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Old 16-12-2011, 04:58   #2461
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- - More seriously, I do have "ankle weights" which are merely heavy fishing sinkers on a string inside a cloth covering and tied to my ankles. These keep me upright while underwater better than excessive lead around the waist.
At the risk of stating what you probably already know, but as others may not - the idea with a weight belt is also that it can be quickly ditched. and that the quick release is in easy hand reach - without gymnastics to reach.

Not to say that can't be DIY'd. For simple bottom scrubbing depths I would go for either a Pouch belt (so can fill with whatever you want / have handy - not simply lead, lead is heavy and will be little used but still require storage) or a simple dive belt and add own pouches (only really after the quick release).
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i am now on hook again , so is only 50 pesos (less than 5 dollars, us) daily for landing on dock with dink. i also pay for hull cleaning---50 dollars every other month...seems my dead 7 yr old paint still works just fine 'n' dandy for keeping away growth and barnacles for that long. saving for haul and paint in the shrimpers yard here in old harbor, mazatlan. will use same paint as the shrimpers use.
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i am now on hook again , so is only 50 pesos (less than 5 dollars, us) daily for landing on dock with dink. i also pay for hull cleaning---50 dollars every other month...seems my dead 7 yr old paint still works just fine 'n' dandy for keeping away growth and barnacles for that long. saving for haul and paint in the shrimpers yard here in old harbor, mazatlan. will use same paint as the shrimpers use.
They know everthing except"cant you ride your dink to a "free beach" if you were inclined to do so"?...just wondering...what would your free options be like,if any? Crazy people?family beach? DVC
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They know everthing except"cant you ride your dink to a "free beach" if you were inclined to do so"?...just wondering...what would your free options be like,if any? Crazy people?family beach? DVC
50 pesos daily when i land isnt bad for me-- i use a walker bay 8 ft rowing dink, and any free beaches are a lil tad distant and not secure-- where i dock my dink daily when i land , is secure and i dont have to worry about theft. is also about half to 3/4 mile walk from centro mercado , so isnt bad for provisioning, as a pulmonia is about 50 pesos to return to the area with foods. when i buy beer for fishermen i can get a fresher than purchased fishie i can clean and cook for dinner (bubba likes that a lot).
i also get free wifi with my 50 peso fee.....isnt bad.
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i am now on hook again , so is only 50 pesos (less than 5 dollars, us) daily for landing on dock with dink.

So if you go ashore 5 days/week that's $100/month. Seems a big thing for a $500/month cruiser.

Only stating it, not arguing it.
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

I pay $150 per month, plus electric ($30 last month), for dockage. I'm on a lay wall, waiting for a particular boat to sell to get the slip, for the same price. Includes cable tv, wi-fi, water, and garbage pickup. And that's for liveaboard as well, though I'm not there full time.

The low price is partly because of being on the ICW without much wake protection. But I can live with that for the price.
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Do you use a weight belt? I probably carry a bit too much "floatation" but I can't get negative without ballast...
I imagine that once you were out cruising (suurviving ) on 500 a month you would have used up all that flotation.
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At the risk of stating what you probably already know, but as others may not - the idea with a weight belt is also that it can be quickly ditched. and that the quick release is in easy hand reach - without gymnastics to reach.

Not to say that can't be DIY'd. For simple bottom scrubbing depths I would go for either a Pouch belt (so can fill with whatever you want / have handy - not simply lead, lead is heavy and will be little used but still require storage) or a simple dive belt and add own pouches (only really after the quick release).
Yes. Dumping negative buoyancy is a good thing.

Also any time I do free dive on the boat I am tied off. We get 2 knot currents!
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

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At the risk of stating what you probably already know, but as others may not - the idea with a weight belt is also that it can be quickly ditched. and that the quick release is in easy hand reach - without gymnastics to reach.
Not to say that can't be DIY'd.. . .
You assume they are D-I-Y'd - they are not. Ankle weights are mainstream diving equipment for experienced divers. I have been scuba diving since 1955. See: McNett Commercial Ankle Diving Weights 72101 with reviews at scuba.com
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

[QUOTE=SunDevil;833760] That is hilarious. The sad thing is that is how I make ice during the winter.


We ran out at a party years ago while living in Cleveland. The temperature that night was more than 20 below and there was frost growing on the outside wall switch cover retaining screws. Ice trays on the porch froze in less than four minutes. We just couldn't get anyone to go get them.
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So if you go ashore 5 days/week that's $100/month. Seems a big thing for a $500/month cruiser.

Only stating it, not arguing it.
Or, you could go once a week, and sail/anchor out the rest of the time exploring the Mexico coastline and spend $20.
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That is hilarious. The sad thing is that is how I make ice during the winter.


We ran out at a party years ago while living in Cleveland. The temperature that night was more than 20 below and there was frost growing on the outside wall switch cover retaining screws. Ice trays on the porch froze in less than four minutes. We just couldn't get anyone to go get them.
Wow, 20 below must be a lot colder in Cleveland then up north here in Alberta! 4 minutes to make ice cubes? Really.
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Not sure why you would want to stay in place like old harbor for very long,then paying 50 pesos to land?It was only 30 in Cabo and 20 in Lapaz.Go to a nice anchorage instead, land dinghy for free,water is clean,dive/clean own boat,and theft is almost nonexistant because there is noone around for miles.For 500 pesos per month you can get Telcel 3G,works miles from shore,wifi not necessary.
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