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In Topic: RIP "Locomotion"

17 June 2016 - 04:28 AM

A bit more background here: http://forums.sailin...opic=174585&hl=

In Topic: brick by brick - what/where is it?

12 June 2016 - 11:49 PM

The carbon fiber skins are lovely...

In Topic: jibsheets - line recommendation?

01 June 2016 - 05:58 AM

Yeah, I know, just trying to put some numbers to it so I can visualize the difference between 1% stretch and 2% stretch and see if it trips my give-a-shit alarm.

Shouldn't. Dacron is good enough that there's not a lot to be gained optimizing for low stretch in the service you're looking at. You might get lighter weight, a better hand, less water absorption, Veblen happiness, etc with different tech. However, going to lower stretch jib sheets on a 30 year old 32 footer has potential performance gains on the order of micro gnat farts. 

In Topic: iPad air w/cellular data 'real' offshore GPS anarchy

28 May 2016 - 03:10 AM


There is, or was supposed to be, a law requiring that all cell phones have GPS.



In what state?


For that matter, in what nation, and who enforces it? Local SWAT teams? The U.S. FBI? British MI-6? Will Chinese phones, Burmese phones and phones coming out of the Crimea be guaranteed (by law) to have GPS?


For iPads, you flip them over, and look for the cell antenae. They have one or they don't, they're clearly visible once you know what you're looking at, and its presence or absence means that your iPad has GPS or it doesn't.


In the US I think the FCC requires GPS in mobile phones for 911 location services... No?

In Topic: 1D35 Stolen from Kona Kai Marina in San Diego

28 May 2016 - 02:05 AM

$2,000.00 USD for solid information leading to the vessel's arrest.[/b][/size][/center]