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Forum: Chesapeake Bay   56 Minutes Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,695
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Damned I hate winter!

I had to go knock about 4 inches of very heavy snow off my cover from Fri storm. Getting another 6 inches today, but it's supposed to blow hard, so I'm hoping it doesn't stick this time. This is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,126
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: What's the furthest you've sailed in the smallest boat?

Robert Manry crossed the Atlantic in a 13ft boat in the mid-1960s.

In the end, I'm not sure these anecdotes translate to anyone else. One's success on any passage is influenced by a combination...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: 1 Battery in my system not up to par?

I assume you run these on an A-B-Both switch? When you tested voltage, you isolated them from each other? If you did that properly and can confirm that your new battery is being charged fully and...
Forum: Cruising Videos   2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: For the Love of Sail - Mads Bo Falk and s/v Mathilde

These interviews are some of your best stuff.

Although, I am looking forward to seeing a vid on your Greenland passage.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: when is standing rigging rusting vs staining

You mean the orange/brown staining that you may find running down the wire or near a fitting? That is rust.

The real question is where did it actually originate. Is it inside the core of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 9,239
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Kiwi-grip Non-Skid deck finish...

Just happened to watch this vid on Soft Sand for non-skid. Looked pretty interesting. I'm not in the market for new non-skid, I just watch these random boat projects for fun. Can't tell if that's...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Master Plan to Cruise and Pay For It

That seems like a reasonable approach and your kitty should easily get you several years down the road. My query is your "indefinitely" part. Not sure how far off your golden years might be, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 818
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Onewheel.. Replace your folding bike?

If see how you're playing the game. You match my $1,000 idea, with a $2,000 idea. :)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Master Plan to Cruise and Pay For It

Now you're talking. If you need to charter your boat to want to buy it at all, that's asking for trouble.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Bow chafe protection

I like the figurehead with a figure. Award for most creative!



Your award has been rescinded. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Bow chafe protection

You may be right. Maybe there is a way to make that easier.



Excellent point. I'm sure I could sweat out enough slack to get it off the back of a cleat, even in a blow, but my wife may not. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Bow chafe protection

I have a carbon fiber whisker pole that cost way more than fixing the scratches. :)



Yes, but I've tested lengths in my current set up. They all seems to chafe, when pulled across the bow. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: making money as a scuba instructor?

Yes, a truck load of liability insurance would be a must. Most instructors are in their 20s, with no assets to take. Like I was, when I taught folks to dive, a few decades ago. :)
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: are pirates still a problem in north indian ocean?

No idea what Eastern Chessy shore town you're talking about.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 917
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Drugs after Expiry Use or Chuck? New Research

This is so true and advertising is what needs to be stopped. Direct pharmaceutical sales incentives have been reeled in to some degree. It's not just the name brand, but the patients are demanding...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: making money as a scuba instructor?

The UK may be different from the US, as many Caribbean islands are European Union territories. Just like I don't believe any special permits are required for a US citizen to work in the US Virgin...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Bow chafe protection

It would seem the secondary anchor rode would then chafe on the hull.

Given our windage and huge party tent bimini/dodger, we swing more than a squat full keeler, but not ridiculously. I bet the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 112
Views: 3,809
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Safely taking a 1980 36' hunter around the world

We'll see what SVA meant, but the term "on deck" in the context of passage crew position would mean anyone not down below to me. One at the mast, one at the helm would both be referred to as on...
Forum: US Northeast   3 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,624
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Where to leave the boat in NE

Looks like Edgartown Harbor now uses DOCKWA for its reservation system. Like most places around here, they don't start accepting reservations until Mar 1. Get right on it, surprising how popular...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: making money as a scuba instructor?

It's very difficult to get permission to work in a foreign country, especially moving from one to another. Just like needing a green card in the US. It can be done, but not easy and you'll need to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,584
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How important is 6 feet?

But, it's really not just about length. A 46ft boat, from a solid builder, taken care of, life limited components replaced and in good condition, will be much less expensive than a 40ft boat in bad...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 917
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Drugs after Expiry Use or Chuck? New Research

This statement is actually untrue. The active ingredient is identical and the standard is +/- 10% of the published dosage. The rest of the medicine is usually very different and entirely up to the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,584
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How important is 6 feet?

Mixed rep, at best. What kind of condition and care?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,584
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How important is 6 feet?

Your wife is saying, bigger is better. Since it sounds like it's an option, I would do it. If one of you really doesn't like your boat, you won't get to enjoy it.

It would be interesting to hear...
Forum: Living Aboard   3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Cokina Sheet with Magma grill

Interesting. Does that make it more like sauteing?

I agree that grills get messy. To limit this, I cook on as high a heat as possible. Dripped fats are more likely to evaporate. I also close...
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