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Forum: Living Aboard   09-29-2004
Replies: 4
  winter
Views: 2,102
Posted By sailorrest
winter

If you are going to shrink wrap anything consider the hull from the bottom on the ports to the ground. This will prevent the windchill from robing all your heat away. If you have to choose between...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By sailorrest
Holding Tank Pump Out Not Working

I assume you also have the ability to pump the holding tank out through a deck fitting? If so remove the cap from this fitting and try your manual pump. This will eliminate the vacumn caused by the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,901
Posted By sailorrest
Spade anchor comes up backwards

Please, please, please research the anchor swivel you are using. Search under "swivel failure", "lost anchor", etc.

One company "Holland" went broke after lawsuits, another company "Suncor" has...
Forum: Living Aboard   08-26-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 3,002
Posted By sailorrest
mooring bouys in MD

The city of Annapolis controls all mooring within the city of Annapolis. They have moorings in Back Creek as well, you really have to get out of the office more. There are presently no openings for...
Forum: Living Aboard   08-26-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 3,002
Posted By sailorrest
mooring bouys in MD

No mooring buoys in Annapolis. All city owned with no absent owners allowed at high costs. Others private with no ability to lease to other than their own vessels. Long waiting list with no movement...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-13-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By sailorrest
BAHAMAS CRUISSING PERMIT $300. ??

Hearing on the Atlantic Waterway Net that the government of the Bahamas is increasing the cost of a cruising permit from $100. to $300. Cannot locate a official source for this information. Does...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-09-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 3,254
Posted By sailorrest
Provisioning for Bahamas

All good advice from each persons perspective. So let me add one more. Cruisers have a responsibility to purchase goods from the local economy. Decide what is too expensive on the local economy...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-20-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 1,274
Posted By sailorrest
hurricane season and the ICW

Rule number one is find out what limitations your insurance company puts on your location/time of year, etc.

There are hurricane holes and hideaways and marinas that will put your boat on land...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-03-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By sailorrest
Sailboat hide a ways?

Everytime a cruising guide is published more and more hideaways are gone forever. No thanks.
Forum: Chartering   03-27-2003
Replies: 5
 
Views: 1,323
Posted By sailorrest
You really have to get out more. Talk to other...

You really have to get out more. Talk to other people who have chartered. YOU DID NOT HAVE A BAD CHARTER. If your major complaint is the BBQ you had a dream charter and if you let $100 ruin your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By sailorrest
What size seacocks

My advise is to not empty the porta-potti in this fashion. Waste that has not been macerated requires a 1 ˝ inch seacock.
That is only the beginning. The hose leaving the seacock must rise above...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-20-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By sailorrest
LETS REVISIT FAVORITE ANCHORAGES

A invitation to share your favorite anchorage’s, your secret hideouts for weather fronts, the one place you have promised to return. Please feel free to be as specific as you desire, if you must...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-19-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By sailorrest
Chesapeak Bay to Daytona

Sailing vs Motoring on ICW. Get used to motoring, restricted waters and depths, complicated ranges and congested traffic all favor motoring. At times you will be able to unfurl the headsail and get...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-19-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By sailorrest
sea kayaks

I have had extensive experience with ocean kayaks and long distance trips on same. My advise is that on a typical mono-hull boat you do not, repeat, do not want the kayaks tied to the lifelines or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-19-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By sailorrest
Chesapeak Bay to Daytona

Oh, goodness. Bike week in Daytona via the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the stream x 2 and the Bahamas. This sounds like Survivor rather than a pleasure trip. Not advised of your starting location...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-19-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By sailorrest
long term cruising

Everyone finds their own poison as far as their boats is concerned. Tom Neale and Mel have been aboard Gulfstars for years. The age of the boat will matter little. Systems, systems, systems. As...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-18-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,347
Posted By sailorrest
Trent-Severn Waterway

Sure did the waterway. The area of concern is just North of the marine railway life at Little Chute. You will have a problem here when heading South first thing in the spring. No problems other times...
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