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Search: Posts Made By: ardoin
Forum: Provisioning 03-26-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,207
Posted By ardoin
Re: Paella recipes

Clams are essential in the dish. Chicken, shrimp (with heads), lots of herbs and every now and then with squid/squid ink. Yum. Short grain rice is also a requirement, don't do it with basimati or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By ardoin
Re: How long does it take to settle into the live aboard life.

One year to get rid of the storage shed and have everything on the boat. By the third year I was asking myself why I didn't do this 20 years ago. Loving it more each year.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-01-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 3,773
Posted By ardoin
Re: Meet Up at Annapolis Boat Show

Friday, Saturday or Sunday..... What day works and where?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-28-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,149
Posted By ardoin
Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you......

All the same, not a good thing to keep around when they grow up. There is a family in Canada that can attest to that. 5yo and 7yo boys this August.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-22-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By ardoin
Re: Help me find fresh figs in Annapolis

Thanks, I'll check out Jessup.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-21-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By ardoin
Exclamation Help me find fresh figs in Annapolis

This is a special request of those in the Annapolis area. I need fresh brown figs! I have left a note on the neighbor's door, but I think they will only be able to provide about 1 gal of ripe figs...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-29-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,779
Posted By ardoin
Re: Dogs?

I have two mini-schnauzers and they are great on the boat. Just can't teach them to tail the winches. Otherwise, they are good salty dogs. The companion way steps are too steep for them, but that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By ardoin
Re: Looking for Lithium house bank experiences

LiFePO4's are what you want. There are several lengthy articles on
Cruisers & Sailing Forums (http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/) under their electronics thread.
Also, overlook all those that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-19-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 8,384
Posted By ardoin
Re: do you carry an acoustic Guitar?

I have a Cargo Carbon Fiber guitar on the boat. It was given to me by a friend that owned the company before it went belly up. It is great, and can be stored in the bilge if needed.
I have no...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-17-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 15,264
Posted By ardoin
Re: Jib sheet knots

One other note, the figure eight works well with stress put on only one end. If you put stress on both ends (or alternate stress from end to end) it will tighten up until the loop is pinching the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-17-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 15,264
Posted By ardoin
Re: Jib sheet knots

If you are looking at using a single sheet with a figure eight, that will work, but tracing 30+ft for the tail back over the original knot will be tricky. But it would work.
Because of that I use...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-17-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 15,264
Posted By ardoin
Re: Jib sheet knots

The mountain climbers figure 8 knot is where you tie a loose figure eight with a long tail, then you run the long tail through the eye of the clew and then trace the tail following the exact path of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-15-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 15,264
Posted By ardoin
Re: Jib sheet knots

Figure 8 is a very big knot and the tail will come out in the direction of the sheet. That could cause it to hang up on the rigging. If you are using two lines for the sheets, the bowline is going...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-15-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,228
Posted By ardoin
Re: Can I learn on a 40' boat?

You can do it!
Big boats react slower but sail the same. Likewise big boats have a slower reaction because they have much more mass and much more inertia. So while bringing a 24ft boat into a slip...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-15-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 15,264
Posted By ardoin
Re: Jib sheet knots

I use a larks head on the clew with an alpine butterfly as the main knot. This is a single line form. You could just use the alpine butterfly, but then the loop on the clew would chafe and you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-09-2012
Replies: 1,167
Views: 141,928
Posted By ardoin
Any boat can sail across an ocean in good...

Any boat can sail across an ocean in good weather. The real issue is what boats offer the most comfort in sailing through a variety of open ocean conditions. When the wind clock 180deg to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-13-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,000
Posted By ardoin
On the exterior, clorox and/or TSP works great. ...

On the exterior, clorox and/or TSP works great.
On the interior, vinegar works okay, but the best is the old fashion Lysol in the brown bottle. You can find it at older grocery stores or older...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-29-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,577
Posted By ardoin
Hint: it is on the ASA 101 exam... .... ...

Hint: it is on the ASA 101 exam...
....



It is usually called a Panama Chock
Might have another name in the UK.


Sometimes called a Mooring Chock if it is on the bow
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By ardoin
I had an older webasto. Best thing I ever did...

I had an older webasto. Best thing I ever did was replace it! Search the net and you will see lots of problems with webasto and espar using marine diesel. Maintenance on the model i had was a...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-22-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,078
Posted By ardoin
Boat Show Gathering of SailNet folks?

Anyone up for a gathering? In the past Eryka has hosted us at her marina. Are you up for another gathering on Saturday?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,891
Posted By ardoin
Just dropped anchor on the south side of big...

Just dropped anchor on the south side of big island. Great day for a sail!!!!
Have to inflate dink so the puppy boys can go to the beach.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-02-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,891
Posted By ardoin
It is privately funded by the locals and those...

It is privately funded by the locals and those that anchor out to enjoy it. There is usually a donation collection boat that makes the rounds in the afternoon. Help contribute to a great fireworks...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-02-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,891
Posted By ardoin
Thanks for the info. It is the best show! ...

Thanks for the info. It is the best show! Bring some $'s and donate to the cause.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 08-29-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,891
Posted By ardoin
Rhode River fireworks

Does anyone know when the fireworks show will be this Labor day weekend?
thanks
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-11-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,240
Posted By ardoin
YEH! The 101 course can be great if you have a...

YEH! The 101 course can be great if you have a good instructor and nice wind. Keep going! Get comfortable, then get your own boat! :)
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