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Forum: Living Aboard   02-10-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 10,519
I know more about being the parent of a teenager...

I know more about being the parent of a teenager than I do about being a Liveaboard, of which I am both.

Make sure each of your kids has his or her own space to call and care for as their own or...
Forum: Living Aboard   02-10-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Question Another 12v power question

Upon excellent advice from my Sailnet peers, I have chosen installing mostly 12v devices -- lighting, etc. -- enabling me to use most of those while away from my 120v shore power. (It made sense to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
USS, HMS, SSBN, F/V ... what am I?

I have a 29 foot sloop masted sailboat.

So, if I want to refer to my boat with letters, what do I use? Is there a nomenclature for sailboats?
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-04-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 28,784
Thank you thank you thank you ... I am going to...

Thank you thank you thank you ... I am going to try it all and see what it works.

I do have some great "picture" books, and this spring I am going to take some classes and, if I am lucky, find...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-29-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,420
On the topic of chargers and lighting, I'm was an...

On the topic of chargers and lighting, I'm was an electrician in the Navy and should know this, but don't:

My first night on my boat (last December), I checked my charger because ... well, long...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-29-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 28,784
Question What is a spring line, and how do I tie it?

I was told that if I tied a "spring line", I could eliminate some of the rocking and rolling I experience tied up in my slip.

First, what is a spring line? I know it has something to do with my...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,488
Tie up to dock: loose or tight?

I have a 29 footer and would like some advice on whether to tie up to the slip tightly or loosely to minimize the constant rocking. I expected rocking, of course: I may be new to sailboats, but I...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-16-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,122
Question What the **** is that noise?

I'm a new liveaboard, and I expected certain sounds and a level of continuous movement. (I was on a 550 foot long cruiser in the navy, so I am not totally new to this.)

But the last few nights...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-14-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Question How do I find my threads?

I cannot seem to locate threads that I have started.

I log in; I chose forums; and at this point I don't know how to find threads I have started to review answers my fellow sailors have posted to...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-09-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,980
Thanks for the replies, all. Great advice. ...

Thanks for the replies, all. Great advice. Can't wait to get started!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-09-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Question Question about searching for Threads

I posted a message a few days ago and now can't find it to check for responses.

I have searched the Forums home page for an explanation of how I log on to find my messages and responses, as well...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,980
Question Teach me to sail -- Newport Oregon

I am buying a 29 footer soon, which I will be mooring in Newport, Oregon.

I am looking for someone interested in teaching me sailing. I have only sailed twice, both over 20 years ago, so I could...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-26-2008
Replies: 3,445
Views: 950,239
Question Checking In: Liveaboard in Newport Oregon

Responding to request to "check in".

I am new to site, new to sailing, new to boat ownership ... and having way too much fun.

Just bought a Jensen Marine cal 29 as a liveaboard. Will be...
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