DavidC59

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About DavidC59

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    Music, boatbuilding
  1. DavidC59

    E-nav on the cheap

    Some iPads have GPS capability, some do not.
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    duck and cover / Front Page

    Pull out a can of pepper spray or bug spray when someone has a gun pointed at you? Yea. THAT'S a great idea!
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    duck and cover / Front Page

    The Slocum/tacks story is in his book. He spread them on the deck to keep local natives from coming on board during the night. He reported that he heard them try to board and then leave. He died at sea several years later.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    The sailing UMA folks have a series of videos from before they set off that follow how they converted the boat to electric drive.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    The "Super Yacht" does not appear in the video (as they stated).
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    Manly Ferry & Yacht Collide On Sydney Harbour

    Doesn't the rule "don't run anyone over" take priority over who is the stand on vessel and whether or not ferries have perpetual right of way?
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I like the longer vids -- longer the better. I watch on a 13" MacBook Air I always wear ear buds I look forward to watching them on a large TV when I finally get one. I am not usually enticed to click on a vid because of the click bait image. The title of the vid is what gets my attention.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    137 days drifting at sea and the first thing he does? --- He gets someone else to buy him groceries and dinner!
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Sure. All he would have needed is someone to buy it for him.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Jeez -- Try a decaf coffee, dude.
  11. DavidC59

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Long distance relationships aren't "real." It's easy to get along with someone when you see them every so often. Every time you are together it is like a vacation - a break from your life. To know someone, you need to share the hard times, including the times when you may not like that person very much for a while. Dealing with challenges is what builds a solid relationship. Iou can't build a solid relationship only experiencing the good stuff. That's a fantasy.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Yea, on the other side of the planet. That will turn out fine.
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    New Single Handed Sailor

    Take a lesson or spend some time on another's boat. Then . . . If the Catalina 22 is a good deal, you really can't go wrong with it (my first boat was a C22). Big enough for one or two to cruise locally in comfort; with the keel up it floats in 2 feet of water; parts, accessories, and support is no problem through Catalina Direct; if you don't trash it, in a couple of years you'll be able to sell it for what you paid.
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    caption contest

    That will buff right out.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Yes, but HE doesn't know that. He'll try to play the "greatest adventure in history" card because it has always worked for him. The real fun begins when he lands somewhere it doesn't work. Perhaps this is going to be that time and place.