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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 16-04-2017, 08:21
Replies: 82
Views: 9,814
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Non tech ways of supporting the cruisers lifestyle?

When I was down on the Rio Dulce in Guatemala years ago there were two guys doing well and probably returned to the states with more money than they started with...

One knew how to repair...
Forum: Other 02-04-2017, 09:08
Replies: 8
Views: 4,634
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: west coast FL anchorages.

I find this site helpful...Lists marinas, anchorages, bridges and much much more. Choice of chart backgrounds including NOAA and satellite vires
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Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 01-04-2017, 08:43
Replies: 39
Views: 4,559
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: USCG Documented VS State Registered

Granted it was a LONG time ago, but I traveled to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala with a boat simply registered in Florida and had ZERO problems, and NO ONE asked for a bribe.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 31-03-2017, 09:34
Replies: 22
Views: 3,443
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Old Lines - Keep or toss

Learn some marlinspike seamanship and use them to make some real "salty" fenders for your boat.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 31-03-2017, 09:32
Replies: 28
Views: 4,500
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Too many barnacles. ..best way of preventing

Don't put the boat in salt water....problem solved.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 20-03-2017, 10:27
Replies: 304
Views: 34,266
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Advantages to have a small boat

In brief--A small boat and a suitcase full of money beats a 40-footer tied to a bank every time...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-03-2017, 09:58
Replies: 175
Views: 15,757
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: How did you choose your boat name?

Way back around 1977, in a dingy used book store on Royal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans I stumbled across one of the most fantastic books ever. Itís ďThe Oxford Companion to Ships and...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-02-2017, 09:28
Replies: 31
Views: 6,110
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Cost of parts for tiller to wheel conversion

Yeah! Who would want a simple tiller when you can exchange it for something with multiple parts that can break down at critical moments? And besides, who wants all that cockpit space when a pedestal...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 09-02-2017, 09:39
Replies: 35
Views: 7,066
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: How fast does a hard dinghy motor?

Dumbest question of the day....Why not ask:
How long is a piece of rope?
How much does a car cost?
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 27-01-2017, 11:16
Replies: 43
Views: 5,100
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Best Coffee To Be Had Anywhere?

I live in Chiriqui province, Panama, and some of the best coffee in the world is grown on a few miles from my front door. Don't believe it? In 2016 Chiriqui Geisha brought in the highest auction...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 12-01-2017, 09:54
Replies: 9
Views: 2,601
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Movement in rudder on stock

A little 420 and you won't care about the 450...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-01-2017, 09:43
Replies: 18
Views: 3,423
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: crossing panama on a truck

I live in Panama so know the topography pretty well. There is a pretty decent boat yard in Almirante (Caribbean side) BUT it's NOT the place you'd want to haul out and try and cross the isthmus....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-12-2016, 10:55
Replies: 71
Views: 7,017
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Forum: Challenges 16-12-2016, 09:22
Replies: 48
Views: 13,919
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: How Long Will Your Bilge Pump Last in Emergency?

The most effective bilge pump on a boat is a panicked person with a bucket!
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-12-2016, 09:18
Replies: 125
Views: 17,748
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Pressure Cooker vs slow cooker without electricity

For my money a pressure cooker is one of the best galley tools there is. If you need to cook while underway and bouncing around, I would put whatever I wanted into the pot and leave the pressure...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-12-2016, 09:26
Replies: 156
Views: 18,118
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: inboard vs. outboard for cruising

When I bought my Kaiser 26 the engine had already been removed and replaced with an 8hp Suzuki that served double duty on the tender. The space where the dirty old engine used to live was the perfect...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-12-2016, 09:20
Replies: 156
Views: 18,118
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: inboard vs. outboard for cruising

You can work on it inside your boat if you're an anorexic contortionist!
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 04-10-2016, 09:15
Replies: 20
Views: 4,732
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Dinghy in davits during hurricane

Stow it. Even if you remove the drain plug it's easy for something to plug it. The dinghy will fill up with water, and at 8 lbs/gallon, when full, the dinghy will rip the davits out of the transom. I...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-09-2016, 09:48
Replies: 63
Views: 6,633
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Is a survey worth it for a $13,000 sailboat?

I'd say it depends on how much faith you have in your friend's knowledge of boats and their condition. For short money like that I'd personally check the boat out with a friend and then go with my...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-09-2016, 08:09
Replies: 25
Views: 4,503
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Inflatables V's Tinnies as a tender

Idiots can't puncture a tinny with a pocket knife...

Thieves are more interested in stealing an inflatable than a tinny.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-09-2016, 10:27
Replies: 41
Views: 5,655
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: So, what battery if you live largely on the hook?

I used to own and live on a small sailboat and lived on the hook 98% of the time. I used to charge my batteries every couple of days with a generator hooked to a battery charger. It was a NOISY...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-09-2016, 10:23
Replies: 397
Views: 41,477
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Are Power Boaters Clueless

Having worked as a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain for 20 years I can tell you, without fear of contradiction, that the waters are covered with idiots on ALL types of water craft.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 19-09-2016, 11:42
Replies: 32
Views: 5,855
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Sailing from Cape Cod to New Jersey

I've been through Hell Gate several times with different boats and always wondered what the fuss was all about.

Sure, go outside if you don't care to see any interesting stuff along the way. If...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-09-2016, 10:38
Replies: 9
Views: 2,610
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: Cost to add A/C and Radar to 2011 B40?

How much will it cost?

How much you got?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-08-2016, 08:25
Replies: 35
Views: 5,515
Posted By oldsalt_1942
Re: ICW - clean enough to swim?

Swimming is always a dicey proposition. In a lot of places you're voluntarily entering the food chain and you're NOT the top predator there...
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