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Old 24-08-2010, 10:57   #1
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Bought a Boat - Need References for Basic Info

Hey everyone,

Just bought my first boat. It's an Ericson 29.

I know a bit about sailing, but not so much about living (part time) on a boat. Are there any really good books or websites to get _basic_ info on living aboard?

I'm hoping I can find something to read instead of pestering you guys with endless questions. But a quick glance on amazon seemed to show the books with a big focus on picking a marina and boat, which I've already done.

Here's the types of questions that I'm having already:

* What sort of pillows are good?
* What are the best recipes that can be done in such a limited space?
* How to find an appropriately sized throw rug?

Thanks for any help!
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Old 24-08-2010, 11:05   #2
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wally world has rugs. remove the throw rug before sailing so you dont fall and break something. they slide when you dont want them to slide.
welcome to the lovely world of ericson ownership. i have a 35mII. sails like a dream.
any pillows you want are good ones.
recipes-anything --lol i COOK on my boat--i also replaced my stove with a force 10 propane one so i could cook. alcohol isnt my idea of a cooking fuel except on camp trips, i live aboard.
throws are in walmart.
so are many things. also dollar stores.LOL..
endless questions are ok--there isnt any such thing as a stupid question--
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My first "big" boat was a 32' Ericson. Sailed like a dream and was a great coastal cruiser plus I could beat most other boats that weren't completely pimped out racers. Had an Atomic 4, which I still have shivers about.

I'd get some stuff from the Pardey's: Amazon.com: pardey

and this one:

Amazon.com: Handbook of Offshore Cruising (9781574092790): Jim Howard, Revised…

for sailing skills:

Amazon.com: The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, 3rd Edition Revised (9780684854205): John Rousmaniere, Mark Smith: Books
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Old 24-08-2010, 12:12   #4
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endless questions are ok--there isnt any such thing as a stupid question--
Thanks. And with boating I can really see that the importance of "stupid" questions. A _tiny_ thing like "remove throw rugs before sailing" is very important as it could prevent serious injury.

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any pillows you want are good ones.
I should have been more specific with the question.

Are down pillows and blanket okay? Or will they slowly get waterlogged from the humidity?
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i use down all the time without problems. make sure you keep the boat dry as a bone--keep ventilation so no condensation occurs,..cover the areas that are damp and under leaks...i use what i call boat towels--i havent had a problem with waterlogged pillows or such from condensation--i have no condensation..i do have drippy ports and incoming rain when is season--so i tarp my boat from incoming. i live on a leaky teaky with pride and enthusiuasm.
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Another "dumb" question

Is there anything that make a "boat barbeque" particularly special.

Included in the purchase of the boat was a bbq that they got as a birthday present and never installed. It looks just like this one:

Blue Rhino - GBT1022SP

And there are some mounting brackets so I can put in on the transom.

So, is there anything special at all about boat bbqs and some reason I shouldn't use mount this one? Or should this one be just fine?

Thanks!
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Welcome,I could not live with out my small crock pot.marc
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what is it made of?/ stainless is best, but aluminum works-- make sure it doesnt corrode or rust. cover it for storage.

oh yes--i forgot--welcome, btw!
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