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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 5,415
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Icw

There's much good advice above and I have little to add.

I will point out that there are two locations on the ICW where I consider it prudent to make a securitee call in order to inquire about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 11,093
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

I am a strong advocate of achoring rights; however, there are complex considerations. I used to enjoy anchoring in St. Augustine in the 1970's and '80's, but by the '90's I quit visiting as we...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Morgan 416 early 80s. Opinions / information??

I've been living aboard and cruising Morgan OI's since 1973. My current Morgan 413 has been our home for the past 29 years. Your 416 has some differences from my 1973 413 ketch, but much is the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Rig cleaner

Man!...If I lived in a house instead of a sailboat you'd have me scrubbing out my mailbox! It's just not going to happen!
Forum: Living Aboard   10-20-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 9,794
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Live aboard legal address

My boat has been my family's only residence for more than forty years. This residence has moved from many marinas, different anchorages, different states and countries. For many years I used...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,579
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

Only a bad idea to the degree that you may be concerned with the lack of ability to have your prop remain in the water if you are relying on breaking an inlet under power. At some times you may wish...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-28-2013
Replies: 272
Views: 21,395
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

While I scanned these 160 posts above I noticed that none apply to the value of my boat. I think my boat is without value in respect that it is so far removed from the market. Though it is forty...
Forum: MacGregor   07-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,978
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Companionway Hatch Slides Tight?

Where's the rub? If you stand under the hatch and push up from the center does the whole sliding hatch have room to move straight up? If there' plenty of room, then you may do well to put...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 8,044
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

I can only supply a little annecdotal data, but here's a list of my most recent two month's activity on my 41' liveaboard/cruising 1973 ketch.

1- Replace LED anchor light at masthead (ca $20)
Forum: Florida & SE US East Coast   07-13-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Transit Time?

Of course, if you're taking the ICW, you will still be motoring except for the Biscayne Bay. We've taken this route many times,- more often southbound as we would be fighting the current offshore. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,510
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Slip or Mooring Can?

I've lived aboard for over forty years and no anwer can top "Zeehag's" words in post #22!
Forum: Living Aboard   11-03-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 37,239
Posted By CaptainForce
The ICW from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami, Florida...

The ICW from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami, Florida has a mean high water clearance of 65'; therefore 64' or less will suffice. The Julia Tuttle (dyslexic engineered) bridge in Miami is 56', but it's...
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