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Old 06-01-2006, 21:06   #16
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Re: Expensive!!!!

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Sean, where do you keep your boat for that kind of money? I store in the water in Connecticut for a lot less, about 2/3 rds less.
Port Washington, NY. 20-30 mins from the city, and close to some side jobs that are funding the endless upgrades.... and they sure do seem endless.

I think that also factored in some of the liveaboard costs the marina has from us - extra trash, more water and electricity used, seeing our ugly mugs on the dock all the time.
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Well (Scott) Kai. I call it as I hear it and see it. That is who and what I am. An open minded. Sometimes opinionated person. But, that's just me.
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So true CaptK. It's part of your charm
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To add my three cents worth: I bought the smallest Sears model dehumidifier about five years ago, and it has been GREAT. It is rectangular and fits nicely into a cavity cut-out on the outside of the galley sink base. I keep the humidity at about 45 to 50% - it handles that with ease. There is an option to attach a hose to the water container to allow it to drain (or in our cases, to a sump of some sort). I have not used this function; why you might ask? Because that is distilled water that it 'makes'. An added side benefit.

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Dehumidifier condensate water is NOT like distilled water, is NOT suitable for drinking, and MAY contain microbial contamination, fungus spores, dust mites, dust, and/or aluminum deposits (leached or dissolved from the aluminum fan coils).
From a biological standpoint it's pretty nasty stuff, although it IS a source of demineralized water

Also beware of simple distillers which can concentrate VOC's (volatile organic compounds) found in herbicides and pesticides. A proper distiller actually works like a cracking tower to ensure only water is condensed w/o any VOC's.

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To address ONE issue - Unless it is bottled water, all consumed water goes through my Brita.

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How do you determine the quality of bottled water ?
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We live on the B.C. coast sort of 'out of the way' at a small private marina. Our boat is 35'. We pay 130.00 CN. a month including hydro. There's an wild oyster bed a stones throw away. We can row out for five minutes and catch dungeness crad, halibut, rock cod (the best of the best) ling cod, prawns (ho hum). There's a rumor that the moorage is increasing to 150.00 a month! There's no way I'll pay that!
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Lilly.

Are you refferring to slip fees. Or moorage fees?

Those prices are nothing!! You should be grateful you're just paying $130.00 CN. Even $ 150.00 CN.

Here in the USA. We pay prices like $150.00 US and up. Especially the liveaboard slips!! More money!! And I'm only talking slip fees. Not mooring fees!!


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In 2000, we were paying $650/month for live-aboard (C&C29), in Ft. Lauderdale - included cable TV, 30A 120V pwer, parking, and and small storage rm (100 cu. ft.?).
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