|on-board air-conditioners / heaters|
|"The third way is to do what I did...have central air professionally installed. Quite frankly, having central air on a liveaboard boat in Florida is an absolute dream! I don't have to worry about awnings. The system has a computer that is identical to the control units that one might purchase at Home Depot for central air. It's smart enough to know what day it is and how cool I want things in the morning versus afternoon.
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: on-board air-conditioners / heaters Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 31, 2004 )
|In the Steps of Christopher Columbus |
|"The main reason to visit this river is to meet the Wareo Indians, the small friendly people who live along the river bank. It is only a matter of time before they will be forced to change their way of life and conform to more "civilised" living. At the village about ten miles upriver there is a small school and a health clinic run by the Venezuelan government. As a result, some humbler settlements further upstream have been abandoned as the inhabitants have moved to be near the school and clinic." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: In the Steps of Christopher Columbus Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 30, 2004 )
|The 9 Essentials for the On-Deck Kit|
|"Then it hit me: I was the one who was dragging!
I was up in a flash, and that's when the scene became slapstick. Where were my pants? Jacket? Gloves? Shoes? Scattered all around the boat was where. I finally got them together and frantically began to get them on, and the jacket zipper jammed. Damn!" |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The 9 Essentials for the On-Deck Kit Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 30, 2004 )
|High Style Meets High Tech|
|"The Jongert 3200M Tony Castro Design with cutter rig is the first of a new series of performance oriented cruising yachts. Styled with a modern superstructure, it is intended to respond to contemporary tendencies and the more daring exterior designs seen these days." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: High Style Meets High Tech Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 29, 2004 )
|Dealing with the Seasons |
|"For comfort away from the marina, airflow is all we have going, and the more the better. If we’re fortunate enough to have a breeze blowing, we open up all the hatches and maximize the flow. Absent a genset, our windscoop takes the place of the A/C unit over the forward hatch. And we keep the cabin covered with a partial boat cover that helps with keeping the living space (relatively) cool. " |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Dealing with the Seasons Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 29, 2004 )
|Old World Epicurean Adventure|
|"In Cherbourg, we lunched on crêpes, drank locally brewed cider and dined by candlelight. The city was a wonderful first port of call and the perfect way to enter France, but the real crown jewels of the coast lie farther north. Over dinner with our captain we discussed the sailing route and planned our itinerary for the next few days." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Old World Epicurean Adventure Submitted by Noel Sun Mar 28, 2004 )
|How a sail (and wing) works|
|"The air being deflected at the lower side of the wing is for most people easy to understand.
The air being also deflected by the upper side of the wing, by the Coanda effect, is harder to understand.
Later I continue about the Coanda effect, first something about what this theory results in.
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: How a sail (and wing) works Submitted by Noel Sun Mar 28, 2004 )
|"For those who are looking to venture beyond the luxury of the resort, the marina makes an excellent—and secure—staging point. The hinterlands of the Dominican Republic are not for everyone, but an experienced traveler would be well rewarded by hiring a rental car and exploring this beautiful and idiosyncratic nation, where a surprise awaits around every corner. " |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Dominican Therapy Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 27, 2004 )