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Old 01-02-2009, 17:52   #1
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Shiver me timbers!

Hola, from northern MN. Someone told me last week, "baby, it's cold outside!". I agreed, as it was a brutal -41 here that morn'. Too much drifting snow to ice sail - so I be a "land lubber" for a while.

Been working on becoming a live aboard cruiser - want to head to warmer places in the next 1 & 1/2 years and "live on the hook" - as some of you say.

Will be posting some ??? on the other forums - things like "how big of a boat?" - looking at an older Morgan OI 461 - how about solar panels, generators, wind generators, "cold storage", etc. What types of work are there for some extra $$$.

Any good books for suggestions - I am open.

Hope you all respond to my ??? - as I will need all the help I can get.

In the mean time - a warm hearted "hi" from Minnesota - who knows which ones of you I will be anchored next to?

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(due to missing 1/2 of a finger - LOL)

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Old 01-02-2009, 18:15   #2
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Welcome Capt Stubbie,

I'm amazed that you have managed to keep the other 9 1/2 digits -41 f

I have a good buddy who lost the tips of 3 digits to a Zamboni....always turn off the auger before trying remove a puck!

Anyway, I think Niger Caldor has a good Cruising Handbook...others will weigh in with more suggestions...

Throw another log on the fire! Spring is almost here.

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Old 01-02-2009, 19:06   #3
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Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook-excellent.
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Old 01-02-2009, 19:22   #4
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Aloha Captain Stubbie and welcome to the forum...Thank you for clarifying about the name. All sorts of thoughts came up...
It was a frigid 61F this morning on the Island. I almost put socks on.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:20   #5
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Ahoy Stubbie,
Check out they have a number of books and DVD's that are all excellent. From storm tactics to galley stuff. Also many cool tips on there site. Welcome aboard!
Gary Shanti's blog
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:17   #6
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Welcome aboard, Capt Stubby. One of the best "books" is right here. Use the "Search" pull-down menu up top on the page and type keywords into the Google search feature there. There are a lot of discussion in our archives on the topics you mentioned.

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Old 02-02-2009, 11:19   #7
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Aloha Captain Stubbie,
Welcome aboard! Celestialsailor probably didn't look at his thermometer until it was 10AM. I had 55 on mine Saturday or Sunday early morning. He does live half mile closer to the ocean.
My folks came from Norman County in MN and I had cousins in Bemidji.
You are looking at a really big boat. Many here don't agree with me but I think max size of 36 is ideal. This is the forum of many opinions so I'm certain you'll here more.
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