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Search: Posts Made By: CosmosMariner
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2010
Replies: 442
Views: 65,347
Posted By CosmosMariner
We recently replaced our Thetford porta-potti...

We recently replaced our Thetford porta-potti with an Airhead composting toilet on our 25' Watkins. Never had a Marine toilet since we ordered the boat in 1987. Everything 'Genie' says is true. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 6,272
Posted By CosmosMariner
Just an update...5 years continuous use on both...

Just an update...5 years continuous use on both units and going strong no problems.... we're currently on a 4 month cruise to the FL Keys...gotta go put some ice cubes in the drinks then sit back...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By CosmosMariner
Summary of trip costs

Having been home from our trip to the Bahamas for a week now we have had time to total up our expenses. We have come up with some stats on what it cost and what we consumed. We know some of you are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By CosmosMariner
Trip report 2/24/09 Home at Bella Pertosa in NC

Just a short note to let you all know that we arrived in our homeport of Charleston, SC on Feb 17,2009. We offloaded as much gear and provisions as would fit in our Explorer (Wu-Hsin now rides 3"...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By CosmosMariner
Trip report 2/6/09

We left Green Turtle Cay on 1/25/09 and headed for Allens-Pensacola Cay, a 30 mile leg. Once again the weather was beautiful but no wind so we motored all the way. We made very good time with tides...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By CosmosMariner
Trip report 1/19/09

We woke to another beautiful sunrise in settlement harbor Great Guana Cay on Sunday 1/18/2009. We listened to the weather report on the Cruisers Net and decided that Sunday would be the last day for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By CosmosMariner
Trip report 1/16/09

We had a very nice Christmas here in the Orchid Bay Marina, Great Guana Cay, Abaco. There were only 4 boats in and we had the facility to ourselves. We shared Christmas Eve Ravioli with our friends...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By CosmosMariner
Trip report 12/18/08

Deb and Lou wrote:
Hello all! I said that I wanted to spend my birthday having a swim, walk on a warm beach with Deb and sharing a scotch with her in the cockpit at sundown. The water was colder...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By CosmosMariner
Trip report 12/17/08

Hi all! Hope you are all doing well. Haven't had wi-fi for a while. We are currently at the Orchid Bay Marina in Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. We left Green Turtle Cay on 12/6/08 with about 5...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By CosmosMariner
Trip report 12/05/08

Trip Report December 5, 2008



We are currently still anchored in White Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas Islands.



On 11/24/08 we dinghyed to Black Sound to help friends pick up an...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By CosmosMariner
Wu-Hsin Bahamas Cruise '08-'09

We took Wu-Hsin from Charleston, SC to the Abacos and back from Oct. '08 through Feb. '09. We sent trip reports to some folks along the way. I will post them here. I am posting some of the over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
Posted By CosmosMariner
I am greatly saddened to hear of Phil Bolger's...

I am greatly saddened to hear of Phil Bolger's death. I first became aware of him in the late 1970's through one or another of the boating magazines I subscribed to and bought his book 'The Folding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,272
Posted By CosmosMariner
Thumbs up My feathers are smooth

Our son is on a Watkins 27 and we are on a Watkins 25......no mega yachts here. ;) I do research before I do anything on the boat too. But Murphy's law being what it is I find that frequently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,272
Posted By CosmosMariner
Engel!

Right, 'what he (sailingdog) said'!

My son and I both have Engel MT 35 units. Both have been running 3 years straight only down 1 hour per year to defrost. We use them in our homes when not...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 04-03-2008
Replies: 298
Views: 29,389
Posted By CosmosMariner
1987 Watkins 25' ordered at Atlanta, GA boat show...

1987 Watkins 25' ordered at Atlanta, GA boat show Jan '87, built Jan '87 delivered Mar '87. Also 2004 9.5 Avon RU.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2008
Replies: 145
Views: 14,340
Posted By CosmosMariner
I worked at The Evil Empire for 4 years...only...

I worked at The Evil Empire for 4 years...only good thing was most of the employees....found better prices on the internet than my 'Associate Discount'! I go out of my way to not buy from them and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,744
Posted By CosmosMariner
The French doctor was Alain Bombard and he did...

The French doctor was Alain Bombard and he did the crossing in a 15 ft inflatable in the 1950s. He is the founder of Zodiac.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2008
Replies: 174
Views: 8,567
Posted By CosmosMariner
Yes... yes...yes...but all this mono/multi...

Yes... yes...yes...but all this mono/multi techno-slander is detracting from the main point.....he is deranged and the rest of the net just wants to make sure he doesn't try to fly his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,914
Posted By CosmosMariner
G- Great pics! My family name is Spagna (which...

G- Great pics! My family name is Spagna (which for those who don't know is Italian for Spain) and we have a great affection for and historic bond to the area. I have touched the stones in a 2000...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2008
Replies: 174
Views: 8,567
Posted By CosmosMariner
Q: "....Like how the hell did the Dog get his...

Q:
"....Like how the hell did the Dog get his rep points?
Doesn't it make you wonder?"

A:
Fear....abject, raw fear....stimulating the desire to placate the obviously derranged mind that would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2008
Replies: 174
Views: 8,567
Posted By CosmosMariner
Curses upon the unwashed lubberly swine that...

Curses upon the unwashed lubberly swine that trash Cheetos.....makes me want to go give you some positive points AND get The Admiral (health food nut and Cheetos devotee) to register on Sail Net and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2008
Replies: 174
Views: 8,567
Posted By CosmosMariner
I didn't understand the use of rep points/power...

I didn't understand the use of rep points/power until recently so I didn't pay any attention to it. There is enough information shared in each thread, some opinions, some facts that the open 'forum'...
Forum: Provisioning 01-18-2008
Replies: 123
Views: 27,341
Posted By CosmosMariner
Some good advice in these posts. We prefer...

Some good advice in these posts. We prefer Albacore tuna packed in water, any brand. For provisioning we use http://www.internet-grocer.net/product.html . Spam ranks right up there with Vegimite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 7,714
Posted By CosmosMariner
You might try these instead ...

You might try these instead http://www.lifoam.com/cubies.htm .

We use them on Wu-hsin and at home. 24 Watkins boat owners got them at the last raft up and they like them too. They are non toxic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 131,383
Posted By CosmosMariner
Thumbs up Cam, thanks for the link. With their technology...

Cam, thanks for the link. With their technology I could double the power of my house for 13% of the original cost.

Dog, weired as it may be this thread seems to be the 'solar water cooler' where...
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