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Search: Posts Made By: krisscross
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By krisscross
Re: This delivery was quite challenging!

Great adventure. :)
And a great choice of music for the soundtrack!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,748
Posted By krisscross
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

All I can tell you is that you will love New Bern. And sailing on the Neusse River is always fun. There are tons of boats for sale in this area. Just make sure you get a boat with shallower draft, 5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 2,778
Posted By krisscross
Re: Salts in the oil

If it is coolant - test the oil for glycols
If it is seawater - test the oil for free chloride.
Seawater can be taken up by the engine through air intake, which seems likely in your case since...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,748
Posted By krisscross
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Sherwood, you do not have much to lose. Go ahead and live your dream. Two great spots I personally know well are New Bern and Wilmington, both in NC. In that order. Wilmington is more crowded, more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,055
Posted By krisscross
Re: your thoughts for a new sailor

Here is an awesome Baba35, in Texas.
1982 Tashing BABA 35 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com (http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1982/Tashing-BABA-35-2700962/Kemah/TX/United-States#.VBMLC8JdW_g)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,055
Posted By krisscross
Re: your thoughts for a new sailor

We are all different, but I would not get a 40 footer as my first boat. For 80G you can get a very nice sailboat in the 30-35 foot range that is fully prepared for extended cruising. It will be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By krisscross
Re: Beach sailing craft options?

Ever tried windsurfing? I would consider that to be a good option in your case. Older windsurfing rigs can be bought really cheap. I would suggest a big board first, close to 200 liters displacement...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By krisscross
Re: Man killed jumping between boats

Looking at his picture wearing a blue cape with a can of beer and reading his buddy's comment on FB: “Just hours before the tragic accident happened, the boys were doing exactly what we do best —...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By krisscross
Re: Man rescued trying to cross the Atlantic in a dinghy

"Aside from that, he had a passport containing a US visa, hot dogs, beans and a bag of biscuits." He was not totally nuts, just a desperate Bulgarian trying to get to US on the cheap.
Forum: Looking for Companionship... 5 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 9,624
Posted By krisscross
Re: Want Mature Cook/Crew/Friend Lady

Good point. Being kind is my goal, but I do come up short now and then. :cool:

My thick skin comment was about the necessity to brace yourself for all kinds of jokes and indignities should you...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 5 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 26,301
Posted By krisscross
Re: Safety Equipment for Offshore Sailing

How about launching a kite with a small red strobe light as a distress signal?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,514
Posted By krisscross
re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Judging by the pros and cons you are listing above, you are obviously a very practical person. A somewhat bigger and (more importantly) higher quality boat can certainly be a good, practical move....
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By krisscross
Re: Darwin award averted?

Bernard Moitessier is rolling in his Bono grave.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By krisscross
Re: Cement to the rescue

Close call for sure. Makes you wonder about centerboarders and long ocean journeys.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By krisscross
Re: Auction Boats?

Bought a few small boats on eBay charity auctions. In every case it was a good buy, I fixed them up and sold locally making a decent profit. If you know what you are doing, auctions can be a great...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By krisscross
Re: Roberts 36 Bilge Keel....good or bad buy?

Mark, it is not the design which is a problem here, but the condition of the boat and the fact that it is a steel hull. A neglected steel boat presents a huge risk to a buyer. A lot of serious...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,287
Posted By krisscross
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

Get smaller sails. Your boat has a lot of canvas by design. Good for racing when you have some rail meat but not too comfortable for just 2 in stronger winds. With smaller sails you will not feel...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 7,700
Posted By krisscross
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Nancy, you can shower in the cockpit using (sparingly!) a quality biodegradable and natural soap that does not contain phosphorus. Olivier soaps makes the really good stuff but there are quite a few...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 7,517
Posted By krisscross
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

The magic of Google? ;)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 7,517
Posted By krisscross
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

You must be Romanian then.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 7,517
Posted By krisscross
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

I have been sailing for many years and I have gotten seasick a few times, but it was always in bad weather. It was not fun, but it can be handled in several ways. Eventually you get used to it....
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-08-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By krisscross
Re: knockdown vs. capsize vs. broach

Done all three, but only in small dinghies, thank God.
Knockdown - strong gust of wind puts the mast and sail almost flat on the water. That happens a lot when you sail hard, but it is relatively...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-08-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 7,517
Posted By krisscross
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

Don't over-think it. If this is what you would like to try - go for it. You will figure things out as you go and there is plenty of help available on sites like this one. Even if there may be cheaper...
Forum: Provisioning 08-07-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,988
Posted By krisscross
Re: Provisioning for a small boat

At times I cook over a fire on shore, but I also have a one burner setup on my 20 ft boat (I mostly use my small pressure cooker). I usually cook in the cockpit. More room and more air.
Forum: Provisioning 08-07-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,988
Posted By krisscross
Re: Provisioning for a small boat

You can survive a week without cooking but if you have time, why not cook on boat or on shore? It can be fun if you have some basic gear. I find preparing food while camping or on boat to be a fun...
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