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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By cthoops
Re: Respect the prop

Holy crap! Glad you're (mostly) ok.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,115
Posted By cthoops
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

I've found that for the two of us we typically need to empty the pee jug every 48 hours or so. It depends on how much time we've been on the boat during that period.

The coir is easy to get...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,115
Posted By cthoops
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

That's plenty of space. Much more than we had.

To empty the base for the Nature's Head you lift the seat unit a few inches and then slide it to the left to separate it from the lower unit. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,020
Posted By cthoops
Re: Labrador...

Great write-up and wonderful pictures. You had me wanting to sail there until i got to the part about mostly motoring and the insects. :) Seriously, it looks like it was amazing.

Thanks for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,115
Posted By cthoops
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

I think that the topic of heads (be it marine, composting, portapotties) is probably one of the top three categories in sailing forums that get people worked up (anchors and bluewater boats being the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,115
Posted By cthoops
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

We have a Bristol 24 and put the Nature's Head in the v-berth. It worked for us because we sleep athwarthship in the "salon" (a term I use loosely on our small boat) since Mr. cthoops is 6'4". I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By cthoops
Re: Garmin 78sc

We picked one up at WM over the weekend to use as a backup, and also for the anchor alarm feature. I haven't had a chance to use it on the boat yet, but I've been playing with it at home and I think...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,115
Posted By cthoops
Re: Marine Head Suggestions for long term cruising

I agree with Mike. Go with the composting head. It's as simple as it gets. We had a portapotty and I absolutely hated it. Now we have a Nature's Head, and while there was a slight learning curve,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By cthoops
Re: Thames trip options

I would highly recommend Dodson's. Nice sail from New London. We've stayed there on a mooring several times and it's always been great. Top notch service, the food at the Dog Watch Café at...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By cthoops
Re: Through Hulls - Open or Closed?

We keep the seacock closed unless we are using it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By cthoops
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

We arrived in Groton around 2:30. From Napatree to Groton we alternated between great wind and nothing, repeatedly. Looks like we arrived a bit too early to get the consistent winds. Ah well. Another...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By cthoops
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

We actually came back today (Monday). The forecast had us prepared for a brisk ride. Started out going five knots with a reef, shook it out an hour later, and becalmed two hours after that. Sigh....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By cthoops
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

We're here. We didn't arrive until today because we got off to a late start yesterday and spent the night in Stonington. The reason for the delay? A raccoon in our lazarette - and we're on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 114
Views: 6,746
Posted By cthoops
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By cthoops
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

We'll definitely keep an eye out, ChristinaM.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By cthoops
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

If the weather stays nice and the anchorage is sparse, maybe we will try it out. I've read the holding really isn't that great there. Maybe urban legend. We were thinking the first time should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By cthoops
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

Thanks, Rob. We'll keep an eye out for you.

Hugosalt, we also try to stay away from the crowds, but Mr. Cthoops has a new job so this will be his only extended time off until next summer. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By cthoops
Re: Volvo in Newport

Your videos really captured some of the excitement, Eric! Wish we could have been there.

Thanks for posting them!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By cthoops
Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

We've only been to Block Island post-Labor Day, but this year we have a chance to head there on Thursday and stay through the weekend.

Is it safe to assume that with a Thursday arrival we won't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,545
Posted By cthoops
Re: solid vs inflatable dinghy

Our first season we had an inflatable. Some critter put two holes in it at the seams over the winter so last year we bought a Watertender hard dink from West Marine. We'll never have an inflatable...
Forum: Outboard   05-09-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By cthoops
Re: Running small 4 strokes for 8-12 hours

We have a 9.8 hp and motorsailed from Newport to Stonington last fall. Took around 8 hours as I recall. No problems at all.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 2,949
Posted By cthoops
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

As far as insurance goes, I would say it's highly individual. I suspect it depends on a number of factors including the boat and the person looking to insure it.

I've read repeatedly on various...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-30-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,896
Posted By cthoops
Re: Alcohol Stove and Heater

We picked up an Origo 3000 on ebay last spring. We are 100% satisfied with it. We like it enough that when we get the big boat for full-time cruising, we'll be installing an Origo 6000 if it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By cthoops
Re: Outboard repair books or classes

We have the Tohatsu service manual, but it leaves a bit to be desired (at least when it comes to the carb). Perhaps the Seloc manual might be a bit better. Anyone with experience with those?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By cthoops
Outboard repair books or classes

Like throwing out the first pitch on opening day, boating season doesn't really start for us until we are cursing at our outboard. This time fortunately (so far), it's just the small dinghy...
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