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Search: Posts Made By: night0wl
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,416
Posted By night0wl
Re: Funding retirement boat

my tactic would be to buy a big boat a few years before retirement. When you cast off, you'll only really have the boat note as a tax writeoff as your primary home will either be paid off or a...
Forum: Florida - Western 08-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By night0wl
Re: Charlotte Harbor/Punta Gorda area

Not specifically Charlotte Harbor, but almost out of the area is Cabbage Key. There's a restaurant on Cabbage Key that had dollar bills hanging from the ceiling all over. Its reportedly the place...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 4,523
Posted By night0wl
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

They look beautiful. But beyond that, I'm not sure there are really any advantages of a canoe stern/double-ender. Recall reading posts from Bob Perry asserting as much.

A *huge* cone is the loss...
Forum: Electronics 07-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 929
Posted By night0wl
Re: laptop choice


I have a thread on sailnet about where htis project is going. Eventually, I want to get engine sensors to be put on the data stream too....Arduino based.
Forum: Outboard 06-01-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,959
Posted By night0wl
Re: Propane Powered Outboard Engine Experience??

Dont forget the cost of fuel people. I did the analysis in the last propane outboard thread, and prior to the analysis I was a big fan. After seeing how expensive propane is and then also seeing...
Forum: Chartering 05-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By night0wl
Re: Abaco early/mid November?

I disagree with those saying the cold fronts dont start till January. By November, you'll have a few 80 degree days...but a lot of 70 degree days. The water will have started getting too cool to go...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,512
Posted By night0wl
Re: In South Florida Right Now And Looking For A Ride South, Ready To Go!

I think Ricardo was looking for a ride 7 years ago...the proverbial ship has sailed :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By night0wl
Re: POR 15 for Anchor Chain

For the amount you'll spend on POR treating, then repainting...dealing with all the hassle, just buy new chain. POR is expensive stuff. $50 a quart. How many quarts are you going to go through for...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 12-03-2013
Replies: 169
Views: 6,570
Posted By night0wl
Re: Sailnet has new owners

Welcome new owners. Some advise from a longtime member: Dont mess with the formula that makes SN great.

Please dont make this site any more ad-covered than it already is. Or do the other...
Forum: Beneteau 10-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 10,392
Posted By night0wl
Re: Beneteau Oceanis 343

We've had ours 5 years and almost 500 hours on the Yanmar. Still looks/feels new to be honest.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By night0wl
Re: Help me change my pipe dream to a plan!

i wouldn't take the ASA 101 course...waste of money for your little budget. I think you'll have to learn in the school of hard knocks. My advice for someone as young and as free as yourself is to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By night0wl
Re: Tough decision

My boat is 4 years old...and I dread keeping up with the maintenance over the next few years.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By night0wl
Re: Tough decision

You're talking 12-15 year old boats now. That means things will need to be replaced like standing rigging, running rigging, sails (should have been already) as well as many many systems like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 4,391
Posted By night0wl
Re: WD-40 effects on gelcoat & fiberglass?

Here is why I want to avoid strong solvents: Be careful with acetone and gelcoat. - Moderated Discussion Areas (

Now, the guy left an acetone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 4,391
Posted By night0wl
WD-40 effects on gelcoat & fiberglass?

Hi all,

Recently, accidentally discovered something. While lubricating something or other on my Beneteau 343, I sprayed some WD-40 (wasn't using it for lubrication, just squeezed the trigger in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By night0wl
Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

If I ever replace my truecharge (oem), it will be an iota branded charger. They're not marine, but full featured and well regarded by the community.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-10-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 14,647
Posted By night0wl
Re: What is the best Microwave oven for boat?

I'm sorry, but the microwave is the *LEAST* used feature of our boat...totally useless. First, we rarely stay at marinas or on shorepower long enough to need the zapper. Second, it is an amp hog. ...
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