Jetsam index

Have you ever been inspired by a really useful magazine article but some time later, when you had a real need for it, it was lost and nowhere to be found? Jetsam articles are a selection of mainly timeless reference material. Proven ideas that may not be new but may have been forgotten or passed over by mainstream editors as not meeting their momentary needs.

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  1. Random Weather Presentations

    These topics were covered on various marine nets.
    The MJO, Tradewind Surge, Lows on the back of a High, Clouds in the tropics, ENSO,...
     
    1. THE MJO CYCLE in the SOUTHWEST PACIFIC -

    Author: 
    David Sapiane BSc
  2. Satellite imagery interpretation

     

    Author: 
    David Sapiane
  3. South West Pacific Weather

    To reduce the risk of encountering a tropical cyclones, many boats head south to New Zealand for the summer, though it is a voyage that can be marred by bad weather. For a good passage, choosing the right time to leave can be crucial. Long term voyager and weather aficionado David Sapiane gives some well considered advice that has worked aboard Chameleon.

    Author: 
    David Sapiane
  4. Beating the barnacle

    We attack them with scrapers, high pressure water jets and grinders; spend a fortune on the latest poisons and yet, each year, they come back for more. Of all the marine organisms that like to grow on boat hulls, barnacles are maybe the most tenacious and from the earliest times the least understood.

    Author: 
    Mike Harris
  5. Electrolytic corrosion

    Fitting new seacocks, skin fittings, rudder pintles, stern gear or any underwater metalwork can be a trying task, what with all the trouble of hauling out and then having to jam yourself into those parts of the bilge that normally shaped people just can't reach. The work itself isn't much fun either.

    Author: 
    Mike Harris

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