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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-07-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By Ruby Vee
Re: Size vs. Condition/Amenities?

If it were me, I'd opt for the standing headroom. Maybe they'll both allow you to stand. And if you're buying the boat to live aboard at the dock, the priorities are different than if you think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By Ruby Vee
Re: This has everything;Sailing,God, Goverment & Escape

So, what kind of boat were these folks escaping the bad ole US of A in? Inquiring minds want to know!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ruby Vee
Re: For those that moved from land to sea

Still living on land, fixing up the boat. Our target date for moving aboard coincides with the child's college graduation and my husband's retirement. So from the moment we first discussed living...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   07-15-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By Ruby Vee
Re: Bumper Boats in Annapolis

DH really wants to take the boat to see the fireworks, and every year I talk him out of it. I think you guys have just given me all the arguments I need to talk him out of it for the next few years!...
Forum: herSailNet   07-10-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 7,148
Posted By Ruby Vee
Re: T shirts, 100% cotton a must (and wet T contests)

Lots of people buy T shirts on-line. I do -- invariably it seems that when I shop in a brick and mortar store, they're sold out in my size except for the color that makes my complexion look as...
Forum: herSailNet   07-02-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,287
Posted By Ruby Vee
Re: Sandal-type Boat Shoes

I like the Chaco's, too. I have a pair without the toe strap -- bought them when I lived in Seattle (where socks with sandals won't get you ejected from polite gatherings). They grip the deck very...
Forum: herSailNet   07-02-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,287
Posted By Ruby Vee
Re: Sandal-type Boat Shoes

I have several pairs of Keens -- I have the hiking type of boot/shoe which don't stick. But my Keen Venice H2 and Newport H2 (3 and 4 years old) sandals stick very well. I also have a pair of Keen...
Forum: herSailNet   06-08-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,696
Posted By Ruby Vee
Re: Keeping track of recipes ...

I'm messy, too. I put the sensitive electronic device in a sealed plastic ziplock bag -- no hot soup splashes to ruin the device. Keeps it safe from the odd drips of water, too.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,147
Posted By Ruby Vee
Re: Tornadoes and boats...

If you had tried to seek shelter on dry land immediately, maybe that may have been the best option. But by the time you've debated the idea a bit, it may have been too late. I'm not sure I'd want...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,370
Posted By Ruby Vee
Re: Are you done yet??

Great video, nice work! I'm hoping ours looks as good when finished!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 72,187
Posted By Ruby Vee
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

I have to agree with the higher expectations or expectations for a higher-than-deserved standard of living. Kids move back in after college because they can't afford all the luxuries that Mom and...
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