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  1. slug zitski

    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    For sail inventory, A poled headsail ..yankee, jib top , reacher, #4 ,... many names for this sail ...is critical it allows you to sail very deep , even in the lee if you must thread thru reefs, hold a lane or dodge a ship first you conceive an extra long , penalty pole... downwind rig , then you build a sail inventory to fill in the holes A roller asymmetric to leeward , poled out high cut sail like a number 4 to windward is the preferred rig for long downwind ocean leg the #4 is my favorite sail , versatile when sailing under clouds with gusts and shifts buy a good #4 also remember autopilot wear and tear big reaching sails like asymmetrics make the autopilot work very hard With a reef in the main ,and a poled out high clew sail the boat steers very well and keeps the auto happy and skip the three reef mainsail go with two reefs ....Big reef and a Bigga reef The big reef ... call it 1.5 with the second bigga reef a jumbo ...similar in size to third reef much easier to handle, both reef clew can be permanently rigged , less weight in the sail aloft , less junk on the boom , less distortion of sail shape
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    Don't be a diesel mechanics, be a sailor...

    That torpedo T keel will cause many problems its always dramatic when a boat leaves its berth , drops the ground line , then motors out as the ground line fouls the leading torpedo hilarious to see crew fly off the deck when the boat instantly stops stick with a L keel maximium draft is in relation to the height of the owner when hauled out you must be able to reach the waterline for service without costly scaffolding 6.5 ft is a good number less than 6 ft is dangerous . Then Rudder draft equals keels draft . If you Touch bottom maneuvering in the harbor the rudder is destroyed keep the lead down low in a L bulb to produce a light stiff boat twin wheels is paradise ...excellent cockpit ergonomics mainsheet behind the helmsman is big trouble ..don’t even go there
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    Delaying the 2nd shot in 2 stage vaccine - The risks

    Supply chain disruption Pfizer https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.dw.com/en/pfizer-cuts-back-vaccine-deliveries-to-eu-at-short-notice/a-56237275
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    Sailing Instuments - What to display where?

    Tactical decisions are called by the tactician This Tactical data input can be retrieved from the tacticians pocket For fixed on deck instruments it’s best to concentrate on sailing instruments ... for trimmers and helmsman
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    Windvane steering explained - various types, with 3D animation

    A tiller pilot, powering the emergency tiller is a good redundancy compromise also handy if you must cover a thousand miles under emergency tiller due to steering gear failure
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    Sailing Instuments - What to display where?

    The helmsman should be able to see the headstay and instruments at the same time trimmers should be able to see the sail and instruments at the same time The helmsman needs wind and compass the trimmers need wind and speed if possible , at least three mast mounted instruments is the way to go over the companionway instruments can work, but it’s a compromise
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    Day tanks - who’s got one, how did you set it up?

    On a Diesel engine Return fuel is hot , small volume day tanks will overheat with a gravity fed tank, no return is needed if you use a return line to your day tank setup , you must add a fuel cooler to the return line https://www.sbmar.com/articles/understanding-marine-fuel-coolers/
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    Delaying the 2nd shot in 2 stage vaccine - The risks

    This should change in a few months best to have patience and follow the rules
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    Delaying the 2nd shot in 2 stage vaccine - The risks

    Aircraft are moving vaccines at 100 thousand units per flight
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    Delaying the 2nd shot in 2 stage vaccine - The risks

    All it takes is for a truck load of frozen vaccine to crash or suffer mechanical problems to disrupt the supply chain a few hundred thousand vaccine units ruined is a serious supply chain disruption a manufacturing problem could also cause a major supply chain disruption
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    Windvane steering explained - various types, with 3D animation

    You must have a narrowish transom for the windvane rudder to function With a windvane , on a modern super wide transom with twin rudders , the vane rudder would be airborne when the boat heels windvanes also have a maximin boat speed limitation there rudders could never be made strong enough for high boat speeds vanes work best on “ normal “ boats up to perhaps 50 ft depending on displacement To the OP , if your boat is “ normal “ by all means go with a windvane they are fantastic and super reliable
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    Delaying the 2nd shot in 2 stage vaccine - The risks

    Delaying the second vaccine implies allowing local officials to set their own rules how will these discretionary rules function alongside A centrally organized supply chain ? this centrally organized supply chain must be used to procure , organize , distribute and respond to problems on a nationwide basis i say don’t mess with the vaccine schedule that was supplied be the developers leave politics and second guessing out of it follow the rules
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    Day tanks - who’s got one, how did you set it up?

    250mm id aluminum pipe vertically buried in keel sump about 5 liters volume gravity fed by port and starboard fuel tanks no return line permitted on a day tank only fuel out , vent plus a pump out, cleaning port with suction pipe led to the absolute bottom of sump it has worked perfectly
  14. Yah , I see it with my own eyes ...left wing influence is resented by the older generation not long ago I was in a ferreteria in Barcelona getting some paint mixed While waiting for my paint I was chatting to the shop owner the owner was complaining about immigrants, broken windows and shoplifting from his store He went on to explain that even though his university educated daughter was unemployed, a very common problem in present day Spain , the local government continues to encourage and spent great sums of money on immigrants the left has substituted virtue signaling for social responsibility
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    Snatch block / cleat for snuffer lines

    You are overthinking with a spinnaker you never know how you will perform the sniffer hoist , takedown a snatch is block needed .. on the bow pulpit for an ....ease the sheet, forward takedown . Snatch block On the rail , in the lee of the mainsail, for a blow the tack , lee of the main takedown hoists , Un snuff, are the same sometimes block forward, sometimes block aft depending on wind angle with snuffers the goal is to keep them out of the wind when hoisting , snuffing everything soft control lines are normally tied to the lifelines when lazy The goal is to keep them away from the roller furler swivel and the headstay when lazy