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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 8,881
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

Ummm .... my experience is the same as Maine Sail's. I traded up to my Fortress anchors from a Danforth. Here in Florida, Fortress can't be beat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Core construction structures

I've done this, using something like the West System. I went from the bottom, for all the right reasons. I would caution anyone contemplating this as it's the more difficult path as gravity is...
Forum: Diesel   08-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By TropicCat
Re: No neutral gear

Make sure you keep it in neutral when under sail

http://www.catamaransite.com/propeller_drag_test.html
Forum: herSailNet   08-16-2014
Replies: 358
Views: 34,129
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

Of course there is sexism between the sexes. My lady demands it. She expects traditional roles for the sexes and for her doors to be opened for her and her guy to drive the car. I have attempted to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Sure it will work. In time you discover that one of the batteries will bite the dust before the other does. However, make sure the MPPT controller you buy has different charge cycles. The one I have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-04-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 15,185
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

From what you've written, living in a small space doesn't sound like 'the' challenge. It's whether or not living on a boat would be something you could both handle and enjoy.

There's a learning...
Forum: Multihull   03-11-2014
Replies: 307
Views: 31,356
Posted By TropicCat
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Let me stop you here.... What did you write in this post that explains why you're qualified to tell everyone that all catamarans flip over? Or that sailing on a trimaran qualifies you as a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-11-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,766
Posted By TropicCat
Re: get out of jail "free" card - catamaran 40ft - buy 5yr used or new into charter p

Have a look here for a selection of catamarans for sale by owner (http://www.catamaransite.com/catamarans_for_sale.html)
Forum: Florida - Eastern   05-26-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Favorite Marinas?

I live here. It's hard to advise as I don't know what criteria you use. But let me try it this way, that time of the year you need Hurricane protection.

If price isn't an issue, A good hurricane...
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