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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-31-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,359
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Start Up Planning and Advice

Glad to see that you're planning some charters. I think that after just a few days on one, you'll start to have ideas of what you do and don't like. A few more charters and maybe going on friends'...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-29-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,870
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Boat for Pacific Passage - yes or no?

Feel free to PM me, MazMarine (http://www.yachtworld.com/mazmarine/) has brokers in three cities -- we worked with the ones in LaPaz (Mike and Shelly are friends as well) but have heard good things...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-29-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,870
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Boat for Pacific Passage - yes or no?

You'll find a lot of boats that are cruise-prepped down in Mexico and selling at a discount compared to US prices on similarly-equipped boats. Look on YachtWorld (we worked with two different...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,968
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Icebox with no drain hole in the bottom??

Actually, I'd consider the lack of a drain hole a plus. Heat rises, cold falls . . . and with a drain hole, it means that warmer air from the bilge comes into the box and cold air from the box goes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Cruisers Outpost

Long story, you can read about the sale and demise of Lats & Atts (http://cruisingoutpost.com/category/latitudes-and-attitudes-magazine/) here . . .
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,928
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Running a fridge on a mooring...

If you want refrigeration, think about an Engel portable. It's a true refrig, not like a Coleman cooler that just cools a bit, and has about the lowest power requirement of anything out there. Runs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-08-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: haul out or hurricane hole?

It's definitely a location specific choice -- the exact nature of where you'd be hauled out and how they prep the yard (two yards, side by side could have very different outcomes) and ditto on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-19-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,696
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Hard vs Soft

Depending on where you'll use it, think about getting in either from the water and plan for it. Especially important if you're going to be snorkeling or diving from it. Different designs of both...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 6,452
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Cleaning Hull in the water

I wrote a pretty detailed article on bottom cleaning for Cruising World back in 2006. Rather than try to repeat it all here, I'll just link to the manuscript for the article, which is on my blog (as...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-25-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,099
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Removing Can Labels for roaches or bugs?

I don't know of anyone who removes labels. Recently had a question on my blog about varnishing cans too (lots of old cruising books talk about that, too) and again don't know of anyone who does.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 7,463
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: How do you organize your tools?

Same problem with having to get everything out, but we love the roll-up ones for pretty much everything except sockets. It's easy to see what's what and we label the outside of each roll. An added...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,731
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Manual or Electric Windless??

Our thought is that a power windlass is a safety feature.

If you've got power and it's easy to reset the anchor, you'll do it several times if need be. Without it, you'll say "oh, it'll do." ...
Forum: Pearson   09-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: pearson 31-2 ice box

Not familiar with that particular model, but I've seen plenty where it was done with a bailing bucket and sponge . . . If you don't see an obvious drain at the low point of the box, that might be the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: My icebox(es)

Use the blue or pink insulating foam from Home Depot/Lowe's, etc. cut to the exact dimensions but off the bottom by a few inches -- dab some silicone on the back side to attach it to the "walls" and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-25-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: New to it all

Google on "community sailing" and you can probably find some groups in your area . . . find a (non-ritzy) sailing club near you and volunteer to crew in some low-key races (crew generally don't have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 1,735
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: When does the fun start?

No, I don't spend more time on maintenance and repair than sailing . . . but I spend more time LEARNING about maintenance and repair than learning about sailing, cruising, living aboard and so on. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: cabin fans

We like the Caframo 2-blade fans with the "exposed" blades -- they are finger safe by design and I've stuck my fingers in a number of times and they're hurt. By not having a housing around the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,111
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Is it just me with pole problems? ;)

Just saw your note above my photo. Maybe politely ask him if anyone else has successfully set the pole with his system? Or could he demonstrate? I honestly don't think it could be done.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,111
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Is it just me with pole problems? ;)

Here's a picture of our pole in use, as the genoa is being unfurled. Unfortunately, the sheet is exactly behind the pole from the clew to the outboard end of the pole -- but it may help you some in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,111
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Is it just me with pole problems? ;)

Okay, we used a whisker pole with that fitting . . . yes, on the genoa. And instead of a loop on the clew of the genoa, we ran the sheet itself through the clip on the outboard end of the pole,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-06-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,994
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: 2nd Battery or Battery Booster

What type of boat and how do you envision you'll be using it?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-15-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Any tips to get started looking?

Look on Yachtworld.com . . . it'll give you lots of ideas of boats in your price and size range, along with marinas in your area. Even if you don't look at or buy one of them, it's a great starting...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-10-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,313
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Hurricane Hole - How to Choose

I'll start by agreeing with Catamount -- minimize fetch from ALL directions. If you get a direct hit (we did) the wind will do a 180 switch as the eye passes, and waves will come from pretty much...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,617
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Sailing around Mexico

Be sure to sign up for the Southbound Yahoo Group -- southbound_group : The Southbound Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southbound_group/)
You'll get lots of great info from people who are there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 3,333
Posted By CarolynShearlock
Re: Over Powered in 30 knots?

Ditto on all the above. And note that if you ever are in a situation where you can't tack and there's an obstruction (such as shallow water coming up), you can do a quick jibe all the way around --...
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