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Search: Posts Made By: barefootnavigator
Forum: Introduce Yourself 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Never been sailing, want to sail the world.

Search for the movie Pestilence, its free. This would be the bottom end but even they had quite a bit of money they didn't really disclose. New engine new cushions new mechanical rigging... Whats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By barefootnavigator
New Gen water ballasted anchor

I just ordered the newest generation of anchors, it uses water for ballast. The companies independent testing show incredible results. Because its a new design I ordered it oversized but who cares...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Lifelines, lowers, or not?

I prefer double even though I don't have any lifelines on my boat. One thing to remember is if someone does go overboard getting back onboard with double is difficult if not impossible.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,554
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

I'm guessing this doesn't count but my Ukulele. It is the most used item on the boat not only by me and the sailorette but every time a guest comes by. Everybody seem to gravitate towards it and an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 5,656
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid

I assume it was braided line, if so the proper way to coil it so it won't get tangled is the figure 8. You would be surprised how many boat owners do it wrong.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 5,656
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid

Heres a new one, I have seen this in every marina I have ever been in. A guy comes down and spends a few days waxing his boat to a perfect shine. The next week he comes back to wash his shiny boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,598
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Chain Plates

I haven't yet, i'm sailing down to Port Townsend in about 60 days to have Brain Toss help me, I'm doing a funky design and want to make sure I calculated it right. I'm sure you can find a good local...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,598
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Chain Plates

I'm replacing mine with titanium. Super traditional looking and now cheaper than good bronze.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 6,073
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: what do you do for a living?

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 6,073
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: what do you do for a living?

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 6,073
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: what do you do for a living?

I'm really curious how you do with e-books, I can barf out 3-4000 words an hour.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 5,656
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid

Not trying to be argumentative at all but I have had boats almost consecutively for 29 years and have always used only a proper cleat and never once had an issue. A few years back we had 89 knots at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Cruising Bahamas, Caribbean, and Blue Water With Limited Engine

Sail choice can be a pretty controversial topic. On your boat if it was me and obviously its not. I would have a 110 and a asym. that will cover quite a bit of ground. Big jennys for crusing are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Cruising Bahamas, Caribbean, and Blue Water With Limited Engine

I'm with Christian on this one, its a sailboat, sail it. Your situation is a good one and will make you a better and more relaxed sailor. It will also save you a ton of money. Hope you have a good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,904
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: synthetic rigging

I've heard this question on some vandal cutting synthetic rigging so many times. It would be easier and quicker to pull all the pins on a wire boat then it would be to cut a single stay on synthetic...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 6,073
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: what do you do for a living?

I wouldn't recommend our lifestyle to anyone but what we do is earn 12k doesn't take long with two of us, then we have 3K a year for 4 years. We each have to earn an additional 1500 per year to make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 5,656
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid

Perhaps reading and responding to a thread you find so annoying is causing you unnecessary stress, if you don't like it your are free to not read it.. Personally I love to learn and love when people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 5,656
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid

Bubblehead, I might suggest you try decaf. This whole thread was posted for fun read the original post. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 5,656
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid

Fair enough, I'm sure there are millions of products on the market that are less than safe and poorly designed. There is all sorts of banter here but not one single example of why having it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 5,656
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid

Tell us more about the AC? and who was sailing it and why they renamed the race :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 5,656
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid

There is a reason we call it the Americas Cup, we just do things better ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 5,656
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid on a square rigger

[QUOTE=miatapaul;2497393]don't you know there is only one way of doing things, and if you spend more than $500 a month to live you are wasteful.


I'm sure you are smarter than the designers at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,904
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: synthetic rigging

Is there a reason you don't like soft shackels? I re rigged my boat 3 years ago with Staylocks next time I will use synthetic. I think the boat would sail better with less weight aloft. I think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 5,656
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid

You are right on the first part, also when adjusting under load the car is forced back and can do quite a bit of damage to your hand if car is backwards. Also thats just the design of it :)
BTW I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 5,656
Posted By barefootnavigator
One Ship Stupid

The term one ship stupid refers to a person learning something wrong and teaching it to another never knowing the fault. With all the outlets for sailors these day I'm seeing quite a few...
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