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Search: Posts Made By: thorrad
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-24-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By thorrad
Thanks for the info guys! keep it coming. I like...

Thanks for the info guys! keep it coming. I like the Landfall idea best so far as 43 is about as big as I ever want to get.

Yes the idea here is to have three separate staterooms (or two and a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-06-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,276
Posted By thorrad
+1 for Lorna Sass. The Whole Chicken with Dried...

+1 for Lorna Sass. The Whole Chicken with Dried Figs and Pum Sauce will make your tastebuds dance and sing. I have never had a bad recipe from her.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-06-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,329
Posted By thorrad
BTW, Looking at the other Watkins 27's out there...

BTW, Looking at the other Watkins 27's out there it looks like you picked a great boat to live on. It is small but it has all of the things you need. So long as yours is in good condition it will be...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-06-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,329
Posted By thorrad
The good news is that you have some time for some...

The good news is that you have some time for some of the less important items. Relax a bit. There is always a project list on a boat. Always. Great to hear you are going to be moving aboard! Moving...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-05-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By thorrad
You sure your sink didn't just drain overboard?...

You sure your sink didn't just drain overboard? Seems odd that it would go into the sump and not just directly OB. Is one of those through hull fittings for that do you think?

Where does/did the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-05-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By thorrad
I'll try to get some photos of my head install...

I'll try to get some photos of my head install when I get home. It is nice to have a little "Front Porch" to rest your feet on in front of the head itself. If you have the room I would highly...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 08-04-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,185
Posted By thorrad
Bombay 44. Anyone sailed one?

I am always looking at possible next boats. Who isn't? As a liveaboard hoping to have the next boat around for many years and hoping to cruise many miles in blue water with that boat I have been...
Forum: Living Aboard 08-03-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 14,311
Posted By thorrad
My wife and I managed to do the whole thing in...

My wife and I managed to do the whole thing in record time it seems. We were about 6 months from concept to living aboard. After we figured that we wanted to do it, it became a mania. Getting rid of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-03-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By thorrad
So far as I know the composters are all pretty...

So far as I know the composters are all pretty close to the same. I have an Airhead but I believe the Nature's Head is very close. The designer of the Nature's Head used to work for the guy who made...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-03-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By thorrad
Well... If you are thinking about putting the...

Well... If you are thinking about putting the liquids into the bilge or overboard I would say don't do it! The uscg and various depts of ecology say that's a big no-no. If you just want a small...
Forum: Living Aboard 08-02-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By thorrad
Safety aboard starts with good systems

This link goes to a photo and video of a boat afire on the water near my home port. It looks like the trigger for the fire was a faulty pilot light on a propane stove on board.

Small boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-02-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,329
Posted By thorrad
Hauled and surveyed. Two of the most important...

Hauled and surveyed. Two of the most important words for the boat buyer... You CAN talk about money first but you might wait till you get the survey results. They are the most important bargaining...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-02-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By thorrad
As far as what goes in and what comes out there...

As far as what goes in and what comes out there is little to worry about. Oddly the smell from the compost is nearly identical do musty old rope in a wet locker. There is little that is needed in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-02-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,329
Posted By thorrad
Once you get this boat, we all want to see photos...

Once you get this boat, we all want to see photos please! I for one am very excited for you. My family has been living aboard for about two years and has been having a blast. A a student there could...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-02-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By thorrad
Oh BTW, I looked at the old head in the photos of...

Oh BTW, I looked at the old head in the photos of your CL 33 on the page you set up from the original post. It looks like there is enough room to get a composting head in there. there might need to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-02-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By thorrad
Are you on a dock or mooring outside? I have...

Are you on a dock or mooring outside? I have changed to an "Airhead" composting head two years ago January. It has changed our lives for the better and may help you.

The composters generally...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-02-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 10,789
Posted By thorrad
So here are my .02. I have lived in the PNW...

So here are my .02. I have lived in the PNW (Seattle area) for the last two years onboard a Catalina 36. We have a two stage heating system that goes like this.

In the fall and early winter we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2010
Replies: 209
Views: 18,380
Posted By thorrad
So this one was from a little while ago but it...

So this one was from a little while ago but it does go down as the best single day I have had on a boat so here goes.

I started out with the family leaving the dock at 9am into what looked and...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-29-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 6,043
Posted By thorrad
Oh I forgot to mention, I also have a Mac Mini...

Oh I forgot to mention, I also have a Mac Mini connected to the system. That way we have internet and Netflix etc. It really helps when you don't want to run to the video store. (Of course it helps...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-29-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 6,043
Posted By thorrad
The wife and I have a great 1080i Vizio 32"...

The wife and I have a great 1080i Vizio 32" monitor that we got at Costco right before we dumped our membership (How can you shop at costco when you live on a boat? I can't get 100 rolls of TP down...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-21-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,916
Posted By thorrad
It was my wife that got me onto our boat and I...

It was my wife that got me onto our boat and I have never regretted it. I would say that as I was looking for the "Bargain Boat" of my dreams I discovered that there were some financing options that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-21-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,843
Posted By thorrad
Heck we are lucky to have snow once a year! The...

Heck we are lucky to have snow once a year! The typical year here gets down to 20 degrees for less than a week and usually stays above freezing most of the time. I live aboard a Catalina 36 with the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-18-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By thorrad
Is there a low cost three stateroom circumnavigator out there?

Hi folks,

I have been looking around here for a while and would love to hear some ideas about any well built older boats that could be suitable for a family of liveaboards with a yen for...
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