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Search: Posts Made By: rebelheart
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-17-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By rebelheart
I thought of you when I went out sailing today...

I thought of you when I went out sailing today and made a little video!

Shrinkster.com - Redirect (http://shrinkster.com/1f9v)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-17-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,670
Posted By rebelheart
There's a guy in my marina who buys boats like...

There's a guy in my marina who buys boats like that. He bought a trashed out kettenburg for about 50K, and my buddy at the yard said he's put an easy 80k into it with another 100k to go. Even if you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2010
Replies: 442
Views: 62,729
Posted By rebelheart
Will do. From what I'm hearing, we're expecting...

Will do. From what I'm hearing, we're expecting "80 sanitary uses" out of the system, which I figure is somewhere in the ~1.5-2 month range for two people.

My rationale, for what it's worth:
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-16-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By rebelheart
If you have a wooden spar, a direct hit down the...

If you have a wooden spar, a direct hit down the mast will generally cause the mast to split / explode as the water is superheated and expands with the heat. You can rig a temporary lightening rod,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-16-2010
Replies: 569
Views: 133,859
Posted By rebelheart
On our current boat, on the night we went to move...

On our current boat, on the night we went to move it, I fired up the engine and backed out of the slip. Funny enough, forward didn't work, and I realized it wasn't in gear. So we just sat there in...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,281
Posted By rebelheart
Start with dinghy sailing. Small boat skills, and...

Start with dinghy sailing. Small boat skills, and knowing how to control a boat with your bare hands, a single line on a single sail, and a tiller, will teach you a lot.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By rebelheart
I (and my wife, my brother in law, and a lot of...

I (and my wife, my brother in law, and a lot of my friends) have used J World in Shelter Island. I'm a big advocate of learning from racers because they squeeze every ounce of performance out of...
Forum: Provisioning 08-16-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,727
Posted By rebelheart
One of the biggest benefits I've found to...

One of the biggest benefits I've found to switching out my food to "eating clean" is that it works really well with living aboard and sailing. Basic ingredients, minimal processed foods, fresh and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-16-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,833
Posted By rebelheart
I wrote up some of the info I've gleamed as a...

I wrote up some of the info I've gleamed as a liveaboard for the last few years in San Diego, including doing an hour audio interview with our marina manager. Boring as hell for anyone who isn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2010
Replies: 442
Views: 62,729
Posted By rebelheart
Just wanted to say that after doing a bunch of...

Just wanted to say that after doing a bunch of research and combing through this thread, my wife and I (full time liveaboards on our current boat for three years) are going to take the plunge and get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 4,396
Posted By rebelheart
I'd second a lot of the opinions on here. It's...

I'd second a lot of the opinions on here. It's natural to feel a little overwhelmed by a vessel, which is why I always recommend that people start with dinghy sailing or something hopefully in the...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-16-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3,092
Posted By rebelheart
That looks terrific! Edit: What about using...

That looks terrific!

Edit: What about using some S-hooks on a lipped hatch cover?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By rebelheart
It's work for me in this capacity thus far. I...

It's work for me in this capacity thus far. I didn't want to create a seal between the bolt and the plate (that the bolt holds down). I only wanted something a smidge more waterproof than metal on...
Forum: Union Polaris 10-23-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 5,262
Posted By rebelheart
history of the HC36, UP36, and others

I thought I'd share these links; they got into the history concerning these two vessels.

Rebel Heart - The boat and her crew - Eric's Blog - The secret mystery of a Hans Christian 36...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,284
Posted By rebelheart
I've used brightsides for a while and have been...

I've used brightsides for a while and have been pretty happy with it. Never realized that it was the "inferior" paint compared to Awlgrip; I'll have to try that out.

Anyone have any experiences...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By rebelheart
I recently removed my (desk step) mast, and...

I recently removed my (desk step) mast, and removed the collar itself. There were six bolts holding it down; all six need to be quite firmly mounted, along with a bit of silicone under the bolt head...
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