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Old 02-12-2013, 20:25   #1066
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Re: Transit Time? NY-FL

Scoob, if you are still in Charleston, do consider getting your alternator checked, or check out your charging system. If you are now losing battery #2, there's a charging problem and those have a way of becoming a charging failure at the least convenient moment on a boat. Better to lay by for a day, at your convenience, and get that fixed.

If the back pain is something new to you, it might also pay to have a pro take a look at it. Whether you prefer chiropractors or mds (and there are those of both who should be keelhauled) it pays to find out what you are dealing with. Sometimes fast intervention and the right attention can prevent a small problem from turning into many months of suffering. Sometimes, it just pays to have the problem confirmed and to know you are doing whatever can or can't be done.

I have a friend who admits to being a chiropractor, and even he will say that sometimes "it" just needs a few days of rest. Other times, pain pills and months of care. But if it gets worse and you can't helm the boat--you'll have a major problem. Worth avoiding that, yes?
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:22   #1067
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i am open to the idea of checking the alt, thou honestly i was just planning to have one built for me this month.
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Wow! This is some forum,every possible sailing/cruising advice possible.
Now we have medical advice too!
Lets not neglect affairs of the heart and how to hook up with women, some expertise would be helpful here; I never seem to get that right. Maybe Scoob can help here , is an all female crew the answer?
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I'm just not that interested in hooking up with women! Although if my husband ever dumped me...



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Wow! This is some forum,every possible sailing/cruising advice possible.
Now we have medical advice too!
Lets not neglect affairs of the heart and how to hook up with women, some expertise would be helpful here; I never seem to get that right. Maybe Scoob can help here , is an all female crew the answer?
my advice is: do not bring sister-in-laws on your boat, when they hate you.
i have some simple boat rules. the first, cardinal rule is: No, ready to eat snacks, can be brought onto the boat. i have control issues, and a foraging issue when hungry. i only allow York's, because if i eat more then 6 i want to puke. day 1, she brings HOHO's and cookies, and snack cakes..... after i told her not to. first person i ever thought about keelhauling. she was the most lackluster crew i have ever had on my boat. while docking one day i told her to affix a bow line. the answer i got? do it yourself. while i have no issue going out on deck, securing a bow line, and coming back, i do have an issue that neither her, nor my wife, can dock in a contrary wind.
The moral of the story, if they hate you when you leave dock, they will hate you more a week later.
needless to say my wife may bring anyone she likes on the boat, but her sister will not leave the dock with us again.

my rule on finding a wife is this: be 100% honest from day one. there are no surprises later, and if she does not like the real you, she can shove off before you like her. that's what i did with my wife. and i will never regret it.

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Been following this thread from the beginning and it has been, and continues to be a very good read. Shoobert you certainly are a do-er and set in your ways that's for sure, but I gotta ask.. What wrong with ready to eat snacks? Seems they are the way to go for most of us.
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Been following this thread from the beginning and it has been, and continues to be a very good read. Shoobert you certainly are a do-er and set in your ways that's for sure, but I gotta ask.. What wrong with ready to eat snacks? Seems they are the way to go for most of us.

things i have eaten in one sitting, many years ago, as i do not keep them in house anymore. listed per sitting, not all at once....
48 packs of gushers fruit snacks
3 boxes of hoho's
3 boxes of peanut butter chocolate sticks
48oz peanut butter cups
24oz MM's
4 boxes teddy grams
2 pounds maple candy
2 pounds fudge
3 containers cake icing

thats all i can think of right now.
i am ok with salty stuff. we have goldfish, ritz, saltines, york's, hot coco. i am also fine with "cook before eating" we make cookies, cupcakes, ect
buy we make the baked items, after i have had a meal. sorry to be so truthful here, but admitting you have a problem is a key step to overcoming. my wife helps a lot. she has not let me buy these items thou i still have the urge to sometimes.
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Jeez I thought I had a sweet tooth problem.. You take the cake, literally...
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Scoobert,

"while docking one day i told her to affix a bow line. the answer i got? do it yourself. while i have no issue going out on deck, securing a bow line, and coming back, i do have an issue that neither her, nor my wife, can dock in a contrary wind."

Perhaps your crew does not know how to do it to your standards and would rather have you do than listen to your triade. Maybe letting them get a little practice in less stressful conditions would be the answer. Also not every GUEST you have on board is a true salt of the sea.
About your desire for sweets, why would you forbid your quests from having some comfort for them food. Surely at your age you should be able to control some of your urges. LOL
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Scoobert,

"while docking one day i told her to affix a bow line. the answer i got? do it yourself. while i have no issue going out on deck, securing a bow line, and coming back, i do have an issue that neither her, nor my wife, can dock in a contrary wind."

Perhaps your crew does not know how to do it to your standards and would rather have you do than listen to your triade. Maybe letting them get a little practice in less stressful conditions would be the answer. Also not every GUEST you have on board is a true salt of the sea.
About your desire for sweets, why would you forbid your quests from having some comfort for them food. Surely at your age you should be able to control some of your urges. LOL
If you cannot do as you have been told, your not welcome to call yourself crew on my boat. Its that simple. I welcome passengers. Me and the wife can dock just fine without help, every time. Calling herself a crew gave her a small share of expenses. VS a set rate for a passenger. she knew very well how to affix a dock line, we had that training on day one. she knew how to tie a bowline before we left the dock. she knew man overboard drills the first day in the river. If i "bark an order" (my wife's words) that's because it needs to be done. If i tell you to do it, its because you know how. I made this clear before we left the dock with her. Lazyness struck her on day 3....

for the control issues, everyone is different.
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A technical writeup on boat ownership.
S/V Union Pacific : To be technical.....
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Lets not neglect affairs of the heart and how to hook up with women, some expertise would be helpful here; QUOTE]

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scoob, Interstate doesn't say much about that battery but they do say it is a deep cycle AND that it is the newish "Pure Lead" technology (TPPL) like the Odyssey battery. That change from alloy to pure lead would change the weight, and make the plate thickness "different" from conventional deep cycle batteries as well. Could be a great choice.

If you're trying to wait for a custom alternator, I'd order it now, put a rush on it, and have it shipped ahead where and as convenient when it was ready. (Like to General Delivery at the next port, when that time comes.) Or pick up something conventional now, from a junkyard, and keep it as a spare later. Or lay by someplace for 48 hours, enjoy the hot showers while yours is rebuilt. Just don't gamble on a sick one lasting till you make Jax.

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scoob, Interstate doesn't say much about that battery but they do say it is a deep cycle AND that it is the newish "Pure Lead" technology (TPPL) like the Odyssey battery. That change from alloy to pure lead would change the weight, and make the plate thickness "different" from conventional deep cycle batteries as well. Could be a great choice.

If you're trying to wait for a custom alternator, I'd order it now, put a rush on it, and have it shipped ahead where and as convenient when it was ready. (Like to General Delivery at the next port, when that time comes.) Or pick up something conventional now, from a junkyard, and keep it as a spare later. Or lay by someplace for 48 hours, enjoy the hot showers while yours is rebuilt. Just don't gamble on a sick one lasting till you make Jax.

Hey, Boatman !
"Turn off the computer and walk outa your front door..."
Why waste time with the computer, if you aren't going to stick around for the electric bill anyhow? Whaddayou, an environmentalist or something? <VBG>
we are here for a while. i will keep the westerbeke as a spare. i also have to get a dual groove pully for the water pump.
good knowing the pure lead is new. didnt know that!
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