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Search: Posts Made By: MikeOReilly
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 5,097
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Ha! It's the water quality I don't trust in marinas. All those boats dumping grey and perhaps black water ... no way am I going in there!


Why go fast, when you can go slow
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,739
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Food ... one of my favourite topics. First off it goes without saying, but in most places (Thailand not included) you have to cook on board to achieve the frugal lifestyle. So learn to cook, and have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,739
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Christian, I hope the move is all for the best. I was looking forward to your restaurant meal, but Georgia is even closer. I might make it there in three or four years instead of the five or six for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 5,097
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Got to warm and balmy waters (16 Celcius), jumped in, scrubbed down and gave the land folk a good view. Their loss ;-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By MikeOReilly
Winterizing Questions?

Barry covered things well. Oil change and pump out in the water. Plumbers antifreeze through the water systems. Engine antifreeze through the engine raw water system. Remove all sails and as much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 3,332
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

I am cruising with a double ender. Never been pooped so I'd love to see facts on that one Mark. Smaller cockpits, absolutely ... Just like you want in a sea going boat. Not nocking modern designs....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Just set sail

What Stumble says. A keelboat will almost never go over due only to wind. But comfort is important, and most boats don't need to heel more than 15-20 degrees even going to wind. If you're heeling...
Forum: herSailNet 06-30-2014
Replies: 210
Views: 16,912
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Just popped in here, so I apologize for not being up to speed on all that has been said, but to pick up on the current themes:

In my experience sexism is alive and well in the sailing and cruising...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,053
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Jacklines - where to run them?

I appreciate these discussions. While there's nothing new under the sun, working things through again (and again, and again...) is a good way to process the information. That's the function of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,739
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Kept forgetting about a pic. Here's our new VHF-AIS receiver radio. You can see the AIS data for a nearby ship.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,558
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

OK, here's the general approach to proper anchoring. I can't tell from your description what you did, but perhaps this will help.

As you are aware, anchors only hold by digging into the substrate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Slit at front edge of chart table?

We have the same. What Frog says, plus it just keeps the charts from sliding off the table when on a deep heel. If it's not too rough I find it a good place to store a pencil, dividers, or other...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 06-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: We did it!!!!!!!!!

Congrats. Shannon's are great boats (so I'm told).
Forum: Electronics 05-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Change MMSI from domestic to International?

I just applied for, and received my MMSI from Industry Canada. I've never heard of a "domestic-only" MMSI. Don't recall any such consideration when applying for my Canadian one. Is this an American...
Forum: Diesel 03-31-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 2,079
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: About to buy, nagging engine issue - seeking advice

David, ours does not have glow plugs, but it does have a pre-heating chamber, or some such thing. I sometimes forget to use it, but it does make a big difference in our cold starts. I've never had to...
Forum: Diesel 03-31-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 2,079
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: About to buy, nagging engine issue - seeking advice

Our Westerbeke 40/Perkin 4108 has ~1000 hrs since its last rebuild. It does not like cold starts. Sometimes it can take 10 to 15 seconds of cranking (on rare occasions two or three cranking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,739
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Three cheers http://www.cruisersforum.com/images/smilies/cheers.gif to you Steve. Frugal living doesn't have to mean austerity everywhere. Good beer is always worth the sacrifice ;).

One of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 10,075
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

"Ice on Lake Superior in June"

... please.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,739
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I've had a manual blender, similar to this one, for years now. We use it mostly when at our land home.

http://www.blenderexpert.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/vortex-blender.jpg

We don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,739
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

That's the power of science. It is self-correcting process that drives to improved understanding regardless of our species' fallibilities. Individual researchers can be capricious, stupid or corrupt....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 2,302
Views: 146,739
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

You're my inspiration Gary. Hope you're still singing when we get down your way. Love to join you in song someday.

BTW, I absolutely love sleeping on our boat. After a month on the boat I find it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,188
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: composting toilet-should we do it

It's amazing the amount of psychic energy we all seem to put into this question. I say sh!t and let sh!t. As with most things in sailing and cruising, there is rarely only one right answer. Both...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,188
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: composting toilet-should we do it

Fair enough. I apologize ... unequivocally this time.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-21-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,467
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Ugly Side of Liveaboards: Sailboat vs. Doublewide or Homeless Shelter

James, you've been around here a lot longer than I, but your characterization of SN does not fit my experience. If there are those who always give the "go for it kid" message, there are as many, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,235
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: marine head vs. porta potty

OK, I change my recommendation. I'd change that baby out. On a 22-footer you probably only have space for a porta potty. Better than a bladder I would think. If you're planning to keep this boat for...
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