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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By slax
Didn't know morgan made a 3/4 - full keel model....

Didn't know morgan made a 3/4 - full keel model. I'm content with smaller for the draft needs here but personally get uncomfortable when being pushed sideways in 10kts.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By slax
Thanks for the input everyone. I am pretty open...

Thanks for the input everyone. I am pretty open within a range. I wasn't planning on keeping it in the keys persay. Am open to bringing it north closer to ga so it's proximal. Ideally I don't need...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-05-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By slax
The adventure begins, again. :)

Having relocated to the southeast, but still working from the bay. I find myself in an interesting impasse`. Tardis is still in SF, I don't have the time right now to move her here via her own means,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,999
Posted By slax
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

ehh.. bigger means more complex. systems involve more components, more moving parts, more weight, probably by definition more complex.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,999
Posted By slax
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

I think very much like the "safety - speed - comfort" ratios of finding your fit in a boat (keel design, sail displacement, helm, etc.) finding the right "size" of boat for single handing is a trade...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2014
Replies: 1,406
Views: 500,666
Posted By slax
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

nice project.. those jerry cans are getting horrendous.. something decent worth putting cycles into that most sailors, boaters, recreational vehicle, etcc users would love.. an alternative but still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2014
Replies: 1,406
Views: 500,666
Posted By slax
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

18721heh.. second project today, this one completely derrived from this thread.. did 2 x 4"x24" pvc propane holders..

1 - 10'x4" pvc conduit $35
2 - 4" pvc caps $4
2 - 4" cap to female thread...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2014
Replies: 1,406
Views: 500,666
Posted By slax
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

so.. noticed the other day that the bilge pump hadn't fired on in a while. We haven't had much rain, and I have a fairly deep keel so there's lots of room, but definitely was past the acceptable...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-23-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13,182
Posted By slax
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

well a lively and informative thread. nothing as knowledgable or experienced to offer as the 4 pages before. But my personal take as a budget minded cruiser, is that I love my Vanguard 33'. Was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-17-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,095
Posted By slax
Re: Pearson 34 - Talk me out of it

I have a Pearson 33 #320 and love her. Definitely would have a hard time telling someone to not go with it if everything else is right.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-09-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 22,111
Posted By slax
Re: Making a living as a liveaboard

I really like, or see the potential(to be more accurate), of a variation of things for barter and sale, combined with as broad a range of applicable skills as possible, and a willingness to make...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-09-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 22,111
Posted By slax
Re: Making a living as a liveaboard

So I see the illegality of Guns and Drugs, but what defines running liquor? Like what are the limitations before your into trouble for a quantity? coming back into the states I would assume to be the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-06-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 22,111
Posted By slax
Re: Making a living as a liveaboard

irony is at least for the distance of my life span, tech is pretty much here to stay. have an array of other skill-sets aquired through the years. welding being one, electronics another, worked for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-04-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 22,111
Posted By slax
Re: Making a living as a liveaboard

Yah its been an interesting adventure this working from vessel reality. Tis quite hard to stretch out and have more then a single monitor and room to think. Nice when things arent blowing up but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2013
Replies: 1,406
Views: 500,666
Posted By slax
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

that was the first wife... :D
Forum: Electronics   04-28-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By slax
Minimal Electronics reqirements and alternatives

Hello,

I am in the process of refitting, well mostly building up the electronics on my recently aquired 33' Vanguard (bantik). Currently only have a vhf radio, a few local charts, depth finder,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-28-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,943
Posted By slax
Re: Proper way to tap into 12VDC wire?

Having done led lighting for fairly harsh environments (similarly extreme, ancient ocean floor Black Rock City for Burning man, and automated indoor gardening systems) With LARGE amounts of lights...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By slax
Re: cockpit lockers and some other questions

Due to aquiring a set of 6 t105's and the process to locate them I have been leaning to closing off the port side quarterberth opening, effectively creating a space for the batteries to reside, well...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By slax
cockpit lockers and some other questions

http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=1112

I recently aquired a new vessel a Vanguard 33' . Dinette arrangement, which I believe I am going to gut the dinette and customize this space...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 4,014
Posted By slax
Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

Nothing super serious while sailing, small things one hopefully learns from to prevent bigger things from happening. though was off ship at a friends house the other night and cracked a rib, have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By slax
cockpit lockers and some other questions

, I recently aquired a new vessel a Vanguard 33' . Dinette arrangement, which I believe I am going to gut the dinette and customize this space with a desk and wall mounted flatscreens on the forewal....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By slax
Re: cockpit lockers...need advice!

heh, didnt notice how old it was. mayhap I will take it to a new thread.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By slax
Re: cockpit lockers...need advice!

I believe this is on topic, I recently aquired a new vessel a Vanguard 33' (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=1112). Dinette arrangement, which I believe I am going to gut the dinette...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-31-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,005
Posted By slax
Re: Battery Bank Parallel or Series

since there is realistically no single space I can stow these 6 units in direct proximity to eachother, I was contemplating putting them in groups of 2 in parallel creating 3 12v units and following...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-30-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,005
Posted By slax
Re: Battery Bank Parallel or Series

Howdy,
Been great following this thread, has helped me make some decisions as well as aquiring a broader general knowledge and tips. Though I have a series parallel question, I recently aquired a...
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