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Forum: Electrical Systems   6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By xort
Re: How Fast Can You Charge AGM Batteries?

Bulk, absorption, float:

The bulk of that went over my head.
I absorbed a little of it.
My eyes are floating around, mesmerized.

Ya got me all charged up!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By xort
Re: Which epoxy

Also surf epoxyproducts.com . He is big with the wood boat building crowd. All his epoxies are no-amine and his prices are MUCH lower than others. I've used several with excellent results.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,546
Posted By xort
Re: Looking for hard dodger top DIY ideas...

I have been planning a hard bimini for a while. I plan on using the thin veneer ply as you describe. I think I'll soak it with a thin penetrating epoxy and then paint it. No glass cloth. I plan on...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   07-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By xort
Re: Day Docking / Mooring in Annapolis

Short term pick up can be done down ego alley assuming there is room. Call harbormaster to verify, they may have other options.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 10,696
Posted By xort
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Additional bonus for hitting Port Washington...very close to LIRR into NYC or Laguardia airport. You could leave the boat on a mooring there and fly in and out with relative ease.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 10,696
Posted By xort
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Best prices for diesel fuel are usually at Utches in Cape May, Sandy Hook, NJ and Point Judith marina inside Point Judith harbor of refuge.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   01-17-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,286
Posted By xort
Re: Warning warning advertising for paying crew

You are wrong wrong wrong, just totally wrong
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By xort
Re: airmar thru hull transducer on pole

No
ours was acting up so I tried a fishfinder transducer on a pole overboard. Did not work. You need to get it deep enough to be out of the turbulence from the boat and off the back it will ne...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,994
Posted By xort
Re: Just the Keurig won't work

Agreed.
Also much easier to clean and we use much less water in cleanup than a french press.
We keep an empty nut can for discarded coffee grounds. Aeropress sits nicely on the top of the can, pop...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-17-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,066
Posted By xort
Re: Three Years From Cruising

Going down the rivers, most choose to go up the Ohio to the Tennessee River and the Tenn Tom waterway to Mobile. The lower Mississippi is rather hostile to pleasure boats. A great trip!

Good luck...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-15-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 6,350
Posted By xort
Re: Warning about cruising the ICW

Lots of places like that on the icw. Today we went on the "wrong" side of a green can as charted. In the real world outside of our chartplotter we passed well to the correct side of that can.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-29-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By xort
Re: Aft Cockpit vrs Center

We have a 42' CC. Full time coastal cruising.
weve had many many couples aboard from mid 40 foot AC boats who were drooling over the space, layout and visibility of our boat. Not just being polite,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By xort
West marine sells a very nice folding chair. Much...

West marine sells a very nice folding chair. Much more than the simple L shaped one they've sold for years. This one has nice padded arms and much more bottom & back support and padding.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,353
Posted By xort
Re: Stepping mast in Chicago

Here's a little taste of what you'll encounter:


Cruising Chicago to Mobile - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,353
Posted By xort
The main channel is minimum 9'. Its the...

The main channel is minimum 9'. Its the anchorages that get difficult. There are many stretches with no good marinas.
Have you checked with Hoppies on the Mississippi? You MUST verify they have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,353
Posted By xort
Crowley's Yacht Yard did ours. They let me stay...

Crowley's Yacht Yard did ours. They let me stay at their working dock for a few days while I prepped everything. When they pulled the mast, I couldn't believe how fast and efficient they were. Call...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-04-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 6,376
Posted By xort
That BL knows what he's talking about, excellent...

That BL knows what he's talking about, excellent choice!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-26-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 7,070
Posted By xort
We cruise full time and live on the anchor most...

We cruise full time and live on the anchor most of the time.
I have had to anchor in 4:1 in tight spaces with strong tidal changes twice a day. Anchored in many 'soft mud' bottoms.

Chain helps,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-17-2013
Replies: 21
  Insane?
Views: 2,481
Posted By xort
Re: Insane?

We went from a 26' power boat to a 42' sailboat. Took no lessons. Just jumped in and did it.

So far all we have done is cruised the Great Lakes, down the inland rivers to the gulf, down the west...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,372
Posted By xort
Re: Tidal change in your area?

we have an ap on our android called Currents. Gives a lot of info on state of the current in many places. We cruise the entire east coast so we're always in someplace different. The ap makes it...
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