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Forum: Living Aboard   5 Days Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 26,038
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Yet another mini update.

Yes, still living aboard and still loving it. Having spent time visiting friends with power boats and all the problems that appear to come with them, I am having second...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-04-2015
Replies: 117
Views: 26,038
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j304/shadowraiths/lifeaboard/IMG_1413_zps3ibnzoth.jpg
Picture of moon from cockpit
Forum: Living Aboard   04-26-2015
Replies: 117
Views: 26,038
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Yeah, I agree. I'm moving them anyway bc I really do not like the clutter.


Not sure what you mean by this?

Eta ~ ^ nm, got it. lol
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Land sickness ?

My logical me says, the vestibular system (aka inner ear), that helps us to balance has acclimated to the boat's motion. After all, even waves have a somewhat constant rhythm. And that makes it quite...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-26-2015
Replies: 117
Views: 26,038
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Very mini update.

Found a home for the cat, so pet free again. Now that spring is attempting to sprung, I am itching to get out in my sailing dinghy but really need to do some serious spring...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-26-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,495
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Small Live-Aboards?

I have a one burner origo, denatured alcohol, stove. I usually cook in the cockpit bc I don't want to steam up the cabin.
Forum: Living Aboard   04-26-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,495
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Small Live-Aboards?

I agree. Height makes a huge difference. I'm short. like just short of 5'0", so the Catalina 27 feel reasonably roomy to me.
Forum: Living Aboard   04-26-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,495
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Small Live-Aboards?

I have a Haier thermoelectric Fridge (Dim 23.5 x 22 x 22). Since my c27 galley is forward, the fridge fits well in the port quarter berth. I did try out the cooler route but have admittedly found the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-22-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1,208
Posted By shadowraiths
Coast Guard says missing sailor, 76, may be lost at sea

Richard Byhre, 76, was reported missing Friday night by his wife of 34 years, according to KSWB Fox 5, and the Coast Guard and San Diego Harbor Police began a search for Byhre, who had reportedly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2014
Replies: 7
  Help
Views: 716
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Help

Have you checked out this guy's site (http://dandelionfield.net/olympicdolphin.html)? He seems to have a few info pages as well as a member's only yahoo group...
Forum: Living Aboard   11-22-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 19,090
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Liveaborders that never leave the slip? I don't get it. Help!

I'm one of those liveaboards who never leaves my slip. That is, my boat-a-minium doesn't. Otoh, I do get to sail regularly when I'm not out running around in my dink, or working on various boat...
Forum: Living Aboard   11-22-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 26,038
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Time flies when you're having fun... or is that, when you don't know what you're doing? lol

Okay, latest and greatest. I've been doing a lot of dinghy stuff. Mostly running around in my dinghies....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Cheap boating gear. Too good to be true?

Too good to be true, rarely ever is. Too good. Or true, for that matter.

That said, their site interface is horrendous. They apparently used ZenCart to throw the thing up. As for their prices. I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-21-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 9,609
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

For future reference, this wiki article appears to provide the skinny on various VESA mounting setups, to include screw info, etcetera.

Flat Display Mounting Interface - Wikipedia, the free...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 518,399
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I must admit, it's a blast. Here's a non-boating item I printed...

3D Printable Captive Bearing Mechanism - YouTube

... for the challenge, of course.

As for printing marine items? I've been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 518,399
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Last year, to keep flying critters (especially bees) from flying into my cabin, I picked up some netting from the army surplus. Since that time I have been playing around with 3D printing. So, I...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-15-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,513
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Internet Access

I have a refurbished 16GB 3/4G enabled iPad mini that I picked up through the apple store (http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad) for around $300 +shipping & taxes. The nice thing...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,513
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Internet Access

The internet is going to become a thing of the past. Esp when mesh networking gets a good foothold. For many more reasons than stated in the following article...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Okay, I went and done did it.

I picked up these

Amazon.com: VMAX857 AGM Battery 35AH Marine RV Deep Cycle HI Performance Batteries ideal for boats and 18-35lb minn kota, minnkota, cobra, sevylor and other trolling motor:...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-14-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 26,038
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Another mini update. Yes, I am still living aboard. Woo-hoo!

Okay, so, I've been aboard for a little over 2 years.

Now that the newness has worn off? Still love living aboard. Even so, I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By shadowraiths
Okay, I went and done did it.

I picked up a little Minn Kota 30lb trolling motor for my walker bay. Yeah, I know, it's for fresh water, and using in salt water voids the warranty. Still, considering the price, I view it as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 12,888
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Aren't boats too easy to steal?

I looked at similar implementations when I first moved aboard but decided they present a potential fire hazard, and ended up skipping the idea. Though, I have been toying around with the idea of...
Forum: C27   09-08-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Q regarding aft port side galley

Work in progress

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j304/shadowraiths/lifeaboard/galley-work-in-progress_zps3c524b5f.jpg
Forum: C27   09-08-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Q regarding aft port side galley

Finished galley... Mostly. Still have to add trim. Will upload pix when I have time.
Forum: C27   09-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By shadowraiths
Re: Q regarding aft port side galley

Good point about the through hulls. Guess I'll leave the location as is.
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