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Free book resources for marine weather and storm tactics

For anyone wanting reference books on understanding marine weather and storm tactics at sea Steve Dashew has generously made his two volumes on these two subjects available in PDF format, for free to all mariners. The books, Mariner's Weather Handbook,and Surviving The Storm can be downloaded at the following link. Scroll to the bottom of the written article to the book icons and the download links to obtain these valuable references. Thanks, Steve!…

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Added by Steve Knight on April 26, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments

A Voyage To Greenland In “Polaris”, Part 1 and Part 2 (Slideshow)

A Voyage To Greenland In “Polaris”, Part 1

http://www.morganscloud.com/2010/11/08/voyage-to-greenland-in-polaris-part-1/

A Voyage To Greenland In “Polaris”, Part 2…

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Added by Steve Knight on December 3, 2010 at 10:44pm — 1 Comment

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

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

Fuel Additives



Regards and felicitations, Captain,

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Thanks for responding to my post about diesel fuel additives. Forums such as these are so very…

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Added by Steve Knight on October 18, 2010 at 8:37pm — 1 Comment

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Kerim N replied to Randy Brown's discussion Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Randy, New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread.  I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea.  So I will copy with…"
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Beneteau 40 & 43

A place to exchange thoughts, ideas and discussions about the Beneteau/Oceanis 40 and 43 models.
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Mike Brown replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Windlass Drainage in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Larry good luck. And remember to use the KISS Method when troubleshooting. Keep It Simple Stupid haha. It’s an old and basic concept that dictates you always do the easiest and obvious stuff first. Then if it doesn’t fix it get more…"
Dec 23, 2021
Larry Witty replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Windlass Drainage in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike, good advice which I will follow."
Dec 23, 2021
Mike Brown replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Windlass Drainage in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like you need to give that windlass some TLC. I used to clean and apply a light coating of grease to all the surfaces in and under the gypsy. It remained smooth over a 10 year period. Five of those years were spent cruising full time on the…"
Dec 23, 2021
Larry Witty added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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B43 Windlass Drainage

Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been doing this at least ever other year.  The windlass was preforming weak and slow with a noise which made me think the motor brushes or a bearing was going out, thus the reason for removing it.What I found upon removal was a tremendous amount of salt and sand on the top part of the gearbox, literally packed in. Upon cleaning everything up, luckily all bearings…See More
Dec 23, 2021
James Taylor replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion DOLPHN 40 AMP BATTERY CHARGER in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Happy Holidays to you and yours. Happy to hear its working properly."
Dec 17, 2021
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