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Search: Posts Made By: unomio
Forum: Provisioning 04-07-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 21,755
Posted By unomio
Re: Food Suggestions

One more idea--take along plenty of dried spices and herbs. You can make even canned spaghetti pretty palatable with enough garlic, oregano, etc.

I don't make spaghetti from scratch under way...
Forum: Provisioning 04-07-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 21,755
Posted By unomio
Re: Food Suggestions

If you take along pasta, rice, flour, mixes containing grains (including corn), or beans, be sure to put them in airtight containers (meaning: not boxes) and to plenty of dried bay leaves in each...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-07-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,763
Posted By unomio
Re: Question for world cruisers

Customs will be more interested in whether you're trying to import a boat obtained in another country. In most cases such an imported boat would require payment of customs duty. You'll need to show...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-07-2012
Replies: 155
Views: 63,772
Posted By unomio
Re: Sensible Cruising

We took the minimalist approach with our first cruising boat, a Pacific Seacraft 37. It was safe, fun to sail, and I could handle it alone in all but really bad weather. It didn't have...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-30-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By unomio
Re: Newbie looking to buy

Water tank interior may be blistered. Ours was. Required digging out the blisters and applying an epoxy that was more water resistant. Also, check under the head. THe support is wood and if it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2012
Replies: 162
Views: 15,087
Posted By unomio
Re: Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

Couple of thoughts from the feminine side of geezer cruising. We started our long-distance cruising when he was 63 and I was 60--in 2006. I was (and mostly am) scared by open ocean sailing. We've had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,480
Posted By unomio
Re: Scariest moment while sailing?

It was a dark and stormy night...really. 175 miles east of Tonga with 40 knots blowing against the current and a leftover SW swell making things even more miserable--can't see anything beyond the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,478
Posted By unomio
We've been cruising the Pacific for 6 years and...

We've been cruising the Pacific for 6 years and sailed for a long time before that. I agree with the comments that have been made, for the most part. Especially true for us:
- be sure to read Nigel...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-24-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,725
Posted By unomio
Our solutions for mold on your poo (and nasty...

Our solutions for mold on your poo (and nasty smells from the head)--a) use fresh water to flush the toilet when possible, b) DON'T use biocides, Lysol, etc. as they kill the good bugs and wreck the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-24-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,899
Posted By unomio
If you are living aboard in San Diego we are...

If you are living aboard in San Diego we are extremely jealous of your condensation problems. The Pacific Northwest so far wins our award for creating "indoor rain" but Tonga is a close second. Our...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-24-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,202
Posted By unomio
We have a 4-bladed Variprop, the DF107, which is...

We have a 4-bladed Variprop, the DF107, which is a 19" prop that Variprop cut down to 18" to fit the aperture in our 2006 PCS 40. We specified that propeller for that boat, which we had Pacific...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-24-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,929
Posted By unomio
We're currently in New Zealand (from Seattle via...

We're currently in New Zealand (from Seattle via Panama/Galapagos/Marquesas/Tahiti/Tonga). We have a roller furling staysail and headsail because we don't want to leave the cockpit (there are just...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 12-23-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,017
Posted By unomio
Aluminum toe rail leak?

We're in Opua, NZ, and had some rough weather getting here from Tonga in our PCS 40. We've discovered a small amount of salt water on the wiring bundle under the starboard hull-deck joint in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 17,840
Posted By unomio
As chief cook and bottlewasher aboard, I'd advise...

As chief cook and bottlewasher aboard, I'd advise you to keep the stove on top of the counter, not set into it. It will be difficult to clean up after splatters and such. You could secure the stove...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By unomio
Safe journey!

From another Bob and Sue--we've lived aboard for five years now and boy, do you have a great adventure ahead of you!

Sue
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-17-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 6,874
Posted By unomio
Hats off to you guys! On our passage from Panama...

Hats off to you guys! On our passage from Panama to the Galapagos it was too durned hot to eat _anything_, let alone cook it. Diesel smell (tiny breeze was from astern, naturally) quelled any vagrant...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-07-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 8,154
Posted By unomio
old-fashioned new tech

After losing both lifelines in the middle of the Pacific on our way to the Marquesas, we bought gear for an emergency replacement of a stay or shroud (per another thread--no storms, no water over the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-30-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 4,795
Posted By unomio
How much is too much?

Book-learning, I mean. We started with over 40 years of sailing experience _each_, all coastal. 20 years in the Navy gave Bob an idea what it would be like to be alone on the big ocean; I had only...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,930
Posted By unomio
I would probably disagree with the necessity for...

I would probably disagree with the necessity for a bow thruster on the PSC 37--certainly in all but very heavy conditions. The 37 will practically spin on her keel, especially if you have a tiller. ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-29-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,930
Posted By unomio
Mike, I'm a geezer lady with a heart condition...

Mike, I'm a geezer lady with a heart condition and I could singlehand our PSC 37 in all but the worst weather. It had a tiller, too. Nice turn of speed (we could foot the Ericson 38s and even took...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-27-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By unomio
Leaks from water tank inspection ports

Our 1983 PSC 37 (hull #42) had plywood covers for the water tanks; the plywood was laminated to white Formica (or Formica-like material) which was installed so that the Formica faced the interior of...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-21-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,931
Posted By unomio
I couldn't find a Web presence, either. I...

I couldn't find a Web presence, either. I purchased a gallon at Beacon Marine (http://www.beaconmarineinc.com/page4.html) in Ventura, CA. They're a small, family-owned store, but they take phone...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-21-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 91,159
Posted By unomio
The two of us live aboard a Pacific Seacraft 40....

The two of us live aboard a Pacific Seacraft 40. We've lived under 6" of snow in the Pacific Northwest, in 70 MPH winds at a dock, and in 100 degrees in more southern climes. All of the Crealock...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-20-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,931
Posted By unomio
Green Mountain A29 corrosion remover does a great...

Green Mountain A29 corrosion remover does a great job of removing rust from stainless (or steel). Also helps with corrosion of chrome plated equipment such as winches. This stuff seeps down between...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-18-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,931
Posted By unomio
Chainplate maintenance on a PSC 37

On our 1983 PSC 37 rust stains ran down the hull from the chainplates. We cleaned the reachable portions of the chainplates and realized that the majority of the rust was coming from the shrouds and...
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