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Search: Posts Made By: Tallswede
Forum: herSailNet 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,158
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) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 515
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: 702
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: 1,219
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: 1,219
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: 2,232
Views: 140,105
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: 1,237
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: 2,232
Views: 140,105
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: 590
Views: 33,443
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: 4,954
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: 1,141
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: 2,862
Views: 325,743
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: 954
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: 2,477
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: 1,868
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: 6,687
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...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,665
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Actual costs of cruising/keeping a boat (dollars and cents)

I have a Hunter 23.5 (The boat I gave expenses on)
I also have a 19' 4-Winns powerboat, a 16' AMF Sunbird sloop, a 16' Jon boat and other various and sundry canoes and tiny boats.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,665
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Actual costs of cruising/keeping a boat (dollars and cents)

OK I'm a trailer sailer so I'm on the low end of the scale. I keep my boat at a little marina on the trailer with the mast up so it's only minutes to Galveston Bay. So last year I spent -

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-19-2014
Replies: 327
Views: 22,212
Posted By Tallswede
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

I definately agree with the awnings! I use tarps when anchored on my boat and it really helps. Texas summers are really hot and getting in the water with some shade over you helps too. I look at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,360
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Chesapeake Bay Draft Watershed Agreement

Galveston Bay was in a similar situation 20 years ago and the water was just terrible. Boaters and environmentalists have been working with the politicians and business to try and turn this around...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 327
Views: 22,212
Posted By Tallswede
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Don, I'm right there with you. Burnt out from working, eligible for retirement, have some savings but don't want to run out of money. The whole inflation thing gives me the heebie jeebies. I know I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 4,180
Posted By Tallswede
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

Yachts come in all different sizes. If it's a small boat with nice lines and lots of purty varnished wood work, it's a yacht. My boat, it's a plastic bottle with a little wood on it. Not quite a...
Forum: Outboard 01-27-2014
Replies: 255
Views: 58,650
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Nissan / Tohatsu 6h 4 stroke

I have the 8hp Tohasu on my Hunter 23.5 and it won't rev out either. However it will push my boat at 6 knots in smooth water at half throttle. Trying to open the throttle more doesn't do much. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 9,846
Posted By Tallswede
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

Mike, that's why in many areas of the SW United States there are water shortages. Folks just turn on a faucet and water comes out with no thought of where the water comes from or where it goes when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 10,266
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Price of boats... Wow!!!

I think like cars, all the high end materials (on top of the govt. mandated equipment), Kevlar, electronics, fancy rigging, winches etc. drive the prices up. That along with the weaker...
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