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Forum: Off Topic Forum 30-10-2009, 19:06
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Posted By cosmosmariner
This is great!!! Made my day....I nearly fell...

This is great!!! Made my day....I nearly fell out of my chair laughing...read it to my wife and she did the same!!! Thanks!
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-09-2009, 10:41
Replies: 5
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Posted By cosmosmariner
We met some other cruisers this year who have a...

We met some other cruisers this year who have a building lot in Punta Gorda but are not able to get hurricane insurance and the minimum size house required by the covenants would cost them around...
Forum: Meets & Greets 16-09-2009, 13:27
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Posted By cosmosmariner
We did a round trip to Abaco in '08 - '09 from...

We did a round trip to Abaco in '08 - '09 from Lake Worth Inlet to West End then on to Abaco. We went in our Watkins 25', (at West End inthe avitar). She is shoal draft stub keel with 2000 lbs...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 04-09-2009, 14:30
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Posted By cosmosmariner
We've had great success using half the grounds...

We've had great success using half the grounds with all the water to make a pot of 'American' style coffee. Never did this until we were renting an apartment in Naples. We arrived late in the day...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 01-09-2009, 09:56
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Posted By cosmosmariner
Our Bialetti is rated '4 cup' (espresso) and is...

Our Bialetti is rated '4 cup' (espresso) and is stainless steel.

It makes about one double wall stainless 'mug' of coffee. Coffee always tastes great.

If we want 'cafe Americana' we fill the...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 01-09-2009, 04:53
Replies: 213
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Posted By cosmosmariner
We have both a Bialetti 4 cup espresso maker and...

We have both a Bialetti 4 cup espresso maker and a VEV Vigano Kontessa 12 cup espresso maker (picture in earlier post) aboard our 25' sailboat Wu-Hsin. The Bialetti has a round lower reservoir and a...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 31-08-2009, 11:47
Replies: 213
Views: 22,351
Posted By cosmosmariner
Nick, LOL...have a nice day.

Nick, LOL...have a nice day.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 31-08-2009, 06:31
Replies: 213
Views: 22,351
Posted By cosmosmariner
Jedi, Communication is the point. Idiomatic...

Jedi,

Communication is the point. Idiomatic communication is best. Since this forum uses English it is best we use English. I believe the British use the same definition for the brewing method...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 30-08-2009, 05:41
Replies: 213
Views: 22,351
Posted By cosmosmariner
Starbuck is correct about percolator definition. ...

Starbuck is correct about percolator definition. According to Random House Dictionary of the English Language (2460 pages):

"Percolator - A kind of coffee pot in which boiling water in a repeated...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-08-2009, 11:03
Replies: 5
Views: 7,895
Posted By cosmosmariner
Just to affirm, we were in Punta Gorda last week...

Just to affirm, we were in Punta Gorda last week of July. We were visiting marinas looking for a new home port for Wu-Hsin. We asked each Dock Master the same questions including what the vertical...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22-08-2009, 19:01
Replies: 112
Views: 15,108
Posted By cosmosmariner
I'm glad you made it! Given that, the visual of...

I'm glad you made it! Given that, the visual of hanging on to the pelourus IS funny! ;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22-08-2009, 11:01
Replies: 112
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Posted By cosmosmariner
Yikes! and only 2 years after a complete refit! ...

Yikes! and only 2 years after a complete refit! Well, I'll bet the Admin compartment floor held up ok!:D

On our return to San Diego from Yokosuka, Japan we were in moderately bad weather (no...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-08-2009, 16:03
Replies: 121
Views: 31,100
Posted By cosmosmariner
Talking You gotta go with what fulfills the...

You gotta go with what fulfills the requirements. I'm 5' 8" and my wife is 5' 5". Wu-Hsin at 25' on deck has 5' 10" headroom with 6' in the galley area...works for us. Your boat's not too...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-08-2009, 15:48
Replies: 121
Views: 31,100
Posted By cosmosmariner
Thumbs up Brothers and sisters...put your hands on the...

Brothers and sisters...put your hands on the tiller... say Hallelujah... say Amen!

We're 25' and have solar power to run luxuries like portable Engel freezer and Pur water maker but if all the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18-08-2009, 03:39
Replies: 112
Views: 15,108
Posted By cosmosmariner
pirate Here's a picture of the USS Dixie AD-14, site of...

Here's a picture of the USS Dixie AD-14, site of some of the funny stories, as she lay at anchor in Hong Kong Harbor in 1971:
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-07-2009, 11:01
Replies: 24
Views: 14,438
Posted By cosmosmariner
In my sailing lifetime I've taken a Red Cross...

In my sailing lifetime I've taken a Red Cross Sailing course sponsored by the City of San Diego ($8.00 for 8 Saturday classes and sailing practicals in 1975!), US Coast Guard Auxiliary basic sailing,...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 14-07-2009, 19:01
Replies: 28
Views: 7,751
Posted By cosmosmariner
A correction to my previous post: the rated power...

A correction to my previous post: the rated power consumption of the Engel MT 35 is 2.5 amps. We've never seen it go over 2.0.

From a dead start it takes about 36 hours to freeze 1 gallon of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14-07-2009, 16:54
Replies: 112
Views: 15,108
Posted By cosmosmariner
USS Dixie AD-14

'It was the best of times; it was the worst of times':rolleyes:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14-07-2009, 16:47
Replies: 112
Views: 15,108
Posted By cosmosmariner
Originally Posted by markpj23...

Originally Posted by markpj23 https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/../ugala/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 14-07-2009, 06:58
Replies: 28
Views: 7,751
Posted By cosmosmariner
Correction, amplification and a funny. ...

Correction, amplification and a funny.

Correction: our Engel is rated at 2.5 amps 12v DC not 4 as I posted. I was thinking of our PUR Power Survivor 40E desalinator which uses 4 amps.
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Forum: Off Topic Forum 13-07-2009, 10:27
Replies: 112
Views: 15,108
Posted By cosmosmariner
Wild! In four years in I never heard it...

Wild! In four years in I never heard it announced as anything else and that includes Westpac and stateside. Some times it was really brief though like 'RoachCoach' so maybe it didn't get noticed. ...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-07-2009, 16:16
Replies: 112
Views: 15,108
Posted By cosmosmariner
Ok that isn't self explanatory. We ordered them...

Ok that isn't self explanatory. We ordered them not issued so they would already BE sharp. Part of the macho drill was that before the parade each team sent a couple of guys around to visit the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-07-2009, 15:38
Replies: 112
Views: 15,108
Posted By cosmosmariner
That's the way they came, never issued, got them...

That's the way they came, never issued, got them special so they would gleam in the sunlight, :cool: we just polished them ... carefully. :D
Forum: Other 12-07-2009, 15:18
Replies: 1
Views: 1,508
Posted By cosmosmariner
Northern Chesapeake

While in the Navy attending Radioman A school I was stationed at NTC Bainbridge in the spring of 1969. I was a member of the Drill Team. We marched in holiday parades and for other local events in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-07-2009, 15:16
Replies: 112
Views: 15,108
Posted By cosmosmariner
Ok this is a long one so get a beer: ...

Ok this is a long one so get a beer:

After getting out of Navy Boot Camp and Basic Electronics and Electricity School I was stationed for 16 weeks at Radioman ‘A’ School, Naval Training Center...
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