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Search: Posts Made By: Dean101
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By Dean101
Re: Pet bird on board

Ha Ha! I can picture that! Funny how they seem to never notice the damage they can do! I'm going to remember the olive oil trick! I was talking to a friend earlier today on my Iphone in a Defender...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By Dean101
Re: Pet bird on board

I'm not married, and frankly, having a steady girlfriend would cut way too much into my boat budget. A bird, or any pet for that matter, can take a big chunk out of loneliness. They may want a treat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By Dean101
Re: Pet bird on board

My bird Jack is a green cheeked conure. Just got him recently. I'm currently trying to train him from biting. My previous bird was a cockatiel. I was actually trying to find another when I found...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By Dean101
Re: Pet bird on board

I had hoped that it would depend on the laws of each individual country and they would treat birds similarly to cats and dogs. I was curious though. For some let me note that any animal, including...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By Dean101
Re: Pet bird on board

Thanks for the comments everybody. I was curious to know if various avian viruses had caused much paranoia about pet birds.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By Dean101
Pet bird on board

Does anyone have any experience with cruising outside the U.S. with a pet bird on board? I've seen threads that deal with cats and dogs but I'm wondering if a bird would be harder to clear in while...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-15-2014
Replies: 374
Views: 22,028
Posted By Dean101
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

From what I can see it's a good looking tail! The davits are nice too....
Forum: Living Aboard 12-15-2014
Replies: 374
Views: 22,028
Posted By Dean101
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

I think he should sign up here and join the fender thread! :laugher
Forum: Living Aboard 12-15-2014
Replies: 374
Views: 22,028
Posted By Dean101
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Kinda like type 1? The rich guy that cruises for a few years then sells the boat and moves on? Each gets rid of the boat in the avenue available to them but in the end, the results are the same.
...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-15-2014
Replies: 374
Views: 22,028
Posted By Dean101
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

True enough. and I'm not saying that there are no lazy people out there. My point is that one should be slow to judge and quick to learn. If you remember the three types of liveaboards you stated,...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-15-2014
Replies: 374
Views: 22,028
Posted By Dean101
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

I can relate. I've done the same thing through several injuries. You pretty much have to shoot me to keep me out of work. But I don't expect everyone in the world to have the same tolerance to pain...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-15-2014
Replies: 374
Views: 22,028
Posted By Dean101
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

I would say that each and every one of us are one bad accident away from not being able to work hard enough to qualify as "not lazy" to you. And that would include you also. Maybe one bad lick to the...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-14-2014
Replies: 374
Views: 22,028
Posted By Dean101
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Wow!

During the judgment process, for those who fall somewhere in between your labels, do you round up or down?


I've come to the conclusion that those who love and desire whatever aspect of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-04-2014
Replies: 1,863
Views: 194,282
Posted By Dean101
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Is it possible we are generalizing too much by comparing Hunter to Baba, or Catalina to Beneteau? I mean, within each brand aren't there different series', different keel options, different hull...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-04-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By Dean101
Re: First look tomorrow

A good piece of advice given to me was to take lots of pictures and notes about what I like and didn't like. If anything stands out to you, good or bad, make note of it. Jot down owner comments to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-24-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 431,592
Posted By Dean101
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I'm very grateful that being on the ignore list of someone like you will not prevent them from contributing to this and other discussions. Feel free to add me to your ignore list also. At least those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By Dean101
Re: How sailing certifications affect insurance

I was hoping for responses from people across a much larger area than my home state. I'm not familiar with the internal policies of insurance companies but I suspect that location and intended use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By Dean101
Re: How sailing certifications affect insurance

When I bought my first boat I had it insured with Farm Bureau, the same company that also insured my home and vehicles. They never mentioned any discounts other than the one they gave me for having...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By Dean101
Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

That video really shows how dreams rarely culminate into the reality you expect. A good lesson to learn.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By Dean101
How sailing certifications affect insurance

I was reading through another thread about sailing schools and came across a post that mentioned discounts on insurance if you have taken certified courses. It piqued my curiosity as to whether or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 5,432
Posted By Dean101
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

Whether or not you need automated steering depends on the length, frequency and complexity of your singlehanded operations.

If you're daysailing or running jib and main on longer sails, Evan...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-31-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,821
Posted By Dean101
Re: Size vs. Condition/Amenities?

I'm so glad you mentioned this! I never really looked at headroom in this light but I guess it would be like having a 3rd hand when you're working at something in the cabin.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-16-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 431,592
Posted By Dean101
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Brent, have your prices went up? I thought you were quoting much cheaper earlier in the thread. Did you ever recall the brand of ports that used 1/16" hinge pins? I really am curious about that.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-13-2014
Replies: 613
Views: 45,654
Posted By Dean101
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I think I've agreed several times now that these systems are not infallible, nor are the basics. Lights can burn out, flares fail, mirrors break or get dropped, and so on and so forth. We just don't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-13-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 431,592
Posted By Dean101
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

To adapt an old saying to your situation: You don't have to sail faster than the backhoe. You just have to sail faster than a Swain.:laugher
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