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Search: Posts Made By: MarkofSeaLife
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Cruising the Caribbean With a Titled Vessel

I think you need propper registration.

Some of these countries are high on individual officers authority and if someone takes a dislike to having an illegal boat (or what to them appears illegal)...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

Looks like its good you asked. You were gunna talk about the theoretical details of nav, electrics etc but people want the personal stuff, the lifestyle, costs etc.

It looks like if you just talk...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,771
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Single hand timer

In the kitchen store line them all up and see which is loudest, and which has a memory so you dont have to put the number of minutes in again each time ypu use it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,320
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: *** Marine Battery Use Survey ***

That would be a good question: "is your battery bank what you would prefer or are you constrained by space, accessibility etc?"

Mine cant fit 220 amp hour batteries so I must have 165amp hour...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,771
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

Hey David,

It would be much easier for you just to stay at home. I think it would suit you better.


Mark
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,320
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,771
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

As this is a first post for someone its either one of the best polmacist posts or troll posts I have read :)

If you are not a troll then just sit back, relax and get the chip off your shoulder!
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Sea water shower/flush question

I listened to stupid forum advice when plumbing my sea water into the galley sink.
People said its unsafe to have an automatic pump on a throug hull because if something goes wrong the pump will...
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Bedding compound for diesel fuel tank sender.

Just pulled my fuel tank sender from the PTFE plastic fuel tank. Previous people had put a sealent compound obviously to stop a leak and managed to add plenty to the fuel tank like confetti at a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Currents in the ditch

This might sound ridiculous.... But when I came southwards between Beaufort and heading south i jumped on a waning moon for the full and got a double high tide every day for two weeks.
If one had...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 7,598
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Just Go!

Its a nice idea.... But....

Go with the smallest set of resources you are comfortable living with for the rest of your life.

After working you ass off for the last 40 years do you really want...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 7,598
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Just Go!

At least when I discuss this crap on tne internet I am doing from a nice location! :)

A parallel point ( cant spell coroloery...) is that most of the forum trolls & pains in the ass are non...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: "Callaloo" adrift, no rescue, Jan 4th

Callaloo responded




See? Its when two things go wrong that things can get difficult.

Glad they are all ok!
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: "Callaloo" adrift, no rescue, Jan 4th

I've emailed and hope for a response.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 4,916
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

I reckon a Ukulele counts!! :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 4,916
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

Wha a huge range of things! :)

A few people said a dodger, enclosure etc. thats something I am working on this year. When that gets done i am sure it will make the boat more livable.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 4,916
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

Ohhhhhhh the LOW dollar multimeter is part of it but doesnt fit in the pouch - I use it too often. Yes, i would like a nice clamp meter but they are too expensive :rolleyes:
I want to buy a third...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 4,916
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Whats your best bit of kit??

Whats the thing on your boat, equipment wise, that gives you the most enjoyment to use?
It might be something you have bought and exactly fits what you needed and you still get a smile remembering...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Cruising Bahamas, Caribbean, and Blue Water With Limited Engine

There was a very recent thread that some could confuse contrary advice.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/cruising-liveaboard-forum/181753-bluewater-no-engine.html#post2483969
In that thread I said...
Forum: Chartering 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,884
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Head dumps directly into sea?

Some countries prefer you to pump directly overboard flush by flush instead of dumpling 100 litres at a time in a small area.
Also pumping overboard flush by flush means no chemicals.

Its much...
Forum: Cruising Videos 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,479
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How to retrieve anchor when rode is covered in barnacles?

(I am a solo sailor, but) motor slowly up as your wife is raising the anchor. When up, sail gently downwind as she makes a delicious seafood bisque.


Mark.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Check-In:S/V Moondance: Melrna

Great list!

If you are still in the Bahamas in May we might bump into each other as I may head up the USA coast to some town called Manhattan
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Hi everyone

Hi Brian, great to hear you are on the mend.

I avoid things like TV and Movies too! For that I wuld need a whole new electrical system. But I am off to the bar for some visual stimulation ;)
...
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