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Search: Posts Made By: zboss
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By zboss
Re: Low Cost Liveaboard lifestyle

I'd be interested to see where he has visited and just how mobile the small barge is. Pull a Huckle Berry Finn and float around the Great loop?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By zboss
Re: Low Cost Liveaboard lifestyle

Its interesting that people would find that lifestyle so strange or "poor" as to infer that it is illegal or be freaked out by it. I'm guessing most have never been to Nairobi or Calcutta - he's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,543
Posted By zboss
Re: picking up a vacant mooring

I own several private moorings in a highly trafficked area. Personally, I don't like it when people pick my moorings up. The reason is that the extra wear and tear is quite extreme. I have three...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
Posted By zboss
Re: Wasp in Mast/Sail

Sevin in powder form kills everything with just a small puff. You can put some in a small sandwich bag with the corner clipped off and just kinda spray the stuff into the holes, or just get a cheap...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-15-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 8,250
Posted By zboss
Re: Bahama Live Aboard Marinas

Hello,

Reviving my old thread.

So, my wife has decided that she would be willing to change jobs rather than quit her job... which is great because it allows us to save for the cruising kitty a...
Forum: Chartering 11-02-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 8,092
Posted By zboss
Good provisioning is available just about...

Good provisioning is available just about everywhere in the BVI now, with the exception of Jost where things ($20 for a can of Off) remain very expensive.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,881
Posted By zboss
Use pipe dope for a permanent attachment and tape...

Use pipe dope for a permanent attachment and tape for semi-permanent.

Oh... also... if you use tape be sure to use the higher double thickness grade (yellow not white tape).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-27-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,874
Posted By zboss
I think they are still performing warranty and...

I think they are still performing warranty and customer service functions.

I can't find the article now but last evening I was able to find an interview with the owner and they are indeed planning...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-26-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,874
Posted By zboss
Thanks for the feedback so far... I'm really...

Thanks for the feedback so far...

I'm really looking at buying a new Gemini and not really concerned that the boat is "built to a price point" since that is really what makes this a compelling buy...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,874
Posted By zboss
T37Chef -can you please elaborate?

T37Chef -can you please elaborate?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,874
Posted By zboss
Annapolis Gemini Quality vs. Hunter Gemini Quality

Not sure if this has been a topic, I searched but could not find anything...

I am curious if anyone has completed a review of the old Performance Cruising Gemini build standards and quality...
Forum: News Feeds 10-13-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By zboss
Also, how often are you actually moving at 3...

Also, how often are you actually moving at 3 knots or more compared to just hanging out in an anchorage or whatever? I guess this works well for those areas that have a good current as well.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-05-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By zboss
These days - with all of the 'not covered' claims...

These days - with all of the 'not covered' claims being returned - you can't even make a bet on that!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-02-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,594
Posted By zboss
No... never served. This really was a...

No... never served. This really was a hypothetical question.

I never expected this to turn into a canada/us fight over actual insurance or medical care! The question was really about cruising...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-02-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 4,166
Posted By zboss
If Washington DC isn't too far for you, there is...

If Washington DC isn't too far for you, there is a marina right downtown named "Gangplank" and I believe it has one of the largest live-aboard communities on the east coast. You may be able to find a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-29-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,594
Posted By zboss
Bankruptcy and your floating home

Hypothetically here...

1) We were out cruising with no health insurance
2) myself or wife had a serious medical issue
2) we had no land-home
3) All your assets are in your floating home
4) We...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-28-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,836
Posted By zboss
You can try and use the old road salt in a bucket...

You can try and use the old road salt in a bucket trick. Just put a bucket of road salt inside another bucket making sure the bucket with the road salt in it has some holes in the bottom to let water...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-27-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,836
Posted By zboss
In the beer brewing community we use oxiclean and...

In the beer brewing community we use oxiclean and trisodium phosphate mixed together in equal parts. It doesn't qualify as a sanitary cleaner but it does kill and clean just about everything,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By zboss
There is an excellent book called "This old boat"...

There is an excellent book called "This old boat" which covers just about every system and structure you may find on a boat. It's quite extensive. You may consider buying a copy as I have found it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2011
Replies: 391
Views: 40,255
Posted By zboss
It sounds to me like he is not the only one with...

It sounds to me like he is not the only one with issues.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2011
Replies: 391
Views: 40,255
Posted By zboss
Regardless of his seamanship ability... or maybe...

Regardless of his seamanship ability... or maybe evidence of "lack of seamanship"...

I am surprised that no-one seems to have pointed out that his jib was partially out and flogging. I always...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 4,634
Posted By zboss
Would a step drill bit work better for this type...

Would a step drill bit work better for this type of work?

Amazon.com: Neiko Titanium Step Drill Bit - 1/4" to 1-3/8" in 1/8" Increments, 10 Steps: Home Improvement...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,974
Posted By zboss
OK! so... 15 with a little 2 next to it means...

OK! so... 15 with a little 2 next to it means 15.2 meters/49.8 feet.

Thanks.
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,974
Posted By zboss
Beginner Chart Reading Question

Folks,

I have a basic question regarding depths on paper charts.

My maptech paper charts sound in meters. However, on some readings there is a small number down and to the right of the the...
Forum: Chartering 03-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By zboss
BVI... My Sirius xm radio had a built in xm...

BVI... My Sirius xm radio had a built in xm transmitter, which is nice.

I found a nice griffin xm transmitter for the apple devices that has the transmitter in line with the 12 volt plug.
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