Not long ago a friend was looking to upgrade the mainstay1 block and tackle system on his sailboat. The question was if the proposed system would provide the anticipated reduction in force. It was an interesting question that, while seemingly straight forward, does have a couple of gotchas. Block (pulley) and tackle (rope) calculations are…
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As July finishes up, so does my summer vacation. Less then three weeks remain before my final year of college starts. This summer has been a rather interesting one. If I had to put word to it, I’d describe it as: low-key.
Many of my friends hav…
I’m going to go out on a limb and proclaim these as some of my best photographs. Ever.
It’s taken over 10000 clicks, but I think I’m finally starting to discover my style.
By John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again
to the lonely sea and sky
And all I ask is a tall ship
and a star to steer her by
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song
and the white sail’s shaking
And a gray mist on the s…