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Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-06-2006
Replies: 3,410
Views: 888,644
Posted By erdagte
Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-26-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By erdagte
The doc tests it every month.

The doc tests it every month.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-24-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By erdagte
My marina water is good and at sea I have a...

My marina water is good and at sea I have a watermaker (save that for a new thread). But the tanks sat stagnant for about a year. I flushed out the system twice a few mnoths ago. I used vinegar...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-23-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By erdagte
Yep, it sure does help. I use the water in my...

Yep, it sure does help. I use the water in my tanks daily. I'm not too particular about taste, etc... just as long as it doesn't give me the nasties. But after reading your post, just to be sure,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-23-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By erdagte
Thanks sailingdog... but if not bleach or...

Thanks sailingdog... but if not bleach or vinegar... what should I use? Or does it even matter?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-22-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By erdagte
What about vinegar?

I heard that vinegar was better than bleach for adding to your tanks. I'm not too concerned about taste, just health.
Comments?
Forum: herSailNet   09-18-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 7,675
Posted By erdagte
Sailing Partner

I'm curious to now where you ladies - mostly live aboards - met your sailing partners? Marina? Yacht club? Sailing class?
Perhaps you were already together prior to cruising. Was it your...
Forum: herSailNet   03-26-2006
Replies: 81
Views: 19,530
Posted By erdagte
Before you get discouraged regarding the expense...

Before you get discouraged regarding the expense of boat owner and restoring major systems, I think you need to keep it in perspective.

Do you absolutely NEED to go sailing right away? Is you...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-26-2006
Replies: 3,410
Views: 888,644
Posted By erdagte
Any Ocean.

Any Ocean.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 5,359
Posted By erdagte
Any one else nervous

Like David, I too have been the victim of the "SailNet Double Order" bug.
I tried to call but there was no answer and the voicemail is full. So I sent an e-mail to customer service hoping they...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-07-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,147
Posted By erdagte
OK, you’ve made the decision

One more suggestion:
When I took the big plunge to live aboard I gave aways most of my household goods. The Salvation Army came and picked up all the big stuff. I''m not rich, but giving it away...
Forum: Living Aboard   02-14-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 13,689
Posted By erdagte
Onboard shower

I''m a brand new boat owner and working professional (full time on land). There''s one small issue I''d like to solve if/when I move on to my sailboat: the shower.

Sure there''s the marina and...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-16-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 3,305
Posted By erdagte
LOOKING 4 A BOAT

I''ll have to disagree with using USAA for boat insurance. I got a quote from them that was more than twice others and would have only covered the market value of the boat, not nec my investment. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-07-2005
Replies: 8
 
Views: 1,106
Posted By erdagte
I couldn''t agree more -- sorry for the...

I couldn''t agree more -- sorry for the confusion.
The survey is indeed the most important part. However, being new, I had to get recommendations from sources, including my broker. Then after I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-07-2005
Replies: 8
 
Views: 1,106
Posted By erdagte
orizon, I''m in the boat buying process...

orizon,

I''m in the boat buying process meeeself and boy is it... er..."fun." Like you, I''m absolutely new to this (they can see my guppiness a km away).

But if I may be so bold to add my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 2,257
Posted By erdagte
GPS & Computer

Stupid question but... is an "IPAQ" the same as a Palm Pilot? I''ve got one of those lying around and by TT''s acct, it may finally be put to a better use than just an electronic datebook....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-24-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By erdagte
How often do you paint the bottom?

Any good estimates on how long to go bwtn bottom painting?
Three years ago she was hauled out, sanded down to glass, got 4 barrier coats and 4 coats of bottom paint. She stays in the water...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-19-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By erdagte
Financing

Thanks Orion for the advice on limited space. Unfortunately, moving to HI is not my choice, but living aboard is. I''ve been to Ko''olina and you''re right: it is sweet, albeit pricey. I''m...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-18-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By erdagte
Financing

Thanks Eva. You are one of many that have recommended Essex. I''ll checking them out right away.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-13-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By erdagte
Financing

Okay, I''m buying a boat; actually, I like to think I''m buying my home since I intend to liveaboard when my job moves me to Hawaii next month.
I''ve set a budget and can afford the used one I''m...
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