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Forum: Our Community 02-10-2017, 13:49
Replies: 221
Views: 20,582
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: "What make the perfect boat woman...perfect"

The best offer to be made by all, - everything is negotiable. It's all "on the table" and open for discussion. 'no ultimatums. All wants, needs and desires are taken seriously.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 24-09-2017, 08:28
Replies: 41
Views: 4,454
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Favorite modification/hack for liveaboards?

I'm with you! When I said "deal with the dock lines and power cord....", I was thinking of leaving them at the dock. We could usually get away before the engine warmed.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 24-09-2017, 07:56
Replies: 41
Views: 4,454
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Favorite modification/hack for liveaboards?

'maybe not a modification or a hack, but an important behavior for me as a liveaboard was to always keep my boat ready for leaving the dock. There's little reason to live aboard a boat if you...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 23-09-2017, 06:01
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Nordic 40?

forward62, Welcome to the community. It would probably be best for you to add more information to your question by including your expectations for the boat. The Nordic 40 appears to have some fine...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-09-2017, 04:02
Replies: 2,245
Views: 217,532
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Single Men Living Aboard and Cruising... an honest look.

Hey pirateress, I knew that you meant "Thread", but I couldn't resist playing with the mistake. Humor can be risky on a forum because it's sometimes misinterpreted; however, a bit of laughter is...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-09-2017, 03:52
Replies: 41
Views: 4,454
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Favorite modification/hack for liveaboards?

As always, you need the surface prepared well by removing any loose materials or oils. It's a little expensive, but the 3M VHB is fantastic for cohesion.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 17-09-2017, 11:32
Replies: 21
Views: 2,184
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Liveaboard budget-looking for your feedback

Your showing us much of your own wisdom by recognizing all these variables. It can be seen that all these same variables hold true for those living in houses instead of boats. After living aboard...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 17-09-2017, 11:00
Replies: 2,245
Views: 217,532
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Single Men Living Aboard and Cruising... an honest look.

People might be cowed by at threat. No threat,- that's bull!
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 17-09-2017, 05:02
Replies: 41
Views: 4,454
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Favorite modification/hack for liveaboards?

My favorite modification was the use of 3M's VHB tape to refit my portlights.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 17-09-2017, 04:57
Replies: 42
Views: 7,526
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Texas live aboard 23 foot long

This seems like a valid restriction to me, especially with the composting head option.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 13-09-2017, 16:24
Replies: 42
Views: 7,526
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Texas live aboard 23 foot long

Rwidman makes a good point about the minimum length charge for a slip. I can certainly accept the minimum charge; however, the minimum length, despite the charge, is something that has begun to creep...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 14-07-2017, 11:35
Replies: 26
Views: 3,410
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Catamaran parking in southern Florida

I used to squeak under I-95 to spend some time at "Marina Bay" Marina, but that was some years ago. Is that no longer a liveaboard option? I agree with the Nurmi Isles choices. I've also spent some...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 14-07-2017, 04:01
Replies: 26
Views: 3,410
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Catamaran parking in southern Florida

What's your beam and required vertical clearance? There are some places up the New River, but beyond the 55' fixed bridges of I-95. Have you looked at the online dock listing? 'google Ft....
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 12-07-2017, 08:55
Replies: 27
Views: 5,998
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Storms and living aboard

It's all about the features of your location. An ideal location would have little fetch in all directions, well inland, no surrounding debris or poorly secured vessels and a surrounding high...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 29-06-2017, 11:51
Replies: 74
Views: 8,318
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Family of 4 in a Small Liveaboard, Courting Disaster?

I enjoy projects and upgrades. The fact that some succeed and others don't doesn't seem to be as relevant to the single individual's motivation as compared to their funds. It's long been my thought...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 29-06-2017, 05:10
Replies: 155
Views: 22,280
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Help us settle the Air Conditioner debate

I just sold my boat so I have nothing at present, but my latest system was very common. I had a 9K BTU CruiseAir forward and a 6K BTU CruisAir aft. Both were supplied with seawater cooling from one...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-06-2017, 16:25
Replies: 50
Views: 5,632
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Do you have any sailing superstitions you follow?

We learned to expect change. Every time we experienced a storm we recalled that it had been calm before the wind increased. Each time we left yellow bananas in the galley they would eventually turn...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 28-06-2017, 16:10
Replies: 155
Views: 22,280
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Help us settle the Air Conditioner debate

We bought a window unit to drop in our companionway aboard our first liveaboard cruising sloop in 1972 while we were stuck making repairs in North Carolina. We kept the unit, but found it awkward...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 28-06-2017, 15:29
Replies: 74
Views: 8,318
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Family of 4 in a Small Liveaboard, Courting Disaster?

We lived aboard with our two children on a 33 foot boat from their birth until they were 7 and 9 years old, but then we found it best for all of us to have more private space. We split the aft cabin...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 28-06-2017, 05:00
Replies: 74
Views: 8,318
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Family of 4 in a Small Liveaboard, Courting Disaster?

When I look back at this goal to have boat as a vacation home, I tend to agree with Kenomac. Restoring a 34' boat and moving it the distance to Naples seems to be the more difficult choice with...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 27-06-2017, 04:14
Replies: 35
Views: 3,980
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Who's still cranking the winch?

We're both 70 and just moved off our boat after living aboard and cruising for 45 years. I would have kept cruising, but my wife has mobility limitations and she could no longer manage the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-06-2017, 04:10
Replies: 50
Views: 5,632
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Do you have any sailing superstitions you follow?

I try to avoid filling my bilge with volatile gases on days ending with the letter "Y".
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-06-2017, 11:09
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Stern Extension

I've made alterations to the aft cabin of my 1973 Morgan 413 to accommodate changes in berths and space. Mine was with the Walk over instead of the "hallway" access, but the aft cabin space is...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 22-06-2017, 04:39
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Tall Sailor - Struggles?

I'm significantly shorter at 6'3", but our first live aboard cruiser had only 5'10" headroom. I found that I became very aware of the tasks that I performed while standing and these were mostly in...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 22-06-2017, 04:14
Replies: 42
Views: 7,028
Posted By Hudson Force
Re: Clothes washing

Part of the solution to this problem is not laundering, but behavior. I was raised in South Florida without air conditioning and it was not our habit to sleep with any coverings beyond a thin sheet....
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