.

If you want...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By psneeld
Annual unless you paid for otherwise.

Annual unless you paid for otherwise.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By psneeld
Probably takes less time to pay on the computer...

Probably takes less time to pay on the computer than write a check and mail it. That's why I was just outside, walking in shorts and t shirt in FL, cruising.


Using a computer doesn't mean you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By psneeld
This is my goto..... ...

This is my goto.....
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Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By psneeld
I would agree looking to prevent it sounds like a...

I would agree looking to prevent it sounds like a reasonable approach.

I dont have to wait till I have a couple of bikes stolen to keep me from locking my bicycle up.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 676
Posted By psneeld
I don't think that's why many boating systems...

I don't think that's why many boating systems fail more regularly, but if you have a boat that does 25mph it doesn't help.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-06-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By psneeld
GFIs arent for wet areas because of getting the...

GFIs arent for wet areas because of getting the outlet wet ....thats what weather protective cover are for.

They are to protect humans from shock due to the potentially higher risk in wet areas...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By psneeld
They could still just loop a line around the ball...

They could still just loop a line around the ball or pull it up and shackle/tie to the chain.

A locking method might keep the good guy from using the ball...but I am guessing not the squatter or...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By psneeld
Its absolutely the worst time for a deep vee,...

Its absolutely the worst time for a deep vee, fast boat to accelerate.

You are right the wake (hole) is much worse.

It is something every boater should learn .....but alas even USCG coxswains...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 03-06-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By psneeld
Actually, my old boss got a tiny grant to clean...

Actually, my old boss got a tiny grant to clean up 5 abandoned, sunk boats in Cape May, NJ harbor maybe 10 years ago. The grant was only peanuts...barely covered his disposal costs I would bet....but...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-06-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,224
Posted By psneeld
I think the widespread anchoring questions wind...

I think the widespread anchoring questions wind up with widespread answers because people vary, boats vary, experiences vary, and needs vary because of when/ where you anchor varies. One can't always...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-06-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,224
Posted By psneeld
Ships also have live watches and running engines...

Ships also have live watches and running engines when winds pipe up.

In many US anchorages you hear the USCG issue a broadcast requiring them to do so.

Ships and anchoring..... I have always...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 03-06-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,224
Posted By psneeld
:iagree: Almost always use a single, light...

:iagree:

Almost always use a single, light weight, single snubber because 90 percent of the time thats all that's needed. If weather changes, I can add or change to what " might" be needed.

But...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By psneeld
If you don't have enough room to turn away (yet...

If you don't have enough room to turn away (yet most times you do if going slow enough even though you think you will be outside the channel a wee bit).....you have to turn into it or slide in closer...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,695
Posted By psneeld
They do haul a lot of traps. Also, not...

They do haul a lot of traps.


Also, not all commercial fishermen make all their money just hauling pots. In fact, many watermen do quite a few jobs including different fisheries.


I was...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,695
Posted By psneeld
Shouldn't be writing boating articles if he mixed...

Shouldn't be writing boating articles if he mixed the two up.
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