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Forum: Living Aboard   1 Week Ago
Replies: 237
Views: 96,114
Posted By captain jack
Re: Who''s living on what??

instead of ironing, if ironing is needed, fold the clothes so the creases work out as you want them and then put them under the cushion of your berth. sleep on it. it will press them pretty good. i...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 4,003
Posted By captain jack
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

dude, you have no idea. that's a pinch of pee in the sea. the barges i am used to seeing are bigger and they get filled to the max. and, there is still trash floating out there. cans, bottles, used...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 4,003
Posted By captain jack
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

i haven't see that one before. like a big conveyor belt instead of the pacman barges i am used to seeing.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 4,003
Posted By captain jack
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

yes. like a floating pacman. it helps. it's bad with them out picking up trash. it gets much worse on holidays or sundays when you don't see them out. i'd hate to see what it would be like if they...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 4,003
Posted By captain jack
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

that depends on if you go when there are riots or not....

seriously, though. i sail around baltimore. i sail my dinghy around the inner harbor/patapsco river as well as middle river and back river...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

that is a very astute point. most people don't fully grasp the implications or they choose not to believe them possible. it's hard for many people to admit that something as nifty as (most people...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

i agree. that sucks. hope it gets better for you.
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

i do not ook forward to cars that drive me around. i like to drive. plus, my computer screws up all the time. i certainly wouldn't trust it to drive my car. then there is the ability of government to...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

i really don't think anyone has said that. at least, not as an empirical fact. i believe that most people who said they thpught life afloat was better were just speaking for themselves.
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

i don't either. at least, not directly. it's about economics and social philosophy. economics is a big part of the original question and, i think, does affect live aboards and is one reason people...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

but that's the problem. everyone doesn't contribute or contribute equally to the collective effort. and that's where reality contrasts with idealism.

you are talking much like the new CEO at the...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

no. actually not. at least not as you explain it. i have some college, although i had issues that popped up keeping me from finishing. i am not a low wage, unskilled worker. presently, i am a machine...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

i hate to tell you this but the idea that everyone deserves an equal share of the 'collective' efforts, despite the fact that everyone doesn't put forth an equal effort, is the problem....it's not...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

well, i won't say a class war...exactly. a bit more complicated than that. that kind of implies that the successful are wrong (even if they have earned their success) and the unsuccessful are right...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

while i see your point, i'm not sure if your example is of fear people or prepared people.
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

'minimalist purism' or 'minimalsim purist' or perhaps 'minimalist purist' or maybe even' minimalism purism'. reverse could work, too. 'purist minimalist', for example. 'purist minimalism', 'purism...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

i will agree with that....to a point. i would say, rather, it was not designed to benefit the rich. however, years of croney capitalism (a nice word for socialism used by those in denial) have...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-08-2015
Replies: 426
Views: 26,662
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

all true. but you shouldn't judge your parent's generation too harshly. you have to remember that they lived most of their lives, in fact all of their becoming years, in a world that made sense; one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By captain jack
Re: a cup of water

it was, indeed, condensation. dry as a bone now. thanks for the replies. you guys were very reassuring and comforting during my moment of WTF :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By captain jack
Re: a cup of water

i couldn't get down to the boat today to see....unfortunately. i missed getting to spend the night aboard. i look forward to thursday nights.

i only saw the water after it had warmed up, outside,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By captain jack
Re: a cup of water

yes. you are. hmmm. i guess i am lucky. i have kept the interior heated. 65 to 70 degrees, depending on how cold it is outside. no condensation in the living area at all. just that section under the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By captain jack
Re: a cup of water

a gallon a month! wow. that's a lot. i suppose a cup or two over the course of the winter isn't such a crazy idea, then. makes me feel a bit better. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By captain jack
Re: a cup of water

it's berthed in the chesapeake bay, just south of baltimore. when there is a long dry spell in the summer, it can get brackish enough for jellyfish. but, it's not been dry or summer. so, the water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By captain jack
Re: a cup of water

you think? haven't looked in there since winter began. i imagine, that space would be big enough to get that much condensation over a few cold months. i certainly can't seem to find any place it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By captain jack
a cup of water

i have a mystery that i need to solve. i was checking the charge on the battery in my 1971 cal 27. the battery is under a bench, that doubles as a companionway step, at the rear of the cabin. the...
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