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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5,322
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Not something I have practiced but perhaps a trip...

Not something I have practiced but perhaps a trip line on the anchor, motor up to that and get the anchor up and then bring in the rhode and chain quickly. Let me know how it goes.
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-27-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 5,683
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Are you going to add a charger?

Are you going to add a charger?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By SVPrairieRose
An alternator quickie...

Hey guys, looking for some quick advice here. I am almost half way to mexico and I am stuck in San Fran with a compounding list of issues, one of which is about to fly home if her boat isn't fixed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-27-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,402
Posted By SVPrairieRose
guys, just plug the drains. Remove the thread...

guys, just plug the drains. Remove the thread plate and viola! a four inch hole for your vent. These vents do have collars which slide up and block the ingress of water, though they may be hard to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,560
Posted By SVPrairieRose
+1 for anchor roller. I spent 5 months in a...

+1 for anchor roller. I spent 5 months in a boatyard after a 72 knot blow, yep, it was my chocks. If I had come over my anchor roller I would have had a much more pleasant winter!
Forum: SailNet FAQ   07-16-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Just find one that fits well and is well made. I...

Just find one that fits well and is well made. I have two, paid 100 bucks for the one I shelved in favor of the one that came with a snorkel and Finns for 50 bucks at Canadian tire. And I scuba dive.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-16-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,139
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Rather than poison yourself Michael Greenwald,...

Rather than poison yourself Michael Greenwald, author of cruising chef would have you get a gecko on board. Stays out of the way and will make short work of those damn things. Good luck
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-11-2011
Replies: 6
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Views: 1,335
Posted By SVPrairieRose
As the wind picks up tack over so the drifter...

As the wind picks up tack over so the drifter gets backed onto the genoa then peel it down. Easy as that.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-08-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,682
Posted By SVPrairieRose
You don't need to task CG to alert boats nearby. ...

You don't need to task CG to alert boats nearby.

"Hello all stations Hello all Stations
This is sailing vessel BOW WOW, SV BOW WOW SV BOW WOW
any vessels in the are able to help us retreive our...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-07-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,620
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Barry, just a word of caution, shutting down the...

Barry, just a word of caution, shutting down the air can potentially create enough vacuum to suck water back into the engine through the exhaust ports. My engine was set up that way too and my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,324
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Billy, thanks for that fantastic reply. It would...

Billy, thanks for that fantastic reply. It would seem that as an overall system design you don't find too much wrong here. I have power to spare, and as far as tankage I do have ample but there are a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,324
Posted By SVPrairieRose
My interest lies mostly in the production of...

My interest lies mostly in the production of water and the price of the system. at half or better the cost of other systems it seems worth looking into.
Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,324
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Cruise RO water makers What Do You Think?

Hey guys, (and Gals) I am looking for some real world advice and opinions on Cruise RO water makers. I am interested in the 20 or 30gph models. I do carry a EU2000i and I have a 2000w MSW inverter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By SVPrairieRose
I know that mid-august would be best, but my...

I know that mid-august would be best, but my girlfriend has commitments that cannot be broken, it will have to be a straight run off the shelf to San Diego to reprovision and wait out the rest of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By SVPrairieRose
When are you heading out? We will be leaving...

When are you heading out? We will be leaving late, october 1st.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Anchoring In Mexico

So, the Prairie Rose is off to Mexico for the fall, no snow or rain this winter! I do have a question and I am not looking to start WWIII but I have a question of an anchoralogical nature. My current...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,813
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Bummer

Bummer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-06-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 6,558
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Chebucto, in nanaimo bc. Unloaded 14 children and...

Chebucto, in nanaimo bc. Unloaded 14 children and five minutes later the cabin top was ten feet in the air and the boat was holed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,759
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Tie on to the top step and hitch to each step...

Tie on to the top step and hitch to each step below. Tie off to the lowest step.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,759
Posted By SVPrairieRose
What Brian said. The PO of my boat did a really...

What Brian said. The PO of my boat did a really poor job of drilling holes on the outermost section of my mast steps. I ran steel wire through there three years ago and now I catch my halyards MOST...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,476
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Any machine shop could fab some up for you,...

Any machine shop could fab some up for you, though you may have to pay a pretty penny. I would start with a few rigging shops. Good Luck.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-30-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 5,928
Posted By SVPrairieRose
I second Gurahauer, anything I need to replace I...

I second Gurahauer, anything I need to replace I get from them, exceptional customer service and if weight is not an issue than you cannot beat value for dollar for their gear!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Start cheap and clean, work from there.

Start cheap and clean, work from there.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,568
Posted By SVPrairieRose
I have a dedicated switch on my blueseas panel to...

I have a dedicated switch on my blueseas panel to light or strike the panel lights. Having the panel lit DOES create a lot of light and I am glad I did it this way. I know my panel well enough that I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By SVPrairieRose
Just learn to love them. I'd personally not...

Just learn to love them. I'd personally not bleach my PFD but if you have and that didn't cut it nothing will.
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