Slightly OT - TIG Welding Stainless
Anyone here with practical experience of TIG inverter welders for stainless welding? I need HELP! Lots of work to do on the boat and while I've plenty of MIG, ARC & Gas weldin...

Eric Twiname - Start to Win
Chaps and chapesses Someone suggested this book in response to a request for guidance on sailing in bigger winds. I bought the book from Amazon and I have to say, it's absol...

"Sea Room, An Island Life"
Have just read this rather excellent book by Adam Nicolson. Covers Nicolson's personal experiences of the Shiants plus the Folklaw, History and Geology of the Islands. If yo...

GSM Roaming
As a matter of interest, has anyone's mobile phone service provider changed to the new roaming Eurotariffs? Charges were supposed to reduce from this year, see http://ec.europa.eu/i...

http://sail.pro <- Domain name for auction
Visit http://sail.pro to view "sail.pro" auction or bid

Meanwhile ...
Lifeboat: All Weather Date: Friday 19 October, 2007 Service: Incident onboard Yacht Talsabie Crew: Mark Pollard (Coxswain), David Proud, Snowy Angove, Alan Rowe, John ...

Fuel Cells to Charge Batteries
Has anybody in the group had any experience with using fuel cells to recharge the batteries. While the cells are expensive its cheaper than inboard generator, but the Methanol fuel as sold i...

FS Windlass
I've just listed a Lofrans Royal manual windlass for sale on EBAY, item no. 130165759855. Graham.

Lifejackets - aircraft carriage
Hi We're just in the process of buying a yacht to keep in Turkey. We want to buy some life jackets (probably auto-inflation) in the UK, which we will take with us when we fly ...

Removing antifouling
J's bottom is getting a bit grotty and I think I ought to remove all the antifouling and start again. The previous owner had it epoxied but didn't prime it properly, as a result a...

Not aimed at anyone in particular....
While browsing the Darwin Awards website I came across this little gem: The location: a small boat harbor in Santa Cruz. The victims: a sailboat and its owner. The opening scene: empl...

Lifejackets
Hya, Has anyone had any problems with the plastimo family life jackets? ( http://www.reliancemarine.com/Product/14181/Manual-Family-Lifejacket-without-Harness-150N-Red/View.aspx

Watch NFL Games Online
Watch NFL Games Online! For every one who wants to watch the games online because they dont live in the teams town or are at work i found a site that has basically every game covered. Its perfect...

Fatloss computer program
I have been using this computer program for a couple weeks now and i am very pleased with the results so far. its a software fatloss program, if your looking for a diet/weightloss plan i reccomend you...

HP Desktop for sale!
Hi, I have an unused HP Pavilion with the fallowing specs: # Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (2.1GHz, 2000MT/s System Bus) # Memory: 2048MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory (2x1GB) (e...

RYA Day Skipper Theory - Thame Oxon 29th Oct
Hi, Thus Adult Education course has 6 people enrolled and needs 10 to start. If interested please call 0845 3510646 or email me. 14 evenings, 3 hours per session starting 1...

Sailing directly into the wind
It is very possible for a sailboat to sail directly into the wind. What is needed are two masts mounted symetrically off of centerline but both the same distance fore/aft. Two sails are set ...

Make your voice heard
please sign up to http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/banfootball/, after all they are all over-paid, over indulged, namby pambies. It isn't even as if they are very good at the game. Their fans a...

Global Warming is caused by the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.
Global Warming is caused by the Sun, the Moon and the Stars. The lunar or long calendar accurately predicts 2012 to be the date the gravity of the planet Venus negatively affects the M...

Comfortable boat around 30- 35foot
I am wanting to move on from my Centaur to something larger and more comfortable for my wife. and I. I would also like to be able take longer voyages . I have been thinking of something like...

October Storm Anniversary.
Paradoxically, I have nothing but happy memories of the Oct Storm, the insurance claim following the total destruction of an uninspiring boat on a mooring lead to me spending subsequent year...

This Ships Captain has had better days
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3_u5KrcsPQ

Re:Banged up Abroad
i dnt see that one........but i watched the one tonite crazy hey......i wud never wanna be banged up in peru 4 2 years i wud wanna kill my self. brave women hey url:http://www.m...

liferings halfway up the rigging
I see quite a few boats with circular life-rings lashed halfway up the mainmast shrouds. They're firmly lashed, so can be of no benefit in a man-overboard situation. I mostly se...

Conundrum
As we are getting to the silly season when browsing URS supersedes sailing as the activity of choice, and due to a certain superficial similarity to Wilbur's current thread, I offer the fo...

NORDHAVN Rewrites Physics Textbooks
NORDHAVN Rewrites Physics Textbooks Well-known and well-respected motorboat manufacturer, NORDHAVN has produced a new addition to their lineup, a 56-foot motorsailer called the ...

Supporter website PUMA Racing Team | PUMA Ocean Racing | Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009
Just read the latest news and view the images and movie of PUMA Ocean Racing: www.pumaracingteam.com Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009 | Volvo Open 70

Westerly Renown
There is a very reasonably priced Westerly Renown near me, anyone owned/sailed one of these? Are there any usual areas of weakness I should look for? Thanks

Moving from a Marina to a swinging mooring
I've had yachts moored in marinas for the last few years, and was considering moving to a swinging mooring next year. I've regularly picked up swinging moorings on the Orwell over lunchtime,...

Thames raters and half raters vs A raters and b raters
Hi all Can anyone explain the different distinctions bewteen the sub-classes of Thames rater? I understand that half raters are smaller than raters and that B raters ...

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