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Forum: Living Aboard   1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Cruising Costs

Following. Love budget threads . . . budget blogs.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-22-2015
Replies: 207
Views: 11,547
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

I have a vague recollection of (but no cite for) a case within the past 2 years challenging the applicability of this to inland waters / coastal waters. Might have been discussed on CF.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-22-2015
Replies: 207
Views: 11,547
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

Interesting point. Not sure I agree. You may well have rights that are not recognized. What is the impact of the violation and your recourse? That might be a more useful / productive construct.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-22-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Boat suggestions for island hopping in the Bahamas and FL Keys?

Don't sweat it too much. Find something that suits you and fits your budget. Super shallow draft is nice but plenty of people do just fine with 5'. The important part is to go.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,427
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

Jon - I had a fishing boat lined up to take me through the inlet last summer but my weather window never developed. They were very sure that they had plenty of water for my 5' draft the whole way...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 132
Views: 8,384
Posted By blowinstink
Re: I'm off! St Martin -> New York

Safe trip Mark! If you pass through Philadelphia, give a holler.
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-16-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By blowinstink
Dual MRBF Fuse Block

Does anyone know whether different sized fuses may be used on the Blue Seas dual MRBF fuse blocks? Blue Seas website has nothing on this. TIA.
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By blowinstink
Re: ACR Choice & Bank Size

Here is the updated diagram:

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1s14YxJ4I53KvfsbLEPaqs6RsyHVu0t2vLJQF70r8iLE/edit?usp=sharing
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By blowinstink
Re: ACR Choice & Bank Size

The two fuses are Blue Seas circuit breakers. One was between the alternator and the start battery the other was between the Alternator and the House Battery. In the new arrangement, one of those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-14-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,398
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Bad Survey - Sue for Return of Deposit?

That is the second time in a week I have heard the term "standard yacht broker contract". I have made at least 8-10 offers on boats and have never seen 2 agreements which were the same. In fact, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By blowinstink
Re: ACR Choice & Bank Size

UPDATE

So I went with the ACR and a single output AC Charger. I am going to try to post diagrams of my old system (which I believe was originally envisioned as a 3 bank system but operated as a 2...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By blowinstink
Re: ACR Choice & Bank Size

UPDATE

So I went with the ACR and a single output AC Charger. I am going to try to post diagrams of my old system (which I believe was originally envisioned as a 3 bank system but operated as a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By blowinstink
Re: What do I need to enter Mexico by sailboat from Key West, FL?

I just wanted to let that stand alone "Mexican IRS"
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 40
  Cuba?
Views: 3,121
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Cuba?

I guess you missed the news about the lung cancer vaccine and all the doctors that Cuba sent to combat the most recent Ebola epidemic, eh?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,914
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

That was TOTALLY to be contrary! Haha.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,914
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

The surveyor ALWAYS estimates the boat at a bit over asking price.

That might be the only part of the whole process which you can count on! :)

You understand the basics now. Keep in mind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,298
Posted By blowinstink
Re: What boat for a family circumnavigation?

That's your answer (and you already know it). It sounds like you have great reasons for a bit larger boat to facilitate the cruise in comfort -- just don't let that turn into a luxury which takes...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-11-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By blowinstink
Re: What do I need to enter Mexico by sailboat from Key West, FL?

I have now heard both. Here is what noonsite says (splitting the difference by suggesting that state registration meets the international legal requirements but that Federal Registration is...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By blowinstink
ACR Choice & Bank Size

Hi -
I currently have 2 G27's as a house bank and a G24 starter battery. I have an isolator between them (which is going). I am purchasing an Iota 55a charger and I have a Balmar 70A alternator.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-10-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,914
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

The steps are determined by the language of your offer.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-10-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By blowinstink
Re: What do I need to enter Mexico by sailboat from Key West, FL?

Yeah, you have a problem. You are trying to be both cheap and quick. You have a (longshot) chance at either, but not both. If you want to avoid FL registration and tax (must be paid for FL reg)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-10-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,914
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

Your offer is an offer to make a contract (which the seller can bind you to by his acceptance). Read and understand your offer. That is the most important thing. If you are not sure if you have a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-10-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By blowinstink
Re: What do I need to enter Mexico by sailboat from Key West, FL?

Noonsite.com

Great starting point (for the Mexican entry info).

FL will allow you to purchase and leave but will make you pay FL tax if you don't show proof of exit and registration in another...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-10-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,968
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Missing Sailboat: Voyage Puerto Vallarta to Galapagos

West Coast sailors will know that route better, but that is a 1600 mile trip or @16 days under decent conditions. If they left PV a few days late or had any sorts of trouble, that delay could easily...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-09-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By blowinstink
Re: is VHF STILL the only way to contact bridges?

I don't know if anyone has said it directly, but there is sort of a suggestion in this thread (implicit if not explicit) that VHF is an antiquated way of contacting the bridge. I would argue that...
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