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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,762
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Removing Bottom Paint

I'm very confused by this thread. I use one coat of ablative every three years COLD water. I never clean it, when the boat moves all growth falls off. at the end of three years it is still going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: I was going to buy a butane stove but...

I'm guessing I'm not a good test group but I have used a brunton butane stove about 6 times a day every day for 6 years and never had an issue RTFM its so easy a 6 year old can do it :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By barefootnavigator
Sheet to tiller for extended voyaging

Has anyone here used sheet to tiller for extended voyaging? I have what some may consider to be a traditional cutter and just can't bring myself to ruin her lines with a self stewing vane. At some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2015
Replies: 11
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Views: 1,010
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Shrimpy

In my humble opinion this is the best cursing tale ever set to words.
Forum: Living Aboard   03-30-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 3,859
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Small Live-Aboards?

I've been very happily living aboard my 22' cutter for 4 years with my dog. This year I added a mate and it shrunk a bit but we have no intentions of going larger. Its all about mindset. If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 4,948
Posted By barefootnavigator
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Buehler Emily

Retracted
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Increasing displacement with bilge freshwater storage?

I typically carry about 10 cases of wine on my boat. I can't say that it makes her sail better but she sure does anchor better ;)
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   01-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Lifespan of Fiberglass Boats

What I haven't seen mentioned here is mast and deck. Old masts will eventually need replacing at a cost more than likely more than the price of a 1980's boat. Decks will also need work as the old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 4,068
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Greatest fear?

My biggest fear both on or off the water is Debt. Nothing will enslave a man faster or longer than buying something he can't afford through time payments. To put it short what I fear more than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Increasing displacement with bilge freshwater storage?

I can't remember the numbers but I think they say every pound you take out of the rig adds 10 to the ballast so to speck. New rope rigging might be a easy way to start this project, as would well...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Never been sailing, want to sail the world.

Search for the movie Pestilence, its free. This would be the bottom end but even they had quite a bit of money they didn't really disclose. New engine new cushions new mechanical rigging... Whats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,954
Posted By barefootnavigator
New Gen water ballasted anchor

I just ordered the newest generation of anchors, it uses water for ballast. The companies independent testing show incredible results. Because its a new design I ordered it oversized but who cares...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Lifelines, lowers, or not?

I prefer double even though I don't have any lifelines on my boat. One thing to remember is if someone does go overboard getting back onboard with double is difficult if not impossible.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,876
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

I'm guessing this doesn't count but my Ukulele. It is the most used item on the boat not only by me and the sailorette but every time a guest comes by. Everybody seem to gravitate towards it and an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,419
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid

I assume it was braided line, if so the proper way to coil it so it won't get tangled is the figure 8. You would be surprised how many boat owners do it wrong.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,419
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid

Heres a new one, I have seen this in every marina I have ever been in. A guy comes down and spends a few days waxing his boat to a perfect shine. The next week he comes back to wash his shiny boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,760
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Chain Plates

I haven't yet, i'm sailing down to Port Townsend in about 60 days to have Brain Toss help me, I'm doing a funky design and want to make sure I calculated it right. I'm sure you can find a good local...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,760
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Chain Plates

I'm replacing mine with titanium. Super traditional looking and now cheaper than good bronze.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 8,038
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: what do you do for a living?

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 8,038
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: what do you do for a living?

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 8,038
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: what do you do for a living?

I'm really curious how you do with e-books, I can barf out 3-4000 words an hour.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,419
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: One Ship Stupid

Not trying to be argumentative at all but I have had boats almost consecutively for 29 years and have always used only a proper cleat and never once had an issue. A few years back we had 89 knots at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Cruising Bahamas, Caribbean, and Blue Water With Limited Engine

Sail choice can be a pretty controversial topic. On your boat if it was me and obviously its not. I would have a 110 and a asym. that will cover quite a bit of ground. Big jennys for crusing are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Cruising Bahamas, Caribbean, and Blue Water With Limited Engine

I'm with Christian on this one, its a sailboat, sail it. Your situation is a good one and will make you a better and more relaxed sailor. It will also save you a ton of money. Hope you have a good...
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