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Search: Posts Made By: PNWvagabond
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: Sailor's Bucket List

For me personally, the bilge seems to be on my bucket list a lot...OH, I think I misunderstood the question. :D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: Todays the day, we move aboard!!

Congratulations Magnolia! May your lives be forever changed for the better.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: What does this do?

It's obviously a sword. I'm not sure how it made it's way up to BC. But it looks like it could've been made sometime in the 70's. That color green was popular back then. You could probably sell it...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-15-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,372
Posted By PNWvagabond
Talking Re: What is the best beginner sailing book ?

The best beginner sailing book! Hands down is "Breaking Seas: An overweight, middle-aged computer nerd buys his first boat, quits his job, and sails off to adventure" by Glenn Damato. It's a great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: DIY Cabin Cushion Covers

Those cushion covers looks awesome! You should come help fix mine in the PNW. is that welting foot what you used for that piping look around the edges? I never knew how to do that. You should...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-06-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,017
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: Storage Unit?

My girlfriend and I just went through a similar situation with our storage unit. We've had one for about 5 years, and have spent about $4200 on it. We probably only have about 4k worth of stuff in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: Gopros Are Handy!

Funny, when I bought my gopro the very first thing I did with it is look at the bottom of my boat. The second thing I did is buy a floaty, incase I dropped it. Wifi doesn't transmit through the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,427
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: Just the Keurig won't work

I think the first thing you need to do before figuring out whats wrong with the keurig is figure out where to get your coffee in the mean time. Seriously, how can you be expected to fix the issue...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,140
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: Best U.S. city for sailing, living aboard, working

yeah could you imagine the taxes in California ;). I'm moored in puget sound right now. It's pretty awesome, but it's all i know
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,140
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: Best U.S. city for sailing, living aboard, working

I think we need more specifics, do you want cold weather or warm? Snowy winters, or rain. Hurricanes or earthquakes :) Islands or San deigo? How much are you looking to spend, I know seattle is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: Winter cover fails

I have to agree, that looks like the most practical way to cover up for a liveaboard. Do you just tie the PVC (I think its PVC) down to the stanchions? I saw in another post someone had decorated...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: Holding tank on P26

I'm in a similar situation with my islander 28. I just had a custom holding tank made to fit in the Port side V berth in my boat. I had to cut the plywood out to fit the tank in (luckily the tank...
Forum: Diesel 07-17-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: Reverse Does not work, sometimes

I don't get to work on the boat all the time but when I do I seem to get closer to the problem. I took apart the plate to the sleeve and it has a lot of resisitance when I push the sleeve foreward...
Forum: Diesel 07-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: YSE8 - Trouble with "gear selector"

I'm no mechanic but am working on a similar problem on my Volvo MD6. (well kinda similar)
My engine stalls when I push it into foreward gear. I opened up the transmission to check the shifting...
Forum: Diesel 06-29-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: Reverse Does not work, sometimes

So I used my go pro to see if the prop was turning. No problems there. I went sailing this weekend and when the wind died down started motoring back to the marina. About 1.5 hours of motoring the...
Forum: Diesel 06-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By PNWvagabond
Reverse Does not work, sometimes

So I can back out of my slip just fine, but when I'm moving foreward than attempt to put the gear in reverse the Volvo MD6 doesn't seem to slow the boat down at all or go into reverse when I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,493
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: Very odd odor

Funny that someone named Poopdeckpaddy is having an odor issue. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2013
Replies: 130
Views: 7,054
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: What are your other passions?

Rock Climbing and Paragliding
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By PNWvagabond
Learning to maintain

Hey everyone,
I just bought Don Casey's sailboat maintenance manual and can't help but wonder where and how everyone else has learned to maintain their sailboats.

I'm thinking I'm about to go...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-20-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By PNWvagabond
Re: New sailor/liveaboard

It's not turnkey, but she is very well kept. I need to do a few things, and then a few more, and then a few more....that's how I'm expecting the relationship to be since she is a sailboat. Nothing...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-20-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By PNWvagabond
New sailor/liveaboard

Hey everyone! It's great to become part of this community. I'm purchasing my first sailboat this weekend near Seattle, a 76' Islander 28 which I'm incredibly excited about. My plan is to liveaboard...
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