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Search: Posts Made By: serenity440
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-26-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 5,845
Posted By serenity440
That really is the difficulty...Those of us who...

That really is the difficulty...Those of us who live aboard full time are presented a catch-22. Unfortunately, in California, when there is a waiting list for live aboard status you, most often,...
Forum: US West Coast 07-26-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,841
Posted By serenity440
Not that you were asking but I thought to...

Not that you were asking but I thought to contribute a few tips and tricks I learned on my voyage...A suggestion that I did for jack lines and tethers since marine products can be so very...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-13-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,367
Posted By serenity440
Availability and quality of facilities differ...

Availability and quality of facilities differ everywhere you go. When I am anchored out I miss hot showers :p I have hot water on board but of course without proper facilities on land you are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-12-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 13,490
Posted By serenity440
I lived aboard on my boat in Seattle for 2 years...

I lived aboard on my boat in Seattle for 2 years and find that I have trouble sleeping on land these days rather than on the boat. I have spent time in marina which can be very stable and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-12-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 5,845
Posted By serenity440
Help Locating Live Aboard Slip in SoCal

I am looking for a slip anywhere between Santa Barbara and San Diego for a 44ft sloop with draft 6 1/2ft.

I know there are waiting lists for most places and thought I would reach out and try to...
Forum: US West Coast 07-12-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,841
Posted By serenity440
I made the trip last Sept. 2010. I took on 2...

I made the trip last Sept. 2010. I took on 2 crew and we took an offshore route that took us between 40-70 NM out. We had planned to go the entire way but a storm we anticipated did not let up by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By serenity440
I was only making 1.5-2.5kt on a 9 kt boat and...

I was only making 1.5-2.5kt on a 9 kt boat and figured fouling...Had the prop. and bottom dove on and all resolved.

My question is, how quickly does this growth occur and what can you do?

I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-06-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,445
Posted By serenity440
Passage Planning: San Francisco to San Diego

Greetings!

I am planning a passage from SF Bay down to Catalina and probably on to San Diego. Not long ago I made the passage from Seattle to San Francisco but this will be my first run down the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-24-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,178
Posted By serenity440
I have the Beneteau 440 which is 3 cabin/3 head...

I have the Beneteau 440 which is 3 cabin/3 head configuration. She is a quick boat, a blast to sail and very roomy for living aboard. I have sailed her in most in shore conditions often single...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-24-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By serenity440
As previously mentioned the battery capacity is...

As previously mentioned the battery capacity is critical. I personally use 4 6v golf cart style batteries (in series and then paralleled) with a total capacity of 450 Ah).

Aside from capacity,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-23-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,818
Posted By serenity440
I agree here...I am using BoatUS and have a 44...

I agree here...I am using BoatUS and have a 44 footer at only $1400 a year. It makes me wonder if someone is paying too much or I am missing coverage I should look into :P
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,178
Posted By serenity440
I have to disagree about price dictating the...

I have to disagree about price dictating the condition of the vessel. I personally purchased a charter Beneteau, granted it it was 11 years out of service, it was in the low price range with little...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-23-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By serenity440
I personally have been using a T-Mobile Jet USB...

I personally have been using a T-Mobile Jet USB which costs $40 a month and provide 5GB of 3G and unlimited slower service after than. I think I paid $150 for the stick without contract.

It was...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-22-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,384
Posted By serenity440
I have been living aboard for almost two years...

I have been living aboard for almost two years now and have no desire to go back in the opposite direction. I am a single guy and so the adjustment was much easier I think than for a couple but with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-22-2010
Replies: 129
Views: 48,300
Posted By serenity440
Thanks for the effort on these, although they...

Thanks for the effort on these, although they were done on a one time basis and they will not provide most recent information.

Alternatively, NOAA provides a download for a simple reprojector...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,027
Posted By serenity440
Difference between Beneteau 440 and 445

I have had my boat for almost 2 years now and this question has always vexed me. I have contacted Farr Yacht Design and was told that the 445 was a knock off of the First 45f5, which was a Farr hull...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,948
Posted By serenity440
BTW...Here is a review of the boat: Beneteau...

BTW...Here is a review of the boat:

Beneteau Oceanis 440 | features.boats.com (http://features.boats.com/boat-content/2000/08/perry-design-review-beneteau-oceanis-440/)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,948
Posted By serenity440
She is a dream

I have been living on and sailing the 445 for almost two years. Being a Farr hull design she is as quick as they some in terms of cruising. She handled large and small winds and can get up and go...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 5,656
Posted By serenity440
Same leaky water tanks

Gilsurf,

I also have a 440 which I have had for almost two years now. The only major issue that I have left to address is the leaking water tanks. When on my own I simply will the forward tank...
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