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Jan
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comment Blizzard Chaser: What to take on a 5-hour Blizzard Hike?
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Jan
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comment Allergic to Neoprene and need water shoes
Canvas works really well - but if you intend to swim as well, make sure they have enough of a heel to remain on your foot.
Jan
19
comment How should I check the anchor is secure when I anchoring a small yacht off unfamiliar land?
As a safety recommendation - sure, it's probably good. I don't know that one as it is US focused, and we have others this side of the water that I used to teach years ago when I was a sailing instructor. But unless it is in your post it doesn't help - so the down vote is for your post itself. As I mentioned, How to Answer explains what we need in a post, so you can easily edit to improve and hopefully gain upvotes.
Jan
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answered Backpack with rifle/bow holder without camo?
Jan
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comment How should I check the anchor is secure when I anchoring a small yacht off unfamiliar land?
Hi Skip - Sleeping on board is an option but explicitly not what I was asking in the question. If you write a summary of the boating course that might be helpful. See How to Answer for guidance.
Jan
18
answered Sticks leaning on a tree building a hut-like formation - what's the purpose of that?
Jan
17
comment What species of bird is in this recording from Bethesda MD?
Adam - if you are also the 'David' who posted the identical question, please use the 'contact us' link at the foot of the page to request the 2 accounts be merged.
Jan
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accepted What locations am I likely to find sloe bushes?
Jan
12
comment Is there any evidence, one way or the other, that “Adopt a Highway” programs reduce littering?
Ab2 - Skeptics rejected it. I'll try and think of rewording, as I think the Core of it is good, it's just the evidence piece that doesn't quite work.
Jan
12
comment Is there any evidence, one way or the other, that “Adopt a Highway” programs reduce littering?
I think preventing litter / zero impact on the country etc is completely on topic, but asking for evidence one way or the other is really a Skeptics question
Jan
7
comment Difference between full keel and fin keel?
If you have a long fin keel, sure - but the advantage is really about the length
Jan
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Jan
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revised Falling into an ice cold body of water
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Jan
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comment Possible to transform (at least two) smartphones into walkie-talkie like devices?
Will try and find the specs on the set I got the kids for skiing. We didn't need to charge them over a 4 day period, and even then only did to be extra safe
Jan
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comment What is the aspect ratio of a keel and how does it affect your how your boat sails?
Also using a longer keel allows more of its length to be in 'stable' water underneath the turbulent surface layer. This reduces drag losses.
Jan
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comment Difference between full keel and fin keel?
That said, a high aspect ratio keel will help your upwind route - so a long fin keel could outperform a short full length keel. I need to post something on the aspect ratio question.
Jan
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comment Difference between full keel and fin keel?
In choppy or rough seas a full keel actually lets you point higher. But I agree with the rest of your post
Dec
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comment Difference between full keel and fin keel?
No, typically a full keel will actually allow you to point slightly higher if all else is identical as it runs the length of the hull, whereas a shorter keel is more at the mercy of waves and wind
Dec
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answered Difference between full keel and fin keel?