Mailport April 2014 Issue

Mailport: April 2014

DIY Rescue Magnet

In regard to the recent Mailport letter about making your own rescue magnet for retrieving dropped parts and hardware: I have found the best source for free magnets are the magnetrons out of a scrap microwave ovens, and magnets out of scrap computer hard drives.

Vic Lucas
Via www.practical-sailor.com

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Comments (2)

While wind and birds get their share of windvanes, add crowded marinas to the list. In high winds, all of the boats in a crowded marina rock, but not in sync. When one boat heels 15 deg to starboard, and its next door neighbor heels 15 deg port, the mastheads meet and windvanes get punished.

Jim Neece
Poco Loco, 1990 Oday 322
Austin, TX

Posted by: JIM N | April 2, 2014 11:16 PM    Report this comment

I have been using wag bags for years now. I have a 30 foot sailboat and cannot imagine lugging around 10 to 20 gallons of sloshing sewage in my holding tank. I plan to remove the all head plumbing and the holding tank. the toilet will remain but only wag bags will be used. They fit perfectly in the toilet bowl.

Posted by: Mike Cunningham | March 29, 2014 1:37 AM    Report this comment

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