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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,231
Posted By smj
Re: What type of Keel do you prefer....

Two, one on each hull!


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

Sounds like you probably needed to call a pumpout boat half way through the sweet 16 party!


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

You make some good points where the standard holding tank setup may make more sense for some but not all.
Lack of odor
Far less parts to break or maintain
2 less thru hulls below the waterline...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

I agree there are negatives with composters as there are negatives with the holding tank system. A few owners of composters have gone back to the holding tank system but the majority sing their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

I think it's been said before that the majority of the people with the positive comments also have had experience with the typical holding tank setup yet they prefer the composter. And my next dinghy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

You are right, the composter would have made more sense 15-20 years ago when pumpouts were few and far between and also could be quite expensive.
I'm a big fan of the composter but I can understand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

We love our composter and I'm happy you love your holding tank set up. We have no 12v macerators, holding tanks, hoses, hose clamps, vented loops, seacocks, and no stinking holes in our hull for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

Can't remember last time I showered without peeing.


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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 6,135
Posted By smj
Re: Adrift sv Dagny, West End, Grand Bahama

This guy is not trying to "cadge" money from anyone. He never asked for money, and when offered he only took as a loan. Hopefully his boat will be found and returned to him.


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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 6,135
Posted By smj
Re: Adrift sv Dagny, West End, Grand Bahama

The Bahamian mooring is not necessarily set in a "V" configuration as that would mean the anchors are set 45 degrees apart. The Bahamian mooring is set 180 degrees apart, one anchor opposing the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

Probably a different animal altogether. Most shoreside composters mix the solids and liquids and rely on a heating element to dry the mixture. The marine composters are actually desiccating heads,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-02-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

Thanks Gary, you've confirmed my love for the composting head[emoji16]
I would think the mixture of poop and peat would be one of the least toxic things at the land fill. And the plastic bags? I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-02-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

I think you are right, most people don't flush enough water while using the standard wet head as they want to space the time out between pumpouts. On the size boats we have owned the standard size of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

We have owned 3 different types of composters over the last 9 years and had experiences with both holding tanks and Lectra Sans for about 17 years before we got the first composter. All I can state...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

And I thought I might get an offer for a leading role in Hollywood based on my acting in this short video!
The plastic bag was knotted and thrown in the dumpster with the rest of our trash. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-31-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

https://vimeo.com/150454103

This is our painful process of dumping the C-Head. All of 17 seconds?


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 5,754
Posted By smj
Re: Composting Head

We have owned all three of the popular brands and they all have their positive aspects. If height is a problem check out the C-Head. I believe they are more compact than the other two but need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,549
Posted By smj
Re: Service life of a Sta-Lok fitting?

We had a rigging survey done in 2000 on our 1972 catamaran. She had the original Sta-Lok fittings and the rigger was sure he would finally be able to find a Sta-Lok fitting that wouldn't pass survey....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,384
Posted By smj
Re: Getting sold boat prices from broker

It's hard to judge any boat until you've looked at it. Some price to sell and others price to be beaten down. You may find a boat in excellent shape for a low price and also a crappy boat for a high...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,384
Posted By smj
Re: Getting sold boat prices from broker

I'm pretty sure that the BUC price guide may be accurate for small boats such as ski boats but not that accurate for cruising boats. I could be wrong when it comes to monohulls, but I'm positive it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,384
Posted By smj
Re: Getting sold boat prices from broker

That is fact. I was able to access soldboats for a short time and came across one of the boats I purchased through a broker. They claimed it had sold for asking price where in actuality the price it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-09-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 11,646
Posted By smj
Re: Lets have a chat about multis.

Seems as if your bringing the CF thread over here! From my experience, the majority of sailboats are used as motor sailers these days.


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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-08-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 11,646
Posted By smj
Re: Lets have a chat about multis.

Sorry, to fast with the fingers! If a similar sized cat cost the same as a mono, there would be a whole lot more multis in the world today. Truth is, a well designed and built cat costs a heck of a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-08-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 11,646
Posted By smj
Re: Lets have a chat about multis.

I would agree, there are people that prefer monos over cats. But if a similar
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-08-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 11,646
Posted By smj
Re: Lets have a chat about multis.

[QUOTE=RTB;2896497]Some people switch from cats you know? ZTC is selling their PDQ32 and buying an Amel, for high latitude voyaging. Zero to Cruising! (http://www.zerotocruising.com/page/6/)


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