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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-02-2021, 20:00
Replies: 1,833
Views: 101,037
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Covid vaccination status for CF members

DOM, Thanks for the statistics...

Experts say that 98.7% of people in the EU eat carrots and 99.3% of USA citizens have ingested carrots in 2018. Automobile deaths increased by 0.6% in 2018. It...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 29-01-2021, 13:51
Replies: 1,833
Views: 101,037
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Thumbs up Re: Covid vaccination status for CF members

Pompano Beach, FL 73 + 81.... We get our second shots 2/1/21

Happiness from the land of Sun & Sand (and Water ofcourse)

Gene :boat:
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-01-2021, 22:34
Replies: 56
Views: 8,639
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Adding Solar Panels - Looking for best practices

Something this thread is needing... a bottom up analysis. OP desires 100AH per day usable. FLA, AGM, GEL. All have the same low efficiency charge profile... bulk to 80 + 90%, and absorb till full....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 08-01-2021, 12:15
Replies: 50
Views: 4,993
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Troubleshooting Solar 400W (4x100W) + Victron

:danger::danger:

BINGO... :peace: 400W of solar should produce close to 30A @ 12VDC, much more than the spec for the 75/15 charge controller. Also, the panels OCV s/b about 20V, allowing them to...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-12-2020, 11:17
Replies: 73
Views: 9,087
Posted By Sailor-Gene
pirate Re: Am I biting off too much to chew?

:thumb:

We retired from SillyCone Valley in 1958 and purchased a new custom outfitted Manta 40' Sail Cat in Florida... We added everything we could for our eventual around the world cruise, 6 man...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-12-2020, 14:01
Replies: 92
Views: 8,928
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Should I consider a ketch as a first boat?

YES !!! My "first" sail boat was a Morgan Out Island 41 Ketch. It had a comfortable aft cabin, large center cockpit, large salon, and a 4' draft. The mizzen is set just aft of the cockpit... nice...
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 23-11-2020, 12:13
Replies: 58
Views: 5,637
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: How do you decide where to go? AKA BUTTER NAVIGATION

In SFO, the new cruiser rule was: Place a stick of butter in a plastic box secured to deck above companionway. Go to the Golden Gate and go WEST until GG looks small. Turn LEFT :boat: When...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-11-2020, 11:46
Replies: 80
Views: 6,463
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Anchor Scope - From Waterline or Bow Roller

:thumb: Cheers to Grace & Gcaws!! Knowing our neighbors status and our environment is a must.

While teaching sailing (and boating) in SFO Bay, I did many anchoring classes and the basic first...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 12-10-2020, 09:19
Replies: 95
Views: 4,336
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Spectra Watermaker Feed Pump Vertical Lift?

:whistling::trash:
The pump you picture is a very good low pressure WATER pump. Spectra utilizes 2 in parallel to increase water volume and pressure through the low pressure side of the Clark...
Forum: Our Community 28-09-2020, 19:03
Replies: 54
Views: 5,614
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Boat Business - What Type to Start?

OOOPPPSS!!! I missed a path to success. Assuming you love sailing and teaching... go to an ASA or US Sailing school and become an instructor. (at Club Med you would be a GO) The sailing schools...
Forum: Our Community 28-09-2020, 11:24
Replies: 54
Views: 5,614
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Boat Business - What Type to Start?

Become a Day Charter Broker. If you 1) own a 40'+ sail or power Catamaran or 50'+ Sportfish in the Palm Beach to Miami, FL area AND 2) Have your USCG Captain or Masters license AND 3) are a...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-09-2020, 08:56
Replies: 73
Views: 6,323
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Fourth question: Can you avoid bad storms?

