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Search: Posts Made By: OrioninHawaii
Forum: Living Aboard 06-06-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 13,396
Posted By OrioninHawaii
There are rare to no opportunities for rental of...

There are rare to no opportunities for rental of liveaboards and bringing a boat out now is difficult as the waiting time for slips is years. There are transient spaces but they are both expensive...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-12-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 13,396
Posted By OrioninHawaii
Yes it has. Plus the recent tsunami destroyed...

Yes it has. Plus the recent tsunami destroyed many docks and damaged boats. Orion was stuck under her dock and got her stanchions bent like pretzels. Otherwise came through intact.
The earthquake...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-17-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By OrioninHawaii
This happened a couple years ago here- a couple...

This happened a couple years ago here- a couple left Hawaii to go back home and they ran through a pod of whales and their boat sank...
I don't think a whale has to "attack" all they have to do is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-17-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By OrioninHawaii
We notice a difference between being insured for...

We notice a difference between being insured for a specific passage (my friend just insured his cat to go from Hawaii to Tonga and it was around a thousand bucks for a specific length of time (4-6...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-17-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By OrioninHawaii
Check out Zurich

Check out Zurich
Forum: Living Aboard 05-24-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 7,520
Posted By OrioninHawaii
It's interesting to read this thread. Often times...

It's interesting to read this thread. Often times you hear that people are "tired of the BS on land" and think somehow there's no BS at marinas...I don't often hear that someone loves to be out on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-08-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 6,615
Posted By OrioninHawaii
yep- we just renewed it and updated the owner...

yep- we just renewed it and updated the owner info when we bought the boat from the other owner-
FYI in times of war coast guard documented boats can be commandeered by the gov.
Forum: herSailNet 04-04-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 7,640
Posted By OrioninHawaii
When I had hair to my waist and I braided it up...

When I had hair to my waist and I braided it up tight all the time- it's crucial to use some kind of detangler (I used "mane and tail" diluted in a spray bottle and spritzed) - I also always found...
Forum: herSailNet 03-23-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By OrioninHawaii
I also make sure I use only the amount I need- I...

I also make sure I use only the amount I need- I use far less than I used to on land- So many people use far too much soap.
Johnsons and Johnsons shampoo is really mild and can wash both hair and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By OrioninHawaii
Thanks everyone- frequency was ruled out as it's...

Thanks everyone- frequency was ruled out as it's DC -
and my marine electrician took a look at the trident gas control panel and changed the circuit breaker on it- from 1 amp to 5 amp- so far so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By OrioninHawaii
THanks auspicious- I will try that and see what...

THanks auspicious- I will try that and see what happens...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By OrioninHawaii
Yep Melrna. That's all been checked- it's on...

Yep Melrna. That's all been checked- it's on separate circuits and the electrician checked the voltage during the flush- Everyone who has been involved with this has said those same things and when...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By OrioninHawaii
Nope - my electrician checked that one out...That...

Nope - my electrician checked that one out...That was the first guess...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By OrioninHawaii
Electric head - propane solenoid interference

Okay this is a weird problem - I liveaboard a 48 ft 1986 celestial ketch.
Well maintained.
The heads are all electric flush (12 V) the forward on has a holding tank and the aft head has a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-09-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By OrioninHawaii
There are two issues here. Trash dumped by those...

There are two issues here. Trash dumped by those both on land and sea- we have regular community shore clean ups for that- As for derelicts and low income housing- it used to be a bigger problem here...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By OrioninHawaii
If you must stick something non-skid on dishes...

If you must stick something non-skid on dishes then use those bathtub & shower stick ons - It's cheap, non-toxic and they last... I've even peeled them off easily and they wash well.
But I agree...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-08-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,474
Posted By OrioninHawaii
This is wonderful! My husband lived aboard an...

This is wonderful! My husband lived aboard an ariel in the '70's here in Hawaii- he single handed all through the islands and loved that boat- It was named
Diamond Girl - would love to find it...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-08-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 7,302
Posted By OrioninHawaii
L124C has a great point- here in Hawaii it's much...

L124C has a great point- here in Hawaii it's much easier to live aboard a small boat as the weather usually gives you all that additional deck space to be on- my neighbors across the dock have 3 kids...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-08-2009
Replies: 3,296
Views: 540,546
Posted By OrioninHawaii
The Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-08-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By OrioninHawaii
I'm on Oahu. It's a great place to sail.

I'm on Oahu. It's a great place to sail.
Forum: Living Aboard 03-07-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 13,396
Posted By OrioninHawaii
Keehi marine center is another possibility-...

Keehi marine center is another possibility- although it's almost as expensive as KoOlina - but supposedly they have openings-
Forum: Living Aboard 03-07-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 6,096
Posted By OrioninHawaii
Well I'll probably get in trouble for continuing...

Well I'll probably get in trouble for continuing this thread lol! BUT the point about being better prepared in case of a terrorist attack did strike a chord-
Two years ago we had a large earthquake...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-07-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 13,396
Posted By OrioninHawaii
The problem with anchorages here is depending on...

The problem with anchorages here is depending on the time of year they are not useable-
Radio Bay in Hilo is useable pretty much all year round but you can't stay at anchor more than 90 days-and...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-07-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 13,396
Posted By OrioninHawaii
Where in Hawaii? On Oahu which is where I live...

Where in Hawaii? On Oahu which is where I live you can get a slip at KoOlina but it's pricey- it took us 5+years on a waiting list to get into Ala Wai small boat harbor.
Are you military? if so...
Forum: herSailNet 03-07-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,561
Posted By OrioninHawaii
Well 5+ years ago when we sold the house and...

Well 5+ years ago when we sold the house and bought our 48' celestial I told my dad I didn't want to be 80 years old and wonder what would it have been like if we had done it. I must admit it was a...
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