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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,928
Posted By casey1999
Re: Removing Bottom Paint

Everyone in my harbor, north shore Oahu uses ablative. This includes charter fishing boats that run 100 miles a day, private power fishing and pleasure and commercial sail. I looked into the hard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 7,151
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Question regarding Rocna Anchor's Roll Bar

Yeah, they should probably just disregard their experience in over 20 years of voyaging, a couple of circumnavigations, well over 100K NM of largely high latitude sailing, not to mention their season...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 7,151
Posted By IStream
Re: Question regarding Rocna Anchor's Roll Bar

I'd give you more credit if you could get off the dock. I've been reading your blog for a couple of years and for all your talk about your sailing prowess, it seems that you've always got a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 12,783
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

This was one of the best posts, posted on the origamiboats site, a while back.

---In origamiboats@yahoogroups.com, <willyacht@yahoo.com> wrote :

Regardless of what material Bob likes or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 255,757
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Thirty years of cruising Salish Sea and points north with a self supporting life style of a bit of paid work (hard to avoid offers of real cash) and canning surplus salmon for trade for veggies or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,002
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Heavier better motion comfort ?

It seems about time for me to weigh in on this. In and of itself, weight does nothing good for a boat. In and of itself, weight does not make a boat stronger, it does not make it more seaworthy, it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,671
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Your anchor is too big

So, then - define "properly sized"... :-)

for example, will a properly sized anchor for a particular boat be the same for cruising the Chesapeake, as for Greenland? Will a galvanized and aluminum...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 12,234
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: safe cooking

I didn't see anyone mention this yet. You are 55 times more likely to have an electrical fire aboard than a stove fire! 24 times greater risk of an engine fire. This concern over galley fuel is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 12,234
Posted By Jiminri
Re: safe cooking

Checking for a leak on propane lines is so easy and fast that it can (and should be) done periodically.

Turn tank valve on. Immediately turn it off. Note reading on pressure gauge. Wait 5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 12,234
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Talking Re: safe cooking

I couldn't even think of replying to this any better than bljones does in the previous posting
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 12,234
Posted By bljones
Re: safe cooking

Alex, "What is unnecessary pollyannaesque condescension?"
I'll take "Armchair Hypothetical $500/mo. Cruisers with All the Answers" for $400.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By Faster
Re: Do I still need paper charts in Canada

Many of the official Canadian chart sets are in books - they have additional information, aerial shots of many coves, distance tables etc. The book sets cover the Gulf islands, and Desolation Sound &...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 255,757
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Three cheers http://www.cruisersforum.com/images/smilies/cheers.gif to you Steve. Frugal living doesn't have to mean austerity everywhere. Good beer is always worth the sacrifice ;).

One of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 255,757
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

We used to call guys with a female crew "Lucky".

We used to!

All the "Lucky "guys have long since been steered into the urban real estate market, while I have spent my life doing exactly ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-26-2014
Replies: 461
Views: 52,327
Posted By newhaul
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Sorry if I piss people off here not my intent I happily glean any nuggets off all posts on the entire site the biggest thing I have seen here between the 500 thread and the 3000 thread
1) the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,878
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Living permanently on a boat...could this fantasy become real

If I were 28 years old, single, had a reasonable income, there's no question in my mind, I would be a full-time live-aboard. However, I would not be residing in The People's Republic of Maryland. I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-29-2014
Replies: 461
Views: 52,327
Posted By vega1860
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

I was there 8 years ago, except that I had a sh!tpile of debt. Sold everything, paid off the debt and quit my job. Now, debt free, we have been cruising for seven years very comfortably, averaging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,845
Posted By vega1860
Re: Making money with your sailing blog

I have been working on this article for a few weeks (Between beers)

We just uploaded it today. Posted here in its entirety so you don't even have to go to our web site to see it:
...
Forum: US West Coast   01-22-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By foamy
Re: Cruising and sailing in southern CA

Don't believe all the media hype about Mexico, and from people who live thousands of miles away.

I've been sailing, surfing and exploring mainland Mexico and Baja since 1964. The "problems" are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 255,757
Posted By bljones
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Seriously, do I really need to lay out my sailing creds for my input to have any value? Well, okay, if we're gonna get all high school here...
... I sail a small paid-off POS, and been low-bucking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 255,757
Posted By bljones
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Why ask the question if you don't want to hear the answers, and don't like the answers you get?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 255,757
Posted By bljones
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Real positive post, dude.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 15,353
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

Mike,
Great thread. When my wife and I began planning to go cruising, years back, she was adamant that she was not going if she had to go “camping”. In her mind, she wanted at least a similar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 15,353
Posted By Lou452
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

What is so bad about camping ? The trick is wanting what you have. Enjoy what comes to you. Sounds just to easy ?:)
I would not go out of my way to camp on MT. Everest or try to climb it. Many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 255,757
Posted By BMLipiec
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

First, this is a great thread with a lot of great input. I just found it last night and have been reading it from the beginning.

We are taking off for extended cruising this summer and Jon's...
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