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Think you need to fully invert your dry chem extinguishers. Sometimes if its all clumped up you might want to invert it then give it a smack to get the powder loosened up.
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Think you need to fully invert your dry chem extinguishers. Sometimes if its all clumped up you might want to invert it then give it a smack to get the powder loosened up.
Just tack harder

Every time you mess up and accidentally heel over at 75º you can tell your guests you were agitating your fire extinguishers.
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I came in late and didn’t pay attention to the normal current of the Hudson when factoring in an outgoing tide. 99.99% of the time, it is me who screws myself....... Thanks for the tip though, it’s a damn good idea.

I was entering the C&D canal- shoals on either side between the nuc plant and the eastern canal entrance...
Oh yeah.....that’s va common anchorage too for the larger ships
I generally come up the Jersey side and then stay outside the channel entering the Canal.

Our kellet is simple...a 10 lb mushroom anchor on a line with a very large shackle which will travel down the rope rode to a depth of 12 ft if possible ( it just has to be lower than the keel ) I attach the line to the same cleat the anchor rode is on. Works like a charm as the boat pivots around the line so no wrap.


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Yup… The dream is too often based on the images in the glossy mags, or now the ubiquitous “life is grand” Youtube videos. In fact, I wonder if there is an uptick in "cruising depression” as Pirsig called it.
I've noticed a few of the vidloggers recently hinting that the boat life is getting to them. Including Elana on La Vagabonde.

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I've noticed a few of the vidloggers recently hinting that the boat life is getting to them. Including Elana on La Vagabonde.....
I used to read the interview with a cruiser blog. 99% loved the heck out of it, but eventually returned to shore.

While I've read many that recount, with great fondness, their experience of raising a child on their boat, it has to change the experience. Hard enough to do on land, in my book. Interesting that both SVDelos and RAN Sailing published the same vid content on the same day. They were both leaving to complete the last few months of pregnancy and deliver their babies ashore. Time will tell, if their return to the cruising life is what they want.
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We were living aboard in a nice marina in Niagara when my son was born. Comfortable boat with wifi, shore power, pressure water etc. It wasn't that awesome.

Kids need grass and trees and space to play.

We sold the boat and bought a house with land, no question it was the right move. I didn't see it as a failure. I had been aboard for several years by then and never planned to live aboard indefinitely. In fact, I never plan to live aboard/cruise full time again. Houses are comfortable. Sailboats are great way to spend vacations and to recreate.
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Then don’t live in a city. No grass, trees or space to play.

Not much in the suburbs either come to think of it.

Definitely a minority life style.

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I came in late and didn’t pay attention to the normal current of the Hudson when factoring in an outgoing tide. 99.99% of the time, it is me who screws myself....... Thanks for the tip though, it’s a damn good idea.

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Our kellet is simple...a 10 lb mushroom anchor on a line with a very large shackle which will travel down the rope rode to a depth of 12 ft if possible ( it just has to be lower than the keel ) I attach the line to the same cleat the anchor rode is on. Works like a charm as the boat pivots around the line so no wrap.
Yeah it was all the commercial traffic I had to dodge that kept me from going below long enough to work a solution. I’ll give the kettle a whirl as it sounds like a good idea. Was a weird situation on the Hudson. Just one of those things- wrong place and time. Had to wait out that storm one way or another though. N/NE winds against the Gulf Stream make for a wet and bumpy ride. Won’t be there if I don’t have to be.
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Yeah it was all the commercial traffic I had to dodge that kept me from going below long enough to work a solution. I’ll give the kettle a whirl as it sounds like a good idea. Was a weird situation on the Hudson. Just one of those things- wrong place and time. Had to wait out that storm one way or another though. N/NE winds against the Gulf Stream make for a wet and bumpy ride. Won’t be there if I don’t have to be.
I never had a problem in the Hudson but, I have all chain. Though I know several boats where their rope anchor rode got wrapped around their boats keel. That was in calm conditions. Must not have been fun in the weather you experienced. Was on my boat for a Nor'easter a few years ago on a mooring would not do it again voluntarily.

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