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  1. How much water?

    New to ocean sailing, older first boat: 1980 24' C&C. Loving the boat. A week of close off-shore sailing is in the making. This will be the first voyage for the two of us. A trial dinner-aboard-at-the-dock revealed the quantity of potable water (drinking, washing dishes and bathing) is an...
  2. Pro-active Cruising; Float-Plan Question

    Seamanship & Navigation
    Couldn't find another thread on this specific topic; hope I'm not duplicating...: I'm in "pre-cruise mode" and attempting to prepare adequately. I think I've 'tuned-up' and equipped the boat with redundancy in most vital areas, but how do you locate ports/marinas with good fuel, water...
  3. Need advice on preparing for Pacific crossing

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello everybody, I'm new to sailing and will be sailing from Vancouver Island to New Zealand via the Marquesas, Tuamotus, Societies, Samoa, Fiji and Tonga, as 1st mate, departing in May. On board will be the captain, myself and my partner and we will be travelling in a 2004 Beneteau 473 (49ft...
  4. Nuts in Honey?

    I just received a gift that I absolutely love. It is a quart jar packed solid with assorted nuts and then filled to the brim with honey, I know honey is a preservative but does anyone know how long things might last with refrigeration? Without refrigeration? It is abfab on cereal, ice cream...