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Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 23-03-2013, 14:04
Replies: 123
Views: 29,824
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Making a living while cruising

Here is a book recently published by a couple of cruisers. The name(s) may be familiar to some on this forum.

Their philosophy is that you are out cruising for fun and shouldn't be spending many...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 04-12-2012, 06:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Need advice: Taking dog to Bahamas last minute

I just sent off an application for pet permit yesterday by Federal Express and enclosed $15 in cash ($10 for permit fee and $5 for fax fee). my application should get there today according to FedEx...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 19-10-2012, 06:44
Replies: 58
Views: 8,053
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Toughest Laptop

Sorry, I'm a little late to the party. We are on a motor vessel. We have three of these Itronix gobook 3's on our boat. I'm on one right now. We have had no problems with any of them. We got ours...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-10-2012, 08:00
Replies: 46
Views: 6,688
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Solar - best prices?

We also got our solar panels from Northern Arizona Wind and Sun
Solar electric power components and solar panels (
We did quite a bit of research, and they had the best...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 12-10-2012, 11:00
Replies: 1
Views: 1,372
Posted By sailorgal
Experiences cruising with birds and returning to US???

We are getting close to heading out across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas and eventually south to the Dominican Republic and beyond. We will be cruising with our African Grey Parrot Lola. Lola is...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-09-2012, 08:06
Replies: 15
Views: 3,195
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Anyone Have Plastic Water Tanks ?

We did end up getting new plastic tanks and have been very happy with them. We got them from Ronco and they were delivered with no issues. We like the large inspection ports that make any future...
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-08-2012, 05:59
Replies: 25
Views: 3,859
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Radar and Satellite

LexLocal -- sounds like you want some type of radar mount that can be raised and lowered to avoid shadow on the solar panels when not underway? Have you looked into some of the RV satellite mounts?
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 27-07-2012, 14:54
Replies: 35
Views: 5,016
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Turtle meat

I can't believe people are actually slaughtering these highly endangered animals. There are heavy fines here in Florda for even disturbing a turtle nest on the beach. Why even think of supporting the...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-07-2012, 12:03
Replies: 432
Views: 54,580
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Security. What do You Do?

We have one of these for our dinghy

Alarm It Stainless Steel Alarmed Cable Lock Systems (

We also have a motion detector and pressure pad in the saloon (from...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-09-2011, 06:39
Replies: 19
Views: 2,695
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Ready for Tropical Storm Lee

We're at a marina in Bayou Chico in Pensacola, FL. We took down the sun shade and bimini and tightened up the lines. We filled the water tanks just in case and have plenty of fuel on board for...
Forum: Challenges 18-08-2011, 08:13
Replies: 136
Views: 13,323
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Thinking Outside the Medical Box: Seizure & Diabetic

Rigorous review of thousands of years of case history? What methods were used for this rigorous review? Traditional medicine, as it's called, was used because that's all there was at the time. I'd...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16-08-2011, 07:51
Replies: 278
Views: 49,775
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Bumfuzzles Are On The Move and Sailing

Yes, it was a known C-section performed by the same doctor in the same hospital as the first one, probably using the same procedure initially. Pat admits after the fact that his description of events...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 14-08-2011, 14:37
Replies: 68
Views: 8,619
Posted By sailorgal
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

Glad you two are safe. Now you can regroup and carry on!
Forum: The Library 14-08-2011, 14:27
Replies: 1
Views: 7,907
Posted By sailorgal
Just Read this Book - 'Last Voyage First' by Joseph Halsted

I just finished reading "Last Voyage First" and recommend it:

Forum: Off Topic Forum 14-08-2011, 10:32
Replies: 278
Views: 49,775
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Bumfuzzles Are On The Move and Sailing

The newest Bum has arrived -- a little boy!

Congratulations Pat, Ali and Ouest!:flowers:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17-07-2011, 14:24
Replies: 278
Views: 49,775
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Bumfuzzles Are On The Move and Sailing

I have no reason to doubt that they will continue living on their boat for the foreseable future. If for some reason they do decide to move ashore, I'm sure they will remain in Mexico to raise their...
Forum: Great Lakes 05-07-2011, 16:38
Replies: 7
Views: 3,815
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Up Stream Tenn. River to Upper Mississippi

We have made the trip from Cincinnati to the Gulf of Mexico several times in our 48' motor vessel that draws 4 ft. and 25' high (radio antennas) We went the Tenn-Tom route and would highly recommend...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 05-07-2011, 14:12
Replies: 32
Views: 5,392
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Interesting Kayak ... Thoughts ?

We got a Klepper with sailing rig a few months ago and absolutely love it. We found it on eBay. It folds down into three easily handled bags, so it will fit on our boat.

Here's an example ...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 14-05-2011, 12:54
Replies: 68
Views: 8,619
Posted By sailorgal
Re: i2f in Panama . . . Again !

John and Mel! This is great news.

I'm so glad you're finally on your way (or soon will be), although we will miss having a get together in Florida this year.

We're still in west Florida,...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 29-03-2011, 07:57
Replies: 33
Views: 10,727
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Cockatoos

My African Grey, Lola, Is up on the sundeck as I type this "talking" to the sea guls that are out there. We have a motor vessel with a covered sun deck in back and have it enclosed with strataglass...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 08-03-2011, 18:14
Replies: 40
Views: 12,485
Posted By sailorgal
Re: List of Income-generating Ideas while Cruising

Yes! This is what I currently do on the boat and how I plan to earn some money once we start cruising. I am an independent contractor and can fairly easily make $500 or more per month only working a...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 08-03-2011, 10:09
Replies: 1
Views: 4,784
Posted By sailorgal
Vitrifrigo DW250 - Comments, Recommendations ?

Our 20 year old Norcold refrig/freezer (front loading, dual doors) is showing signs of age and we would like to replace it before we take off to ports unknown. We are interested in the Vitrifrigo...
Forum: Indian Ocean & Red Sea 24-02-2011, 17:40
Replies: 48
Views: 6,788
Posted By sailorgal
Re: United Nations Resolutions & Piracy

I just linked this in another thread, but I think it's appropriate here. I think disarming and sending them on their way the way the Russians did recently is not a bad idea. I guess they technically...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 24-02-2011, 17:30
Replies: 277
Views: 35,223
Posted By sailorgal
Re: Another Yacht Has Been Pirated

Maybe this approach by the Russians would be a good model to follow:

Somali ambassador defends Russian treatment of pirates | Russia | RIA Novosti...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 03-02-2011, 19:38
Replies: 9
Want To Buy: Spectra Watermaker
Views: 2,089
Posted By sailorgal
We're planning our shakedown cruise for the...

We're planning our shakedown cruise for the middle of this month and if nothing breaks down, we'll head south soon after that.

We just put in some new water tanks to hold that nice watermaker...
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