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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,920
Posted By medicrene
Re: Tips or Suggestions, Sailing from San Diego to San Francisco

The trip is possible during this time of year, but it is rough. I did it once. I actually moved well during a weak storm that gave me a push upward. But I don't reccomend it. The next day I went...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,397
Posted By medicrene
Re: Chainplates

I had the same problem with my Hudson Force 50. I had pulled the chain plates and had them repaired. They welded another thick piece of stainless over the crack and extened the repair so that at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-28-2012
Replies: 155
Views: 66,116
Posted By medicrene
Re: Sensible Cruising

If you want a perfect boat and perfect equipment for cruising, then consider a new hobby. If you wait for pefect you will never go. New boats and equipment have new and hidden problems. Old boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By medicrene
Re: What’s in a name?

The name of the boat must have significance. For many sailors like myself,the boat is an extention of themselves. Some of my friends have called me the Witchdoctor becuase I volunteer medical...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 16,417
Posted By medicrene
Re: Sailing up Coast of California

I have made this trip and it is not too bad. Realisticly it takes 6 days of sailing. However, you may not get six days of time you can sail and you will need rest between each leg if you are going...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-14-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,762
Posted By medicrene
Re: Suggestions for Watermaker

Thanks for the input. I am now considering the Cruise RO watermaker. It lists for under 5000. Has anyone got any experience with this?

The Witchdoctor.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-12-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,762
Posted By medicrene
Re: Suggestions for Watermaker

FYI, I looked at the info regarding building a watermaker. It was a good start, but it certainly does not provide enough information. It describes a pump for the watermaker, but it does not...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-12-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,762
Posted By medicrene
Re: Suggestions for Watermaker

Brent,

If you can post your design info or send it to me pm, that would be great. If I can build one myself, I would actaully enjoy that. I just printed off the PDF described above and will look...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-10-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,762
Posted By medicrene
Suggestions for Watermaker

Hello all,

I am currently in the market for a watermaker. My budget is about $5000.00. Any suggestions?

The Witchdoctor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,916
Posted By medicrene
If you want long range communications, get a ham...

If you want long range communications, get a ham license. If you get on the air without a proper call sign, many hams (including some of the sailing nets) will not talk to you. If you just steal a...
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