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Old 21-12-2011, 10:53   #2521
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

just stick a pipe up yr arse,.........go minimalist.........
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

When I sailed my father's boat from Bermuda to Norfolk, the alternator had gone bad so we had no power...everyone else was old school retired USN so we used sextant and dead reckoning the whole way ( a few position checks with freighters proved us to be spot on). I have no problem with techie things, I have lots....I just don't want to put myself in a position where my life depends on their working. If the failure of any component or system puts you or your boat at risk it needs to be reviewed. That is my own personal philosophy and I plan to stick by it...all I ask is that you at least give it enough thought so when your techie stuff fails, you will at least remember you had been warned.
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Re: Cruising on $500 per Month . . .

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with the correct technology and the amount of waste in the west the average house hold creats .you could cook and light the average home.

maybe with some piping work ............ you could just fart your way across the ocean
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When I sailed my father's boat from Bermuda to Norfolk, the alternator had gone bad so we had no power...everyone else was old school retired USN so we used sextant and dead reckoning the whole way ( a few position checks with freighters proved us to be spot on). I have no problem with techie things, I have lots....I just don't want to put myself in a position where my life depends on their working. If the failure of any component or system puts you or your boat at risk it needs to be reviewed. That is my own personal philosophy and I plan to stick by it...all I ask is that you at least give it enough thought so when your techie stuff fails, you will at least remember you had been warned.
agreed...its not a matter of "if" the power goes off,its a matter of "when" the power goes off ..and it will..DVC
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maybe with some piping work ............ you could just fart your way across the ocean
think that is a given on the 500/mo thread,constant diet of rice n beans n all..
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Maybe its tme to start the "survivalist sailing on less than $500 a month" thread...

OTOH - if we all simply continue cruising our computers none of the bad stuff like your watch stopping will harm us...
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A whole house????
My s*it don't stink that bad.
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My s*it don't stink that bad.
you must allready be half way there vegetarians dont produce any where near the same amount of bacteria as meat eaters..........
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And THAT is very true .......
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And THAT is very true .......
though i still want a portable 1kw nuclear generator for my boat.........
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though i still want a portable 1kw nuclear generator for my boat.........

1KW.............thnking way too small! If going to have a reactor ets get so freakin power!!!!
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you must allready be half way there vegetarians dont produce any where near the same amount of bacteria as meat eaters..........
Apparently you are not including intakes of beans and caulifloric veggies
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1KW.............thnking way too small! If going to have a reactor ets get so freakin power!!!!
yeah but 24/7.........thats 3hrs a day on an 8kw unit...
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Apparently you are not including intakes of beans and caulifloric veggies
simple math twice the gas half the smell.........
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simple math twice the gas half the smell.........
Hmmm, worst of all, there is no dog around to blame it on.
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