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Jan
30
comment Any swim goggles that may be beneficial for a surfer?
I think the only real downsides to goggles are: 1 - at some point they will get ripped off and you'll not be ready, and 2 - it's so nice surfing with as little between you and the elements as possible. I say go for it though, if it helps you
Jan
29
comment Any swim goggles that may be beneficial for a surfer?
Hahahahaha - probably not as old as me :-)
Jan
27
comment What are the key differences between Mountaineering and Rock Climbing?
Hi there - welcome. Can you please edit your answer so we can read it a bit more easily. A spacing, punctuation and spelling check would really help. See How to Answer for more guidance.
Jan
26
comment What exercises can you do before Scuba Diving to improve your air consumption?
I'd defer to you on that, as it is obvious you have much more experience with Scuba than I, however as part of my training I did find that larger lung capacity also meant I did not need to take so many breaths. So that isn't necessarily an issue.
Jan
23
comment Blizzard Chaser: What to take on a 5-hour Blizzard Hike?
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Jan
22
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
19
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
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
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
5
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
4
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
3
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
3
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
31
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
19
comment What is the benefit to telemark skiing?
Cheri - this doesn't answer the question which is "what is the benefit of telemark" - all you have done is describe the different skiing types. Please look at the other answers, including the accepted answer.
Dec
15
comment The best sleeping pad you ever used?
Dusan, no, a question asking for important features of a sleeping mat for use in camping could be perfectly on topic here.
Dec
15
comment Possible to transform (at least two) smartphones into walkie-talkie like devices?
Roddy - Walkie-talkie on standby is > a week. 20 hours is definitely a deal breaker for me - that's no safety margin at all.