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Marlene A. Sassaman's Blog – May 2010 Archive (4)

OMG

Isn't it funny how once you learn something it becomes integrated into your life? Just a few days ago I became acqainted with the text message phrase "OMG." As luck would have I proceeded to lose $800 in cash that was contained in one of those little bank envelopes along with my driver's license and ATM card. Having just left the bank enroute to register SPRAY, then pay a friend for the work he did on her, I felt good that I had the money to pay off these little ditties..



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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on May 22, 2010 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

Nasty Boat Ramps

Ever been told to wear shoes at the boat ramp? Ever not listen to what you are told? Ever have a sail mate think they know better?

So it was on Friday, May 14 when one of my crew and aspiring small boat racers decided to take her shoes off before getting out of her boat at the ramp. Seems she forgot she was told to wear shoes. Seems she also was clueless about the danger that lurks in the nasty, broken glass, oyster shelled, moss covered slippery ramp waters where we launch…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on May 16, 2010 at 9:59am — 5 Comments

AIS , Word Press, and Getting Along with Others

Ahoy there mateys,

Just did some research on AIS. Like learning to sail, AIS has a language of its own. There is static and dynamic transmission. Does that mean fuzzy sounding versus a really terrific communication?

How about Furuno and Raymarine? Is Furuno related to King Furuk? Recently one was criticized for calling an autopilot an autopilot and not a Raymarine. Does that mean AIS will steer me away from danger?

Ay, here's a clarity. Digital…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on May 12, 2010 at 9:39pm — 5 Comments

Confused again

Here I am confused again. I was grazing my blog profile and other pages I am not always sure how I navigate to. None the less, a pop up box asked if I wanted to share my blog post on Face Book. Though I have two Face Book accounts, one under my name and the other under a boat I race (Fast Lane), neither are up to date. Regardless, I typed up a little message/story about my current situation, thoughts, and feelings, forgot to save it, and hit…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on May 4, 2010 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Latest Activity

Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Make sure you inspect the forward edge of pawls when you remove them. This is the edge that engages the teeth on the inside of the winch drum. Their job is to  prevent the drum from spinning backwards. If they're worn they'll slip…"
16 hours ago
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The same thing applies to the primary winches. Depending on conditions I sometimes use 4 wraps rather than 3. My buddy that sells Beneteau, Catalina and Jeanneau tells me he's seen the fingers break off. In any case I'm always alert to any…"
17 hours ago
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Yep my boat is 8 years old, fresh water use only until last Aug, decommissioned for three years and the grease inside was more like a sticky paraffin wax if there is such a thing. Totally unacceptable. "
21 hours ago
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"That's it Sam! I recall the main luff a tad loose while sailing, threw maybe three wraps on the drum and pulled it tight. Afterwards, it was jammed.  On a side I remember saying to myself "I shouldn't have done that while under…"
21 hours ago
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I found that five wraps of line on the cabin top winch is required to prevent slippage and possible bending the stripper arm. I had one bend early on.  and replace it. Sam"
22 hours ago
James Taylor replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"After reading this I've decided to service my winches this week! Its been 8 years so they're do. Thanks for the motivation!"
23 hours ago
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for the tips!"
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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, thanks for the update. You must have really put some pressure on that arm for it to flex that much. Glad to hear you got it apart and serviced. As an FYI next time use an appropriately sized piece of hardwood as the drift. Or lay the wood…"
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