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Search: Posts Made By: EpicAdventure
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-22-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,869
Posted By EpicAdventure
It looks like ActiveCaptain really does what I...

It looks like ActiveCaptain really does what I had in mind. Looks like a really nice site.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-18-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,869
Posted By EpicAdventure
Google Maps for ICW

(I just posted this on CF -- I'm not sure where the better spot is to post this...)

As we cruised down the ICW last year, I often wished that there was a Google Maps with ICW specific information...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By EpicAdventure
Wind Generators

I'm looking into adding supplemental power via either wind or solar. I know there are lots of debates about which to add first, or whether you need both, etc. Let's avoid that discussion and just...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-04-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By EpicAdventure
Some good points. True, in the realm of things,...

Some good points. True, in the realm of things, it is a relatively small expense. Just something else on the list of things to do/think about.

I hadn't even considered possible repercussions of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-03-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By EpicAdventure
It's hardly worth paying much for storage. It is...

It's hardly worth paying much for storage. It is a 2000 Subaru Outback with ~120000 mile. It might be easiest to just sell.

The plan is to undertake a ~1 yr cruise. However, I anticipate we...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-03-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By EpicAdventure
Car Storage

We now own a boat in Maryland.

We will be driving out from Minnesota soon.

What to do with the car as we head out for an extended cruise?

Options:

Sell it
Drive it back to MN where...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By EpicAdventure
Pictures are on the website (see link below),...

Pictures are on the website (see link below), under "The Boat".

Mostly small items we need/want to add:
Tune up diesel/replace mixing elbow
Reinforce the upper rudder post attachment (little bit...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By EpicAdventure
We're officially boat owners!

Well, we've gone and done it! We are now officially owners of a Hunter 40'. We closed yesterday. It is pretty hard to believe that it has actually happened!

Unfortunately, the boat is about...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By EpicAdventure
Insurance

It looks like we are purchasing a '87 Hunter 40. Pretty exciting and a little scary!! Survey and sea-trial went well -- came up with a list of mostly small items. Even still -- there is a lot of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,101
Posted By EpicAdventure
We want to do a Bahamas and maybe Caribbean...

We want to do a Bahamas and maybe Caribbean cruise and from what I have heard, it is next to impossible to get CNG along the way.

How long do you think two scuba style tanks would last? Probably...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,101
Posted By EpicAdventure
CSI CNG Stove to LPG

Can anyone point me in the right direction as far as converting the CNG stove to LPG?

It says CSI Gas Systems on the front.

For some reason I still haven't figured out how to attach photos.
...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 07-16-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By EpicAdventure
Posting pics

Why do I get an error when I try to attach a picture?

I would think I have enough posts...

The pictures are less than 94k limit...

The resolution is 400 pixels...

I get to the attach...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,341
Posted By EpicAdventure
Thanks for all the responses. I think I lean...

Thanks for all the responses.

I think I lean towards having a setup that gives me the ability to plane and explore. On charter trips I've done, I really like the flexibility it gives. Town is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,341
Posted By EpicAdventure
Dinghy: to plane or not to plane....

I'm starting to look at dinghies -- it is almost as tough as picking the main vessel! :D

Given the following:

Use davits
Typically carry ~300-400 lbs (2 people)
Occasionally want to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,862
Posted By EpicAdventure
Nice description! (Your not a distributor of...

Nice description! (Your not a distributor of crimpers and crimp connections or anything are you?? ;) )

It looks like we are close to buying a boat -- we have one under contract. More to come as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,862
Posted By EpicAdventure
Wow! This is great! A bit overwhelming. ...

Wow! This is great! A bit overwhelming.

So can anyone explain why crimping is better than soldering? It seems like a soldered + heatshrink connection would be hard to beat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,862
Posted By EpicAdventure
Reference book for repairs/modifications

What is a good book that I could buy to use as reference as I start to do systems modifications and upgrades. Something that would help with questions like the following:

1) What type of wire to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By EpicAdventure
Propane locker for CNG conversion

We are looking at buying a boat (we might be getting very close here... kind of exciting and scary!)

The subject boat has CNG and I'd like to convert it to LPG. Few questions:

1) I don't know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By EpicAdventure
Thanks for the replies. I can definitely see...

Thanks for the replies.

I can definitely see them sort of not really working! :p
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By EpicAdventure
Arg.... why can't I attach a picture attachment? ...

Arg.... why can't I attach a picture attachment? It is less than the file size requirement and the pixel size requirement....

how about this link:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By EpicAdventure
Sort of looks like self tailer

We looked at a boat today. The primary jib sheet winches sort of looked like they were self tailing, but sort of didn't.

They had a slot at the top of the winch but didn't have a "guide" into the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-05-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 4,940
Posted By EpicAdventure
Very exciting Chall, We are looking to do...

Very exciting Chall,

We are looking to do something very similar to what you are describing. We are struggling with the same questions -- walk away from good jobs? will we find somthing else when...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-05-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By EpicAdventure
I can only wish our budget included this boat. ...

I can only wish our budget included this boat. Looks pretty fancy!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-03-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By EpicAdventure
On our way to look at some boats!!!

As I write, we are headed to look at some boats in the Chesapeake Bay area. (I know, this modern technology blows me away that I can be surfing the web as we drive down the interstate. Now I know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By EpicAdventure
If the shaft is broken, don't you worry about the...

If the shaft is broken, don't you worry about the whole shaft sliding out, thus leaving a very large hole in the bottom of the hull? :eek:
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