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Forum: herSailNet   07-26-2015
Replies: 237
Views: 24,609
Posted By xort
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

This one? ☺


https://youtu.be/eKvznMrCMOk
Forum: Apps & Authors   07-26-2015
Replies: 269
Views: 13,965
Posted By xort
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

The only times I ran aground over the last 3 years were when using active captain information.

I've seen hazard markers stating they ran aground where there was 20' of water.

Tower Of Babel.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-25-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,632
Posted By xort
Re: Getting Started with Liveaboard Life

You have good taste in boats, we've been living...and cruising full time...on our Endeavour 42.
It's a great boat but for a single handed novice, I think it is way too big. If you are single and...
Forum: Living Aboard   07-24-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,757
Posted By xort
Sorry I wasn't clear. I produced the video. ...

Sorry I wasn't clear. I produced the video.

The video points out that Mack did all new rod rigging, painted the spars, installed a furling boom as well as a new set of sails.
It was not meant to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By xort
Luckily it has not gone swimming. I have...

Luckily it has not gone swimming.

I have flown mostly over water.
In the Moondance video, I launched from my boat, doing about 5k in 10 knots of breeze upwind. Crashed twice, luckily it stayed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By xort
I've only crashed my $3000 rig 3 times. The...

I've only crashed my $3000 rig 3 times. The phantom is a pretty tough bird!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By xort
Thnx 30 years of shooting films for the auto...

Thnx
30 years of shooting films for the auto industry and most networks and eventually you get the hang of it. Still miss standing out on the struts of a helo with a strap holding me up and shooting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By xort
Phantom 2 fully loaded kit with gopro 4 black. ...

Phantom 2 fully loaded kit with gopro 4 black.

I launched and retrieved from my boat under weigh. Only crashed twice on launch and luckily it did not go overboard. Very very tricky to do. Many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,081
Posted By xort
Friend of mine is on year 5 with ABC3 in Norfolk....

Friend of mine is on year 5 with ABC3 in Norfolk. Last year never left the slip. Diver was amazed at how easy bottom cleaned; wipe off slime, no scraping.
I bought mine in 1 gallon cans for $130...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By xort
Thanx Smack Thats what you get from an art...

Thanx Smack

Thats what you get from an art school dropout :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By xort
Did you recover the Phantom? Results? Damage?

Did you recover the Phantom? Results? Damage?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By xort
https://youtu.be/EQI6uEdOdQI Take off and...

https://youtu.be/EQI6uEdOdQI

Take off and landing are very tricky. Crashed twice on takeoff!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-03-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By xort
Thank you Melissa for the kind words. It is a...

Thank you Melissa for the kind words.
It is a very nice boat, very. But no boat is any good without good crew! Moondance is in excellent hands.
Feedback on the video would be appreciated; here or...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-01-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,757
Posted By xort
With enough money, anything is possible.

With enough money, anything is possible.
Forum: Living Aboard   02-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,757
Posted By xort
Send contributions to Mack Sails ?

Send contributions to Mack Sails ?
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   02-28-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,428
Posted By xort
A very good learning tool for producing video is...

A very good learning tool for producing video is to study tv. Notice I did not say WATCH I said study. See how close ups, medium and wide shots are mixed together. Note the pacing, how often cuts are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 3,541
Posted By xort
Marathon boot key mooring field filled up in dec...

Marathon boot key mooring field filled up in dec and waits of 20 days are common.

I think a lot of retirees who survived the recession are facing 'now or never' and are flooding the popular spots....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,698
Posted By xort
Here's how I'm keeping out of trouble while...

Here's how I'm keeping out of trouble while cruising...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_8bS-8kACbE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Forum: Living Aboard   02-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,757
Posted By xort
Beats workin!

Lots of discussion about working while cruising. CD granted me permission to share a bit of my "work", recently completed. It's not really work to me, which is why I'm still doing it. ?
30 years of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By xort
Re: Mooring laws ??

have fun living next to a meth lab. yes, a livaboard boat in daytona was recently busted for having a meth lab. nice neighborhood
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 3,425
Posted By xort
Re: Marina Electrical Problems

If the marina has had multiple box fires I would be calling the fire marshal pronto. The marina is too cheap to do anything about the issue. Dumbest thing to do is nothing
Forum: US Northeast   08-27-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,627
Posted By xort
Re: Maine bound & back

Sooo much to see and do in Penobscott bay and Acadia Nat Park.

Seal Bay on Vinalhaven
Frenchboro on Long Island
Somes Harbor on Mt Desert
The free bus in Acadia takes you to many great places:...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-27-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,947
Posted By xort
Re: Portable Generator

No indication as to the size of the charger. I can just barely run 2 40 amp chargers at full load. The honda is NOT 2000 watts, it is about 1400 if you get a good one.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-24-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,417
Posted By xort
Re: Cruising Finances

Income from my "escort service" is still holding up. Its a hard job but I'm up for the challenges.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-05-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,172
Posted By xort
Re: 12V refrig units and power

We have a very large freezer with spillover to a refer. 280 watts of solar and an Air Breeze wind gen.

Currently in the cold waters of Maine we're almost always 90% state of charge or higher. Even...
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