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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-06-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 8,463
Posted By HappyPappy
There's a lot of really good info here, and I...

There's a lot of really good info here, and I appreciate everyone's response! I think puddinlegs was right on with his comment about absolutes.

There's definitely "outliers" who will (and have)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-04-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 8,463
Posted By HappyPappy
@blt2ski - Thanks for your response. I'm curious...

@blt2ski - Thanks for your response. I'm curious though, rather than what boats are blue water worthy, what are the criteria that makes a boat blue water worthy?

It sounds like you have a lot of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-04-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 8,463
Posted By HappyPappy
What makes a boat "Blue Water" worthy

In a nutshell:
What makes a boat "blue water" worthy? I'm looking for a specific set of criteria that can be used to evaluate almost any boat to determine if it is "blue water" worthy.

The...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-29-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 12,101
Posted By HappyPappy
What is the best liveaboard heating method?

I'm curious, what does everyone use to heat their boat during their winter liveaboard months? I've searched this forum and I have not found a thread that specifically covers this topic, but if I'm...
Forum: Living Aboard   07-20-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,663
Posted By HappyPappy
Good to know about the "traffic" and wait times...

Good to know about the "traffic" and wait times behind the bridge. Annapolis seems to be a very pretty part of the country, albeit pricey. Also, thanks for the insight on the lower prices down...
Forum: Living Aboard   07-20-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,663
Posted By HappyPappy
@kd3pc - good point about the sewage treatment...

@kd3pc - good point about the sewage treatment plant! We drove by there not long ago and decided that wherever we end up, marina or not, we needed to have quite a space between us and the plant. ...
Forum: Living Aboard   07-15-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,663
Posted By HappyPappy
@ SVCarolena, I wasn't aware that the Potomac...

@ SVCarolena, I wasn't aware that the Potomac froze over. I figured there would be some ice along the edges, and perhaps some chunks floating downstream which would present a hazard to a boat at...
Forum: Living Aboard   07-14-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,663
Posted By HappyPappy
All of the feedback has been very insightful and...

All of the feedback has been very insightful and valuable, I really appreciate it!

I like the idea of living on a mooring at a marina, it seems to fit what my son was proposing. True, the...
Forum: Living Aboard   07-13-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,663
Posted By HappyPappy
Sailing Dog, thank you for your reply. I really...

Sailing Dog, thank you for your reply. I really appreciate it!

You bring up many excellent points, most of which I did not think of. I suppose there are ways of working around many of those...
Forum: Living Aboard   07-13-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5,663
Posted By HappyPappy
Non-Marina/Non-Crusing Liveaboard?

Alright, I'm new to the metro Washington DC area, and I'm hoping to transition into a liveaboard lifestyle. One question one of my sons asked has got me thinking and wondering whether an alternative...
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