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Forum: Living Aboard   01-28-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,246
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: boats with the most head room

Always tradeoffs... with a separate shower you don't run the risk of forgetting about the toilet paper roll and ending up with soggy mush. :laugher
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 9,640
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Just Go!

I like what I see as the original intent of this post. Really it's about being aware of where you are, what you have, and where you want to be. At least to me anyway. It is easy to sit back and say...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Made an offer on a sailboat!!

Congrats! Great boat! I love Ericsons. I hope it all works out. Acquiring a boat is so exciting! And you will have the whole season ahead of you versus if you bought it in the Fall. ;)
Forum: Living Aboard   01-25-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,246
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: boats with the most head room

I have to agree that headroom, while nice, honestly isn't essential. I am 6'2" and my Columbia 28 is about 5'10" down below. When I first got it I was soon eyeing other boats with taller cabins......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2015
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,433
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Ohhhh yeah! Spring is around the corner! I fly to Mexico on Monday for a week to sit on the beach with a fruity drink and a book. After I get home I go to the Seattle Boat Show and write some...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   01-07-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1,010
Posted By mrhoneydew
'69 C-28 keel bolt replacement

I am wondering if anyone has experience replacing keel bolts on a Columbia 28? I have the swept back fin keel. From what I have found, they are galvanized mild steel lags. Just looking for any...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-06-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 4,376
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Money idea for someone with a boat?

Good point about ocean algae and the ocean's general role in filtering the atmosphere. I am interested to see what comes of The Ocean Clean-up. The Ocean Cleanup, developing technologies to extract,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-06-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 4,376
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Money idea for someone with a boat?

One last response and I will conclude my off-topic comments on this. I think we are, indeed, on the same page on the bigger question of humanity's impact on the environment. There is no way the world...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-06-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 4,376
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Money idea for someone with a boat?

Well folks... sorry to quote 'War and Peace' here :laugher and normally I am fine to leave well enough alone... but just a few points. I'll try to keep it brief.

We agree that over-population is a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-04-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 4,376
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Money idea for someone with a boat?

I think as long as people "need" to have all of the crap they simply must have and now then sail-based shipping will not return on any notable scale. It will take a collapse of the global economy (it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 6,498
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

Well... I'm not in a cradle, but the yard where I haul out in Pt. Townsend, WA is good and the yard workers know what they are doing. Plus if the thing falls over, it's their liability. ;) I'll talk...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 6,498
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

Hi Everybody. Hope you had an enjoyable New Year's!

So, with reference to Christian's question... I do have seven keel bolts and it is the later swept-back model keel.

I think I am going to to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,498
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

Well, I have a lot of work to do already and will be on the hard for a bit... I'm just not too awfully keen to open up yet another can of worms. But... then again... I will already be out of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,498
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

Shoot. Of COURSE there is no easy way out. ;) I guess it's a question of how secure do I feel in just leaving them be vs. tackling a major PITA project? I would definitely prefer not to have to drop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,498
Posted By mrhoneydew
Any way to check keel bolts?

i have a '69 Columbia 28 and I am a little concerned about the keel bolts. When I hauled out last April there was no separation of the keel from the hull or signs of it, but the tops of the bolts in...
Forum: Diesel   12-15-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 8,942
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Universal to Kubota Parts list?

Your 5411 is a Kubota z500 block. It was used in their B5100D and B5100E tractors. Still haven't gotten around to rebuilding mine, but last February I received a quote from Sid at Kumar Bros...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-29-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,433
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Unfortunately my bilge isn't huge... Good for maybe a case? I have space at the forward end of the v-berth for a lot of it. I expect I will be poking random bottles in many places and, perhaps, go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-28-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,433
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

On the topic of wine... inspired by barefoot I was walking by the wine area at my local Bartell Drug earlier this month and they had a pretty good local red blend (Columbia Crest "Amitage") on sale...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 20,937
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Hey, find someone who can get it into basic working order and will sail it to Georgia for you! ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,433
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

One example of which there are several:

12V DC to 120V AC & USB 5V DC Cigarette Lighter Power Inverter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,433
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Not if you have some means of solar charging. Sounds like you can get a pretty minimal set-up that would suit your needs. Small solar panel, small inverter and/or a solar battery charger.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,433
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Guess I'm in the "can't take it with you" crowd. Had a house years ago and the maintenance was far more time consuming between the yard and house. Had the well-paying desk job too. Neither of which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-23-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,433
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I think that's probably one of the main differences here... I never took the numbers barefoot listed in the initial post as gospel. Just simply as what he was going on for his intended time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-23-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,433
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

And here we go again... back to the same old, tired issues people have had with this thread since January. To re-cap: nobody ever said once we untie the lines, that's it. If you can't voyage on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-23-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,433
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

In the course of this thread we have pretty well fleshed out the idea that we all start from different places and have different means. The $500/mo has turned out to be a number to focus the...
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