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About Salazar

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    Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Sailing, Photography, Stage Lighting, etc.

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  1. Salazar

    Boat books

    As Nevil Shute writes in his foreword: ‘It has been left to Miles Smeeton to tell us in clear and simple language just where the limits of safety lie.’
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    A request regarding acronyms & abbreviations

    A Cape Breton Island Trucking firm. a friend who sails a C&C 38 drives for them, all over North America.
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    Should we rethink reefing points?

    Using the sail plan you included in your first post for SWE 4801, I measured off the luff lengths (P) and boom lengths (E) for each reef and did the math. No Reef - 100% of sail area (of course). 1st Reef - 75% of sail area left exposed. 2nd Reef - 50% of sail area left. 3rd Reef - 30% of sail area left. Next step would be a Storm Sail I'd think...
  4. Salazar

    Brewer's Comfort Ratio

    Did you read this one? Charlie Doane:
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    Beaufort Scales

    National Meteorological Library and Archive Fact sheet 6 — The Beaufort Scale
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    Beaufort Scales

    I found a bit better copy of that image. I like it too: And if you really like it, you can buy it here:
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    Beaufort Scales

    I liked this one:
  8. Salazar

    31 feet deck saloon boat

    We have friends with an LM 28 that is an older version (1986 or so) of this same concept. It really is a fine small cruising boat for colder climates. They use theirs between Fredericton New Brunswick (Upper St. John River), down to the Bay of Fundy and Campebello Island. We did the run from Campebello back up to Fredericton with them once and have sailed with them in the Bay of Fundy and Passamaquoddy Bay numerous times. Great boat for a couple, or two, fun to sail on the hot sunny days, and on the cooler foggy ones too. The entire back of the Pilot House can open and fold or slide away to open it to the cockpit in the nice days, where you can steer with the tiller (wheel system disengauges with a simple lever), or close it up on the cooler days to steer from the seat in the Pilot House. There's even a large, sliding overhead hatch over the steering station so you can slide it open and stand up at the wheel with your head outside to talk to the fore-deck or just look around. Great boat: Not theirs, but the same layout:
  9. Last time I checked, in Canada, bumping your liability coverage from 1 million to to 2 cost $50 for the year. We were organising a race at the time and we required 2 million liability. A few entrants complained until they actually checked with their insurers and found out how cheap the extra coverage was.
  10. Salazar

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    No, it still doesn't look good from there. Try this...
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    Zero deg of seperation from the Bug

    It might take me a while to find the references but it appears the bug can last longer in cool climates and for a very long time in cold ones. Warm, humid climates cause them to 'die' sooner but they can still last for hours or days on many surfaces, such as cardboard and steel. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here: It is not yet known whether weather and temperature impact the spread of COVID-19. Some other viruses, like the common cold and flu, spread more during cold weather months but that does not mean it is impossible to become sick with these viruses during other months. At this time, it is not known whether the spread of COVID-19 will decrease when weather becomes warmer. There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing. There is this too:
  12. Salazar

    Sealing out exhaust gasses

    The manual I found online says: This heater requires a vent area of 9 square inches (example 3” x 3” opening) minimum for adequate ventilation during operation.
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    Cruising Quarantine Issues RE Covid-19

    Marine and Yachting Advisory for Grenada / 21 March 2020 / Effective 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 20th, all crew and passengers aboard Pleasure Craft and live-aboard will not be allowed to disembark on the shores of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. All passengers and crew are encouraged to make contact via VHF and follow prescribed procedures for receiving their supplies and fuel, as needed. Prior to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, all vessels already in the State of Grenada will be allowed to remain, but must follow the established health and safety protocols. According to the Immigration Act of Grenada:-No person shall enter Grenada except at a Port of entry. A person entering Grenada by sea, shall not disembark without the consent of an Immigration Officer, and the master of a ship shall not allow any person to disembark without such consent. The Ministry of Health, through the Sanitary Authority says any person who contravenes, or fails or refuses to comply with any of these provisions will be fined or detained. This advisory is subject to change
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    Zero deg of seperation from the Bug

    The Virgin Islands Consortium: Coronavirus Published On March 16, 2020 10:23 PM A second case of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Department of Health (D.O.H.) announced Monday evening. The latest case involves a patient from the St. Thomas-St. John District, according to a health department statement released about 9:40 p.m. The first COVID-19 patient was confirmed last week on St. Croix. Health officials released no additional information about the patients’ medical condition or how they might have contracted the virus. To date 21 residents have been tested in recent weeks. Three people tested negative. Two are positive for COVID-19. D.O.H. said it is awaiting results from testing of eight suspected cases, called “Persons Under Investigation”; nine more lab samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Friday Gov. Albert Bryan declared a State of Emergency in the territory as part of the effort to mitigate the spread disease. He announced early in the day Monday at a press conference in St. Thomas that all public schools, including Head Start programs will close for at least three weeks beginning Wednesday.
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    What design is this?

    I did a search on the boat's name and port of registry. I think it is a GALE FORCE 34