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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-15-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2,096
Posted By bob-m
Cruising Preparation - $$$

Wisper,

With the funds that you have saved, you can easily cruise for the rest of your life, or you can just as easliy spend it all in 2-3 years. Picking-up a mooring or staying at a dock every...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-28-2004
Replies: 25
Views: 4,418
Posted By bob-m
Budgeting: boat vs ''''kitty''''

I will leave the discussion of "which boat" to JeffH (IMO you should listen very closely to what he says). I will address your budget. I have seen figures on the minimum cost to cuise ranging from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,772
Posted By bob-m
transmission question

Try asking the question here: http://www.merequipment.com/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions/hurth_qa.htm
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,772
Posted By bob-m
transmission question

When you used the word "pampered", my immediate thought was that you were gently easing it into gear which will stripped the cone, but it sounds as if you are engaging the gear correctly. Sorry, no...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-26-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 9,494
Posted By bob-m
Why are there so few sailboats in the Pamlico sound?

Take a look at this months SAIL mag. They list Oriental as one of the top areas to sail in the US and give a very brief write-up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,772
Posted By bob-m
transmission question

When going into gear do you slowly slide it into gear or do you push it directly into gear so that you feel a slight bump?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-24-2004
Replies: 37
Views: 13,186
Posted By bob-m
help with lifes dream

kimby

I think it is wonderful that you and your husband plan/dream of tasking your kids on what will surely be an adventure of a life time. My wife and I cruised fulltime for 12 years and met...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-27-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 16,992
Posted By bob-m
C&C or Catalina

tjr3c

I have been following this discussion with interest and feel that you have a general misunderstand as relates to standards and how they are developed. I am a structural engineer and owned a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2004
Replies: 23
Views: 4,117
Posted By bob-m
Help save our marriage!!

el

Both Sadia and Jack have given you sage advise. The very fist thing you need to do is define how the sailboat will be used (you have done that). Now fit the boat to the use not vise versa. ...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-11-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 3,463
Posted By bob-m
Washing clothes

1)Mix amonia and fresh water 10/90 in bucket
2)Place clothes in bucket and agitate for 2-3 minutes
3)Let sit for 10 minutes
4)Agitate for one minute
5)Hang up to dry

No need to rinse! ...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-05-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 3,609
Posted By bob-m
Help…Logistics of Moving Aboard!

Ed,

Let me back-up a little. With your limited sailing experience it might not be wise to sell everything just yet. All sailors dream of sailing away, but the cruising life style isn''t for...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-04-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 3,609
Posted By bob-m
Help…Logistics of Moving Aboard!

Ed

You have asked two questions: 1) how do I get rid of all my "crap"? 2) how to find the boat?

After doing it myself and watching may others prepare to live aboard, the answer to your first...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-28-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,344
Posted By bob-m
Jeanneau

JHodor

Just curious, how much did you pay Sailnet for all this advertising that you are doing?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-30-2003
Replies: 140
Views: 32,499
Posted By bob-m
Single handing

I agree with everything that has been said and would like to add one rule that we ALWAYS follow. If single handing or the only person topside, when it is necessary to leave the cockpit, we hove-to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-14-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 3,382
Posted By bob-m
full time cruising insurance ??

Jonathan

Do a search for "insurance" on this BB. The subject has been covered several times and you will find some good recommendations.

Sorry that I can not give exact numers (I''ve been on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 7,848
Posted By bob-m
boat check - to Jeff H and others

Jeff H

If you add 2000lbs of provisions, tools, equip, etc to a boat, will there be an appreciable effect on sailing performance on a lighter displacement boat. 16% increase for a 12k vs 9%...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 7,848
Posted By bob-m
boat check - to Jeff H and others

Jeff,

You make some GREAT points, but IMO you need to look at both displacement and length together. a)what size boat meets your needs (lenght & beam, not diplacement) b) what displacement do you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 7,848
Posted By bob-m
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-26-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 7,848
Posted By bob-m
boat check - to Jeff H and others

maiden,

If you have read much on this BB you know that Jeff is a true wealth of information!! As he has stated in the past, each of us look for different things in a "cruising" vessel. I look...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-08-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By bob-m
Myrtle Beach to Cape May

Tom,

My wife & I cruised aboard an IrwinCC for 7 years, so listen very closely to what I''m about to tell you! "Can this vessel safely make this passage in the ocean?" #*!%^*! NO.

We...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By bob-m
I am re powering which engine

I have a very good friend who is a marine diesel mechanic. He tells me that Yanmar would be his first choice, without a doubt.

bob-m
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 2,148
Posted By bob-m
Enough power?

Stede,

FWIW, it has always been my understanding that you need 2 - 2.5 hp per 1000lbs. Based on that formula 22hp would be the minimum for your vessel. If you are talking about strictly lake or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-28-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 18,028
Posted By bob-m
Catalina 270?

James,

You have truely hit upon a problem in the boating industry. The Big 3 have been the innovators when it comes to creature comforts. About 20 years ago they had a truely revolutionary idea....
Forum: Living Aboard   07-16-2003
Replies: 25
Views: 4,367
Posted By bob-m
NC Locations

Go to www.coastalguide.com or purchase "Cruising Guide to Coastal N.C." Also, make sure that you check-out Edenton (original capital of NC). Edenton is one of our favorite towns; loaded with...
Forum: Living Aboard   07-16-2003
Replies: 25
Views: 4,367
Posted By bob-m
NC Locations

gamlwilson

Oriental is not on the coast! Do you want to be on the Pamlico Sound or along the Atlantic coast? If you want the coast, then you can not beat Beaufort. If you want to be on the...
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