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Search: Posts Made By: miatapaul
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Getting Started with Liveaboard Life

A week without refrigeration is not hard to do just buy ice.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By miatapaul
Re: My case for Why you should ditch your engine on a daysailor

Well it will force you to learn to sail that much is true. And your in one of the best places as far as wind goes..

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By miatapaul
Re: anchoring in florida water.

Absolutely, they will enforce it with abandon. The police love to enforce things for those who make large political donations. And it is those wealthy land owners who are asking for the laws with the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Luger Voyager 30

The think with Luger boats is that they were all kits, this means they were sold in varying degrees of disassemble for finishing by the owner. Given that they can have significant variation in layout...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By miatapaul
Re: PFD Flotation vs Body Weight

I don't know are you saying the guy is fat? I believe fat is more buoyant that muscle, so perhaps he needs less than a very stocky muscular body individual? I know when I took Red Cross lifesaving, I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Fair condition?

Well I don't think it is always a matter of deception but more that it is there love of the boat may blind them to reality. I had one guy tell me the sails were like new, well they were new when they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Westerbeke whine

Just looking at the link, looks like the $98 is for the oil cooler, not sure if that is what your looking for. Looks like the coolant coolers are about 129 still excellent resource if the quality is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,854
Views: 183,614
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Well there ate some that insist on new heck I am a bottom feeder so I won't be buying new any time soon.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 620
Views: 50,848
Posted By miatapaul
Re: I hate boats...

Well I hope your not quite that happy! Congrats what a long strange trip it has been!

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,854
Views: 183,614
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Looking at this months Sail magazine reminded me of this thread. Here is a similar thing but instead of one of the above it is a Hanse Hull that is more heavily reenforced while being built then a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Island Music

Well it is hard to beat Willie K and IZ. I don't think I could get through a winter week without listening to one of them.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Boat Reviews - Hawaii

Cool, what marina?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Hydrogen sulfide removial from glass

I have had good luck cleaning antique glass with borax, very gentle, I would try soaking it in a solution of 20 mule team and water first as it is quite gentile. I would not use battery acid that...
Forum: Living Aboard 3 Days Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 15,303
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Liveaborders that never leave the slip? I don't get it. Help!

Just reminds me of Harry Chapin's song Taxi;
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Boat Reviews - Hawaii

First thing to do is try to get a slip in Maui I believe the wait time is in the tens of years. Once you get that finding a boat is easy. You might see if you can find any boat with a transferable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,068
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

The biggest issue with AGM, gel, and lithium is the charging systems must be exactly set up to strict standards or battery life will be very very short. The system will likely cost more than both...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 8,157
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Gunboat 55 Dismasted, Abandoned off Hatteras...

The one statement that really bothered me, may have been here or there I don't remember. Was the statement that Gunboat does not design the mast, and rigging that they farm that out, so that was not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,068
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Yes, not having shore power at the dock changes things dramatically, but simplifies it. There is no need for any 110 circuits at all then. Keep everything 12 volt, you won't be able to use any 110...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,068
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Well my basic advice on a Ranger 29 would be similar but add a good hard wired vhf and perhaps an autopilot. I still would not do a ham or radar. Might add a small dedicated chart plotter with AIS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,734
Posted By miatapaul
Re: My 128th good film - and the future of sailing journalism

For some reason just reading your thread, I am thinking Monty Python. I love the "look like a retired vicar" for me it is selling it well!

Great short film. So you are still not getting any money...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 2,383
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Yes and No

It is the Mega Yacht thing I can't get my head around. These huge and huger boats with electronically controlled everything that I can't believe. I get a free subscription to Yachting magazine, and...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 5 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,047
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Kent Narrows- The Bridge Restaurant

Looking at the web site this hit me as strange:



I can see not being able to take your own food and drink into the restaurant, but are restaurants not allowed to sell "to go" food? I can see...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Getting Started with Liveaboard Life

Good luck with the surgery. You may be young, but it sounds like you will have some aches and pains like us old farts for a while! ;-) As soon as you are a bit recouped if it were me I would give a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Can you run a dehumidifier too much?

Most likely once there is a bit more moisture in the air it will smooth out. So I would not do anything for a few weeks at least. But if they had too much moisture at one point it may take some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Moving to MD

Well good luck sounds like a great place. Are they hirering?

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