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Forum: Electric/Hybrid   1 Day Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,867
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

It's exactly analogous to having a swimming pool in your backyard. Most realtors will tell you it lowers resale value. Really it just reduces your pool of potential buyers. To some buyers it will be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 50,002
Posted By TakeFive
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I don't know where that line is. I have no intentions of crossing oceans. All I do know, intuitively, is that what I'm willing to tolerate for a few days may be very different than what I would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 50,002
Posted By TakeFive
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

That's fine, your opinion is at least as valid as mine. I've never crossed an ocean, so take my opinion with a grain of sea salt.

By the way, how many oceans have you crossed? :p
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 50,002
Posted By TakeFive
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Just wondering, if your coastal cruiser becomes too uncomfortable in the ocean's turbulence, why would you climb into a lifeboat?

A lifeboat is only for when your main vessel sinks ("only step up...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   2 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,867
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

I think there are niches where electric is sufficient. But be sure that you're in that niche before laying out your money.

This is not a difficult thing to calculate quantitatively. I don't have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,046
Posted By TakeFive
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,046
Posted By TakeFive
Re: State Registration (Again...)

I agree that registering is a very modest fee for almost all states. So I'll bring up the "elephant in the room," which is the fact that a disturbingly large number of boaters (mostly power, but also...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   2 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,867
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

I hate to sound cynical, but it sounds like money is burning a hole in your pocket. If your current outboard works fine, and you only use it for docking, why would you want to make any change? Why...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   3 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,867
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

Actually I was wrong - the bow is more like 12" lower than the stern. I'm at the boat right now, and he's right next to me. I started to pull out my phone to take a picture (seeing is believing), and...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   3 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,867
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

I'll give the contrarian view. My dock neighbor has a 3-year-old Hunter 27 with Elco propulsion. Those of you who went to the Annapolis Sailboat Show a few years ago may have walked onto the very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,046
Posted By TakeFive
Re: State Registration (Again...)

You can register a documented boat. Some states require you to do so.

What you may be referring to is titling your boat. You cannot have a boat that is both documented with USCG and titled in a...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   5 Days Ago
Replies: 306
Views: 17,298
Posted By TakeFive
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Naahh, the wind was nowhere strong enough to blow out the sails. It was just a little out of balance with weather helm. I'm still getting to know how the boat handles. A full keel with skeg rudder is...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   1 Week Ago
Replies: 306
Views: 17,298
Posted By TakeFive
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Yeah, we had the same issue yesterday morning. We had to get back to West River so had no choice but to fight the following seas. Very rolly and uncomfortable. We had too much sail out so lots of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By TakeFive
Re: CPAP and energy use

Above I mentioned that I run my CPAP from a portable jump starter because it struggles to start up when plugged into a 12v outlet. (Hypothesis is that long wire run to the 12v outlet limits its...
Forum: Cruising Videos   1 Week Ago
Replies: 185
Views: 17,312
Posted By TakeFive
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

I loved this video, as I do all of them. The Staten Island ferries have the "double ender" design so they can reverse direction without turning around. Of course, they always REACH THEIR DESTINATION...
Forum: Electronics   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Using a DSC-capable radio without having an MMSI? - UNIDEN MHS135

I was told that it is illegal to use marine VHF on land. So unless your home is on a pier, you need a different radio.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By TakeFive
Re: CPAP and energy use

Best thing I ever did (~18 years ago). You need to do it. Sleep clinics are usually far away from communicable diseases and you typically enter through a separate lobby after hours.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By TakeFive
Re: CPAP and energy use

Sorry for the long winded comments. But I think these can help you guys:

I am not sure how old your equipment is, but my sleep tech told me that virtually all the new CPAP models currently...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 453
Views: 33,135
Posted By TakeFive
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

You certainly have a right to equip your boat however you want. But as a general rule, the sailboat culture includes leaving a minimum carbon footprint. Hence the use of wind turbines and solar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 198
Views: 19,353
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Florida is at it again

Because the derelict boats that you are talking about are worthless, and will cost thousands of dollars to dispose of. That's why nobody wants to touch them - you touch it, you're responsible for it....
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 306
Views: 17,298
Posted By TakeFive
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I've never noticed this. Can you grab a screenshot and show us their houses on the chart?

Atlantic NOAA Nautical Charts (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/AtlanticCoastViewerTable.shtml)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 11,456
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

I agree fully, and these things HAVE actually happened. I am very skeptical of law enforcement. So why have I defended USCG boardings in this thread? That's a good question that has prompted some...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 11,456
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

It is kind of humorous observing all the "jailhouse lawyers" ranting on about constitutional rights on issues where there is significant case law history that proves their claims wrong. They seem to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 11,456
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

Yes, I have never heard any concrete evidence. Have you? If so, cite it. Otherwise, it's just a racy hypothesis.


But there is no example at all. Just your "understandable" hypothesis.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 5,595
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Privacy considerations for ignorant powerboaters

If you've ever been in this situation, you know that a singlehanded captain has his hands full maneuvering the boat to avoid pitchpoling, pooping, going broach, etc. With a boat passing you at that...
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