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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2013
Replies: 130
Views: 7,717
Posted By deow
Re: What are your other passions?

Cycling and bike mechanics.

Cooking (especially Asian and Cajun -- hot and spicy).

Making bottles of wine disappear.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   03-04-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 4,763
Posted By deow
Okay, not so great. I'll just return to voting...

Okay, not so great. I'll just return to voting for the return of a proper edit button then.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   03-04-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 4,763
Posted By deow
This probably isn't a voting situation, but I...

This probably isn't a voting situation, but I want the option to edit my posts.

And now that I've tested it out, I do have it. Great.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-04-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By deow
I wish I could be learning to sail in Aruba right...

I wish I could be learning to sail in Aruba right now, but I still have to wait a little longer to take my CYA courses.

Welcome to Sailnet :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By deow
Battery Desalinates Seawater

This sounds like a very efficient and useful technology for offshore cruisers. Problem is, it always seems to take forever to see these neat ideas come to market.

Battery Desalinates Seawater |...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-23-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By deow
Some other considerations: how tall are you? You...

Some other considerations: how tall are you? You won't get headroom on a small boat. Or a head. Or a galley. You have to decide what you can live with.

I'm only researching possiblities...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-23-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By deow
That's very small. I sure wouldn't even consider...

That's very small. I sure wouldn't even consider living on that. 28' would be the minimum that I'd like to try.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By deow
Very enjoyable blog. Thanks very much for...

Very enjoyable blog. Thanks very much for sharing :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-21-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 39,567
Posted By deow
Sailing solo around the world is dangerous and no...

Sailing solo around the world is dangerous and no one wants to encourage an activity that could result in the death of a kid.

I don't mean to diminish Laura's accomplishment, but I also don't want...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-21-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 39,567
Posted By deow
Yeah, that's quite an accomplishment, but ...

Yeah, that's quite an accomplishment, but



I understand the point of this.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-30-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By deow
That's a great offer, and I'll very likely take...

That's a great offer, and I'll very likely take you up on it :)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-30-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By deow
Thanks for the info, Faster. I'm going to read...

Thanks for the info, Faster. I'm going to read my brains out until I get a chance to sail. After I get some lessons, I'll try to volunteer as crew. I think I'll figure out what I want to do once I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-28-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By deow
That's a good long time. It appears that a love...

That's a good long time. It appears that a love of sailing tends to become a lifelong thing. I'm surprised how many older people are out in the water, as well. Even though I'm starting late in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-28-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By deow
I could also buy a boat that's already south, and...

I could also buy a boat that's already south, and just stay there. I have to admit that I don't even know enough to make a plan, so it's all wide open at this point :)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-28-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By deow
I need to learn the difference between boats. Is...

I need to learn the difference between boats. Is this a matter of fundamental design and specifications, or merely equipment?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-26-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By deow
I was thinking of a 30' to 35' older boat. I've...

I was thinking of a 30' to 35' older boat. I've looked online and there are tons of them out there for less than $50K. I want functional over fancy. For example, I'd be happy with mostly just a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-26-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By deow
Retiring Aboard

Hello all,

I was thinking of retiring on a sailboat in about five years. I expect to join the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club (Ontario) in the summer so that I can get some experience and training. I...
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