Always a fun topic. Watching the J-* boats and other big dinghy’s at CRW was fun, my crew of three grandmothers who helped overnight deliver 100 miles both ways had more fun In PHRF Pursuit. The combination of boats with radically differing speeds, taking angles and agility (think trimaran...
The concern about personal safety works in many directions. From molestation to robbery, not at all difficult to take aboard a couple or small group and find yourself slipped over the side some night and them in possession of a nicely equipped free yacht.
Developing a live sound support sideline/retirement business for local bands. Figured some level of lighting was appropriate.
Ended up with an ADJ “Operator Pro” that I got used.
Grinding through its manual and the Amazon 36 LED PAR I was given at XMAS.
can make lights change etc, but not yet...
IF you can make a material that is
Durable enough to be
hoisted up a mast
Subjected to deformation
able to convert a reasonable fraction of Solar --> Electrical
Not unreasonably affected by heel/pitch/roll
Able to work in a variety of temperatures
I was given some "Par" lights for Christmas to go with the live sound support I am doing. They are an Amazon brand and include basic DMX 512 control capability. Any suggestions on which controller(s)/Ecosystems are a good choice for Club Level venues? Looking to control from FOH, with future...
Not in anyway trying to suggest my tuning detail is relevant to anything else. The principle of knowing your boat/class boundary conditions, and working within them certainly is. We don't step the mast for every regatta, and would not think of swapping masts between them. We race with what we...
In 60 years of boating, I've done a few dumb things, that might have been embarrassing, but haven't put lives and property at that level of risk.
When you have over 600 crew and$2650E6 in hulls, not to mention the LCAC & othert equipment on an LSD, that requires a level of care beyond that...
On a more general note: your sails & spar are an investment that degrade with time. Whether your budget & class rules allow you to have frequent replacement or venue optimized sets is a separate question. Assuming you are limited to one spar & set of sails at a time, the question then becomes...
Returned from a few days at a resort and now the wife fancies a bidet.
The model at the resort appeared to be a Toto c5 Or equivalen.
any suggestions on vendors & models for US plumbing?
willing to update toilet concurrently to get the higher seat height.
After two and and a half years the truth is coming out:
Blatant political manipulation of “Science”
Sweeping claims of vaccine efficacy that simply were not true
denial of profound side effects
denial of effective treatments
state and corporate collusion to control the narrative
It’s simple math: the slip & storage are area terms, subject to scarcity that ain’t linear. Boat hull, spar, lines and sails coats are displacement terms, or scale factor cubes.
Square Cube Law. And the first 15 -20 feet (bow & cockpit) don’t really count.
i.e. roughly K*(40-20)^2 for...
Golly, you clowns still trying to justify your faith in the Gubmint & Big Pharma? With the lights and heat going out in Europe, and Canada, NZ and Oz succumbing to the stultification of free speech in the interest of "official information" it's going to be a bitter winter for you. And here in...
The Ridge line to keep "tented" or the slit at the Lazy Jack?
the Ridge line would be a simple 1/8" paracord sewn into a hem that supported the catenary of a tent.
The Slits at the lazy jacks are so that the tent can extend past the cover battens.