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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,530
Posted By Cruisingdad
Sad Day and Tragic Loss

For those who have not heard, a fabulous family has lost their child in Kemah, TX. They were live-aboards and soon to head off to the carribbean. She was a beautiful young girl and had just...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   03-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,538
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: BoatUS Article

Hi Everyone, the article is out in BoatUS this month in case any moms or dads want to read it:

Boating With Children - BoatUS Magazine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,619
Posted By Cruisingdad
Hi everyone

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone has been doing well. I have a LOT of PMs which I have not even opened. I have been gone for a while. Sorry... Much of it was doc's orders.

The concussion? Better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 5,824
Posted By Cruisingdad
Exclamation Concussions

Hello everyone,

I want to write this while I can. It has been a long time since I have been on Sailnet or anything electronic. I have not had a choice, honestly. Doc's orders and this is one of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 7,448
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Sailing Dog's Boat Destroyed By Fire

I am still in touch with Dan (sailingdog). I will relay all of your correspondences. I know it has been hard on him.

Forum: Apps & Authors   03-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: website

Looked great except pics were kinda dark. Look forward to reading more.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,826
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: inverter vs inverter / charger

You had me up to the hair dryer. I would just get a cigarette style: cheap and KISS. As for the hair dryer.... well... how important is your wife's happiness on the boat? That ups the ante.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-17-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 2,016,474
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Interesting Sailboats

If everyone wants to know what happened here, I will explain it.

Basically, we are dealing with two very hard-headed, stubborn, and very proud men who are passionate about what they know. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 8,538
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: How big a holding tank vs. camping

42 last 5-7 days for us, 4 people. Like I said, 1-3g, pp/day with 2 being the average.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 8,538
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: How big a holding tank vs. camping

1-3 gallons pp/per day, with 2 being a fair average depending on the head and the water/beer consumption. You can get one by dry bowling and conservation flushes, and three after Mexican Food night....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,326
Posted By Cruisingdad
Ode to a sailor...

Ode to a sailor…

Over the many years in our travels, we have had the pleasure of meeting many different men and women; only occasionally do we meet other families. You see, families aboard a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By Cruisingdad
Fun (cheap) Cockpit Light Project

THis is just a fun and cheap little project. I purchased these lights from Amazon:

Generic LED Strip light, Waterproof LED Flexible Light Strip 12V with 300 SMD LED, 3258 Cool White. 16.4 Foot /...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4,433
Posted By Cruisingdad
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   10-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,616
Posted By Cruisingdad

As of today, all signatures which reflect a political stance will need to be removed. THis includes gun control, political party affiliations, I hate Obama, I hate republicans, etc.

Keep the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,577
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Anchor Snubbers Redux

I would hate to get that off in a hurry in a storm. In a storm or blow, the bow is pitching up and down and spray is going everywhere. Not a place you want to be for long. And as jon mentioned, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 4,984
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Florida Anchoring and Mooring pilot program.

Exactly my point. You just showed the need for these things. So, using that reasoning...

Are you suggesting that every boat has a watermaker? SHould we pass a law that every boat has to have a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Ropeclimber intro

Sweet! Welcome aboard. I cruise with my two kids aboard too (9 and 12). Its a great life.

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-25-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,743
Posted By Cruisingdad
The Art of Washing Clothes Aboard...

This came up in another thread, so I thought I would discuss it here.

As most know, we have been living aboard/Cruising since about 2000, and have been boating since about 1995. All that time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Power Cord/Adapter Issues

Here you go Jim, $170ish at Sailnet with no tax. Good price.

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-22-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,440
Posted By Cruisingdad
Water Useage/conservation Cruising

This thread is for those trying to get a feel for what their water useage will be cruising. I have tried to keep a pretty good track of it for us and over the years, we have a good generality. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 187,778
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

No way. Surely that was in jest.

We, as cruisers with kids and a fat Bulldog don't go through anywhere NEAR that much water... even with showers and washing dishes in fresh water. Realistically,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   08-15-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4,863
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Considering PSC for family of 4

They were building the Valiant until a couple of years ago. That didn't make it a new design. They were building the C400 (designed 1995) up until last year. Didn't make it a new design. PSC is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 187,778
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013


Here is where you and I disagree on a few things.

I will first say that Nick and I agree on the sanctity of the captain, as I believe he said in a previous thread. I believe in that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-13-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 4,706
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Coastal Cruising Boat Selection Help


You guys still planning on going cruising? We have two boys (9 and 13) and currently in Marathon. Let us know if you are coming down!

Forum: Florida - Keys   08-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,927
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Anyone in Marathon?

First of all, anyone coming down to Marathon or the Keys, look us up. We are still here and probably will be for a while. We enjoy it here. Currently lying in Marathon.


I would...
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