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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-11-2017, 21:55
Replies: 60
Views: 7,024
Posted By fSymo
Re: Why do you sail?

I've been a boat owner for a few months now, and am on my way south. The reason I wanted to, was to be free, to learn, to experience, to challenge myself. Boy, did I get that in spades.

I've...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-08-2017, 16:15
Replies: 38
Views: 5,057
Posted By fSymo
Re: Off Topic. Many months (if not a year or more) to get a boat. In the interim?

Ha! As I was mulling over space and electrical concerns today, I was contemplating that very idea. I'll need a bigger boat for that! The bike will be stabled here in NJ with a friend so I have at...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-08-2017, 20:41
Replies: 38
Views: 5,057
Posted By fSymo
Re: Off Topic. Many months (if not a year or more) to get a boat. In the interim?

Welp... as you may see from my updated profile, it's done. See y'all on the high seas!
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-08-2017, 20:38
Replies: 164
Views: 24,073
Posted By fSymo
Re: The Political World of the Marinas

I certainly hope to meet all y'all someday. This upcoming adventure sounds exquisitely awesome and awful at the same time, which is right where I want to be.

After all, it can't be worse than...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-08-2017, 20:27
Replies: 123
Views: 14,582
Posted By fSymo
Re: Bahamas, Things You Don't Need...

This thread was brutal, but enlightening.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-08-2017, 19:41
Replies: 125
Views: 11,487
Posted By fSymo
Re: AGM or Wet Cell

<gulp>

FLA's don't accept charge as well, that's an issue...

"The higher charge efficiency of AGMs allows you to recharge with less energy: Flooded cells convert 15-20% of the electrical energy...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-08-2017, 18:28
Replies: 32
Views: 3,594
Posted By fSymo
Re: Transitioning from Land to Sea

I like Jess & Ryan's videos, they have a lot of good knowledge to share. (Well, I say knowledge with tongue in cheek... they certainly aren't the salts that reside on this forum!)
...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-08-2017, 12:36
Replies: 32
Views: 3,594
Posted By fSymo
Re: Transitioning from Land to Sea

I like Tom and Skip's take. You already have many questions answered, and have some life experience in your pocket.

Take the A101 and 103 courses minimum, 104 if you can. My instructors all said...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 24-07-2017, 15:47
Replies: 25
Views: 3,165
Posted By fSymo
Re: It's 2017! Can we talk about batteries, setup, etc?

Great posts by all, thank you!

I think this captures most of my thoughts. Yes, I'll be living aboard, mostly by myself. I'd rather sail back north to avoid the heat of the south in the summer. ...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13-07-2017, 07:54
Replies: 25
Views: 3,165
Posted By fSymo
Re: It's 2017! Can we talk about batteries, setup, etc?

Thank you for the input.

"Upcoming" boat. In the purchasing stage, can't do any testing yet to find out how much of a pig the ac and fridge are. I expect the majority of my use to be from those...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-07-2017, 19:25
Replies: 25
Views: 3,165
Posted By fSymo
It's 2017! Can we talk about batteries, setup, etc?

I've been thinking about my upcoming boat and electrics, but most of the older threads are out of date.

2001 Hunter 340.

So here's what I'm thinkin'...

Boat has starting and 1 house battery....
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 07-07-2017, 08:29
Replies: 15
Views: 3,390
Posted By fSymo
Re: How to get MMSI for US boat with no US address

What about a Mail Service?

The best mail services for cruisers | Sailing Totem (https://www.sailingtotem.com/2016/07/the-best-mail-services-for-cruisers.html)
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 06-07-2017, 08:23
Replies: 36
Views: 12,876
Posted By fSymo
Re: Trick to filling epoxy syringes??

Ziploc bag, cut off a tiny portion of the corner, squeeze into syringe/hole before it goes exothermic? Used it for cooking purposes... not sure how well it would work for epoxy mixes because of the...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 28-06-2017, 18:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,591
Posted By fSymo
Re: Need advice from New Jersey boat owners

Winter? Spring commissioning? Seasonal??? BAH! A pox on thee!

Just kidding, no pox on thee. Still, the idea is to keep moving.

I've got most of the other maths figured out. Primarily, was...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 28-06-2017, 17:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,591
Posted By fSymo
Re: Need advice from New Jersey boat owners

Thanks SP.

So if I'm reading you correctly, as long as I don't overstay my welcome in another state (don't plan to, at least), I shouldn't have any problems. I do plan on maintaining a NJ address...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 28-06-2017, 16:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,591
Posted By fSymo
Re: Need advice from New Jersey boat owners

Thanks Dom!

It's a 34' Hunter, so not too big. I found out that indeed, it's only the 52 dollar reg fee yearly to keep her legal in NJ. That leaves plenty of room for more liability insurance...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 08-06-2017, 22:19
Replies: 217
Rum
Views: 55,430
Posted By fSymo
Re: Rum

"three days. Should have dumped it on the beach....

Sorry Neptune!!!!"

I hope quoting this sorry helps!
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 08-06-2017, 21:42
Replies: 351
Views: 60,527
Posted By fSymo
Re: Prepper Boat Thread

The war is coming. Not from the US, but those who want the West terminated. It's one reason I'm buying a boat, not just for the awesome enjoyment of sailing. You can fear-monger all you want from...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 08-06-2017, 15:04
Replies: 64
Views: 8,233
Posted By fSymo
Re: Scattering ashes at sea

That sounds beautiful. The regs seem pretty clear that as long as your 3 miles out, no worries. May she rest in peace.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 07-06-2017, 12:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By fSymo
Re: Finally going to be a liveaboard

Congratulations, Pops! Hope to see you someday too. :thumb:
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-06-2017, 22:18
Replies: 18
Views: 2,379
Posted By fSymo
Re: Newbie sailor - suggestions on first boat?

2500? Looks like a steal. Don't see any stains or water damage, go take a look. If you like what you see (no rust, no stiff running rigging, no problems or rust on standing rigging), it seems to be...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-06-2017, 22:10
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
Posted By fSymo
Re: Climate Change

'Climate Change' is nothing but a global scam to have America pay for the UN's globalization process. Why should we pay 3 freaking TRILLION to subsidize this nonsense, when China and India can build...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-06-2017, 21:34
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By fSymo
Re: New to boats, wanting to live aboard. Am I crazy?

Welcome to the chaos, Nuget!

I've spent the past year struggling over these questions. Then I took the A101 and A103 sailing courses, and that really helped A LOT. Don't wait. Sign yourselves...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 01-06-2017, 20:11
Replies: 7
Views: 1,591
Posted By fSymo
Need advice from New Jersey boat owners

Howdy!

Well, I'm pulling the trigger on a boat. I'm excited and terrified. But who wouldn't be?

After reviewing online stuff on registering in Delaware, etc, I'm calculating that simply...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 01-06-2017, 20:00
Replies: 38
Views: 5,057
Posted By fSymo
Re: Off Topic. Many months (if not a year or more) to get a boat. In the interim?

Update! Things moved quickly this past month. I will be moving, but there's a bright side... A Hunter 340...
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