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Old 25-09-2008, 03:36   #31
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Rebel Heart I think you defiantly have the right idea with the external Hard drive. Having your movies backed up as Images "ripped copy's of your DVD's you own" on my terribite HD. It's the easiest and most space saving way of bring all your movies and TV show's DVD's and even your music with you. I must have 200 Movies PC games and a ton of my TV Show Box sets. 11 Seasons of M*A*S*H ready to go. Could you imagine trying to load 200 dvd's onto a 28-32 foot boat?! I got the entertainment ready to go now just need the boat.

If anyone has any questions on how to back up your DVD's or wants to know how to mount images feel free to send me a PM or I could post a guide if there's enough interest. Speaking of which if anyone has any Gernal PC questions feel free to ask.

When I make the move, I deffently have to find a home for my acustic gutiar and harmonica. Not the mention the books on my PC.

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Old 25-09-2008, 04:48   #32
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I looked into it here, and found out that book downloads aren't available outside the U.S. If you're planning to head offshore, you'll need to stock up before you leave.
Not true, I have downloaded from guttenberg from UK and from Norway.

There are always torrents!
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Does anyone have thoughts on the Amazon Kindle or similar setup? My husband and I have loads of books, but don't think we will have enough room on board for most of them. Would it be worth it to have downloaded books in your opinion?
You can use the kindle as a normal book, but if you move to audio books there are some advantages:

you cant speed read so it lasts longer
You can use an ipod in a watertight container, so doesnt matter if it is raining
you can use it at night without losing your night vision.

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audio book takes up a lot more storage than a pdf
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Humm...
No one has yet mentioned boat soap, varnish, paint, brushes etc.
Imagine.
You're twisted, but I love the humor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 25-09-2008, 15:42   #35
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You're twisted, but I love the humor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Apologies for the late response, however, I live in Kemah, TX (near Galveston) and have been dealing with the aftermath of Ike for almost three weeks now. I recently purchased a Kindle. I LOVE it. And yes, it was saved from the flooding! It is (to me) easy to use. It can store over 100 books. While true, you can only download in the US and Puerto Rico, my plan is to download new books each time I come back to the US. The plus of the Kindle....it is reading vs. listening. This was important to me. The other advantage of the Kindle is you have the option of purchasing the book, then transferring it to your laptop to make more room on your kindle. Further, Amazon.com maintains your liabrary on line. Once you finish a book, delete it off your computer and/or Kindle, to have more space. Should you decide to read the book in the future, it will be on line for you to download again. I probably could go on and on about the Kindle, but I highly suggest you log in to Amazon.com and read about it. It was a 'must purchase' item for me prior to crusing.
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Re: What to bring for entertainment?

I wanted to respond to the "Stores for Trading" part of this question. We plan to take along some goods to trade for food and local handicrafts. We have thought about fishing supplies, t-shirts, liquor , reading glasses, school supplies and sunglasses. We're planning to sail to the south pacific from Mexico. Does anyone else have a list of must carry items for trading?
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...school supplies...
#2 pencils. But, don't forget pencil sharpeners. The small manual plastic ones work just fine.

Sunglasses? For who?
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Re: What to bring for entertainment?

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I wanted to respond to the "Stores for Trading" part of this question. We plan to take along some goods to trade for food and local handicrafts. We have thought about fishing supplies, t-shirts, liquor , reading glasses, school supplies and sunglasses. We're planning to sail to the south pacific from Mexico. Does anyone else have a list of must carry items for trading?
AK47 cartridges would likely be popular.....
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Re: What to bring for entertainment?

I read recently that when you are out cruising that a lot of people will approach your boat looking for a charge for their cell phone. With that in mind, I think I will start collecting various charges and install a couple of more 12 cigarette lighter outlets at the helm. At a minimum the crew may appreciate an opportunity to charge their electronic device when they have a night watch.
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I wanted to respond to the "Stores for Trading" part of this question. We plan to take along some goods to trade for food and local handicrafts. We have thought about fishing supplies, t-shirts, liquor , reading glasses, school supplies and sunglasses. We're planning to sail to the south pacific from Mexico. Does anyone else have a list of must carry items for trading?
Did you realize that you'd revived a thread that had been dead for just over 6 years?
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For our long trips we have on board the game of the Captain's Mistress, musical instruments, song sheets, alcohol, a sense of humor and funny stories, downloaded music, magazines, and dog toys
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