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Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 06-04-2020, 11:53
Replies: 127
Views: 9,232
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Boat Bikes II

Think about getting an electric unicycle. Best thing I ever did.

Here is a link to a video I did explaining everything about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSd0GwbsAbM&t=1298s
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-08-2019, 07:59
Replies: 32
Views: 4,526
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Question for the long-distance cruisers

Not all prescriptions can be obtained locally or inexpensively.

For example, I have a kidney transplant and the medications I take are very special, expensive and must be taken on time, twice a...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-08-2019, 07:22
Replies: 63
Views: 5,761
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Biggest Job Yet. All the damn TEAK.

This is what I do.

1) keep a varnish repair kit handy. Any time you see a ding, fix it. Doesn't have to be pretty. Just fix it.

2) Once a year sand with 220, and then with 330 and apply a new...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-07-2019, 14:33
Replies: 40
Views: 5,702
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Valiant 32 "Amazing Grace"

I believe they did. Two in my marina, one we call the blister boat. It's covered with them, the other had them too but you can see where the repairs were done..

Still..a good boat. Similar to my...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 08-07-2019, 06:08
Replies: 55
Views: 6,062
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Can I liveaboard off my rental property?

[QUOTE=avi_normal;2918005]I've got this idea on my mind and it would be great to get some input from anyone with experience.

Totally doable. Go for it.

Check out sailing Kitty wake on YouTube....
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 29-03-2019, 10:24
Replies: 193
Views: 13,016
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Land home, yes or no?

Kept the land home. It's now a rental. I have had good results renting it. I can live off the rental income alone. I had to move back on land for a while last year (Kidney Transplant 3 months ago)...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-03-2019, 09:09
Replies: 57
Views: 9,058
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: What is your favorite radio for Marine SSB and Terrestrial HAM?

Kenwood TS50S for HF. It's been modified to TX on marine SSB, however I have been told it's illegal to do so. I haven't found the rule for that yet, but I suspect it's true. Regardless, it will be...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 25-02-2019, 13:46
Replies: 69
Views: 9,019
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: 50% alcohol and 50% vinegar to clean ears after swimming?

I have surfers ear, nearly completely closed on both sides. When water get's behind the obstruction surface tension prevents me from shaking it out. I use 100% alcohol (1 cap full) poured directly in...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-02-2019, 09:17
Replies: 395
Views: 17,084
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Comparative Safety: 12v v 24v v 48

Hi Brandon. I'm a regulatory compliance engineer. I work with high power programmable power supplies. The regulatory standards I work with most are EN61010, EN60950 and EN60601. I will try to make...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-11-2018, 09:06
Replies: 82
Views: 7,211
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Personality types of sailors

Add one INFJ...:smile:
Forum: Our Community 24-12-2016, 08:37
Replies: 320
Views: 86,141
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Who are your favourite boat bloggers / vloggers?

All of the above except miss port star..she needs to go home to her children. Just found sailorama. . Hundred rabbits is interesting in a weird kind of way too.

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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 02-12-2016, 09:11
Replies: 363
Views: 58,963
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Single, Female, and living aboard?

I have been following this thread, and one thing that keeps coming up is guys yelling at crew.

I would not tolerate that crap for one min. I personally have never encountered it, and I hope I...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 18-11-2016, 16:24
Replies: 363
Views: 58,963
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Single, Female, and living aboard?

Meetup ' s in my area are free..you can donate to cover costs but you are not pressured to do it. 10 people on a 30 ft boat is silly...find another boat.

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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 18-11-2016, 09:40
Replies: 363
Views: 58,963
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Single, Female, and living aboard?

Wolfgal..you could see if a sailing meet up group is in the area.

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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 14-11-2016, 18:46
Replies: 363
Views: 58,963
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Single, Female, and living aboard?

A house, a car, alimony for life, your soul..that's all. :-)

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Forum: Off Topic Forum 13-07-2016, 05:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Poems for Sailors

There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail:
There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners,
Souls that have toil’d, and wrought, and thought with me—
That ever with a frolic welcome took ...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 26-06-2016, 06:50
Replies: 29
Views: 3,836
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Corpus Christi v. San Diego

Shhhhhhhh. I'm at cym cv...it's nice here. Don't want to be over run with kooks moving in.

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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 25-04-2016, 18:37
Replies: 68
Views: 17,929
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Sewing Machines

I have a phaf 230..chews through sunbrella without noticing.

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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-04-2016, 10:35
Replies: 27
Views: 19,209
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Patreon Income

Check out Ran sailing...it is new and getting better with each video..

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-03-2016, 11:52
Replies: 173
Views: 16,763
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Solo cruising vs crew cruising

Im a EE, so I dont trust electrical systems at all:smile:

If all else fails, a bungee lashed off to the rail will keep me going. :smile:
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-03-2016, 11:30
Replies: 173
Views: 16,763
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Solo cruising vs crew cruising

I'm using a Raymarine ST5000+, in wind vane mode. Works perfectly. Drives the boat better than I can hand steering, and has zero problem down wind or in light air.

The key is keeping the boat in...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-03-2016, 09:51
Replies: 173
Views: 16,763
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Solo cruising vs crew cruising

This is an interesting thread…..
I’m a solo sailor. My boat is a full keel, 32’ GRP cruiser. Cutter rigged. (Ted Brewer design)

I have a fully battened main with in boom roller furling, and...
Forum: Our Community 10-03-2016, 08:00
Replies: 85
Views: 8,107
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: What's your boats name?

I kept the name it had and the home port. I'm not sure what Ma kai means, but makai means to go toward the sea or just toward the sea. The Coast Guard registration says Ma kai, but the ship's bell...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-02-2016, 13:11
Replies: 75
Views: 10,684
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Newbies ask the Old Salts : did you "Sell everything" OR "Keep a home Base" ?

Place the house with a competent property manager “if” it will turn a profit or pay for it’s own keep being a rental. If it’s a burden..dump it.
In time..if not now, it will turn in to passive...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29-01-2016, 03:50
Replies: 30
Views: 3,296
Posted By SV MAKAI
Re: Help me make lemonade

What I would do....buy a boat with savings and move to the coast...put the house up as a rental for passive income..use a property manager..do freelance work from the boat to cover refit and slip...
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