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Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   01-17-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 6,499
Posted By svbillabong
If you write a cruising blog (pacific northwest...

If you write a cruising blog (pacific northwest or elsewhere) check out our cruising blogs search (http://creative-cruising.com/cruising-blogs-search.html?q=position+vanuatu). I'm trying to get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By svbillabong
I run a community blog ...

I run a community blog (http://ccc-share.posterous.com)for Creative Cruising Concepts. Our blogs get posted to http://twitter.com/cccshare and I'm hoping to get other members to contribute...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,026
Posted By svbillabong
Zanshin.. Check out Picasa (free from google).....

Zanshin.. Check out Picasa (free from google).. it is easy to tag, caption and geotag the photos offline and then upload them once you get to port. We used it during our 5.5 year trip and it made all...
Forum: News Feeds   01-18-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,847
Posted By svbillabong
Website/Blog Mapping Utilities

Check out BlurbBits (http://blurbbits.blogspot.com/2009/01/getting-started.html) for utilities that help map your blogs or website.

Here are some examples

Our Sailing Trip ...
Forum: herSailNet   07-14-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 6,831
Posted By svbillabong
I've been cruising the last five years ... from...

I've been cruising the last five years ... from Mexico, east to the Med. I have NOT had a problem getting birth control. Keep the packages, so that you have the drug names rather than brand name. ...
Forum: herSailNet   07-14-2008
Replies: 152
Views: 27,616
Posted By svbillabong
Take it all :)

When we started our cruise I was pretty skimpy in what I took, now (five years later and half way around), I have just about everything - more stuff than I used to have in my kitchen back home. You...
Forum: Living Aboard   07-12-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 6,766
Posted By svbillabong
I know this thread is about living aboard in...

I know this thread is about living aboard in Maine, but you mention you lived aboard in RI for 4/5 years ... was this year-round? Where in RI? Any pros/cons that you feel are worthy of mentioning? ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 7,021
Posted By svbillabong
Duct tape for green water

I know this will sound crazy but duct tape will seal all hatches, and small vents during green water soakings. I know cruisers who put it on at the start of the passage and remove it once they arrive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,448
Posted By svbillabong
DC Flat panel setup

We use a SyncMaster system with a Tuner built in. The tuner isn't worth much outside the states because our only TV system option in US or Japan and NZ/Australia doesn't work. Even if you don't want...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 7,272
Posted By svbillabong
Good Lights Please!!

For anchor light, use a Davis automatic on light (like described earlier), but make sure you know where you'll mount it before you buy it. I bought the mast head version and permanently mounted it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 139,819
Posted By svbillabong
Solar/wind and Golf Cart Batteries

We've had US battery golf cart batteries on board for almost four years without any problems. I have heard of multiple boats having problems with AGMs out here in tropics, due to over charging, lack...
Forum: Apps & Authors   04-13-2007
Replies: 540
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 133,347
Posted By svbillabong
My favorites are: Blue Lattitudes - Tony...

My favorites are:

Blue Lattitudes - Tony Horowitz. I read it on our passage to the Marquesas, those guys had balls back then. No computers, No GPS.. heck no charts, they were making them. Brings...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-13-2007
Replies: 3,410
Views: 891,289
Posted By svbillabong
Started in Ventura CA currently in Australia...

Started in Ventura CA
currently in Australia heading to Indonesia and Thailand
End up on the East Coast (MA or RI)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,558
Posted By svbillabong
Our transom is "Stars and Stripes" Blue.. a light...

Our transom is "Stars and Stripes" Blue.. a light blue. The temperature is noticably higher than on the white. The sun angle also makes a difference as you'll get reflected light against the hull...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-13-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 11,490
Posted By svbillabong
I'm not sure that anything is fool proof but make...

I'm not sure that anything is fool proof but make a list of all the things you currently spend money on and then mark off the expenses that will go away when you are gone (it's a huge list). Then...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-10-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 11,490
Posted By svbillabong
Full time vs Part time Cruising

Maybe it's just our personalities but my fiancÚ and I really needed to submerge ourselves in the cruising lifestyle in order to fully escape the "real world" or "the Land of Stuff" as we refer to it...
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