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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-14-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By night0wl
Re: Cruising from Marco to Boca Raton

What is your air draft? Your cut-over from yacht channel/inside to the outside may be restricted. You *MAY* be able to go through Snake Creek since thats a bascule bridge and not fixed. However,...
Forum: Electronics   07-11-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By night0wl
Re: NMEA wifi solutions??

what instruments do you have? reason I ask is certain brands have proprietary bridges that put data onto nmea (think the raymarine aeatalk nmea bridge). then what i did was build my own wifi bridge...
Forum: Niagara   06-05-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By night0wl
Re: Niagara 35 market values

With older boats, its much to do with ability to get FINANCING. For boats over 20 years, its *HARD* to get financing. For boats over 30 years, that goes from hard to *IMPOSSIBLE*. So without the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By night0wl
Re: bavaria 44 or beneteau cyklades 43.4?

the Cyclades line for Beneteau was built as cheap as possible to compete against Bavaria in the charter trade. Expect compromises like minimal woodwork (aka Chlorox bottle boat), coring of the hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,386
Posted By night0wl
Re: Adler Barbour fridge short cycling

Danfoss compressor? I think I had this problem and it turned out to be the control unit for the compressor. They're notoriously sensitive to high ambient temps and lack of airflow...they burn out. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-27-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By night0wl
Re: Practical Sailor AGM battery report

I thought you dont *EVER* equalize AGMs or other sealed batteries. No way to replace the fluid lost to boiling.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-26-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By night0wl
Re: Are municipal marinas moneymakers or losers?

What municipal agencies almost always forget are the laws of supply and demand. Fundamentally, demand is pretty mature and set for the services we boaters consume. When you increase the price, ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By night0wl
Re: Interesting info from AC today, Signal K

Radar...gosh darn radar. Somebody please ensure that this or another standard protocol works with radar. I love what the OpenCPN plugin guys have done to hack Simrad and Garmin radar, but for the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-20-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,080
Posted By night0wl
Re: Unfettered Use of my Hans Christian for 6 months...

If I were you, I'd also add a restricted range. What if someone were to ask to take the boat offshore. Those miles are plenty hard on the boat vs. some jolly coastal cruising.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-19-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,210
Posted By night0wl
Re: Avoiding marinas

Go to to get country specific information about safety to cruise and anchor. Your question is highly dependent on where in the world you're planning on doing this kind of cruising. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-19-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 3,030
Posted By night0wl
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

Your seas and cruising grounds dictate a pretty stout boat. How minimalist a life would you want to lead? For 2 people (and JUST) two people, I think a Mariah 31 is a great boat that can handle...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By night0wl
Re: Tartan 34 vs Catalina 30 - Sailing Character

This a friends Catalina 36.

If I didnt have a boat alread, this would be my easy first choice.

Catalina 36 Foot Sailboat (Possible Owner Finance)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By night0wl
Re: How do I repair a hole my cleat ripped in my deck?

If properly glass back the hole...radius the layers of cloth. Then redrill the hole for the clear hole, and have proper backing plates on hype interior side. Don't forget to use a proper sealant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,537
Posted By night0wl
Re: Sad Day and Tragic Loss

My daughter is almost 3. We were contemplating living aboard as a transition period because of some big life changes I want to make. This has given me pause...I couldn't imagine continuing if I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By night0wl
Re: Miami to Bimini tomorrow

Sailing Weather - Marine Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers - PassageWeather (

Looks like a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,415
Posted By night0wl
re: Safety considerations for Great Lakes solo sailor

Here's my list if I were doing long distance cruising

Category: Keep water OUT of the boat
- bungs (wood, cork, or other material) for *EVERY* thru-hull. I'd have them appropriately sized and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-21-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 5,932
Posted By night0wl
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

Drinking water is such a critical resource that I would rely on several different modes of collections. This is especially true if you'll be traveling to remote or low-development places.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By night0wl
Re: Wireless Radar

I dont have one, but I've been watching this trend because radar is the one of the last proprietary instrument types left onboard. This radar from Furuno is a good first step, but I think they went...
Forum: Boat Reviews   04-10-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By night0wl
Re: Varianta 37 - vs Hanse vs Beneteau Oceanis?

Lets face it, if someone wants a new boat to cruise, it isn't going to be a bluewater old guard boat like Pacific Seacraft. Its ridiculous how pricey those oldschool hulls now cost new.

Forum: Boat Reviews   04-10-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By night0wl
Re: Varianta 37 - vs Hanse vs Beneteau Oceanis?

It used to be Oceanis was a good blend of sail gear, comfort, and performance. I'm so disappointed by where Beneteua is taking the Oceanis line. It seems like they're squeezing margin out of it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By night0wl
Re: Looking for buddy boat to dry tortugas 4/10-4/17

Nah, no t-storms yet. This is the end of dry season. We haven't had a drop of rain in almost 2 weeks here in SE Florida. Things change in June.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By night0wl
Re: Hull Ding Repair

if they're small enough, etch the holes and epoxy seal them and look the other way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 198
Views: 19,508
Posted By night0wl
Re: Florida is at it again

Bahamas is getting greedy too. No one mentions this, but they DOUBLED the entrance fee for boats between 30-35 feet. It used to be boats under 35 feet, $150, over 35 $300. Now its under 30 for...
Forum: Electronics   04-03-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By night0wl
Re: Connecting Chart Plotter to Computer

I'm curious about the was that displayed!
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,780
Posted By night0wl
Re: Running one sail

Kind of hard on the standing rigging to keep running one sail vs balancing the setup...I prefer to run both sails but reef
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