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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,402
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Month 6 cruising costs

I thought the Americans got rid of Prohibition a few years ago?
What's the anti-alcohol thing going on?
Why are there value judgements invoked on peoples personal choice?

Don put his months...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 612
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Thinning Interlux Schooner Varnish

Yes, it worked for me. I did the saloon table in a 2 pack resin. Worked like magic. 1 breath and they would pop.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-11-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: AIS or SMR

As Chuck says, he doesn't mind Governments knowing where he is.
Absolutely. I am not a drug runner. I am not a visa over-stayer. I am not a crook, criminal or police evader. I am a tourist doing...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   01-05-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,915
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Solar power instead of shore power

Grab the charge controller instruction book (try and find a younger female who may be able to translate techno talk to greybeards ;) )

* increase charge voltage
* increase absorption voltage
*...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-02-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 1,944
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Alright, I hope I don't get clobbered here

I am sorry Donna and Minne, but I am reading English.
What language are you using??? :)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-01-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 1,944
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Alright, I hope I don't get clobbered here

OK, well it looks like its up to me to give you the clobbering.

You are not young and agile anymore and boats at sea can batter the untrained body. I have never made a passage without ooozing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Sanitation Pump out Hose Elbow?

I have a 90 degree elbow in 1 1/2 inch pipe and its never given me a problem.

I really thought it would be, but its been fine for years. 6 years, actually. I needed to put in a new Y Valve and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-28-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: New Member, Crossing to Ireland from FL

Here's a great article with photos of an October storm. Only nutters would do it then and these Open 60's are definitely nutters. 60 foot of boat and half were forced out of the race on the first day...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-27-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,617
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: What did I get my self into

Congrats! Thats a nice looking little boat!! $1,500 its a steal. Well done.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,731
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
re: disappearing boat manufacturers

Well, yes, you are right.
Without getting into a geo-political argument Henry Ford said something like manufacturing at a price low enough for a person working hard can buy.
That's manufacturing......
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-09-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,019
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Going to Weather

Couple of tricks here.

There are distinct areas where wind does weird stuff that you only know about from local knowledge. Its been a long time since I did that run up and around Macinaw... I dont...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,187
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Cruise ship thru Hurricane Hermine - Which route????

Off the New Jersey coast forecast



Buoy 75nm off NJ at Hudson Canyon actual
Wave Height (WVHT): 13.5 ft
5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 10 sec
5-day plot -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2016
Replies: 160
  Banned
Views: 10,162
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Banned

Damn, i didnt read that thread because I knew it would be a lot of codswallop.

I am very surprised the Mods have banned Smack. He is like a bit of the furniture here.

So the Mods is justa bout...
Forum: Living Aboard   08-18-2016
Replies: 326
Views: 22,183
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Quitting Your Job, Sailing Away... Is it always rosey?

I have only read the first post. This may not be 'answering' the post.

The difference between working and cruising is the vicissitudes - the ups and downs in life.

At work (unless you own the...
Forum: Electronics   08-16-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 2,116
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: VHF & AIS OPTIONS: Garmin vhf 200 w Garmin AIS 600 trxcvr vs Standard Horiz GX220

You are getting a new Garmin chart plotter?

Then it would seem to ve the better idea to have all your other units Garmin too. Then if something doesnt talk to another bit you can lump it all on a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: What's in your tool box?

Start with nothing.
Only take into your boat what you absolutely need for each job. Leave that stuff on the boat. And absolutely nothing else.

If done wisely you can fit a whole tool kit in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Some seriously big boats!!!

Nice camera work. and nice blend of fixed and airborne.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,722
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How crazy am I? Sail repair with tape.

I disagree with 5200 for at least one reason.

3oz tube (100 mils) $18.45!!!
If you are lucky to be in Amazons warehouse its still $11.

Where DAP Contact Cement is $8.48 for a QUART! (Litre)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,722
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How crazy am I? Sail repair with tape.

If you leave the two parts apart for the 15 minutes before you put them together you should be able to use it straight away. But I would wait 2 hours, if you can. I think with the patches I did at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,722
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How crazy am I? Sail repair with tape.

A coupla points:

If you do have to use repair tape use contact glue to fix it.
If its just a temporary fix for a afternoon race then sail repair tape is fine as the sailmaker can rip it off....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,722
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How crazy am I? Sail repair with tape.

Sail repair tape is absolute BS!
The cloth is about spinnaker wieght and the glue couldnt hold a stamp on an envelope!

Get a bit of old sail cloth, or a cut off, but propper weight you would have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-31-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1,748
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: What do you allow in your head?

Yeah, good to see you are relaxing the total BS of many boats!

I buy toilet paper that's 2 ply or quite thick that's called 'Basic'. If it's called 'Extra Strenghth' or 'extra comfort' it means...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-31-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Customs processes in Caribbean

Its all simple
Its all visa on arrival.
Its different in every island.
Every major port you are likely to arrive in is a Port of Entry anyway.
Some islands can be a bit grumpy because there is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,498
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Sherwin Williams COPPER BOTTOM ANTI-FOULING PAINT #45

Post 66 and 69 on Anti foul, bottom paint, soft, medium or hard? - Cruisers & Sailing Forums (http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f55/anti-foul-bottom-paint-soft-medium-or-hard-105784.html)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-12-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How'dy mate

Great photo!!

:)

Welcome
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