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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2012
Replies: 442
Views: 74,328
Posted By PTsailing
Re: finding a toilet to fit a small head

C-Head makes 3 different models, you'd probably find one that fits in your head. I like the C-Head for several reasons but mostly because you can get extra liquid bottles for next to nothing since he...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2012
Replies: 442
Views: 74,328
Posted By PTsailing
We use a dry composting head (composting is...

We use a dry composting head (composting is really a misnomer, none of them really turn it into compost) that we built ourselves from a seperatt privy kit. Same concepts as both the airhead and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2010
Replies: 442
Views: 74,328
Posted By PTsailing
Basically we just built a wooden box and used...

Basically we just built a wooden box and used containers that would fit the height we needed. Most people use a bucket (like the kind you get at home depot with the lid) but that made our unit too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-29-2010
Replies: 442
Views: 74,328
Posted By PTsailing
we built our own dry composting head, so we could...

we built our own dry composting head, so we could make it the correct size to fit our space. It was also much less expensive. We used the Seperatt privy kit from Eco Vita Ecovita Privy Kit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 13,304
Posted By PTsailing
12 ft Super Snark bought for $250 at a church...

12 ft Super Snark bought for $250 at a church rummage sail, I think I was around 22 or 23 yrs old. Never sailed before, taught myself. Hardest part was putting that thing on top of the car in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,807
Posted By PTsailing
I had a super snark, great little boat. ...

I had a super snark, great little boat. Basically a coleman cooler with a sail. Plastic covered styrofoam. Sail was nylon, not plastic by the way. I ended up have UL sails make me a better sail...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-30-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,817
Posted By PTsailing
My husband and I are teaching ourselves to sail...

My husband and I are teaching ourselves to sail on a 28 ft sailboat in puget sound. We go out, sail around, try some stuff, scare ourselves occasionally and then we debrief at the dock. Every time...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-21-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2,003
Posted By PTsailing
We bought a book that lists all the marinas in...

We bought a book that lists all the marinas in our area, we just have to look up the marina in question and find either the channel they use or their phone number.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 5,391
Posted By PTsailing
We just installed one of the 3" models in the...

We just installed one of the 3" models in the plexiglass hatch of our San Juan. Used a hole saw. Also make sure you tape before cutting. Blue painters tape works well and we used a small box taped...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By PTsailing
Welcom Ugly, Here's a couple more for you, have...

Welcom Ugly,
Here's a couple more for you, have a float or floating line if you tow a dinghy, or a face mask and a kayak drysuit available if you don't. :) Have fenders out before you hit the dock...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,209
Posted By PTsailing
I just checked out Zac's website and blog. He's...

I just checked out Zac's website and blog. He's got a paypal button for sponsorship, so now I'm one of his sponsors. :) It's going to be fun tracking him around the world. I would have jumped at...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-17-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By PTsailing
Welcom Bill & Ros, We live in both Seattle...

Welcom Bill & Ros,
We live in both Seattle (Ballard) and Port Townsend. If it were possible we'd live in Port Townsend full time but the commute to the office is a bit much for my hubby. So it's...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-10-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By PTsailing
we're planning on cruising the San Juan's this...

we're planning on cruising the San Juan's this summer also, one thing everyone has told us is that you do more motoring than actual sailing, so an inboard diesel is a good idea. Gas prices are...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-06-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,708
Posted By PTsailing
We keep our boat out at the Port Hadlock Marina,...

We keep our boat out at the Port Hadlock Marina, we'd be happy to show her off to anyone thinking of buying a similiar boat. We're there every weekend. Marty is right about the shower though, none...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-05-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,708
Posted By PTsailing
Hi Ron, We wanted something that had a...

Hi Ron,
We wanted something that had a comfortable berth for two, but was small enough that it wouldn't cost us a fortune to fix or outfit. The larger the boat the more expensive it is for slip...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-04-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,708
Posted By PTsailing
Welcome Carol! We ended up buying a San Juan...

Welcome Carol!
We ended up buying a San Juan 28, it's moored at the Port Hadlock Marina and we've been out in her a couple of times already. She's a solid little boat with an inboard diesel. We're...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-30-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,728
Posted By PTsailing
We had this same problem with our new boat,...

We had this same problem with our new boat, raised the mainsail and it would stop several inches from the top, turns out we had a line too tight that was preventing the sail from going all the way to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 7,230
Posted By PTsailing
We went for good deal over fashion statement. The...

We went for good deal over fashion statement. The local sailing club has a leftover boat show deal on Gil coastal jackets, $99. My only choice was yellow, my husband liked the red, even though they...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 8,238
Posted By PTsailing
We have a slip at the Port Hadlock Marina, but...

We have a slip at the Port Hadlock Marina, but right now she's on the hard at Sea Marine in Hudson Point Marina having the bottom paint done. We're in PT most weekends, our house is on Monroe just 3...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 8,238
Posted By PTsailing
We are now proud owners of a 1979 San Juan 28!!!

The surveyor gave her a clean bill of health, just a few issues with the engine. Hull and deck are solid, no moisture anywhere (nothing abnormal anyway) he was very impressed with our little boat. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-26-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 8,091
Posted By PTsailing
My husband and I built stitch and glue kayaks...

My husband and I built stitch and glue kayaks from kits (pygmyboats.com) it was a lot of fun to build them, very easy and fairly fast. We built ours side by side in the garage. They're great boats,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 8,238
Posted By PTsailing
Well we went and saw the SJ 28 this evening, it...

Well we went and saw the SJ 28 this evening, it had everything we wanted in a first boat; newish sails, dodger, autohelm, gps, inboard diesel, roomy interior, etc. It's ready to sail, so we bought...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 8,238
Posted By PTsailing
Thanks Marty, that's one for the SJ. :) the...

Thanks Marty, that's one for the SJ. :)
the other factor is the SJ has a yanmar and the Newport has a universal. Sounds like the Yanmar might be a bit beefier. So many boats! Helps to get some...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 8,238
Posted By PTsailing
Any San Juan 28 owners?

We're going to go look at a 1979 San Juan 28, I found lots of technical info on the boat (San Juan 28 website) but I would love some feedback from folks that own one or have sailed one of these...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-23-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,708
Posted By PTsailing
We consider PT to be local, Seattle is just where...

We consider PT to be local, Seattle is just where we have to live during the week. :) We own a house in PT, we rent in Seattle.
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