We cruised from Annapolis to Honduras hitting all the good spots in between for 14 years on our Manta Sail & Power cats. We equipped both boats with SSB and Pactor modems. This allowed us to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-10-2019, 09:54
Replies: 210
Views: 16,495
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Sailing vs Cruising

In 1998, we looked at the 5 gallon jug called cruise kitty and found it full of nickles, dimes,quarters, and $100 bills... Retired from Silicon Valley jobs, and purchased a Manta 40 Sail Cat in...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 22-02-2019, 11:50
Replies: 70
Views: 8,793
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Would I be crazy to cross oceans on a 32' LWL, 11' beam catamaran?

Hi Dustman, after reviewing your notes on your sailing resume, you should take care of all your affairs and buy lots of life insurance for you and your sail-mate before you leave. Others have done...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 20-08-2018, 07:05
Replies: 220
Views: 38,079
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: 12 volt watermakers, which one?

We had a Manta 40' Sail Cat and a Manta 44' Power Cat we cruised for 14 years, Both with Spectra Water makers. The first one in 1998 required more maintenance but they got better for the second. I...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-12-2016, 00:02
Replies: 388
Views: 122,753
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Cool Re: Naked Sailing - Truth or Wishful Thinking ?

We sailed for 14 years from Annapolis to Honduras with many years in the Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, Belize, & Guatemala. We were usually nude with friends or when appropriate. I had 3 pair of boxer...
Forum: Powered Boats 20-12-2012, 11:01
Replies: 14
Views: 6,197
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Luxury 45-50' Powercat

Hi
Please check out Manta 44' Power Cat "PANGAEA" FOR SALE BY OWNER BASICS (https://www.Tethys-Society.ORG) Pangaea, Manta 44 PC is available to a new loving owner. Ready to cruise... bring your...
Forum: Powered Boats 13-02-2012, 14:18
Replies: 76
Views: 51,166
Posted By Sailor-Gene
pirate Re: The Perfect Atlantic Intracoastal Vacation Boat

If you add a little $$$,$$$.00 and promise to visit me every month to do your beautiful teak. I really love beautiful teak on YOUR Boat!!

:whistling:
Forum: Powered Boats 13-02-2012, 13:22
Replies: 76
Views: 51,166
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: The Perfect Atlantic Intracoastal Vacation Boat

Hi All

Pangaea is still looking for a new proud and kind owner!!

Manta 44' Power Cat "PANGAEA" FOR SALE BY OWNER BASICS (https://www.Tethys-Society.ORG)

:flowers:

Happy Sailing
Forum: Classifieds Archive 14-08-2011, 16:01
Replies: 1
Views: 1,064
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Thumbs up Re: Fortress FX 23 Anchor and Bag

SOLD to the highest bidder on EBay....:cheers:
Forum: Classifieds Archive 14-08-2011, 11:17
Replies: 1
Views: 1,064
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Thumbs up Fortress FX 23 Anchor and Bag

Act quickly... FORTRESS FX 23 ANCHOR & BAG & Chain are available on EBay. Auction ends soon. :whistling:
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 14-08-2011, 11:09
Replies: 21
Views: 17,175
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Life Sling Covers Rot Quickly

Just a note... I took my 2 year old life sling case into West Marine to buy a new one...
The nice salesperson did a warranty replacement!! Thank you WM!!
Forum: Classifieds Archive 08-08-2011, 09:43
Replies: 1
Views: 1,857
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Fortress FX 23 Anchor and Bag

The Fortress is now listed on EBay :cheers:
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 07-08-2011, 14:27
Replies: 37
Views: 18,241
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: Manual Food Processor or Blender?

Call your Tupper Ware sales person. They have a arm power chopper / food processor that my wife bought... Does a decent job and no no plug needed.

Happy cruising
Forum: Powered Boats 07-08-2011, 14:15
Replies: 76
Views: 51,166
Posted By Sailor-Gene
Re: The Perfect Atlantic Intracoastal Vacation Boat

That's a pretty good assessment... except 10 knots is a bad speed for a Manta. PANGAEA planes at 15 knots burning 10 GPH. Efficiency goes down at speeds above hull speed that are below plane...
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