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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-14-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 16,448
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Solar-heated shower bag, up on deck or in the cockpit.

You sacrifice privacy if you want to get clean.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Does an Hobie Catamaran a good intro to sailing?


Catamarans in that size teach you a lot (probably more than monohulls in the 16ft range).

Backwinding the jib for most tacks, the trickiness to dock one, the sensitivity to flip over, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-27-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,054
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

I'm in Redondo Beach, CA. As a liveaboard they tack on $200 to the ~$425/mo. It varies about $5 depending on electrical use. The docks are old and splintery, people in the harbor accidentally...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-27-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,094
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Boat Purchase Timing ??

You'll notice many boats up for sale for months and months and even years, repeating the same ad. That's a sign that there isn't much of a season. I would guess that if you expand your search to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,115
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: roller stabilizer or flopper stopper

Mine are about 18" in diameter, the kind you can buy at a marine store. There's 4 along each line, about 4' apart, with a weight at the bottom. The crucial part is the weight at the bottom - that's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2013
Replies: 153
Views: 11,406
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Where are the younger people?

Younger people don't have "The [sailing] bug", because they are just too distracted by the ability to do many other, simpler things.

I'm in my 20's and I am living on my 3rd sailboat.

A $1000...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-05-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 6,387
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Relocating to SoCal to liveaboard - have a catch 22...

I think your first step should be phone calls to every marina you can find a number for, and see if they have a slip that size, or what the waiting list is, maybe don't even bring up the LAB topic....
Forum: Living Aboard   10-23-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 15,134
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Live aboard Orange County, CA

Hey there,

I was living in OC for 6 years, the last 3 were spent renting in Newport Beach in the back half/guest houses of really nice people on Balboa and Lido Islands, always looking to spend my...
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