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Forum: Dollars & Cents 17-08-2015, 06:21
Replies: 65
Views: 10,944
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Sold everything ... buying cruiser ... how to register?

The last time I was in Florida they tried to make me pay something like 8% of the value of my vehicle in sales tax before I could register and license it, is this true for boats?.
I live in Oregon,...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 23-06-2015, 07:59
Replies: 743
Views: 92,791
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Are Liveaboards Unwanted? Disliked? All over Everywhere?

Yes, too bad Google didn't bribe the right official isn't it?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-04-2015, 07:13
Replies: 1,136
Views: 173,682
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Production Boats Fit For Blue Water

Spot on Zee.
You don't haul gravel in your Beamer do you? And you don't need a 10 ton truck to run to the store for a jug of milk. Sail your boat as it was engineered to be sailed.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-04-2015, 05:40
Replies: 82
Views: 9,282
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Hey Mike,
All that junk you have left to get rid of is like a soon-to-be ex-wife. You think she's still part of your life, but she's a pain in the ass, you'll never use her again and the longer she...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-04-2015, 06:56
Replies: 82
Views: 9,282
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Stock your boat with all the tools you know how to use. Store all items you have family or emotional attachment to. Sell or trade EVERYTHING else. Someone will be selling the very same "stuff" when...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 31-03-2015, 05:43
Replies: 27
Views: 6,086
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Considering Liveaboard Lifestyle... Any Guidance?

I read somewhere that " women don't lay down in boats they can't stand up in"....:whistling:Everyone has their preferences, and so do I. What I found while searching for my boat was under 38' there...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-03-2015, 07:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Hoping to find these autopilot ram seals

If they have numbers, most any bearing supplier can find them. Take them to bearings inc.
Forum: Our Community 22-02-2015, 08:09
Replies: 356
Views: 30,620
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Titles we really want to see in CF

Y-valve through-hull directly forward of head intake through-hull...Am I missing something?
Forum: Our Community 19-02-2015, 06:01
Replies: 356
Views: 30,620
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Titles we really want to see in CF

Two Brits agree with two Americans on something.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-02-2015, 06:58
Replies: 69
Views: 13,359
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: I know a sailor so cheap he....

I know one that's so cheap he only eats twice a day,mooches free beer from the marina office,wears underwear several days without changing, lowers himself to working on power boats to pay his...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-12-2014, 06:40
Replies: 43
Views: 6,006
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Perceived versus actual seaworthy-ness

I fail to see any connection between mass production and sea worthiness. Logical thinking would tilt the scales heavily in favor of mass produced units simply because of the collective safe miles...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13-11-2014, 08:16
Replies: 433
Views: 29,830
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Convenience of the metric system

10 inches really means something...... Say 25.4 centimeters and she thinks of an eye dropper or the distance between a babies eyes....or how much cough syrup to take.....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-11-2014, 09:26
Replies: 433
Views: 29,830
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Convenience of the metric system

This sounds more like one of those "my penis is bigger than yours" arguments. I am an AMERICAN, and I refuse to be dictated by European dogma. You go ahead with your metric system, it's ok. If you...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 01-11-2014, 07:24
Replies: 22
Views: 10,378
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: RidX in a holding Tank?

I started using Rid-ex in my tank about 3 months ago. I bought the liquid 1 month treatment size and pour a couple tablespoons in the head after pumping out. It has cut the odor down to an...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 19-10-2014, 17:43
Replies: 32
Views: 4,748
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Winter Sail Removable - Why?

I left my head sail on last year and when I unrolled it this spring I had a really cool lime green tie died mess to clean up. Wasted 2 days scrubbing and wrestling with it. We unfurled both sails to...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 06-10-2014, 11:48
Replies: 138
Views: 26,661
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Dumbest thing you ever did?

Dumbest thing I've ever done....... probably telling everyone what the dumbest thing I've done........
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-09-2014, 20:27
Replies: 38
Views: 3,323
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Bought the Boat

Congratulations on the new yacht !!! Now go sail her.
Forum: Our Community 10-09-2014, 05:56
Replies: 423
Views: 67,838
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Important things we don't talk about much

Maybe it's just my back woods American thought process, but, if your boat has problems heating just 1 cup of water for coffee you are seriously under powered and should consider increasing generation...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-07-2014, 19:46
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Thoughts on engine issue

crank too long before firing can fill your exhaust with water and risk back flowing through an open exhaust valve into a cylinder for one thing
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-07-2014, 05:58
Replies: 37
Views: 3,677
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: How to Conjugate "Heave-To"

Where's Gallagher when you need him?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-07-2014, 19:54
Replies: 32
Views: 3,930
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Talk some sense into me please!

Can you work out a trade with the owner of the larger boat ?....
If not maybe look at smaller chicks...? (let us know if it works that way)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25-06-2014, 07:18
Replies: 60
Views: 7,685
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Owner refuses to pay crew, need advice

Probably not proper form but can you post this information on the "other" sailing net?. The more sailors who know this the more chances you will hear from others who have been bilked out of wages....
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 19-06-2014, 13:28
Replies: 74
Views: 7,087
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Am I Deserting My Young Adults?

I left home at 17 and never looked back...which was a good thing because my parents sold the house, bought a camp trailer and went off into the woods not to be heard from for months or in one case...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-06-2014, 18:16
Replies: 166
Views: 21,256
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: Give me Encouragement to Sail from Washington to SF

OK, at present we are moored in Newport. We left Astoria yesterday morning at 0600 and went into Garibaldi about 1500, then out of there at 0600 to Newport arriving at 1500. Each leg is about 55...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 27-05-2014, 08:09
Replies: 121
Views: 18,985
Posted By mikeguyver
Re: What do you actually do while cruising?

There are times when doing nothing seems to be the best thing to do. I suppose this is the part most non-cruisers don't see. It's all the time between those activities we list as "fun" or "necessary"...
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