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Search: Posts Made By: bvander66
Forum: Living Aboard 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 9,811
Posted By bvander66
Re: Liveaborders that never leave the slip? I don't get it. Help!

Well those 3 years I was still in uniform, so when i say social commitment the emphasis is on commitment as most were concidered a parade.
on our dock we have 5 liveaboards, of which three were...
Forum: Provisioning 1 Day Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 890
Posted By bvander66
Re: Nesting cookware review

Have SS nesting favorware, bought 10 years ago and still going strong
unfortunately set no longer made
Forum: Living Aboard 4 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,970
Posted By bvander66
Re: Internet Access

Go to activecaptain.com, a series of articles cover this
Forum: Living Aboard 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,738
Posted By bvander66
Re: looking for marina

Ditto on Ferry Point.
Forum: Living Aboard 4 Days Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 9,811
Posted By bvander66
Re: Liveaborders that never leave the slip? I don't get it. Help!

Our first three years as liveaboards we rarely went out. We both had jobs with hectic schedules which meant by the time we had a day off, usually meant boat chores. Add to that family and social...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,043
Posted By bvander66
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

WM didnt have a booth this year at Annapolis boat show.
Thought thay was strange as well.
think they mifht be focussing on a few superstores in majpr centers and web presence.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,043
Posted By bvander66
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

WM Kingston far from the water.
never liked their pricing.
good news for the local chandlers.
i think they never adjusted to the cdn seasonal marine market aspect.
Forum: Caribbean Islands 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By bvander66
Re: sailing from Miami to St. Thomas USVI

Mr. Bruce Van Sant "The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South: The Thornless Path to Windward"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,492
Posted By bvander66
Re: 50 Best Cities for Boating

Be interesting to see the criteria, after cruising eastern seaboard many places not lisred come to mind. There are a couple of touristy but unfriendly places o the list.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By bvander66
Re: port light gasket material

Rebedded our bronze portlights and used butyl tape, eorks great
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By bvander66
Re: Raritan PHII toilets

Pump housing is $68.13 at the Raritain parts harbor.
we use the optional 90 degree outlet which rotates and helps allieviate san hose stress.
i have over tha past 20 years worked on many jabsco...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By bvander66
Re: Raritan PHII toilets

Being using ours daily for 5 years (perm liveaboards) and only repair has been replacement of jocker valve. Cracked pump housing usually from frost damage or overtightening of screws holding jocker...
Forum: Caribbean Islands 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By bvander66
Re: safe anchorage in Haiti

Go to freecruisingguides.com, a good haiti cruising guide there.
Haiti a big country, lots of good anchorages, from what i read/heard stay away from port a prince.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By bvander66
Re: What do you read thats...

The Long Way, Bernard Montesier great read
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By bvander66
Re: Raritan PHII toilets

Pretty sure material is poly based so not sure if epoxy will work.

I have two Raritain heads, one in steady use for 12 years now and still going strong.
my recommendation is check out raritain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By bvander66
Re: Recommend a decent Hand Salve?

Body shop has a hemp based hand cream which works great for me.
Forum: Florida - Eastern 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By bvander66
Re: Moving to Cocoa Beach and...

All fixed bridges on fl icw are 65, except the Julia Tutle which is 55. This bridge is at the north end of miami.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 6,710
Posted By bvander66
Re: Changing A Raw Water Impeller (How To)

Went with speed seal, great piece of kit.
more than just knurled screws, the plate has a spinning teflon disc which prolongs impeller life and allows quick inspection without worrying about gasket...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By bvander66
Re: Trident Gas Control and detection panel

Most alarm systems allow for a new sensor as they do expire. Not cheap, but check with trident to confirm they have a replacement sensor compatible withyour system.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 6,134
Posted By bvander66
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

Been full time cruising for past 5 years, eastern seaboard and bahamas.
Dont see many Fortress/Danforth as primary hook for serious cruisers.

Our primary used to be CQR, which did drag on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 6,134
Posted By bvander66
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

This thread has becoming a marketting venue.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 6,134
Posted By bvander66
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

There are tests, and then there are scientific tests. I have even seen "definative"tests dragging anchors behind a truck with a questionable scope. Take a look at practical sailor testing reports,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 6,134
Posted By bvander66
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

To clarify, boat us dod not conduct the test, they wrote the article. Fortress coontracted a research vessel to conduct the test.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By bvander66
Re: Spinlock Tether Recommendation

Ditto
if teather/harness/jackline setup is correct you should not hit the water.
also found big chunkof metal at harness end hurts if your teather comes taught all of a sudden.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 6,134
Posted By bvander66
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

Not independant
no published plan of test nor detailed methodology.
no proof of a scientific test
at best anecedotal results
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