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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,111
Posted By WaterHouse
Kindergarden

is where you learn the most important lessons in life.

People who learn how to play nice in the sandbox are usually more successful and happier than the nerds.

If you don't believe it, then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By WaterHouse
You want a Zodiac

Shallow draft, 50-100 hp

Where are you going to pick up the drugs on this trip? :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,111
Posted By WaterHouse
My Plan C boat

Hobiecat Mirage Adventure Island

Only for the young at heart. Get 2 for 9k and throw them both in the back of the P/U for camping anywhere.

no insurance needed

Dan
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By WaterHouse
Upgrade the tiller pilot

to one made for a heavier boat with a little more draw on the batteries.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 12,053
Posted By WaterHouse
Beware Divorce and Despair

You are in a minefield if you have a partner.

It is good to feel the fever coming through your posts. There are so many things to learn and here you can talk to people who have actually cruised as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-08-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,063
Posted By WaterHouse
Back to title of thread

Am I hijacking this thread to ask the title again? What would you do to prepare for getting stuck in heavy weather in your coastal cruiser?

This thread went off on a tangent with lowering the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-08-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 5,765
Posted By WaterHouse
Another option

Consider attaching a tiller pilot, an autopilot, closer than usual to the steering post (you may want a sturdier autopilot for this) and put a hinged joint in the tiller just beyond the pilot...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12-05-2008
Replies: 535
Views: 45,324
Posted By WaterHouse
Equal

They were equal because they both cried uncle to Mother Nature before they had to.

You either want people to only use EPIRBs when necessary, or not.

If Ronnie could get through his storm and...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12-05-2008
Replies: 535
Views: 45,324
Posted By WaterHouse
Selfish use of EPIRBs

This thread is interesting because people who have either great experience or knowledge, or both, are calling Skip Allen a hero and Ronnie an idiot for both using their EPIRB unnecessarily. I think...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 140,386
Posted By WaterHouse
I would just have the larger one. But you...

I would just have the larger one.
But you have triggered a question. If i had room for two gensets and extra fuel storage, i would rather carry a gas powered high volume water pump for emergencies...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 140,386
Posted By WaterHouse
My complaint

After reading 51 pages tonight while getting some chores done, i must register my complaint. I've lurked here more than a year, learning a lot, sad to post this.

This site is becoming like sailing...
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