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Search: Posts Made By: MikeGuyver
Forum: Living Aboard 12-12-2014
Replies: 254
Views: 14,609
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

I just looked through my wallet, $12.00 ........damn you WM !
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 11,093
Posted By MikeGuyver
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 11,093
Posted By MikeGuyver
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-19-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 5,472
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Production buckets and the limits

I have 2 really nice (so I thought) rubber buckets. The other day I opened the lazarette quickly and found them stuck together......will cold water separate them? Am I going to have a set of rubber...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,126
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: ICE box Drain plumbing

Mine has a drain to a foot pump and then to it's own through hull. No mess at all, just open the valve and pump it out.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 10-06-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By MikeGuyver
Portland to S.F. soon

Looking for 1or 2 with some experience. Will be leaving Portland this week aboard our 2002 Catalina 390. Will pay return transportation to PDX. Boat has been actively sailed and is in seaworthy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,734
Posted By MikeGuyver
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2014
Replies: 132
Views: 4,761
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: How does the marine industry price?

Whatever the market will bear + 15%....that's how west marine got so big.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Cleaning gummed up piano hinges

drive the pin out,clean it then drive it back in
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-25-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: what might this be?

Yup, it's a recycle bin filler.
Forum: Chartering 07-05-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,105
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

There's an old saying "show me someone that never makes a mistake and I'll show you someone that never does anything". Learn from it and move on. Use it to be more sympathetic to someone else when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 4,326
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Really? Oregon, really?

You can add LaPush Wa. to your list of places to stop, I've been in there 3 times. Be aware that a SW swell will make entry rough if not impossible but other than that it's not bad and it makes the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,461
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Best states for sailing and boating???

kinda like asking which state has the prettiest girls......or best beer.....

I like both...with teeth !
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-25-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,068
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Skipping CA tax ?

Or bring it to Oregon, we don't impound boats or rape the owners.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: What does this do?

No, haven't you guys ever seen a Canadian fog knife ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 14,591
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

We have lived aboard nearly two years and the relatives still think we've lost our minds. They might be right, maybe we have, but if so, they weren't our most valuable possessions , we still have our...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,450
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: What is the best beginner sailing book ?

seem all the ASA instructors I talk to use Jobson Sailing Fundamentals
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,888
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Smallest planing dingy/motor

West Marine AL290 (9'10") w/ older 8 hp Honda. I weigh in at a semi-chubby 220. On a plane the Garmin said 21kts. With wifey aboard it has trouble climbing the bow wave, but will plane at 15kts.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 6,981
Posted By MikeGuyver
re: What do you pay for Slip Fees??

at the newest marina in Portland Oregon

40' slip $279:00
live aboard $125:00
metered elect. $.12/kw , (mine runs $20:00/summer $100:00/winter)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Practising to be a liveaboard

rent an efficiency apartment , pile your luggage inside the front door so you have to climb over it every time you enter or leave. Now cut the room in half so you'll have 3-400 square feet to use....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Another “which boat is best” post, but with details

I'll probably catch a bunch of crap for this but have you thought of a Mac? they're cheap. Find one in Seattle, truck it up there, sail it down and then unload it when you're done .

Fire Away.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,062
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Drilling out stainless steel screws :(

Find a set of left handed drill bits, because they turn to counter clock-wise they will usually catch the thread helix at some point and back it out. Purchase a set that includes tap drill sizes for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,447
Posted By MikeGuyver

We spent a couple months last summer in BC, nice place, nice people (except one grouch in Egmont ). If I had to find something to complain about it would be the total lack of good beer. I didn't even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,447
Posted By MikeGuyver

I'm sure there are more "pirates" on the streets of Portland than there are in Canada, Mexico, The Caribbean or any other cruising area you choose to mention. They just don't have boats.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,884
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Sailing Hallucinations on long sails

Last year while herding my cattle from Chicago north to Canada about the third night out we were riding along side the swimming cows and thought surely there was a sailboat on a port tack right in...
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