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Search: Posts Made By: krisscross
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By krisscross
Re: Cement to the rescue

Close call for sure. Makes you wonder about centerboarders and long ocean journeys.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By krisscross
Re: Auction Boats?

Bought a few small boats on eBay charity auctions. In every case it was a good buy, I fixed them up and sold locally making a decent profit. If you know what you are doing, auctions can be a great...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By krisscross
Re: Roberts 36 Bilge Keel....good or bad buy?

Mark, it is not the design which is a problem here, but the condition of the boat and the fact that it is a steel hull. A neglected steel boat presents a huge risk to a buyer. A lot of serious...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,192
Posted By krisscross
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

Get smaller sails. Your boat has a lot of canvas by design. Good for racing when you have some rail meat but not too comfortable for just 2 in stronger winds. With smaller sails you will not feel...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 6,199
Posted By krisscross
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Nancy, you can shower in the cockpit using (sparingly!) a quality biodegradable and natural soap that does not contain phosphorus. Olivier soaps makes the really good stuff but there are quite a few...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 6,289
Posted By krisscross
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

The magic of Google? ;)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 6,289
Posted By krisscross
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

You must be Romanian then.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 6,289
Posted By krisscross
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

I have been sailing for many years and I have gotten seasick a few times, but it was always in bad weather. It was not fun, but it can be handled in several ways. Eventually you get used to it....
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,092
Posted By krisscross
Re: knockdown vs. capsize vs. broach

Done all three, but only in small dinghies, thank God.
Knockdown - strong gust of wind puts the mast and sail almost flat on the water. That happens a lot when you sail hard, but it is relatively...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 6,289
Posted By krisscross
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

Don't over-think it. If this is what you would like to try - go for it. You will figure things out as you go and there is plenty of help available on sites like this one. Even if there may be cheaper...
Forum: Provisioning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,693
Posted By krisscross
Re: Provisioning for a small boat

At times I cook over a fire on shore, but I also have a one burner setup on my 20 ft boat (I mostly use my small pressure cooker). I usually cook in the cockpit. More room and more air.
Forum: Provisioning 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,693
Posted By krisscross
Re: Provisioning for a small boat

You can survive a week without cooking but if you have time, why not cook on boat or on shore? It can be fun if you have some basic gear. I find preparing food while camping or on boat to be a fun...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,276
Views: 355,894
Posted By krisscross
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I drove 18-wheelers for a living in the 80's. Back then the transmissions were really complicated, with at least 24 gears on two or 3 levels, and you had to double clutch to change gears. And if you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,276
Views: 355,894
Posted By krisscross
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I agree that separating the companionway from the cockpit is rather awkward but also a great safety feature. I have not been offshore in bad weather very much, but when I was, that companionway...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,276
Views: 355,894
Posted By krisscross
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

What do you guys think of that steel boat: Technical data - Nemo of Sweden (http://www.nemoofsweden.com/technical-data/)
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By krisscross
Re: Beware of Frankenfish!

Hardy little boogers. Maybe they will eventually help fix the Asian carp invasion.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,658
Posted By krisscross
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

Tis me, my friend...
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,658
Posted By krisscross
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

The 'less filling' part refers to the speed of converting Miller Lite to urine (and potentially the other way round as well) :cool:
Any solo sailor knows you have to recycle everything on long...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,658
Posted By krisscross
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

Dude, on a journey that long you need to learn how to brew your own beer from seaweed and urine. On a good day it comes out much better then Miller Lite.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By krisscross
Re: 16 ft Snipe - How many people can it hold?

If it is cramped and awkward sail with 3 people on board (which it will be with Snipe), your kids may not like it and will get a wrong impression. With so many cheap boats out there it would be silly...
Forum: herSailNet 07-25-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,595
Posted By krisscross
Re: be nice to female captains "or else"

All the female captains I have met were just like that:
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By krisscross
Re: "The Dink" Dinghies, anyone have one? What do you think?

For me, the lighter, the better. Must be easy to row and stable.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,832
Posted By krisscross
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

Aside from the likely possibility of some junk snagged on your keel or rudder, has the wind direction/strength changed by any chance?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By krisscross
Re: Fiberglass Bow Tip Repair

I would use this experience as an opportunity to install a nice anchor roller with a very beefy front, which will minimize any potential damage to your bow in the future. Sh...t happens, but you can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By krisscross
Sailor's Bucket List

In your opinion, what places and passages should be on a sailor's bucket list?
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