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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By night0wl
Re: bavaria 44 or beneteau cyklades 43.4?

the Cyclades line for Beneteau was built as cheap as possible to compete against Bavaria in the charter trade. Expect compromises like minimal woodwork (aka Chlorox bottle boat), coring of the hull...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-21-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 6,282
Posted By night0wl
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

Drinking water is such a critical resource that I would rely on several different modes of collections. This is especially true if you'll be traveling to remote or low-development places.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,120
Posted By night0wl
Re: Best of these Florida cities for sailing

get a few insurance quotes before you move may decide you can handle winter just fine. as for favorite sailing in FL, if you can afford it, Miami and Biscayne Bay are great, especially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,857
Posted By night0wl
Re: Funding retirement boat

my tactic would be to buy a big boat a few years before retirement. When you cast off, you'll only really have the boat note as a tax writeoff as your primary home will either be paid off or a...
Forum: Florida - Western   08-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By night0wl
Re: Charlotte Harbor/Punta Gorda area

Not specifically Charlotte Harbor, but almost out of the area is Cabbage Key. There's a restaurant on Cabbage Key that had dollar bills hanging from the ceiling all over. Its reportedly the place...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 9,967
Posted By night0wl
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

They look beautiful. But beyond that, I'm not sure there are really any advantages of a canoe stern/double-ender. Recall reading posts from Bob Perry asserting as much.

A *huge* cone is the loss...
Forum: Electronics   07-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By night0wl
Re: laptop choice


I have a thread on sailnet about where htis project is going. Eventually, I want to get engine sensors to be put on the data stream too....Arduino based.
Forum: Outboard   06-01-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,701
Posted By night0wl
Re: Propane Powered Outboard Engine Experience??

Dont forget the cost of fuel people. I did the analysis in the last propane outboard thread, and prior to the analysis I was a big fan. After seeing how expensive propane is and then also seeing...
Forum: Chartering   05-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By night0wl
Re: Abaco early/mid November?

I disagree with those saying the cold fronts dont start till January. By November, you'll have a few 80 degree days...but a lot of 70 degree days. The water will have started getting too cool to go...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,670
Posted By night0wl
Re: In South Florida Right Now And Looking For A Ride South, Ready To Go!

I think Ricardo was looking for a ride 7 years ago...the proverbial ship has sailed :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By night0wl
Re: POR 15 for Anchor Chain

For the amount you'll spend on POR treating, then repainting...dealing with all the hassle, just buy new chain. POR is expensive stuff. $50 a quart. How many quarts are you going to go through for...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   12-03-2013
Replies: 169
Views: 8,655
Posted By night0wl
Re: Sailnet has new owners

Welcome new owners. Some advise from a longtime member: Dont mess with the formula that makes SN great.

Please dont make this site any more ad-covered than it already is. Or do the other...
Forum: Beneteau   10-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 11,831
Posted By night0wl
Re: Beneteau Oceanis 343

We've had ours 5 years and almost 500 hours on the Yanmar. Still looks/feels new to be honest.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-27-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By night0wl
Re: Help me change my pipe dream to a plan!

i wouldn't take the ASA 101 course...waste of money for your little budget. I think you'll have to learn in the school of hard knocks. My advice for someone as young and as free as yourself is to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By night0wl
Re: Tough decision

My boat is 4 years old...and I dread keeping up with the maintenance over the next few years.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-02-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By night0wl
Re: Tough decision

You're talking 12-15 year old boats now. That means things will need to be replaced like standing rigging, running rigging, sails (should have been already) as well as many many systems like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 9,045
Posted By night0wl
Re: WD-40 effects on gelcoat & fiberglass?

Here is why I want to avoid strong solvents: Be careful with acetone and gelcoat. - Moderated Discussion Areas (

Now, the guy left an acetone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 9,045
Posted By night0wl
WD-40 effects on gelcoat & fiberglass?

Hi all,

Recently, accidentally discovered something. While lubricating something or other on my Beneteau 343, I sprayed some WD-40 (wasn't using it for lubrication, just squeezed the trigger in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By night0wl
Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

If I ever replace my truecharge (oem), it will be an iota branded charger. They're not marine, but full featured and well regarded by the community.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-10-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 22,699
Posted By night0wl
Re: What is the best Microwave oven for boat?

I'm sorry, but the microwave is the *LEAST* used feature of our boat...totally useless. First, we rarely stay at marinas or on shorepower long enough to need the zapper. Second, it is an amp hog. ...
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