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  1. The ad at the bottom of that video was "Enjoy Golf". Seems it might be a good idea.
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    diesel ventilation

    I was curious as to how much air we're talking about. I calculate for my 35 hp engine about 52 cf/m. Still not meaning much to me, with a 4" vent hose (assuming, unrealistically, no air is leaking into the engine compartment) air flow in the hose is about 6.8 mph or just under 6 knots. I'll be looking at getting that air at least in the vicinity of the alternator. I hadn't thought about that but a gentle cooling breeze would be nice in there.
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    Replaced all cabin lighting with led pixels

    ^^^^ Yes, it's interesting, and controversial. Here's one that says you should use green light to preserve night vision: http://www.astromax.org/activities/members/kniffen.htm It's been a while but, as I recall, the thinking is that while the rods are less sensitive to red light than L cones are, by the time the light is bright enough that you can tell it's red, cones are active and the rods have been affected and have lost some amount of dark adaptation. There are many aspects to it. Cone re-adaptation may be faster after exposure to some frequencies of light. Resolution may be better when using red light because of concentration of L cones in parts of the visual field. The actual frequency of the red light will have an effect on how much rods and cones are affected. I'm sure the pinkish light in the head will have a different affect than a red LED in the galley. I'm certainly not an expert. Some of these guys are talking about preserving night vision to the extent that they can see very dim objects in the sky after consulting a star chart. That's probably more extreme than us wanting to be able to see well enough to find our way into the urban marina, possibly after consulting our full color chart platters. I might change my mind a few more times. Currently, I think its not quite as simple as crank on a red light because it won't affect night vision.
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    Replaced all cabin lighting with led pixels

    I really like running at night with red lighting. I accepted red light helped preserve night vision and I was slightly perturbed with manufacturers for using blue or amber lighting in instruments. I wondered if the red light was really helping to preserve night vision (or if the blue or amber or whatever color was hurting) so I spent a good bit of time looking into it. There are conflicting opinions voiced with conviction. In the end, my conclusion was that dim is good and making the light red isn't the biggest factor in preserving night vision. I'm not arguing with anyone who says their night vision is better when they have red illumination but I am suggesting it might be because the red lighting tends to be dim compared to the usual white illumination. The red light is probably still having a negative effect. Taken to an extreme, if you can tell the light is red, it's too bright to not be affecting your night vision. That's an indication of how dim light should be to not affect night vision but this is in the extreme and probably not directly comparable to a situation where there's already light from civilization, that nearby cruise ship, a full moon, etc. I think it's interesting and I learned some stuff. I'll still use my red lighting at night because I think it's cool and being somewhat dim it probably is better for night vision than normal lighting.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Talk about an offset companionway, it's all the way around on the port side. On the plus side it's very convenient as long as the dock is over there too; and it always will be as long as that's how you first tie up.
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    Fucked Up Pumpkinz ( carved or not )

    I'm pretty sure Frank Zappa wrote a song about her.
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    The Yacht Club - Do you get value from your dues?

    I think I was there one year. Something about Liberty Bay, flying a red pennant, and appetizers. I never joined, I just showed up, so I guess that was a pretty good value to cost ratio - if it ever really happened.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Kind of looks like there's an interior waterline. But they've at least pumped it out and the wheel sure is shiny.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    It seemed a bit of a fish story to me too. For amusement here are a couple of entries from the Beaufort Scale with the second column being wind speed in knots and effect at sea, and on land, in the 4th and 5th columns.: 8 34-40 Gale Moderately high (18-25 ft) waves of greater length, edges of crests begin to break into spindrift, foam blown in streaks Twigs breaking off trees, generally impedes progress 9 41-47 Strong Gale High waves (23-32 ft), sea begins to roll, dense streaks of foam, spray may reduce visibility Slight structural damage occurs, slate blows off roofs It all makes me think maybe we need a "feels like" adjustment for various conditions in various boats. The factor depends, at least in part, on how much in fear for your life you are. Wind at 25, feels like 50 (in a mac26). Yes, horses for courses and I have respect for people who get out and do things in their own way. Just make sure your horse is up to the course.
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    MSC Opera crashes into Venice dock

    Nice that that second mast had the consideration not to fall on Blue Magic.
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    Dodd's Narrows closure

    There are a couple of posts on trawler forum (google took me there) saying the closure is cancelled. I haven't found an authoritative source.
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    Junk on the trunk

    And a hot tub. I'm pretty sure the helicopter is just there for redundancy so you can still launch the tender (or unload the car) if the crane breaks. Seriously though, does the hot tub slide on what may be tracks to make room for the car? It takes a lot of thought to cram 100+ feet of yacht into that boat. Wrong topic but I admire that - the thought I mean - and some of the plumbing.
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    Schooner No. 5 Elbe Sunk in Collision

    From the article in Latitude 38 : "Maritime law puts the burden on smaller vessels to keep clear of large ones, but we d ..." Aside from what's smart, practical, prudent, whatever, is that statement true? Is there maritime law that says that (based only on size)? I'm not aware of any and would gladly be educated. I don't think COLREGS says that. No, I'm not interested in exercising any rights. I'd just like to know.
  14. Lawn darting is a skill I neither have nor want to develop. It looks as if I'll never experience that particular anchorage. Thanks for all the other, even better, suggestions, they're very much appreciated. As for wildlife warnings, I'm not really afraid of bears as they seem to be well fed on kayaks.
  15. I guess I'll probably never know for sure. There's a spot kind of around the corner to the south from the ferry landing on Lasqueti that, from the air, looks like what I had pictured. I guess you're talking about a spot on Lasqueti a bit east of Jenkins Island. That also looks interesting. Thanks for the reply. Even if I never do, with certainty, find the spot with the BS stamp of approval I'll get some good tips. Lasqueti looks promising in general.