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Old 11-06-2015, 15:45   #61
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I dunno...never thought about it.

I will be a little less forthcoming in future posts. Thanks for the tip.

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Got great news from the Doc yesterday, and have lost some needed weight...216lb's and dropping post heart attack...and am being weaned off some meds.... WooHoo! way to go heart!

Other than that business as usual and how can I make oatmeal palatable?
Congrats on the loss of weight, I have some of that to do myself. and for the question, try sliced bananas.
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Old 12-06-2015, 06:59   #63
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I dunno...never thought about it.



I will be a little less forthcoming in future posts. Thanks for the tip.



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Plenty of people want to follow along.. Keep on keeping on!


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Old 12-06-2015, 09:22   #64
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Well things continue to move at a brisk pace.

Still de-housing myself....I stuck a bunch of books and stuff on Craigslist & ebay and it is a PITA ....probably should have just donated them but tried to make a few bucks.

I have a feeling after all the fees are done Ill make enough for a six pack.





Having some simple things done to the house to see if I can get this sold fairly quick (crosses fingers).


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Other than that business as usual and how can I make oatmeal palatable?



Ill probably keep this thread going more for myself than anything...will be interesting to look back on it in a year or so.



Everyone have a GREAT day!



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My lady has cardio issues and oatmeal is her morning staple. I buy her sunflower seeds, crushed pecans and other nuts to mix into her morning bowl.

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Old 12-06-2015, 09:47   #65
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Well things continue to move at a brisk pace.
Still de-housing myself....I stuck a bunch of books and stuff on Craigslist & ebay and it is a PITA ....probably should have just donated them but tried to make a few bucks.
I have a feeling after all the fees are done Ill make enough for a six pack.


Having some simple things done to the house to see if I can get this sold fairly quick (crosses fingers).

Boat searching has been a real education.
After some time reading, studying and listening I have a very good idea of what I want, can afford and is up to snuff.

I love that little NS27....but little is the key word. At 49 I just dont think I wanna feel like I am camping all the time...but I still love the idea of the little guy. Just not sure if I would be comfortable...and that aint happening.

At least I have it narrowed down...

30' Baba
31' Southern Cross
32' Fuji Cutter
33' Halberg-Rassy Mistral
31' Dutch Flyer (this is an oddball one, but it looks stout and clean)

And of course the little Nor'sea NS27....

Got great news from the Doc yesterday, and have lost some needed weight...216lb's and dropping post heart attack...and am being weaned off some meds.... WooHoo! way to go heart!

Other than that business as usual and how can I make oatmeal palatable?

Ill probably keep this thread going more for myself than anything...will be interesting to look back on it in a year or so.

Everyone have a GREAT day!

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Yes, the Norsea is a pretty small boat. Even as 27 footers go it is not as big as some. I've had boats 21 to 47 feet. A 32 foot boat is very liveable , relatively easy to maintain, and takes a lot less effort to sail. A few big yanks and the mainsail is up.
By comparison, My 47 footer with Torlon batt-cars and full battens the main was so heavy it was too heavy to pull up even in the marina and required low gear ratio cranking to get up.
32 feet gets you a private shower, nice galley etc.
The Baba, Fuji and HR are great, well built, boats.
Don't forget, you can buy many boats for up to 40% off list price.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:11   #66
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Other than that business as usual and how can I make oatmeal palatable?
Oatmeal is delicious! (not a punishment) I've been eating oatmeal all my life and it's my favourite way of starting a day (although nowadays I most often don't eat anything in the morning).

Cook it in water with some salt (microwave ok too), and enjoy with milk. Simple and good. Alternatively cook in milk. Some people add something sweet in it, but I'm used to think and eat it as a non-sweet food. Maybe healthier so.
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Grats on the weight loss.


I would look at something a little larger than 27 since you apparently are not a small person.
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Thanks for the tips...had fresh apples and cinnamon on it this morning and it was pretty good.

An earlier post on pricing has me wondering so I posted a new thread for it in another area.

One day I hope to visit an Nor'sea boat so I can either put it on the list or to bed.

Heading down to the marina today to go on a 32' boat...this will give me a better idea of size.

Compromise compromise, buy small and sail more but be less comfortable in port...or buy larger and not take the boat out as much?

Decisions decisions.



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I try to point out to people thinking of joining the live aboard life that the majority of live aboard sailors seldom leave the marina and very few venture offshore.

Trawlers and houseboats may be a more realistic option.






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Sorry for the thread drift, but.....

Try coconut oil and hemp hearts in your oatmeal. Use some agave for sweetening.
Lots of fun things for oatmeal. Chia seeds, nuts of all kinds.
Oh, and try some of Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oatmeal. It is not your average oatmeal.
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I try to point out to people thinking of joining the live aboard life that the majority of live aboard sailors seldom leave the marina and very few venture offshore.
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And as to eating Oatmeal... Put a big chunk of fried spam on top.
It will make a real man out of you.
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If you don't like the sticky gooey texture of mush, try steel cut oats. More like ~rice texture...
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Old 21-11-2015, 10:59   #73
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Blue Maxx,

I would like to suggest you may consider my Nonsuch 30 Ultra which I am selling. It is a quality cruising sailboat that is made for single handed sailing, very roomy and comfortable for a liveaboard experience. Most people are amazed at the space available in the cabin for a 30' sailboat.

If you are interested further you can PM me at your convenience.

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