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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,101
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

Yes, we have 2 heads already. So one will be replaced with an Airhead. The other will be a manual marine head with a y-valve that, God willing, will only be turned to the holding tank when in port...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,101
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

Airhead composting and DD with a dummy tank for legal issues for us. Use airhead in port and DD out to sea.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By Aquarian
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Is it possible to afford the sailing lifestyle while working an ocean-type job?

Ditto this. Get proof that you know how to sail/navigate and hire on as crew. It doesn't always require a four year degree.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Aquarian
Re: beached, for now

No need for a back yard hole - there is a deep bluff there already.

Is this a major resto? Oh yes -3 years worth, but counting down. See...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Aquarian
Re: beached, for now

Nice to meet you neighbor,

We are currently in TN also, near Jamestown, and are locally famous for having a 42 foot sailboat parked in the front yard for restoration. We drew quite a crowd when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Cracks on deck? C&C

Welcome!
As for a 33 foot boat cruising the ocean, many are quite capable. A good source for info about sea worthy cruising boats is. Sailboat Reviews of Offshore Cruising Yachts :...
Forum: Other Brands   05-12-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 9,418
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

We have never heard of Sea Chief Yacht Co of Taiwan. We also have never run across anything to suggest that any Vagabonds were built at a different/more than one yard - that doesn't mean they...
Forum: Other Brands   05-12-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 9,418
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

This is our current focus. The plywood squares were bedded and surrounded by resin and filler (looks and sands like colloidal silica, but not sure). We took up the deck skin to make sure the core...
Forum: Other Brands   05-11-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 9,418
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

We have not yet tackled the aft head. We considered what you have proposed and think it is a very viable option, but we didn't want to be dependent on only one head and wanted to have a guest head. ...
Forum: Other Brands   01-13-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 9,418
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

One of our recent projects has been the revamp/repair of the forward head. We knew the aft head had issues with rotting flooring when we bought Gypsy. We erroneously blamed a leaking chainplate. ...
Forum: Other Brands   01-11-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 9,418
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

It rains enough here in the southeast US to make it difficult to open a boat's deck, dry, and repair it before it gets rained on and re-soaked. We were in fear of attacking this job until we found...
Forum: Other Brands   01-10-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 9,418
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

Helimech, glad to hear the v-berth floors are nearly done. That is one project we won't have to tackle on Gypsy in the near future. All of her floors, with exception of the aft head appear to be...
Forum: Other Brands   12-29-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 9,418
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

We have exposed all but 2 - distracted by other projects. We won't be cutting our chainplates out completely. We just need access to the bolts and to inspect them. We are planning to move the...
Forum: Other Brands   12-29-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 9,418
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

I feel your pain. Our decks would have been in pretty good shape if not for the leaks related to the bowsprit. Poseidon has smiled on us though as we have removed the top skin of the foredeck...
Forum: Other Brands   12-29-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 9,418
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Vagabond and Westwind Sailboats

Helimech,

Love the Battery box job. We have been planning a similar modification to gain better access to the front of the engine. Great spot for the starter battery too. We were considering...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-29-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,874
Posted By Aquarian
Re: I got a sailboat for my birthday.

Welcome to sailing! Lots of good folks and good times in this crowd. Enjoy the ride - even when it gets rocky
P-)
Forum: Weather   10-17-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,479
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

Me too, minus the sh*t. LOL Guess times are changing. ;)
Forum: Apps & Authors   10-16-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 8,203
Posted By Aquarian
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

Motion of the Ocean by Janna Cawrse Esarey is a hilarious true tale of newlyweds on a honeymoon trip around the globe.

Berserk by David Mercy is the true story of Jar Andhoy, and David Mercer...
Forum: Weather   10-16-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,479
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

Yep. Beowulf was moored off of Explorer Island near the center of the red circle.
Forum: Weather   10-16-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,479
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

Good to hear.
Just heard from one of your neighbors that he and his wife also road out the storm in the lagoon thinking it was going to be much less severe. His name is Roger, tan ketch between...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-16-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 15,201
Posted By Aquarian
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Not practical? It is entirely practical. What it isn't is luxury. The smaller the boat, the fewer the luxuries and maintenance headaches.

If you can only shower on deck when in public, use a...
Forum: Weather   10-16-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,479
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

We put her on the market about 12/2011 and sold her about 2/2013 with our mooring in French Saint Martin. She was a good boat with big sales, great speed and a lot of heel
Forum: Weather   10-15-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 9,479
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

Wow! Awesome job keeping afloat and safe. I don't think you could have picked a much better mooring in the lagoon for that storm. Well done! All of our friends there have said the same about how...
Forum: Diesel   10-14-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,663
Posted By Aquarian
Re: Won't Start after 4 hours of cruising.

Had a similar issue a while back. Fought it for months before we finally thoroughly checked the fuel tank vent hose. Ours was routed so as to allow overfilled or sloshed diesel to accumulate in a...
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