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Forum: Living Aboard   12-22-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,856
Posted By Captsomer
I have lived on a 37' trawler in Cincinnati for...

I have lived on a 37' trawler in Cincinnati for over 8 years now. I use a Hurricane hydronic heating system that I installed. It was expensive (just the hurricane is around $3000) but well worth...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-28-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 6,649
Posted By Captsomer
[QUOTE=sailingdog;278347] They don't pay much in...

[QUOTE=sailingdog;278347] They don't pay much in the way of taxes, [QUOTE]


I hear this line all the time from landlubbers and it makes no sense to me. If you think for one minute that the marina...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,250
Posted By Captsomer
Well, I found it... Its my new flat screen TV....

Well, I found it... Its my new flat screen TV. Its only 4-5 months old. Its made by Toshiba and it has a stainless steel case. (I paid extra for that.:mad:)

Anyway, I tested the outlet, it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,250
Posted By Captsomer
Hey gang, I know this isn't a good excuse,...

Hey gang,

I know this isn't a good excuse, but I've been very busy with work and have not had time to treat this like the emergency that it is. I have not tried what US27 suggested yet but I did...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,493
Posted By Captsomer
I just did my engine room with the lead/foam/foil...

I just did my engine room with the lead/foam/foil stuff from West Marine. (Model # 216866) it is one inch thich and it lists for $130 for a 32" X 54" sheet. Sounddown sells a similar product. You...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,250
Posted By Captsomer
One more thing! How is the window frame part of a...

One more thing! How is the window frame part of a complete circuit? It is mounted into a non-conductive fiberglass boat with no other wireing around it. I think that is whats got me stumped more than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,250
Posted By Captsomer
It got pretty late last night so I didn't get to...

It got pretty late last night so I didn't get to work on this problem much. I'll get to it today though. The dock is steel. Nobody has done any electric work anywhere that I know of. Everything on my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 18,913
Posted By Captsomer
I'm working on a project like yours right now....

I'm working on a project like yours right now. Sunbrella recomends that you use a size 22 needle with a polyester bonded thread for the stitching. I don't think that you'll fit a size 22 needle in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,250
Posted By Captsomer
Exclamation I'm Shocked!!

OK. Here’s my story… I live on my fiberglass trawler. Today it was raining pretty good. Everything outside was good and soaked. The rain dropped off to a fine mist and I decided to use this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 5,809
Posted By Captsomer
I've lived aboard for about 13 years now on two...

I've lived aboard for about 13 years now on two different boats and have never bought even one square of "marine" TP. I get "what ever" from the grocery store. Sometimes I even get the thick two ply...
Forum: S2   01-23-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 11,100
Posted By Captsomer
I lived on a 9.2c for about 5 years. I found it...

I lived on a 9.2c for about 5 years. I found it to be very well built, comfortable, and strong. I don't know about an extended ocean crossing, but it would be great for living aboard, coastal...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-23-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 6,821
Posted By Captsomer
There is a place here in town that sells foam and...

There is a place here in town that sells foam and supplies for upholstery work. I'll bet there is something like it near you. (?) :confused: Anyway... I bought a slab of 5" thick regular yellow...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-15-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 14,680
Posted By Captsomer
I'm a 13 year liveaboard in Cincinnati, Ohio on...

I'm a 13 year liveaboard in Cincinnati, Ohio on the Ohio River. I live on a 36' Gulfstar Trawler (I know, I know. Its not a sail boat. But I used to live on a sail boat for five years, does that...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-09-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 3,728
Posted By Captsomer
I would never hook my boat up to city water. I...

I would never hook my boat up to city water. I just don't see the point in taking the chance. Its not that hard to fill your tanks. Even in the winter. I have a 100 gal. tank and I get about 2 weeks...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-09-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,357
Posted By Captsomer
I'm a liveaboard and regretfuly, I don't take my...

I'm a liveaboard and regretfuly, I don't take my boat out as much as I like. I own my own company and run the marina where I stay. I'd love to finish the day and take her out or maybe even take a few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 6,247
Posted By Captsomer
I think the technology for the electric drive...

I think the technology for the electric drive system is here and available today. The prices are still a bit high but…. Several companies have systems that have been working fine, and the electric...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 8,717
Posted By Captsomer
I need to make a battery box also. Could I make...

I need to make a battery box also. Could I make it out of aluminum? I know precautions would have to be taken to deal with the conductivity of the metal case, but I don't think it would be hard. I...
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