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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-01-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 6,591
Posted By copacabana
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

I think if you have the option of adding more tankage for water, so much the better. The trade off is that you have to fill those tanks somehow. This will mean lugging jerry cans at times. It should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By copacabana
Re: Whole lotta shakin' goin' on revisted, Part 6

Thanks for the update Skip!

Siamese, why comment?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 6,251
Posted By copacabana
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

Ron, the Engel fridges have a loyal following who rave about their low power consumption and reliability. That's why I ended up buying one and not building a box and installing a cooling unit. They...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2014
Replies: 2,880
Views: 290,801
Posted By copacabana
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Christian, all the best for you and the family in your new life in Georgia. What are you going to do with the restaurant and boat?

(thread drift, but in a nice direction!)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 10,609
Posted By copacabana
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

Except that as a cruiser you spend so little time at sea and soooo much time on the hook with a drink in hand and friends in the cockpit...

BTW, I'm not knocking Westsails. I think they're nice...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 10,609
Posted By copacabana
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

Just a quick thought on some double-ender cockpits. On your boat, you'll spend most of your time in the cockpit, especially in warm climates. A small cockpit will be uncomfortable and crowded when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 4,640
Posted By copacabana
Re: Boat BBQ tips and recommendations...

Minne, it mounts pretty well flush with the rail and the support for the BBQ is all on the outside of the boat.

I don't know about the tray, unless you mean the small one under the BBQ that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,787
Posted By copacabana
Finally finished my Chameleon nesting dinghy!

I started this project about a year ago and worked on it sporadically when I had the time or inclination. It's made of marine hardwood ply and epoxy, sheathed in fiberglass cloth and resin. It wasn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 16,393
Posted By copacabana
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-11-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By copacabana
Stainless or galvanized cable for steering cables?

It's time to change my steering cables and I have been told to use 7X19 galvanized cable, not stainless cable. Is there a reason not to use stainless? The previous owner was adamant that galvanized...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2013
Replies: 413
Views: 179,220
Posted By copacabana
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Christian, I found myself in the same position here in Brazil. I couldn't find butyl tape anywhere and at the time Mainsail didn't ship here. I ended up finding it through a Sika dealer (they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By copacabana
Re: Zonder Zorg - Sequel to Sequitor

Wonderful trip Michael! Just curious, what is the maximum draft to do this trip?
Forum: Cruising Videos   10-26-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,574
Posted By copacabana
Re: An Interview with world cruising couple Astrid and Björn from s/v 'Buena Vista'

Drake, thanks for the videos. Your work is simply excellent!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,617
Posted By copacabana
Re: Ovni 435

Nice video (and nice boat!).

Just curious, who does the version of Mr. Brightsides on the video?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By copacabana
Re: Le Guen Hemidy 30

Juan, that looks like a nice little boat. It might be a good idea to get someone who knows aluminium boats to go over it thoroughly before you close any deal.

I noticed from the broker ad the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By copacabana
Re: List of wish lists

David, these lists are usually interesting and reflect some very personal idiosyncrasies. My list of "essential features" before buying a boat would include:

1) The boat has to be beautiful! (If...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 8,363
Posted By copacabana
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

I'm going to offer a slightly different view on this. I think your maintenance costs and time input are directly proportional to the complexity of your boat. The simpler you keep your boat, the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-04-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,244
Posted By copacabana
Re: Sloop's "New" Cutter

Congratulations Jon! Great looking boat. I think the internal layout looks terrific for a 30 footer- nice and roomy and practical. I wish you all the best with your new "toy"!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,364
Posted By copacabana
Re: Dinghy Downer

[QUOTE=chucklesR;1038946]Find me a rigid that planes me with a 5hp, weighs not much over 100 pounds, doesn't tip (at all), and doesn't fold up.

Chuckles, have you seen the Chameleon nesting...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-15-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 10,182
Posted By copacabana
Mainsail, do you know if the 12v Johnson Control...

Mainsail, do you know if the 12v Johnson Control batteries (red boxes) are any good? You mention these batteries in the first post of this thread. I've found them here in Brazil (EXPENSIVE, like...
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