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Search: Posts Made By: MarkofSeaLife
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 23 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2,558
Views: 187,943
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Each to their own. A few beers in a nice pub with some like minded people certainly increases my quality of life.

Maybe not drinking at all may give me a few more years but even the science...
Forum: Electrical Systems 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: New solar install battery selection

I use Vetus 12 volt sealed Lead Acid batteries.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,978
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Interesting little video

(I added some spaces to improve your literacy)

You are spot on that its professionally made.

The team behind this are a bunch of up and coming, young-but-not-that-young filmmakers.

Kevin A...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Sailing with your child in Turkey

Turkey is backing ISIS and is currently putting out more and more anti-American rhetoric (last week was the Americas were discovered by a Muslim) so while Turkey has always been safe especially...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,165
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Black Water Thru-Hull Location

Ummmm, yes. I am normally in countries without holding tank use, I often use the forward head and then have to carefully remember not to come aft to the galley and fill the sink for sea water washing...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Snubber thoughts

A lot use very thick snubbers. Crazy.

My length is shorter, it never touches the water. I am at anchor most of the year so its important not to have sharp barnacles grow inside the lay of the rope...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,165
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Black Water Thru-Hull Location

And put it aft of any, or planned, intake thru hulls.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Hello from Adelaide, South Australia

Welcome :)

I was born in Adelaide.

Most politicians still deny it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
re: How old is too old and how cheap too cheap

I use a car analogy too: would I ever buy a 1971 car?


And one thats been dumped in sea water for 45 years....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
re: Your opinion about touch screens

Touch screen only allows me to do one thing at once where a mouse allows me to do many things. So I prefer a PC with mousey :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: LD light strips

Mine didnt dim... They burnt out progressively. And they were the resin cover ones.

Mind you, mine were bought from an Oriental Emporium in the back streets of New Yorks China Town and Mr Whung...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Cape Hatteras in Late March

I was at the Beaufort town dock for a week and it was really quite pretty. Obviously too expensive to stay there for a few months, but in the ruver 100 meters from those docks are plenty of moorings....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: LD light strips

I have used some LED strips and find they do not last long. Probably because even though they say they are 12 volts they are not good for a boat because they need exactly 12 volts. Remember on a boat...
Forum: Engines 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Engine sound insulation

My boat has a bit of quite crappy foam as sound proofing. In the aft cabin the back end of the engine bay is removable and theres a 1 cm gap so plenty of noise gets out.

But heres the thing, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 3,696
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Why are wheels so big?

To make the helmsman feel bit and Macho.


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Forum: O'Day 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Where to install Air Conditioner on 1980 ODay 30?

Try to put it on the opposite side from the watermaker. Weight is better balanced that way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,798
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Advice for Trans Atlantic Crossings

Who? Me?

I clip on at night, when I go forward of the cockpit, or when I feel conditions warrant it. But in the conditions in the video, 25-30 knots dead astern, the cockpit is safe enough for me....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: World ARC

Its not and "or" thing, in my mind, its an "and".
A circumnavigation can be one fast and then slow. I am on my second circumnavigation... But its gunna be verrry slow. But if the first one was slow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,715
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Never been in a slip

Well, you're not a queen. Dock queen, I mean.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,835
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Prices for everything

Thats 230 hours of labor @ $90 per hour.... $20,000
Forum: Endeavour 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: A mistake no one should repeat....

After those long work days you must have been as stuffed as a toy gorilla.

Well done :)
Forum: Provisioning 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,229
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Nesting cookware review

I have 3 good heavy based stainless steel pot and 3 cheap non stick frying pans.

If I was repotting I would go for thin base because it takes too long for them to heat, a waste of gas, and I can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: 12 volt refrigertation

You ship from the middle of the Atlantic? :eek:



:laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: 12 volt refrigertation

This one may be a bit dofficult to source but its looks good. 12 volt eutectic, fresh water cooled

Ozefridge | Multi-voltage Eutectic Refrigeration (http://www.ozefridge.com.au)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: World ARC

I did half a one in 1998 when Jimmy Cornel was running it. I have a great time! I was crewing on three different boats.

If I had a big boat and plenty of money I would certainly do one. Its a...
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