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Search: Posts Made By: Cruisingdad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,505
Posted By Cruisingdad
Exclamation Concussions

Hello everyone,

I want to write this while I can. It has been a long time since I have been on Sailnet or anything electronic. I have not had a choice, honestly. Doc's orders and this is one of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 6,410
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Sailing Dog's Boat Destroyed By Fire

I am still in touch with Dan (sailingdog). I will relay all of your correspondences. I know it has been hard on him.

Brian
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: website

Looked great except pics were kinda dark. Look forward to reading more.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,684
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: inverter vs inverter / charger

You had me up to the hair dryer. I would just get a cigarette style: cheap and KISS. As for the hair dryer.... well... how important is your wife's happiness on the boat? That ups the ante.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-17-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Interesting Sailboats

If everyone wants to know what happened here, I will explain it.

Basically, we are dealing with two very hard-headed, stubborn, and very proud men who are passionate about what they know. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 7,275
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: How big a holding tank vs. camping

42 last 5-7 days for us, 4 people. Like I said, 1-3g, pp/day with 2 being the average.

Brian
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 7,275
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: How big a holding tank vs. camping

1-3 gallons pp/per day, with 2 being a fair average depending on the head and the water/beer consumption. You can get one by dry bowling and conservation flushes, and three after Mexican Food night....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,880
Posted By Cruisingdad
Ode to a sailor...

Ode to a sailor…


Over the many years in our travels, we have had the pleasure of meeting many different men and women; only occasionally do we meet other families. You see, families aboard a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By Cruisingdad
Fun (cheap) Cockpit Light Project

THis is just a fun and cheap little project. I purchased these lights from Amazon:

Generic LED Strip light, Waterproof LED Flexible Light Strip 12V with 300 SMD LED, 3258 Cool White. 16.4 Foot /...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 3,579
Posted By Cruisingdad
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 10-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 2,981
Posted By Cruisingdad
Signatures

As of today, all signatures which reflect a political stance will need to be removed. THis includes gun control, political party affiliations, I hate Obama, I hate republicans, etc.

Keep the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,279
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Anchor Snubbers Redux

I would hate to get that off in a hurry in a storm. In a storm or blow, the bow is pitching up and down and spray is going everywhere. Not a place you want to be for long. And as jon mentioned, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 4,112
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Florida Anchoring and Mooring pilot program.

Exactly my point. You just showed the need for these things. So, using that reasoning...

Are you suggesting that every boat has a watermaker? SHould we pass a law that every boat has to have a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Ropeclimber intro

Sweet! Welcome aboard. I cruise with my two kids aboard too (9 and 12). Its a great life.

Brian
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-25-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,531
Posted By Cruisingdad
The Art of Washing Clothes Aboard...

This came up in another thread, so I thought I would discuss it here.

As most know, we have been living aboard/Cruising since about 2000, and have been boating since about 1995. All that time...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Power Cord/Adapter Issues

Here you go Jim, $170ish at Sailnet with no tax. Good price.

SMARTPLUG 30 AMP INLET & PLUG COMBO BOATSIDE - B30ASSY (http://shop.sailnet.com/smartplug-inlet-plug-combo-boatside-p-77723.html)
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-22-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 3,786
Posted By Cruisingdad
Water Useage/conservation Cruising

This thread is for those trying to get a feel for what their water useage will be cruising. I have tried to keep a pretty good track of it for us and over the years, we have a good generality. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 172,962
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

No way. Surely that was in jest.

We, as cruisers with kids and a fat Bulldog don't go through anywhere NEAR that much water... even with showers and washing dishes in fresh water. Realistically,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 08-15-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4,182
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Considering PSC for family of 4

They were building the Valiant until a couple of years ago. That didn't make it a new design. They were building the C400 (designed 1995) up until last year. Didn't make it a new design. PSC is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 172,962
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

George...

Here is where you and I disagree on a few things.

I will first say that Nick and I agree on the sanctity of the captain, as I believe he said in a previous thread. I believe in that...
Forum: Florida - Keys 08-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,562
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Anyone in Marathon?

First of all, anyone coming down to Marathon or the Keys, look us up. We are still here and probably will be for a while. We enjoy it here. Currently lying in Marathon.

Cap-Coullion:

I would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,721
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Docking help

Well, I disagree with many of these comments.

In Florida especially, docking is TIGHT because dockage is at a premium. Many of these docks are perpendicular to the currents which can run pretty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 172,962
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I would love to hear your versions and invite others to this thread too.

However, let me warn you that this is a forum, and the internet, and things do drift off topic. It is just life and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 172,962
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I vehemently (if that is a strong enough word) disagree with that. In fact, for me, that is the crux of the matter on this thread.

If something happens to one of the crew or the boat, the captain...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 172,962
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Ok, well, here is my take on this whole thing (after kicking it around for a while and reading other posts):

First, I think RD screwed up getting on that boat. I have been in that situation...
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