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About miahmouse

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  1. miahmouse


    yeah... and much of the electronics are hard mounted, no shock mounts whatsoever. The LCS2 class is a commercial vessle top to bottom, with military shit here and there.
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    The Navy defines these as "stabilized monohull"...
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    New foulies?

    Whatever you go with, make sure its Gore-tex.... nothing else compares fabric wise. The prices of all of it have gone through the roof on most brands, your wallet will feel much lighter after this round.
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    I like Musto... Its all I'll buy because it actually works. But I just saw the MPX Smock is at $675 now... they've got to be fucking high to charge that for a spraytop.
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    PFD Upgrade Time

    fully agree...
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    PFD Upgrade Time

    exactly how it feels.... "oh shit its gonna pop my head off"
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    PFD Upgrade Time

    With regards to testing and familiarization, I can say that doing a few things on land before you use your PFD should be mandatory. - manually inflate your jacket. You have no idea how much of a shitfight this would be in a real scenario. With mine I learned that the manual inflate tube is on the other side of the jacket from the break open point. How to get to this tube is must know information. (I know I know, foamy's rule) - Op-check your light. At the end of a race last year I found out that mine was faulty. Not expired but faulty. I'll do an op-check every single time I expect to use my jacket at night. - verify your whistle is attached and tethered on, know where it is. - load your AIS and know how to arm/disarm, test and turn off. - know where your emergency knife/cutting tool is. - know where the manual trigger/pull is. - know how to deflate, re-arm and pack your jacket. I've never had mine go off so I actually tested it and got to see how it felt, it was also expiring at the end of the year. This was before I knew how to deflate it or where any of the other stuff was going to be. Its an eye opener when it goes off.
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    PFD Upgrade Time

    Indeed for the pro-sensor. Spinlock has a new jacket coming out this fall that uses the Hammar sensor again like the 5d's, supposedly a commercial version of the Volvo design jacket.
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    PFD Upgrade Time

    Have to run the zipper all the way around. On mine I start on the side that doesn't have the velcro break open section. pop the buttons up on either side at the bottom and you should see the zippers. Also, looks like paper behind the sensor/inflator... I'd take that out before its a soggy mess. Make sure you have a spare re-arm kit in the boat in the case of accidental inflation.
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    Chesapeake Bay Debris Cancelling Racing

    Was the right call IMHO. Hitting a partially submerged log in the middle of the night will put a serious damper on your day...
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    CHI-MAC Race Wx

    mmmm... Steak...
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    Ker 43 Ptarmigan

    oh yeah... when it goes wrong, it was the pit man... always!!
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    Ker 43 Ptarmigan

    4. halyard locks NEVER work the way you want them to, the way they were designed or the way somebody got them to work once... They're right up there with printers and copy machines in the "spawn of Satan" rankings. 5. IMO and I'm sure someone will disagree, but the key to a string drop is to get the bottom of the kite starting to fly up and away from the boat (it will make people look up and think "we're fucked")... tack and sheet off to let the kite work up a bit (takedown line pre-tensioned) then go like hell on the takedown line as the halyard is blown. The whole kite folds in on itself and just disappears. An audible count to get everyone going at the right time does worlds as well. The time gaps are still a 1 or two count max between moves. The location of the patches is also rather important... ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwacJBxtQ8o
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    20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    looks good man...
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    I am guessing that, since the Portlanders have articulating prods, he means fully artic'ed to stbd and then fully artic'ed to port....hence a wag like a pup tail. exactamundo...