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Search: Posts Made By: barefootnavigator
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Heavier better motion comfort ?

It seems about time for me to weigh in on this. In and of itself, weight does nothing good for a boat. In and of itself, weight does not make a boat stronger, it does not make it more seaworthy, it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,908
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Your anchor is too big

So, then - define "properly sized"... :-)

for example, will a properly sized anchor for a particular boat be the same for cruising the Chesapeake, as for Greenland? Will a galvanized and aluminum...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,491
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: safe cooking

I didn't see anyone mention this yet. You are 55 times more likely to have an electrical fire aboard than a stove fire! 24 times greater risk of an engine fire. This concern over galley fuel is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,491
Posted By Jiminri
Re: safe cooking

Checking for a leak on propane lines is so easy and fast that it can (and should be) done periodically.

Turn tank valve on. Immediately turn it off. Note reading on pressure gauge. Wait 5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,491
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Talking Re: safe cooking

I couldn't even think of replying to this any better than bljones does in the previous posting
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,491
Posted By bljones
Re: safe cooking

Alex, "What is unnecessary pollyannaesque condescension?"
I'll take "Armchair Hypothetical $500/mo. Cruisers with All the Answers" for $400.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Faster
Re: Do I still need paper charts in Canada

Many of the official Canadian chart sets are in books - they have additional information, aerial shots of many coves, distance tables etc. The book sets cover the Gulf islands, and Desolation Sound &...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,373
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Three cheers http://www.cruisersforum.com/images/smilies/cheers.gif to you Steve. Frugal living doesn't have to mean austerity everywhere. Good beer is always worth the sacrifice ;).

One of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,373
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

We used to call guys with a female crew "Lucky".

We used to!

All the "Lucky "guys have long since been steered into the urban real estate market, while I have spent my life doing exactly ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-26-2014
Replies: 354
Views: 24,868
Posted By newhaul
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Sorry if I piss people off here not my intent I happily glean any nuggets off all posts on the entire site the biggest thing I have seen here between the 500 thread and the 3000 thread
1) the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Living permanently on a boat...could this fantasy become real

If I were 28 years old, single, had a reasonable income, there's no question in my mind, I would be a full-time live-aboard. However, I would not be residing in The People's Republic of Maryland. I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 354
Views: 24,868
Posted By vega1860
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

I was there 8 years ago, except that I had a sh!tpile of debt. Sold everything, paid off the debt and quit my job. Now, debt free, we have been cruising for seven years very comfortably, averaging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,822
Posted By vega1860
Re: Making money with your sailing blog

I have been working on this article for a few weeks (Between beers)

We just uploaded it today. Posted here in its entirety so you don't even have to go to our web site to see it:
...
Forum: US West Coast 01-22-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By foamy
Re: Cruising and sailing in southern CA

Don't believe all the media hype about Mexico, and from people who live thousands of miles away.

I've been sailing, surfing and exploring mainland Mexico and Baja since 1964. The "problems" are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,373
Posted By bljones
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Seriously, do I really need to lay out my sailing creds for my input to have any value? Well, okay, if we're gonna get all high school here...
... I sail a small paid-off POS, and been low-bucking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,373
Posted By bljones
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Why ask the question if you don't want to hear the answers, and don't like the answers you get?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,373
Posted By bljones
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Real positive post, dude.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 9,959
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

Mike,
Great thread. When my wife and I began planning to go cruising, years back, she was adamant that she was not going if she had to go “camping”. In her mind, she wanted at least a similar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 9,959
Posted By Lou452
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

What is so bad about camping ? The trick is wanting what you have. Enjoy what comes to you. Sounds just to easy ?:)
I would not go out of my way to camp on MT. Everest or try to climb it. Many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,373
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

First, this is a great thread with a lot of great input. I just found it last night and have been reading it from the beginning.

We are taking off for extended cruising this summer and Jon's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-15-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 5,109
Posted By bobperry
Re: A survey is not poetry

Very interesting post David. Thanks for the effort you put into this.

In the PNW I recommend Matt Harris to my clients.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2013
Replies: 216
Views: 9,153
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Sailing, safety, & size

By the way Barefoot,

A photo just for you.... :D

And as we have on our web page......
Cruising should be entirely for pleasure, and when it ceases to be so it no longer makes sense. Of course...
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