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Forum: Apps & Authors   4 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,406
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

I use the Navionics Gold charts for iNavX - via an account with Fugawi/X-Traverse (http://www.x-traverse.com/our-pricing?utf8=%E2%9C%93&platform=4&software=13). With that account I can add the WG...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 426
Views: 26,655
Posted By newhaul
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Mike sorry to hear that hope all works out for the best
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,112
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Re: This PFD could have killed me!

Stearns. About 10 years old, maybe 12. Have been on the boat all of these years, summer and winter.

So, I certainly got my money's worth out of them, no complaint there.
Forum: Diesel   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By RichH
Re: fuel tank leaking...

The problem with large bladders is they have no possibility of containing internal baffles. Without baffles the fluid is always subject to be impacting the walls, etc. when not restrained by the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2015
Replies: 2,750
Views: 243,109
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Yeah, that's one problem with a thread like this, I described mine for the first time about 1,500 posts ago... :-)

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/1599105-post1290.html

Here's the pic of my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2015
Replies: 2,750
Views: 243,109
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

http://www.newpig.com/pig/US/patch-repair-maintenance-7240/pig-leak-diverters-7241/pig-roof-leak-diverter-7242/0/20

You're welcome. ;)

MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2015
Replies: 2,750
Views: 243,109
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike, some cruisers I met in Florida had nothing more than a vee shaped dam around the fill port of their water tank. After a few minutes of raining to allow the deck to wash clean, they merely...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-15-2015
Replies: 426
Views: 26,655
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

The historical average per person is 1.1 gallons a day per person, EXCLUDING showers. We kept special note during our Summer in the Sea of Cortez, average temperatures well over 100F. Now that sound...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,265
Posted By ccriders
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Oh, and one more caution. When I was buying my boat I spent four days at the brokerage and there was a guy putting his boat into brokerage. They told him to remove all his stuff from his 30 foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,265
Posted By krisscross
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Not too late at all. October here has plenty of wonderful days, when it finally cools down. Great riding weather in the mountains, fall colors galore.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,265
Posted By krisscross
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Dragon Tail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScEYSMWom9k is a great ride, but I know many other roads in this area which are just as good and much less known. I ride these mountains all the time on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,265
Posted By avenger79
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

some of my favorite adventures have been on bikes throughout the southeastern US. My son was pictured in Honda magazine a few times on a couple of our rides. he even got youngest passenger at a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,265
Posted By tdw
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Ignoring the gear required to keep the boat happening, including e.g galley kit, we'll also simply cut back personal possessions to what will fit into our allocated lockers in the forward cabin. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,265
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Ive never sold on eBay, but have purchased. I believe that's where to go with items in higher demand and, more importantly, easily shipped. Craig's list has worked for my wife, selling old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,265
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Based upon my reading, I suspect that 80% is the return rate within 12 months. The return rate within 10 years is probably >99%. That's still a lot of 10+ year cruisers, just an even larger number of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,265
Posted By zedboy
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Mike,

We had a somewhat similar experience to you - we just did a transatlantic move, and everything had to fit in a 20' container. It's amazing how much will fit in there :-) it seems to me if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,265
Posted By avenger79
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

for seling stuff, I have had good success on Craigslist for larger items. If you try to sell large items at yard sales folks always seem to want them for free.

Small items I do the yard sale....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,265
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Done all the time by long distance hikers. They're called bump boxes or bounce boxes.

At least in the US, you can also mail a package to yourself for pickup at a specific Post Office. I'm not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2015
Replies: 2,750
Views: 243,109
Posted By newhaul
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike not an issue picking an area with minimal wave action and choose a fairly calm and sunny day
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By RichH
Re: cleaning out water tanks

Best is to partly (half?) fill the tank with water, add the 80 oz., then complete the fill ... such will 'wash' any 'straight' clorox into the tank and off of hoses, etc. 100% clorox on stainless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By RichH
Re: cleaning out water tanks

Mike
For a 200 gallon tank, the standard shock sanitization schedule using laundry grade (5%) Clorox would be ~80 ounces of Clorox per 200 gallons. Then a soak for one hour ... 2 hours Max. This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: cleaning out water tanks

Hey Mike, I usually pick one up at the RV store at the beginning of each season. I've used the ShurFlor and the System IV brands. One or the other is usually on sale in the spring for around $25. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Crossing into the US from Canada

As a US boater who has been boarded by the coast guard more times than I care to count, I've never been asked about a VHF license. In fact, the only place I've ever heard about such a thing (and I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Crossing into the US from Canada

Sorry Mike, I'm not up to speed on radio stuff as I have both operator and station licenses I've never looked into it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,624
Posted By bblument
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

Actually, so far, this has been the most polite, measured discussion of the issues involved that I've seen, devoid of personal attacks, suggestions that folks who disagree with a given opinion are of...
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