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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Boat Runs Aground With Person Dead On Board

I know of a musician who died at a music festival, on stage. Probably unsettling for the fans of course, but he was older and could have died that night driving home. People die eventually, and if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,810
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Drinking while Anchored

I always check the weather at anchor before tying one on. If you drag and hit someone you could certainly be tested for your bac and that would make your liability greater. Plus, I like to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Cleaning fuel and water tanks. How often

I haven't cleaned our fuel tanks in quite a while. I have no problems (knock, knock) but I am curious, how often do you remove all the fuel and clean your tanks?

Also, how often do you clean...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 9,113
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Blue Water Boat vs. Production Boat Which one will you book passage on?

What a tired subject. Sail a boat that is comfortable for you and safe. If that's a lightweight boat that gets there fast, but bobs, weaves, and bounces on the open seas, then go with it. If a kindly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: why is my oil so clean?

This means the oil isn't working. It's a problem and you need to get to a boatyard mechanic for a rebuild.
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Buying batteries in Caribbean - where?

Zanshin - that sounds like a good plan, but certainly involves more logistics and maybe phone calls and emails to make it all fall in line. I think I'm lazy, and may just pay up a little in St....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,503
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Legal distance for towing another boat?

I don't know why I can't get my pictures to show up....used the insert photo icon and the URL

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,503
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Legal distance for towing another boat?

I am in Nevis/St. Kitts in the Carib. I just watched a mega yacht pick up anchor and tow a support boat behind them. It sure seemed too long to me as it would be easy for someone not to realize...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Raymarine products

Raymarine is a good company. Things fail, and I had to replace an early production e7 for a replacement under warranty, but they came through efficiently and shipped the replacement to a foreign...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Buying batteries in Caribbean - where?

Thanks for he suggestions. We are going to St. Maarten where we will get Duracell Marine AGMs. The quoted price of $295 per, all taxes included, is still way higher than my favorite marine source...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Buying batteries in Caribbean - where?

2 St. Martins.....we are going to check Antigua too, since we're closer, but St. Martin may be it. Thanks guys
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-26-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Buying batteries in Caribbean - where?

Well it looks like our batteries aren't gonna make it to the summer when I will be in the US and had planned to replace them. Now they are losing there ability to hold a charge. (AGM, 31T)

Does...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: What kind of boat is this?

Very good...someone from Oregon identified it. Cool. Yes, it is the very same boat as the one on sailboatdata. I think it's got the lines of sturdy offshore boat and I loved the outboard rudder.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
What kind of boat is this?

This is a great looking little boat I snapped a picture of here at a dock in St. Lucia. It's a beauty (to me), but I can't figure out what it is.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Needing to use engine alternator vs. generator

It's not a link 2000r . We had that but replaced it.... Now we have a link-lite battery monitor and I guess a Link 2000. And these are AGM batteries.

By the way, when the batteries are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Needing to use engine alternator vs. generator

I have never been "at anchor" longer than a week or two, but am now in the Caribbean where anchoring for a long is the norm. As a result I have not had a "full charge" on my batteries in 6 weeks....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-02-2015
Replies: 2,155
Views: 235,957
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

The next generation? Have they come out yet?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-16-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 18,672
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Actually it's gonna be butane for your tanks in Europe and the Med. They say butane isn't as hot, but it works just fine with our Force 10 stove.
Forum: Apps & Authors   02-16-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,281
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Good writing

I like writers that don't rely on stereotypical cruising topics (Admiral vs Captain, Potty humor etc) and hee-haw type one-liners (ie Fatty Goodlander). Some of the worst books ever written have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,509
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

Anchor debates will exist as long as mankind. But as the OP here, my argument is with the term "New Generation," which I say is a marketing ploy intended to imply that the debate is no longer valid....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Spot, DeLorme Trackers?

Using the original SPOT with the mapping function that costs extra - SPOT is durable and reliable and we have tracked our progress over 20,000 miles over the last 3 years. For ours, we have to turn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,509
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

I looked on the boats in Turkey - European, American mainly - and I was surprised how many are still using a CQR as their primary anchor. These are cruising boats - blue water, if you will - with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,509
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

Rich, if I'm not mistaken the Delta has a ballasted tip...not sure that it's lead.

Capta, I'm sure the Rocna is good. My problem is with the term "New Generation Anchor" being thrown around as if...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-13-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
Re: Can you use a jump starter to "charge" a battery

Mainsail.....thanks for that explanation. Makes sense as that's what I am thinking I am seeing.

As for the smart charger, I have one and used it in the past but it will no longer charge this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,509
Posted By Pamlicotraveler
"New Generation Anchors"

This is such a self-serving term, and ever since the Rocna guy used everyone throws it around like it means something. What makes their designs more "New Generation" than the one invented a year, or...
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