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The Lyndale Island Project

Lyndale Island is a dynamic and ongoing multimedia venture that merges interactive 3D and traditional 2D web publishing. Lyndale Island is a new type of destination on the internet – a totally immersive and interactive 3D environment, as well as an intriguing website with articles, forums and other featured content.

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MARINE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Lyndale Island, Yacht Club | Comments Off on MARINE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

MARINE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Navigators currently have a host of dependable instruments to assist them in finding their way on rivers, lakes and around the globe. Technological advances in electroics and other areas have made these devices available and relatively inexpensive. There are user friendly GPS, Radar, Plotters, Depth Sounders, Knot meters and Logs, Wind speed and direction, VHF radios, SSB & Ham Radios, Weather Fax, Satellite Telephones, LSAT, Fluxgate compasses, Auto Pilots, EPRIB, forward scanning sonar devices and much more. Before we review the functions and uses of the following devices a word of caution... Manmade device may fail at any given time. Most long distance marine navigators have years of experience and a cultivated "sea sense" that comes with time on the water in many different situations. As dependable and well made as most electronic devices are they may cease to function, so many of these individuals have "get home gear," a duplicate set of crucial instruments that will work in an emergency.

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How To Modify Stock Bimini for Custom Installation

Posted by on Jul 22, 2012 in Lyndale Island, Yacht Club | 0 comments

Captain Tom Martin modifies a standard size Bimini to fit his sailboat. This could save you money over buying a custom made version.

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Moving from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Pete via the Inland Waterway.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2009 in Yacht Club | 0 comments

Moving from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Pete via the Inland Waterway.

ORTONA LOCK FLORIDA ORTONA LOCK FLORIDA The captain’s pay would be twice as much as I was currently making as a rigger and would include health insurance. Having worked as a private yacht captain before, I knew well the physical demands on my body would be far less. I was currently employed as a sailboat rigger and a rigger’s job is hard work. One day you’re in the shop manhandling cable, running a swaging machine the next day you’re swinging at the top of a 100 foot mast changing a light bulb. Hey, don’t think there isn’t any pendulum effect dockside. Captain’s work, when you’re the only crew, encompasses all aspects of maintaining the vessel; those duties never seemed as hard as a rigger’s.

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Non Pop-Up Headlights C5 Corvette

Posted by on Nov 6, 2009 in Corvette Auto Tuner's Center, Lyndale Island | 2 comments

Non Pop-Up Headlights C5 Corvette

This upgrade for C5 Corvettes eliminates the traditional pop-up headlights for a custom look.

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LIVING ABOARD

Posted by on Nov 6, 2009 in Yacht Club | 0 comments

LIVING ABOARD

The art of living aboard a boat is one that has been perfected by many enthusiasts. We'll take a look at everything that has to do with living aboard a sail or motor boat. Sleeping, cooking and taking a shower are among the myriad of topics. Interviews with the rich and famous as well as the folks on the house boat. “I believe, “I could do this forever,” came out of my mouth the morning after the night before, of my first successful overnight cruise, aboard my first ocean going boat. That’s when it all started. A perfect anchorage, great tasting food - even though it came out of our little galley, sunset, some wine and of course a million stars in the sky that night. Sunrise was even better accompanied by the smell of fresh coffee drifting through the morning mist.

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HMS Bounty Sailing Ship

Posted by on Nov 6, 2009 in Documentary, Lyndale Island, Yacht Club | 0 comments

HMS Bounty Sailing Ship

Interview and a look at older sailing ships and the history of recreational boating. Short documentary videos and articles look at the rich and interesting world of our long relationship with the water.

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Custom Installation of ATI ProCharger D-1SC on LS1 Corvette Engine

Posted by on Nov 6, 2009 in Corvette Auto Tuner's Center, Lyndale Island | 2 comments

Custom Installation of ATI ProCharger D-1SC on LS1 Corvette Engine

  ProCharger Centrifugal Supercharger systems are made by Accessible Technologies, Inc. (ATI). A kit can be purchased for Corvettes which includes everything needed to install the system. Two models of Superchargers are available for Corvettes from ATI; the ProCharger P-1SC and the D-1SC. The P-1SC kit is usually installed on a stock engine because the D-1SC tends to be used for custom installations on modified engines. The P-1SC can boost horsepower at the flywheel on a stock engine to significantly depending on the PSI setting used. At...

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Which type marine engine is best for you, gas or diesel?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2009 in Lyndale Island | 0 comments

Which type marine  engine is best for you, gas or diesel? By Captain Tom Martin Choosing between a diesel or gas engine for your sail or motorboat can be a tough decision. Here are a few things to consider. An auxiliary diesel engine Recently I had a conversation with another boater; it started when he mentioned rebuilding his Atomic Four gas engine. I was a bit surprised, why rebuild? “It is a good little engine and diesel re-powering is too expensive” he replied. He makes a good point, yet some years ago when faced with the...

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Lyndale Island Auto Tuner’s Corvette Center

Posted by on Nov 3, 2009 in Corvette Auto Tuner's Center, Lyndale Island | 0 comments

Lyndale Island Auto Tuner’s Corvette Center

The Lyndale Island Auto Tuner's Corvette Center is a major part of Lyndale Island with articles, videos an links to After Market Tuning of Corvettes Information

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Lyndale Island Yacht Club

Posted by on Nov 2, 2009 in Lyndale Island | 0 comments

Lyndale Island Yacht Club

There are two main areas at the Lyndale Island Yacht Club. There is an interactive 3D world where you may virtually explore the buildings, grounds, and docks. There are currently two boats that are available for exploring the waters around Lyndale Island. There are also a number of vehicles parked in front of the Lyndale Island Yacht Club. Take a Corvette or a Humvee for a spin around all the 3 small islands that form Lyndale Island. Each of these vehicles has different driving characteristics! Lyndale Island Yacht Club Website has many...

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