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Search: Posts Made By: ppiccolo1
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-13-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: Cruising Greece & Beyond

I'm definitely interested, but your contact info is difficult to interpret :) email me at ppiccolo1@hotmail.com?


Thanks!
Forum: SailNet FAQ 05-28-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,083
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: How to live aboard? possible?

dude... regardless off those posts you'll be sweet! works out :)
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-05-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: Crew needed from Cape Town to Brazil

I am definitely interested, but not really all that experienced as of yet, since I just launched a live-aboard last week, but keep me in mind.? :)
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-04-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: Crew~wanted

Just read you website Aaron. Good stuff.... As a divemaster, motorcycle enthusiast, private pilot, and new sailor, I can appreciate your journey.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-04-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By ppiccolo1
looking to crew ANYWHERE Oct/Nov for 3-6 months

Hello! I'm looking to crew ANYWHERE in the Nov til April timeframe. I know it's early, but I'm a planner :) I'm a beginner and new owner a catalina 25. I can meet up anywhere and will cover my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,201
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: Chicago liveaboard guest

I agree with the previous post... and unfortunately, with the Chicagoland area population being in the 10 million ballpark and limited slips, people are a little different there versus 35 miles north...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By ppiccolo1
Hard water stains

The catalina 25 I recently purchased has hard water rust stains topside from a leaky roof while being stored indoors for 11 years. I went through an entire bottle of Lime-Away and tons of elbow...
Forum: Florida - Keys 03-24-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,559
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: Marathon vs Stock Island/Key West

Any recommendations on moorings close to a travel lift in Islamarada or Key largo? $300 a month, I can manage plus trailer storage of course.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: sat phones

I'm in the Bay of Islands now. You are gonna love it here!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: Thank You!

as a new owner i concur, there is a handful of incredibly helpful and kind people on this site that i've seen help on multiple threads. As a pro skydiver, i really rely on the guys in my "community"...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-19-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,220
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: Living Aboard!

chase,
you're off to a good start with that attitude :) Try to get crewing on a boat locally, work hard, and sock it away. Good things will happen!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-07-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 59,491
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: Swing Keel or Fixed Wing Keel? Catalina 22 or 25?

I found the perfect boat, for me (love the pop-top, like my old VW westfalia campervan). However, I have a 3/4 ton suburban that'll tow 10,000# and it will be on a slip in Lake Michigan 6 months,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-07-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 59,491
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: Swing Keel or Fixed Wing Keel? Catalina 22 or 25?

Yeah, it drives me nuts when people post the proverbial eye roll when a dated thread is brought back to life... this one was incredibly helpful to me, considering I bought a 25' catalina and trailer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: Battery Chargers

Just reading that made my brain hurt. I need to do some homework on electrical stuff....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: 23 Ft Catalina - Bottom Paint Job Time

I hadn't considered a solvent wipe-down, just a pressure wash. What do you recommend using?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: 23 Ft Catalina - Bottom Paint Job Time

I was told to use a sanding pole with 80 grit instead of a random orbit sander, the dust is supposed to be pretty toxic stuff. I'm doing my 1st one in a couple of weeks on a catalina 25' I figure...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 03-06-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,083
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: How to live aboard? possible?

JD, I chose to go small and simple. I picked up a 25' catalina with a trailer in pristine condition for $5k. 6' 4" headroom with pop-top, simple systems, less maintenance, and mooring expense. It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,837
Posted By ppiccolo1
Re: Florida: Stuart or Jupiter

And with a chef/cooking backround, you can work ANYWHERE in Florida.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By ppiccolo1
Bubblehead, Have you had a chance to use the 1600...

Bubblehead, Have you had a chance to use the 1600 yet? The Cat25 I just purchase has one. I was looking at a tp10, but if the 1600 works well, it saves me $400 and the install.
Forum: Living Aboard 03-01-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 35,182
Posted By ppiccolo1
Amazing , you are able to survive without a new...

Amazing , you are able to survive without a new car every 3 years and Armani shirts.? I can't believe that I too, worked longer hours to drive a nicer car, to get back and forth to work.... I think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-29-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,837
Posted By ppiccolo1
Amazing Grace, I've spent the last 3 "summers" in...

Amazing Grace, I've spent the last 3 "summers" in the Bay of Islands and have lived in Florida for a couple of years and travel there extensively. I'm going to speak in regards to cost of living and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,875
Posted By ppiccolo1
I was in the exact same situation until last...

I was in the exact same situation until last week. I spent a year on this site, others, and bending every credible ear I came across and I finally decided on a cat 25 last week. I found craigslist...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 02-24-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By ppiccolo1
JZK is that a viable option? I'm a solar panel...

JZK is that a viable option? I'm a solar panel away from that being feasible for me and looking at SE Florida or maybe corpus christi depending on my work situation, but I have no issues with living...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-23-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By ppiccolo1
KY Lake is pretty sweet, but a pretty good drive,...

KY Lake is pretty sweet, but a pretty good drive, isn't it? I used to rent houseboats there, back in the day, when I had Main St. Lounge on 2nd and Main St. in L'ville. Welcome! Cincinnati would...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 02-23-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By ppiccolo1
Let us know what you find out. I'm in the same...

Let us know what you find out. I'm in the same situation for next fall.


Thanks
Paul
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