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Search: Posts Made By: hellsop
Forum: Living Aboard 6 Days Ago
Replies: 237
Views: 95,960
Posted By hellsop
Re: Who''s living on what??

Zipcar is an on-demand short term car rental service with unattended cars scattered around cities that rents by the hour (usually about $10-15 per hour) or day (breaking even typically at about 8...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 463
Views: 37,139
Posted By hellsop
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Those look like they'd be easy to haul up a mast, too.
Forum: Living Aboard 6 Days Ago
Replies: 237
Views: 95,960
Posted By hellsop
Re: Who''s living on what??

There's ZipCars in many port cities, as another option. Still not in the Keys yet, but maybe someday. And $6 a month to maintain a membership isn't a lot of money.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By hellsop
Re: Did a dumb thing (reefing line)

One of these should live on pretty much every boat....

General Tools Ultra Tech Lightened Mechanical Pick-Up Tool (70396) - Magnets & Pick Up Tools - Ace Hardware...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,567
Posted By hellsop
Re: What do I need to enter Mexico by sailboat from Key West, FL?

Sailing with a deadline is a great way to have a bad time. ;)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,745
Posted By hellsop
Re: Single handed sailing in BVI

Hmm... Maybe autopilots need a safety function with a get-wet remote that signals the pilot to kill the engine if on, point the nose into the wind and hold it there until reset.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,388
Posted By hellsop
Re: Furling line death trap

Ah, a hole-y rail. Rather than sanctified. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By hellsop
Re: Someone help the fishing newbie, plz!

Seconding this recommendation. That's the book I've got and it's pretty detailed. Not only about rods and reels, lines and lures, but includes an extensive identification section, how to kill your...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 5,145
Posted By hellsop
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

AU$135 for a tarp and tubing. That's some nice work!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By hellsop
Re: More Ventilation in Aft Cabin --Center Cockpit with Dodger

With the right positioning, the LEDs will also make enough inexpensive night-light for the head. And with a delay timer, it could be rigged to run for ten minutes to clear the head and then turn...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2015
Replies: 463
Views: 37,139
Posted By hellsop
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Better. The plastic ones have a phase change happening, which gives them respectable cooling power. The stones will cool the drink 10-15F below room temp, but they're done after that. And they're...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2015
Replies: 463
Views: 37,139
Posted By hellsop
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Heh. Interestingly, the Yamazaki 12 is a single malt that actually LIKES ice. (The 18 doesn't, btw. The things I do for SCIENCE!)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-18-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By hellsop
Re: Rapido 60 - The most perfect cruiser?

My understanding is that tendency toward pitching is *largely* a simple matter of hull length and weight, and the "pitchy" people experience on a cat is because the thing has no keel full of ballast....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-18-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 6,507
Posted By hellsop
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Both taking a sailing course is a good idea. Taking it together seems to be something of a ... challenge point. Specifically, it establishes role way too early on and nobody ends up feeling...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-16-2015
Replies: 426
Views: 26,440
Posted By hellsop
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

My comment was more about the conditions under which watermakers are productive enough to be worth the work rather than when they become vital.

But while we'd all love them to be forever...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-16-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,032
Posted By hellsop
Re: First boat.. need advise!!

That's not an offer in my book; that's talking about price. :) No agreement, no commitment. Keep looking.
Forum: Living Aboard 04-15-2015
Replies: 426
Views: 26,440
Posted By hellsop
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

It REALLY depends on what you're doing. If you're skipping from marina to marina in more or less civilized places, anchoring out in wilderness, anchoring out in populated harbors, or crossing seas. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2015
Replies: 463
Views: 37,139
Posted By hellsop
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Even if the breeze does it for you? :)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-12-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,994
Posted By hellsop
Re: Wetsuit recommendations

Note that in some dive locations wearing gloves while diving is illegal. Cayman Islands and the marine sanctuary off Belize City I know of, and I was told that the fines aren't small.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By hellsop
Re: Power steering fluid recomendation

Ain't my forte, but since no one else has weighed in...

I don't know of any of any marine requirement... It's pretty much just oil with some optional anti-corrosion additives sometimes. Anything...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2015
Replies: 463
Views: 37,139
Posted By hellsop
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

You mean TWA 800? That one seems to have been caused by faulting wiring transferring fuel INTO the tank until it leaked ONTO the shorting wiring, started a fire under the tank, and that heated the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-03-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,765
Posted By hellsop
Re: Production Boat Liveaboard + Costal Cruiser + Occasional Ocean Passage (Beneteau

Here's a reference:

Bumfuzzle Ľ Cost for a Sail Around the World (http://www.bumfuzzle.com/2007/05/30/budget-for-a-sail-around-the-world/)

One dataset but it fits really nicely.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-02-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,765
Posted By hellsop
Re: Production Boat Liveaboard + Costal Cruiser + Occasional Ocean Passage (Beneteau

And they're on the used market even today, for a dime on the dollar they cost new.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-02-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,765
Posted By hellsop
Re: Production Boat Liveaboard + Costal Cruiser + Occasional Ocean Passage (Beneteau

Nope, that presumes the boat is already paid for. Loan circumstances vary far more with boats than houses. Lot more bought with cash, few boats increase in value.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-29-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,765
Posted By hellsop
Re: Production Boat Liveaboard + Costal Cruiser + Occasional Ocean Passage (Beneteau

Weeks could be spent reading that thread...

As far as budget goes, the thumb-rule I like is that a boat costs on average about 1.5%-2% of what you paid to buy it, plus about $500, per month....
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