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Forum: General Weather Discussion 08-15-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,253
Posted By dnelson
And then there is Nigel Calder's Op-Ed piece An...

And then there is Nigel Calder's Op-Ed piece An Experiment... (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1363818.ece) that seems to indicate our weather is caused by cosmic rays...

Now can...
Forum: General Weather Discussion 08-15-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,253
Posted By dnelson
Interesting article from "SCIENCE" magazine which...

Interesting article from "SCIENCE" magazine which links storm formation to the Solar Sun spot cycle.

ScienceNOW Daily News - "Come Shine, Come Rain...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-14-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,920
Posted By dnelson
Always a worry on a delivery - and not the first...

Always a worry on a delivery - and not the first time I've heard of a delivery skipper being accused.
Forum: Regional Piracy 07-25-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,728
Posted By dnelson
I would really like to hear Nausikaa's comments...

I would really like to hear Nausikaa's comments on the report. If I remember correctly he didn't find a single bad guy while he was patrolling the gulf of Aden, or the Red Sea.

I conducted a few...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-25-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,568
Posted By dnelson
Hey Steve, The Pearson is a great boat for...

Hey Steve,

The Pearson is a great boat for day sailing and the occasional weekend overnighter. Should be perfect for the whole educational experience for both you and (*clears throat*) the better...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-25-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,682
Posted By dnelson
I sailed into the Dominican Republic last year...

I sailed into the Dominican Republic last year and made land fall just west of Santo Domingo in the port of Bajos de Haina. I went around the boat and carefully packaged up all the refuse - and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-19-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,588
Posted By dnelson
The whole debate seems to be whether firearms...

The whole debate seems to be whether firearms should be carried to defend against pirates - yet how many pirates have attacked small yachts in the whole world this year?



Is it worth the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-18-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,682
Posted By dnelson
Hi Rose, A few years ago I sailed past what...

Hi Rose,

A few years ago I sailed past what can only be described as a "river" of trash in the middle of the the South China Sea. We were over 100 miles from land, and it took us most of eight...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-17-2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,919
Posted By dnelson
Ken, You can make lazy jacks with a bit of...

Ken,

You can make lazy jacks with a bit of 5-6mm line (1/4"?) and some pulleys (I can send a diagram if you need) a great project for Ensenada, or the sea of Cortez. If you use your engineering to...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-17-2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,919
Posted By dnelson
Ken, Try to stick with you departure date -...

Ken,

Try to stick with you departure date - you will be amazed at the feeling you get when you finally cast off for the whatever (like you can really breathe)... but plan a short cruise with an...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-16-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,588
Posted By dnelson
Well Said David - People who want to go...

Well Said David -

People who want to go cruising talk about carrying guns - people who have gone cruising know you don't need them.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-16-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,967
Posted By dnelson
Also try threading 5 meters of parachute cord...

Also try threading 5 meters of parachute cord through 2 meters of surgical tubing. It is a lot safer than the usual bungee cord, and has the 100 Kg breaking strength. When it stretches out you know...
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 06-01-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,890
Posted By dnelson
I'm interested in getting information, and...

I'm interested in getting information, and hearing opinions about the boating scene in Brisbane, Australia. I would be interested in hearing about the best places to keep, service, and sail a boat...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-01-2007, 03:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,389
Posted By dnelson
Hi Mamoru, There are some good sailing schools in...

Hi Mamoru, There are some good sailing schools in Gibraltar, if that is feasible for you. With just a day skippers ticket you would probably have no difficulty in getting a ride across the pond in...
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 05-06-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,172
Posted By dnelson
I've got a short article about Langkawi, Malaysia...

I've got a short article about Langkawi, Malaysia on my web site for anyone who might be interested.

Cuising guide to Lankawi, Malaysia - post tsunami update...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-06-2007, 04:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,515
Posted By dnelson
The implied threat was that if we didn't pay, the...

The implied threat was that if we didn't pay, the boat would be stuck there waiting for clearance for a very very long time - something you can't afford if you are on a delivery. Perhaps a cruiser...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-05-2007, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,515
Posted By dnelson
I just completed a delivery of a boat from...

I just completed a delivery of a boat from Malaysia to Hong Kong. On the way I stopped in Subic Bay in the Philippines for refueling and re-provisioning, and I have to say I was more than a little...
Forum: Power & Electronics 02-24-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,995
Posted By dnelson
You might try disconnecting the transformer 220V...

You might try disconnecting the transformer 220V side ground from the ground bridge. Then see if you are still getting a GFI trip.

You might also want to try isolating all the 120 V grounds from...
Forum: Power & Electronics 02-23-2007, 03:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,995
Posted By dnelson
I don't know if I can offer any help with this,...

I don't know if I can offer any help with this, but I do have a couple of questions, and perhaps a hint where to look.

The "Ground Bridge" in your diagram -> Is it the common ground for all your...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-20-2007, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,774
Posted By dnelson
You would not believe how fast a bicycle gets...

You would not believe how fast a bicycle gets rusty, or how awkward it is to carry on board. Having said that, I have seen these really amazing folding bikes that look like they might be worth the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-19-2007, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,487
Posted By dnelson
To Richard's list I might add: 10)...

To Richard's list I might add:

10) Navigation errors leading to groundings.

11) Knockdowns, broachings or swampings from high seas - possibly leading to dis-masting.

12) Steering failure
...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-15-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,986
Posted By dnelson
Never had a problem with a flare gun and customs...

Never had a problem with a flare gun and customs - usually they don't require you to declare them. Never had one that wasn't orange though - might have a problem if it looked like a sawn-off shotgun....
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-15-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,022
Posted By dnelson
Just a bit of speculation here (and I am probably...

Just a bit of speculation here (and I am probably stating the obvious) but perhaps the difference between those who have been cruising, and those that haven't is a change in mindset. There is...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-14-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,022
Posted By dnelson
Ken, with that thing you wouldn't have to worry...

Ken, with that thing you wouldn't have to worry about customs agents, or even small armed invasion forces...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-13-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,022
Posted By dnelson
Hi RT, You are right, and this debate continues...

Hi RT, You are right, and this debate continues to come up. I am against guns myself, despite having been boarded (I've posted it before but the account is at...
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