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Old 07-05-2010, 16:02   #91
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Here we discuss anchors... hank on sails..... sailing up to anchor... kedging to a dock....
Working out sights, Estimating speed with a chip log... how to use a hand lead.. etc...

We also discuss how to prime and paint , how to find and seal leaks, and how to pay for it all...

On $ 500 per month...

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o because I do my laundry on rocks in a stream, or in a 5 gallon bucket... I use salt water for the washing and fresh for the rinsing.. I hang the laundry on the lifelines to dry. I know of many who insist that only an automatic washing machine will do...
Certainly don't need the machine - rocks or bucket is fine. BUT, I have read that it takes more freshwater to get the salt out than it would if you just washed in fresh - so wouldn't this method put a strain on your water-storage capacity? (Or have I been misinformed about the salt-water rinse-out problem?)
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Old 07-05-2010, 16:09   #93
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St Frances YC Tinsley Island SFran CA...

I looked up the website for the St. Frances YC..

According to it the following applies to using Club Docks

2006 Rates for Use of Floats and Docks at San Francisco Clubhouse
  • Members - The first night shall be free. For additional days the rate shall be as set forth below. A member is limited to a maximum of 30 days of tie-ups during a calendar year.
Members - Year round rates per foot daily:
Dockage
Daily
Power Hook Ups
Daily
Through 40 Feet
.46 per foot
30 amp single plug 120 v
Included
41 feet through 70 feet
.62 per foot
30 amp double plugs 220 v
$17.00
71 feet through 100 feet
.73 per foot
50 amp single plug 220 v
$17.00
101 + feet
.89 per foot
50 amp double plugs 220 v
$30.00
100 amp single plug 220 v
$30.00

At $ 0.46 / ft-day our wanna be on his 32 ft boat Will be paying $450 / month to the club as dockage... leaves $ 50 / month for everything else...

HMMMM...........

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Do you really think a budget cruiser would get within spitting distance of the St Francis?
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I lived aboard a 32 ft 4 ton boat for 8 years, 60,000 miles and three hurricanes. Three anchors, no winch, it was sufficient. Since then another 90,000 miles, haven't changed my mind yet.
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I mostly wear a speedo bikini
Way too much info dude!
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One way to collect anchors is...
Go to popular anchorages typically visited by weekend warriors. There are more than likely several lying on the bottom having been abandoned after a freak storm caught them off guard. It happened to me once at Cayo Costa near Ft Myers. We went back a month later to look for our anchor and found it along with 3 others. It took us hours to dig them out but 2 were very nice big danforths. Luck maybe, grey area criminal maybe, considered salvage high probability. Point is being resourceful could allow a person to carry free spares!
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We also discuss how to prime and paint , how to find and seal leaks, and how to pay for it all...

On $ 500 per month...

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Very good point. share a beer with some cruisers and no one talks about sailing. Maybe a "that current was a bit sh&t" but the sailing is secondary, its all about maintenance. The rich ones about where to get the aircon fixed, the budget about the best back street fabricators are or where the car spares street is. And the bulk of the cruisers on a budget Ive met arent interested in places where the rich hang out, off the beaten track is much more interesting.
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I mostly wear a speedo bikini,
So do I!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mind you I nearly got arrested in the supermarket the other day. I think it was because the stuffing was coming out of the top and the store thought I was stealing stuff...
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. . . for I or anyone to insist that a bucket properly managed cannot suffice is disengenuous, and self serving.

I mostly wear a speedo bikini, . . .

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Ah, the poop bucket and the speedo -- the trustee friends of the $500 / mo cruiser. Deploy both devices and you are sure to eliminate any pesky budget busting female crew. Genious . . . genious!
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So do I!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mind you I nearly got arrested in the supermarket the other day. I think it was because the stuffing was coming out of the top and the store thought I was stealing stuff...

It would have been worth almost the said $500 to NOT have this in my mind!
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This anchor collection could prove to be a lucrative venture...

If you were as lacking in ethics as in cash, you could anchor some large-hole fishing net in a popular anchorage, and come back in a month.

"Fishing for anchors"
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FREE FRENCH MEDICAL

Hi GOPRISKO alias INDY I have TWICE asked you to clarify your statement on the original cruising on $500/month thread re free French medical aid. I repeat , if I sail to Martinique and need medical attention it will be free? This was your original claim- please clarify or must I use your " if you have issues with me use my personal e-mail ( given ) " route. I am sure many others on this forum would be interested in your answer

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Lets say I'm one of those that have little experiance cruising but before it gets cold want to set out. I have a boat that is older but in good shape concidering the age. I have very little history of my boat, but PO's have done thousands in upgrades.mostly plumbing.electrical and rigging extras for ease of sailing(traveler.furl sheet locks) so other then redoing some rigging and new sails our C-26 seems right for just 2.

I'm more then ready to eliminate any and all possesions into cash, which should cover the first yr even if I did nothing but work on the boat.

I already live a basic life style ( didn't own a TV untill getting married just a few yrs back. I have no need for fads gagets or useless extras. I don't even have a radio in my 46 yr old car. And at best I'm good for 1 alcohol drink a night before passing out.

I'm more then capable and working without feeling I'm to good for any job. Even after owning and operating a business for years.
Give me parts and tools and I can fix it, if being able to get boat repair work as we cruise would make life great.

I'm hopeing to do it on less then $1000 a month I'm a small guy that likes to eat...lols

If I read more from people like in this thread that say it can be done, I hope to set sail this fall.
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If I read more from people like in this thread that say it can be done, I hope to set sail this fall.
IT CAN BE DONE!!!!
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