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November 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Getting to the Point

I am seeking a multihull capable of crossing oceans. Preference is for a tri but will consider a cat: 30 foot range, for under $100,000. Good luck you say, I say all I need is to be in the right place at the right time

Also, suggestions sought for taking a course in celestial navigation. Thanks,

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on November 27, 2010 at 11:52pm — 4 Comments

Teens adrift at sea almost lost hope:

By PITA LIGAIULA, Associated Press Pita Ligaiula, Associated Press – Sat Nov 27, 1:11 pm ET

SUVA, Fiji – For more than 50 days, the three boys slurped rainwater that puddled in the bottom of their tiny boat, gobbled flying fish that leaped aboard and prayed for salvation.

Etueni Nasau and his two cousins almost gave up hope they would survive as they bobbed in their aluminum dinghy across the South Pacific for more than seven weeks, before a fishing trawler…

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Added by Steve Knight on November 27, 2010 at 8:55pm — 1 Comment

Awesome Fenders!

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Awesome Fenders

Added by Anne on November 27, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Doctors sound TSA germ alert

Doctors sound TSA germ alert

Dangers include syphilis, lice, viruses, ringworm



Posted: November 24, 2010

9:09 pm Eastern



By Bob Unruh

© 2010 WorldNetDaily





Syphilis, lice, gonorrhea, ringworm, chlamydia, staph, strep, noro and papilloma viruses all are part of the possible fringe benefits when airline passengers next go through a full hands-on pat-down by agents of the federal government's Transportation Security Administration, according to… Continue

Added by Steve Knight on November 26, 2010 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving 2010 Myths and Facts by Brian Handwerk

"Brian Handwerk

for National Geographic News

Updated November 24, 2010

Before the big dinner, debunk the myths—for starters, the first "real" U.S. Thanksgiving wasn't until the 1800s—and get to the roots of Thanksgiving 2010.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Recipe for Food…

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Added by Steve Knight on November 26, 2010 at 12:09am — No Comments

Rocket Loaded With Solar Sail and Satellites Blasts Off From Alaska

Rocket Loaded With Solar Sail and Satellites Blasts Off From Alaska

By Mike Wall

SPACE.com Senior Writer

posted: 19 November 2010

08:25 pm ET


This…

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Added by Steve Knight on November 19, 2010 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Plan "B"

Apologies for not keeping up this blog. The video we posted yesterday is from our first attempt to sail down the coast from the straight. After that weather broke we high tailed it into Neah Bay...



To bring everyone up to date: We departed Neah Bay, along with six other southbound sail boats when the weather turned, and resumed our original course offshore where we sailed a reach in brisk winds and fairly large seas. All went well until Laura suffered a severe asthma attack. We were… Continue

Added by Orvil Newton on November 7, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Updated Blog

I've updated our blog with this summers activities (Not much sailng related). We're back to working on Far Niente almost daily, prepping her for this winters sail to the mostly) southern Bahamas. We sure hope the weather (and fishing) is much better than last year.

Added by keylimejay on November 1, 2010 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

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Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible. I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
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James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning????? (Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
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Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck Mike"
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