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Search: Posts Made By: barefootnavigator
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 3,884
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

Hands down a properly set Danforth style anchor has the highest holding power of any anchor on the planet. Unfortunately there is more to anchoring than ultimate holding power. There is a reason...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 6,195
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Is there any reason I can't just use paraffin in the origo?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 6,195
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Heres my situation I have a very nice stainless steel stove/oven. it was installed by the second owner, for 13 years he used it with the propane bottle under the berth, yes thats what I just said. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 6,195
Posted By barefootnavigator
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 6,195
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

I wonder if you could use kerosene.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 6,195
Posted By barefootnavigator
Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Our little boat is getting closer and closer to resuming our cruise and I have decided to pull the propane stove. There isn't anything wrong with it other than the fact that I have never plumed it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Rehab, penicillin and confession :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: New Mainsail

What are you measurements I might have a really nice sail that will fit her perfectly heavily built very nice. I was just going to list it on Ebay
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Simply brilliant!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

That is including the cost of the boat and she is a pricy little sucker. My total expense is in rig, sails, spars... We have no electrons or fancy gadgets. Basically we have built a new boat minus...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

That 8k is closer than you think. We had a minor tragedy this summer and pulled into the mainstream so we are working our asses off to do upgrades before setting off again in the spring. As far as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Looks like this thread has been invaded by trolls which is really too bad because it has been such a fun and informative thread.

Back to the actual art of voyaging on a budget. You get what you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Thoughts on 2 survey items

Is the hull balsa cored? What manufacture?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

This sounds like a loaded question but I'll bite.

First off my days of sailing solo are over but when I did I never had any problems. Take a look at some charts for the PNW and you will see...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I have my PM locked down due to psychopaths flooding it when I strted this thread. Since it has to do with a small budget awesome boat layouts maybe I can put it the projects here?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

You will have to refresh my memory, what did I say? Sorry I must be getting old
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Send me a resume I'll hire you. All good shipwrights I have been refereed to are booked through the end of the year.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I don't have a plotter on my boat I would consider one to calculate speed and as a learning tool for my newbie girlfriend. I will never add a sounder.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike your exactly right it shows whats directly under your keel, not one foot in front of it. Example, it shows 10' depth directly beneath you but not uncharted danger one food in front of you. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Go read through the thread its both hysterical and frightening at the same time. I'm doing research for a book and work in the marine industry so I'm in many various boatyards almost daily. We use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

They are dangerous because most people don't know how to use them, here in the PNW boat yards are littered with boats that have had their keels practically ripped off. Typical answer from captain, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

All interesting thoughts. I have been contemplating a chart plotter as a fun backup to my paper charts but I will never add a depth sounder, I consider them to be dangerous. Interesting how so many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Cape Dory

Nice looking boat. Is it a Flicka? I figured a hipster like you would have a nice fixie on there rail. Congrats!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 174,018
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I love this thread, it seems we have discussed everything except what you budget guys are sailing and how they are set up. I sail a 22' cutter displacing 7400 lbs usually engine-less and no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,829
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Battens Vs No Battens

The initial cost might seem high but in the long run you get what you are paying for. Yes she recommended one full and three partial. You will want to take your boat there for measurement and the...
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