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Search: Posts Made By: Tallswede
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,462
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Dock Etiquette While Working

Shoot, you may be a big part of his entertainment! I mean, work fascinates me, I can sit and watch it for hours. LOL

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Any seaworthy swing keel, row-able boats, with cabin.

I had a Southcoast 23 with cast iron swing keel that could be rowed just like the afore mentioned Catalina 22. Would fit your bill. AMF Sunbird does not have ballast but is a pretty stable platform...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,213
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

I'm one! I took a ride on my brother-in-laws Hobie Cat and decided I wanted to learn. Bought a book and a Gulf Coast 13 (similar to Sunfish) back in the '80's and learned to sail. I shortly bought a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-24-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,541
Posted By Tallswede
Re: How unsafe would this be for occasional heat?

I have a little catalytic heater similar to that that makes a good deal of condensation. It runs on Coleman propane canisters. A Coleman lantern seems to work better for me and yes I have a CO...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-24-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,397
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Would you work 1 additional year to go from $50k to $150k boat

I've been asking a similar question of myself lately. For me, it has come down to if I want to keep working for another year or two or not. I work shift work and have been working too many hours on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 230,584
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours too Mike. We are having a little gathering of the families at our house. Nothing fancy, just a get together to see one another. We have also told...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 230,584
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike, let me guess were most of your Perkins problems fuel lift pump related? A good friend of mine with a Beneteau 32 w Perkins has had problems with his. We bought an after market electric pump and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-02-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 50,959
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Micro cruisers

I guess my Hunter 23.5 falls right on the line between micro & pocket cruiser. With it's water ballast system and 18" draft board up I can go places lots of others won't. A blue water boat she is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Florida Panhandle Coastal Cruiser

You may be able to find a Hunter 23.5 like mine for under $5K. Pretty roomy, I sail mine solo and just put a tiller pilot on mine recently. Makes all the difference. A MacGregor/Venture 25 or 26 S or...
Forum: herSailNet 08-05-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 5,533
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Making it comfortable for her

We have a Hunter 23.5 and after spending the night at anchor this weekend we know we need better padding in the V-berth. A memory foam will be the next upgrade. We have bug screens but want something...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Sharknado

Haven't seen it yet but I know it has to be good. Can't wait!

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By Tallswede
Re: question for swing keel sailors

I have a Hunter 23.5 water ballast boat. I normally keep the board down unless I'm in shallow water or about to put the boat on the trailer. It definately helps turning while motoring to have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,416
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Is Fuel Consumption a Secret?

I have found on my boats that twin cylinder outboards have more low end torque than singles for the same HP. Very small 4-strokes like 4-6 HP singles struggle to keep up with the 2-strokes and don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,416
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Is Fuel Consumption a Secret?

I have a Hunter 23.5 with a Tohatsu 8hp 4-stroke. Under power alone with smooth conditions at 6 mph I burn about 0.3 - 0.4 gph. This can go up quite a bit if I try to keep speed up into a chop and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 230,584
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Great tips on cleaning supplies. I have some of these things on my little boat too. Do any of you know if there is a "All states" or Federal fishing license for the USA? I plan to do the Great Loop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Exterior Night Lighting Ideas

I found some solar powered LED rope lights at Home Depot and ran them under my bimini. Was very nice light, not quite brite enough to read small print (at least for me) but plenty to see to do stuff...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 230,584
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Good for you Mike! I'm sure it is scarey liberating. Heck I'm almost ready to retire and it's kinda scarey just thinking about it. Every one I know who has done it says the same thing 'Best thing I...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-14-2014
Replies: 613
Views: 45,042
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Concerning the folks who have a problem paying our Navy to go out and rescue these folks, The Navy boat is already out there cruising with a crew being trained or doing some other "mission". I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-01-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 6,597
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Jeanneau or Catalina

I looked at both these boats this weekend and have to say I would buy the Beneteau 37 version. I much prefered the interior, storage and cockpit on it. The Jeanneau was nice but didn't push my...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-27-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Sailing By Way of Power Boating

I learned to sail in my late 20s after having experience only in paddle & power boats. My brother in law invited me and some friends out on his Hobie 16 one day. I went thinking I wouldn't enjoy it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 2,987
Views: 374,503
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Yep, been watching her video blogs for awhile and she has hit a rough patch. It will be interesting to see what she decides to do. One thing is for sure, I admire her determination and whatever she...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By Tallswede
Re: towing vehicle choices

I bought an "08 Jeep Liberty because I wanted a smaller SUV that could tow my boats. It has a higher tow rating than the Wranglers or any other small to midsize SUV at 5000 lbs. I've been very happy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,958
Posted By Tallswede
Re: What kind of weapon to keep aboard my new dinghy?

A machete and bug spray works for me, 'course I live in a swamp. LOL

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

I've used all three types. My Hunter 23.5 came with some horn cleats for the jib sheets. I added cam cleats and much prefer them. They make quick trim adjustments a snap for a solo sailor. Clam...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-04-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 9,436
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Small affordable sailboats with ample storage? (planning to live aboard)

A Watkins 27' would make a nice little liveaboard. It's beamy and comfy and might be in your budget depending on condition. A little big for trailering though. I'll second the nomination for the...
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