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Search: Posts Made By: Magic_Moments
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,236
Posted By Magic_Moments
I have a little gizmo I think is made by Minn...

I have a little gizmo I think is made by Minn Kota that has 4 lights to give you an idea of the charge level. I think I got it at west marine for $10-15.

Some of the solutions you guys are making...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 7,368
Posted By Magic_Moments
Our local power company is putting test turbines...

Our local power company is putting test turbines in underwater and people have concerns about fish kills. In reality they spin pretty slowly and it turns out that the tidal currents are much...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 3,651
Posted By Magic_Moments
Depending on where in the world you live will...

Depending on where in the world you live will affect you depending on how cold it gets in the winter and how basic of a home you can stand. My first boat was 24 feet with a headroom of 5'5" and a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By Magic_Moments
I have two cats that came sailing with me for a...

I have two cats that came sailing with me for a few summers. One would get very seasick and throw up often before we were much out of the marina. After that they would be ok. They would mostly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 15,237
Posted By Magic_Moments
Currents and cold are the only dangers you will...

Currents and cold are the only dangers you will find in Puget Sound or the Strait of Georgia. The Orca here primarily eat salmon unlike in other areas. The only sharks here are six gills and for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-19-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 4,766
Posted By Magic_Moments
I just remembered to have you check...

I just remembered to have you check www.Craigslist.com for boats or moorage. Just make sure to switch it to Seattle before you search.

If a boat for sale has a transferable liveaboard status you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-19-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 4,766
Posted By Magic_Moments
About 5 or so years ago they really made an...

About 5 or so years ago they really made an effort to get rid of liveaboards in Seattle and were somewhat successful in marinas that rent land from the DNR. Marinas that own their land have a bit...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-18-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 4,766
Posted By Magic_Moments
Depending if you want a boat or a space to live...

Depending if you want a boat or a space to live on in the water there are several options. I saw 2 liveaboard houses in Lake Union for between $150k and $170k but you can mortgage those through a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-13-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By Magic_Moments
Trying to sell our Pearson 36-2 ourselves. Any ideas?

Consider 48 North or Latitude 38 or whatever local sailing magazine you have.

I tried to list one of my previous boats in the local newspaper and a for sale paper, but got all my lookers and the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-03-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 7,826
Posted By Magic_Moments
Nauticat 33

This is one of the boats I am currently obsessing over. I currently sail in Washington and Britsh Columbia where in the summer there is sometimes wind so light you aren''t sure there is any. Fall...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 2,306
Posted By Magic_Moments
How about Saijazz?

I don''t think I will ever pay a subsciption to read a messageboard. I have purchased from Sailnet because of this board and was looking at buying during the meltdown, but I fortunately found out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2005
Replies: 33
Views: 3,613
Posted By Magic_Moments
We are still here

I have been looking in from time to time. I will look in more often now that the windy rainy season is here.

I hit a tree once with my rudder hard enough to knock my autopilot offline. No damage...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-03-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 4,693
Posted By Magic_Moments
must have boat!

There is a Catalina 27 near my boat the owner was asking $5500 by then listed it with a broker so now they are asking $6900.

In Seattle there is a sailing club called Windworks where members can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-15-2005
Replies: 44
Views: 10,371
Posted By Magic_Moments
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

I know there are starting to be more Cats around in Washington and BC, but they are still pretty rare, probably for the reasons of moorage and price. I usually see several at each boat show in...
Forum: Living Aboard 08-20-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 4,347
Posted By Magic_Moments
Living Aboard - What''''s Important in a Marina?

The things I look for in a liveaboard marina are clean and private showers. Clean bathrooms since I use both everyday. I like the docks to have some sort of security like a coded access or a key. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-14-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,709
Posted By Magic_Moments
what about water balast ?

Even if there is no wind or very little wind having the main sail up will help steady the boat when powering in in choppy water.

I have had a boat with an outboard on the transom and it can get up...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-17-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 8,353
Posted By Magic_Moments
boat purchase, taxes, residence -- help for NW sailer?

I bought my last two boats in Washington and have a small amount of information.

If you buy the boat out of state and bring it in they will try to charge you sales tax if it is within 90 days of...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-23-2003
Replies: 224
Views: 88,953
Posted By Magic_Moments
Who''''s living on what??

Since I work every day I just keep my clothes mostly in my car. I keep a few on the boat so I have something to wear when I forget to bring clothes down from the car. In the winter towels do not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Magic_Moments
Wi-Fi

The manufacturer is Orinoco. I don''t have one but the ISP recommends them because they are more powerful and you can plug an external antennae into the card to extend the range even further.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-23-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2,271
Posted By Magic_Moments
cape horn

Lin and Larry Pardey just came back from there in the last year I think. They have a web site at (www.landlpardey) and are making the rounds of boatshows in the US and Canada this winter. I don''t...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Magic_Moments
Wi-Fi

In Washington and British Columbia most marina''s and resorts are set up with Broadband Express (www.bbxpress.net). I have been anchored out a half mile from the transmitter in Ganges Harbor and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-20-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 3,122
Posted By Magic_Moments
29ft cruising

My boat is 29 feet, but I don''t think it could do an ocean crossing unless it was all good weather. There are many capable boats such as a Pearson Triton at 28'', several of which have sailed all...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2003
Replies: 27
Views: 4,472
Posted By Magic_Moments
45 CC cutters are the most popular cruising boats...huh?

I have a Gulf 29 aft cockpit sloop rigged boat, displacement of 7500 lbs, draft is 4''6" since I run aground when the depth is less than that. Fin keel, spade rudder keeps up well with performance...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-19-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By Magic_Moments
anyone out there cruising with a teenager?

I read a book by Tom Neale called "All in the Same Boat" in which he and his wife cruised with their two daughters. At the time the boat was written both were teenagers , but I believe now one or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By Magic_Moments
cores: foam vs wood?

I have seen a few boats with an Airex foam cored hull. One was a 1979 North American 40 built by Morgan, and two others were C&C''s, a 1980 34, and a 1985 33 which had the foam core in the forward...
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