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Search: Posts Made By: davidbrooke2003
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-09-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,835
Posted By davidbrooke2003
The basics are simple. Assuming a mono hull for...

The basics are simple. Assuming a mono hull for offshore use
heavy: 20k+lbs for comfort!!! & sailing upwind
Full keel: Good tracking/easy for autopilot to control/easy grounding
Long water line:...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-09-2007
Replies: 3,297
Views: 551,699
Posted By davidbrooke2003
Presently in vavau Tonga

Presently in vavau Tonga
Forum: Provisioning 03-03-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 8,732
Posted By davidbrooke2003
Just get everything you need in Mexico. I just...

Just get everything you need in Mexico. I just loaded up on 3 antibiotics, mild pain killer not oxy but good. All for about $70 and no prescription. And if you want a prescription drug the...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-28-2007
Replies: 88
Views: 13,608
Posted By davidbrooke2003
I have used a regular toshiba with no problem...

I have used a regular toshiba with no problem because a pelician ate it. :rolleyes:
It has survived about 4 drops, 2 totaly soaked beach landings, and lots of rain storms.

Get a Pelician case...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By davidbrooke2003
Kacper Congrats! :D She looks very very...

Kacper Congrats! :D

She looks very very nice.

I would say forget the mast head wind speed. Use a hand held if you have too.

"I'm always concerned about the wind speed because I like...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-24-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By davidbrooke2003
Dont trust anybody

There is a great boat buying part of "boat owners mechanical and electrical manual" by Calder. It is a very complete list and you will spend days looking at the boat. Dont believe a thing brokers...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-22-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 3,140
Posted By davidbrooke2003
Pappy, "Wow, I see it in a whole different...

Pappy,
"Wow, I see it in a whole different perspective, either that or a whole lot of people and or families want to be drug dealers."

I am talking about *how they are treated*by them, not the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By davidbrooke2003
My Simrad TP-10 has been going strong on the open...

My Simrad TP-10 has been going strong on the open ocean for 5 years. Simple all in one unit. I would highly recomend it. The built in sea state is really great for 12' seas plus.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-22-2007
Replies: 102
Views: 10,660
Posted By davidbrooke2003
Thanks for the warning. Australiajust got dump...

Thanks for the warning. Australiajust got dump from my plans. When *paperwork* is a *criminal* offence you dont want to go there.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-22-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 3,558
Posted By davidbrooke2003
Here is my 2 cents..............

The only way to go is a Engel or a pre-made pop in unit like a Norcold

Why dont you just cut a hole in the side of your ice box area, remove the box, and slide in a ready made fridge? ie Norcold...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-22-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 6,820
Posted By davidbrooke2003
One thing I would add is: Tetracyclean...

One thing I would add is:
Tetracyclean (spelling?) it is a antibiotic the medical book I have for emergency use.
And the #1 thing to get is Phenagren!(spelling?) 25mg sepository, just do it. it is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-22-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By davidbrooke2003
I got my pilot charts , 5 years ago, from...

I got my pilot charts , 5 years ago, from http://www.captainsnautical.com/ They were about $30 each for north and south pacific, all months.
Forum: Living Aboard 02-22-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 3,140
Posted By davidbrooke2003
In Cal. I think a liveaboard is about the same...

In Cal. I think a liveaboard is about the same social scale as a drug dealer. Just a warning. Because in the end they will drive you out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,909
Posted By davidbrooke2003
Dont get air X

They are the worst noise machines ever. Dont get one and if you do dont be in my harbor. :rolleyes:

I have had wind and solar cruising over the last year and the panal beats the windgen 10:1.
...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-27-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2,214
Posted By davidbrooke2003
Charging batts

I would get a solar panel. Rather than spend money on a charger that is only good at a dock you could buy a solar panel that will give you power anywhere. If you get a small panel you will not need a...
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