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Search: Posts Made By: smj
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By smj
Re: looking to buy a used catamaran

We spent quite a bit of time on this boat and it is beautiful, not a lot of work needed. That being said, this boat can't handle a large load so if you're looking for a floating condo, this ain't it....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 991
Views: 120,129
Posted By smj
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I personally think that's a great looking spinnaker!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 991
Views: 120,129
Posted By smj
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I purchased a 1969 Raleigh Twenty folding bike last year. Great well built bike, but as I'm 6'4" I look like a circus clown riding it. Good thing I'm to old to care:-)


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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 991
Views: 120,129
Posted By smj
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I was just pulling your chain:-)


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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 991
Views: 120,129
Posted By smj
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

You call that a bicycle? My god that things dangerous, not road worthy at all! It would look kinda cute in Key West though;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 4,000
Posted By smj
Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?

Ouch! Wouldn't want one of those hoses to come loose or the seacock to fail at the wrong time. I personally don't want any thing that could sink my boat to be a pain in the ass to access.


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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,723
Posted By smj
Re: When Do You Get Off?

Now what did you do!


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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,723
Posted By smj
Re: When Do You Get Off?

I honestly don't think anyone would have the answer to this question until they have gone through it. And if they go through it again, the circumstances may have changed where their decisions would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 4,000
Posted By smj
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By smj
Re: Acutal clearance ?? - Ft. Myers bridges

We talked to the Ft Myers Yacht Basin a couple of years ago. They said the lowest bridge was between their marina and the gulf, can't remember which one it is. May be worth a call.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By smj
Re: Acutal clearance ?? - Ft. Myers bridges

We went through about two years ago, 52.5' mast. On the way east our antenna dragged on the bridge. On the way west it cleared. If I remember correctly on the way back it showed 56'.
Why would the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By smj
Re: Nine knots! My fastest day so far

Sailing at that speed makes me :-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 162
Views: 16,340
Posted By smj
Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

We've owned a Airhead and two Natureheads and just received our new C-head a few days ago for our new used boat. Can't wait to install and use it!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By smj
Re: Thoughts on 2 survey items

I wouldn't worry much about the rudder. My guess is 90% of the rudders out there have some saturation in them.
I would definitely get the delam looked at priced out and repaired. Shouldn't be a big...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 5,179
Posted By smj
Re: generator a good idea?

If that's the case I wish all diesel generators were installed like yours!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 5,179
Posted By smj
Re: generator a good idea?

I feel the same way about a diesel generators fumes as you do the noise of the Honda. If only we could all survive of solar.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 5,179
Posted By smj
Re: generator a good idea?

To me, the fumes of a diesel generator are much more obnoxious than the hum of the Honda 2000.
If it wasn't for humans, this would be a beautiful world.:-)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 5,179
Posted By smj
Re: generator a good idea?

I agree, if you can fit enough solar and a large enough battery bank solar is the way to go. My problem would be the "flaw in the setup" statement. Let's be honest, a Catalina 30 won't have the real...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 5,179
Posted By smj
Re: generator a good idea?

The worst thing you can do to your diesel primary propulsion engine is to use it to charge your batteries. The engine doesn't have enough load on it to reach optimum temperature and it will age your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By smj
Re: has anyone made a homemade catamaran and cross a ocean yet?

Wharrams, Woods design, Shuttleworth, Oram, Simpson, Schionning, Crowther and I'm sure I'm missing many other designers who have had their designs home built and crossing oceans with no problems. Not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 6,032
Posted By smj
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

I think your right, it's all about experience. Over the past 20+ years we've cruised on catamarans between 30 and 43 feet and we've come to the conclusion, based on our experience, that the mid 30'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 6,032
Posted By smj
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Yes Windlasses are great.....when they work. I don't want any boat that I have to rely on mechanically to be able to handle. We use a windlass but if it breaks the anchors are also light enough to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 6,032
Posted By smj
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Nah, as I said we have found our sweet spot. Tried a larger boat and neither one of us liked it especially my wife, and it had nothing to do with anchoring. She has the option of steering or dealing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 6,032
Posted By smj
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

My wife insists on a smaller boat. Guess it's because the anchors she has to handle are lighter:D. But seriously, after 20+ years we have found our sweet spot. And yes she does do most the anchoring!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,386
Posted By smj
Re: Lets talk about dinghies y'all

We are in the market for a dinghy for our new boat. I have an interest in the Porta Bote but would only be able to fit the 8'er on the davits with motor attached. It seems it has a very low load...
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