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Search: Posts Made By: MikeOReilly
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By christian.hess
Re: 3 hp outboard--how far

I get much more than 2 hours out of my nissan/tohatsu 3.5 at half throttle, however my boat is light...

these are all similar engines...I had an evinrude 3.3 with the exact same tank, head...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By Zanshin
Video - why I love cruising the Caribbean

Here's my last video until I return to the boat and get to collect some new material (plus my demo license for Adobe just ran out). This video shows why I keep on returning to the Caribbean!...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By mondofromredondo
Re: My Windlass

I can clearly see a difference in the housing in the upper aft area between the two. Other than that I couldn't say. They definitly look very similar and perhaps one was an attempt to copy the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,016
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

After the talk about outboard sizes I had a look around this anchorage. This is a mix of boats from Europe and ones from North America. The median outboard size is about 5 to 6 hp and lots of people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,016
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

There are lots of decent shortwave receivers. I use a Kaito KA-1103 but it is far from the only choice. When I bought mine I read reviews on eHam and price shopped.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,016
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Coastal cruising equipment and accessories

Mike, my reactions to your omissions, and I know this is a so far list.



Cheers
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-07-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 3,879
Posted By captain jack
Re: Money idea for someone with a boat?

that's a good question. one that i can't answer. but a lot of people make a living that way. the guy who does natesvlogs does it as his sole employment (not a sailing vlog but one i know about). i do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2015
Replies: 2,670
Views: 214,531
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

It has been since 2009 but I purchased travel insurance while traveling for six months through central and South America and it was quite reasonable. Supposedly they would medically evac me back to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2014
Replies: 2,670
Views: 214,531
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike, here's the kit I have. Mr.Beer Premium Kits (http://www.mrbeer.com/premium-kits)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2014
Replies: 2,670
Views: 214,531
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Thanks Gary, you're making me blush. :o Oh, you mean the fermenter. :D

It's a bit taller and wider than a 5 gallon bucket. My formosa had a cavernous lazarette locker. My Nauticat has even more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2014
Replies: 2,670
Views: 214,531
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike and others, I have a Mr Beer kit that my son gave me for Christmas about 10 years ago - works great, makes some really good beer, and yes, those plastic bottles are reusable.

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2014
Replies: 2,670
Views: 214,531
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Awesome! That means I can give you the shorthand version. I really need to make a dedicated post with pictures of my setup some day...

The basic trick is to use the Cooper's kit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 5,217
Posted By jimq26
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

Hi Mike - don't forget boaterbits.ca (Vancouver). Great people and excellent service. Amazing prices and always prepaid freight.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,554
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

Mike
one other thing to consider is that as well as the current moving you along, there are a couple of overnights (Gaspe to Magdalen, Magdalen to Port-aux-Basques) that also speed you on your way....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,554
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

Mike
Couple of comments. You will not come close to doubling the distances that are listed. From Belleville to the mouth of the river it is pretty much straight-line distance with a really serious...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,554
Posted By hpeer
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

From the site listed above......



This is a pure crock of class A #1 BS.

Some are good, some are horrible. You need to see to verify.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,554
Posted By sony2000
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

In Chester alone, there are two travel lifts. South Shore Marina and Chester Point Marina.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,554
Posted By courish
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

Might start with Chester Yacht Club and Lunenburg yacht Club. I think they close for the winter but worth a shot. Both towns are very beautiful though Lunenburg Yacht Club is not in the town itself....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,978
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Looking for a source of (first-aid) Medical Supplies

Mike, kits such as these are often very overpriced, and the contents can be procured individually at a fraction of the cost. The biggest problem with any of these prepackaged kits is they have a lot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,978
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Looking for a source of (first-aid) Medical Supplies

First Aid Kits - Survival & Prepardeness (http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/survival-disaster/first-aid-kits.html)

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2014
Replies: 2,670
Views: 214,531
Posted By mbianka
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike

Yes, it was really easy to cut the Sailrite frame. I used a cheap plumbing pipe cutter from Home Depot. You just want to make sure you cut each side of the pipe equally as there is a slight...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2014
Replies: 2,670
Views: 214,531
Posted By mbianka
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike:
A number of years ago when the original dodger material gave up I replaced it with two 75 watt 12 volt Siemens solar panels. When I converted to electric propulsion I added tow 48 volt Kanaka...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 2,670
Views: 214,531
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Mike, I ran across a guy in the Florida Keys that built a hardtop bimini, then added a couple 500-watt panels to it. Looked fantastic, very practical and it really didn't cost him much to construct...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,250
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Radar - what to look for

Yes..just had a Garmin package installed..RADAR, AIS, Chart plotter , and console instruments..has every thing that your criteria is looking for and more...

Bottom line it's the installer that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,250
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Radar - what to look for

Mike -
I don't know enough about BBR to compare / contrast for you. BBR does seem to have impressive close range clarity. However, the HD also works well at close range. For instance, I can make...
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